Tag Archives: Portland

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXI: No Matter What

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXI: No Matter What

John Michael’s latest Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, shares about attending a rodeo, and thoughts about 9/11 and America. 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LX: Contemplating How I Really Want To Live

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, returns to Portland and contemplates how he really wants to live. 

Voices of the Unheard

Elected officials invite voters to attend “hearings” about how they should spend taxpayers’ money, but then never listen to what their constituents say.

If I Were Police Commissioner

One only negotiates a contract if one cares whether or not anyone else signs it. Otherwise, one writes the contract to meet specific needs and others have the option of signing. Or not.

You. Can. Not. Reform. This.

Police violence hasn’t abated despite more and more departments requiring body cameras and the Internet filled with videos of egregious police conduct.

Protesters, Press, Police

Journalists who believe they are empowered to invade other people’s lives and private property for clickbait and airtime don’t care whose lives they destroy.

Protests, Politics, Possibilities

The political winds have shifted since Portland’s May 19th mayoral primary. Now, the top vote getter is the underdog, but the other name on the ballot could be a spoiler.

Oregon LEO Favor Racism Over Reform, Again

Oregon-elected officials and law enforcement use the Proud Boys failed attempt to stir up trouble as an excuse to remove restrictions on violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, brutally attacking them.

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