Police Squelch Plans to "Liberate" NE Portland Property

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"The group and Jackson are celebrating three months since Jackson moved back into her foreclosed home on May Day." Nice! Way to go and a big atta boy
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THIS GROUP NAMED THEMSELVES AFTER THE PLO? THAT'S SURE TO WORK OUT WELL FOR THEM.
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And by "the empty-space-conversion plan" you mean breaking into someone else's house and changing the locks?

The Mercury still hasn't done an accounting of how much money Alicia Jackson originally "liberated" from her home through loans she didn't pay back. Hence the foreclosure.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
-Eric Hoffer

I think Occupy may have skipped a step.
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They could've used Steve's office while he was gone, not sure why they didn't think of it.
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What would happen if we all just started "liberating" stuff that others owned and we hadn't paid for?

...Anarchy...

...PLOC...

Black Bloc....I see now.
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There's are more spin in your headline than in the Oregonian's, FWIW.
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Honestly, I've thought the occupiers were stupid and this just confirms it. Did they really think that breaking into a building that they don't own, nor have they paid for, was okay?

The Occupy Movement is filled with the homeless and unemployed who should really be using all this time to secure work, not trying to break into this or that or parade around the city carrying signs, thinking it will make a difference. It's really not.

You want to make a difference in something? Then do it, but stay away from the Occupy Losers.
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Yeah but nah. There's no real positive way to spin this. It ain't activism -- it's brazenly illegal and will illicit sympathy from no one.
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Unless it's an elaborate plan to troll Oregonlive commentators, in which case, JOB WELL DONE.
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The update on what actually happened: http://www.liberatepdx.org/?p=434
Sunday night, August 5th, at approximately 11pm, six officers from the Portland Police forced their way into a newly created community center inside of a duplex owned by Alicia Jackson, and arrested one person inside. The duplex was reclaimed earlier in the day by approximately 250 people from the surrounding community during a neighborhood block party. The duplex was built on land that belongs to Ms. Jackson, which had been illegally foreclosed on by the banks in 2011.

“The neighbors have shown that they support this community center and are opposed to this duplex contributing to the gentrification of this neighborhood. The police came in tonight protecting the banks and the developers that are selling out our community and profiting out of the pockets of working people,” says Alicia Jackson. “Developers should not be allowed to profit from stolen land.”

Keep reading here:http://www.liberatepdx.org/?p=434
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The police provided a fake photograph as well: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash…
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is SJR on vacation?
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Blabby:

That would take actual reporting which would only subvert the narrative.

Ms. Jackson should consult an attorney from someone outside of the "movement" about the real consequences of her being used by the "movement," e.g. the sheriff's eviction when local company and lawful owner of the property Fox Capital decides to evict her and the associated court costs and, possibly, legal fees she'll be on the hook for.
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Check out how much value the developers added to the property since they bought it in June 2011. The description makes no mention of squatters, though.
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/523-NE-Bryant-St-Portland-OR-97211/53858133_zpid/