On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Springfield city council held their first meeting after returning from summer break. This week’s meeting consisted of both a work session and a regular session. During business […]
Black Unity, CLDC Amend Their Lawsuit Against Springfield Police, Alleging Surveillance and Arbitrary “Unlawful Assembly” Proclamations
According to the CLDC and BU, the lawsuit has been amended to “include claims of unlawful spying and viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment and a little used Oregon Law, ORS 181A.250.”
These are collections from the Double Sided Media photographers. Over the course of the past year, their imagery has painted our stories and we wanted to give them a chance to showcase, […]
This third of a series of Ham Slam Pig Roasts took place at Monroe Park on April 10. When one hears “Ham Slam” it would be completely reasonable to think of grilling […]
An Independent Assessment of the Independent Assessment of the Springfield PD’s Response to the Thurston Protest
The investigation was conducted by Rick Braziel, a longtime police officer–including a five-year stint as the Chief of the Sacramento Police Department–and current Vice Chair of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
The complaint says that SPD’s actions included unlawful detention, colluding with and informing violent counter-protesters about Plaintiff’s plans. It also says that SPD [conspired] with violent counter-protesters to amass and use force against Plaintiff’s.
How a Dumpster Fire Brought Eugene Together Before Tearing It Apart Again
For the first time since “The Uprising” over police violence began, Eugene’s activists and local officials gathered together to create a plan for reforming police policy in the city.
There’s a long history of right-wing militia activity in Oregon, and the areas around Eugene are no different. For as long as Eugene has claimed itself as a progressive paradise, there have been neo-Nazis and white supremacists and militiamen around to counter that claim.