Good Morning, News: Prepping for Coronavirus, City Blames Police Shooting Victim, and Christian Sentencing Phase Begins
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Good morning, Portland! PSSTTT: You can pick up a new issue of the Mercury today!
Here are the headlines.
Closer to Home: Health officials are growing concerned that the coronavirus could soon spread to the United States in a big way. Rather than panicking, you can read up on symptoms and preventative tactics on the CDC's website, and check out NPR's advice on how to prepare for a possible pandemic.
Oh, and also, shave your beard.
This Seems Worth It?
Attorneys with the City of Portland believe it's more plausible to argue that 17-year-old Quanice Hayes died because he burglarized a house and lied to police officers about it—not because a Portland cop shot him three times with a AR-15 rifle. https://t.co/p8FdMU66H6
— Portland Mercury 🗞 (@portlandmercury) February 27, 2020
Christian Update: A jury has already found Jeremy Christian guilty of 12 charges associated with his racist rant and stabbing rampage on the MAX in 2017. Now, the jury is being asked to weigh in on questions that will affect the severity of his sentence. Those questions include whether Christian has shown any remorse, and if he's likely to be violent in the future. Read more on the sentencing phase from the Oregonian.Continue reading »