Sunday, August 30, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
The overarching sweep by ICE did not go unnoticed. The New York Times covered it yesterday - read about it here. I learned today that Rachel Maddow covered it last night on her show. We know that the two men snatched by ICE have outstanding warrants, which are normally handled by the local police. ICE was belligerent and uncooperative. There's so much confusion. I for one am very unhappy with the performance of the new chief of police. I realize it was only his second day on the job but he didn't act very chief-like in my book. The protestors started gathering at 1:00 and he was absent and silent until 7:00, and he said the swat team presented because they had been on a local exercise. Believe that? Meanwhile pickup trucks are removing mailboxes in Eugene and Portland. 'nuff of that stuff.
This might be my last post. Blogger has changed so much that I am unable to post photos without a protracted workaround. I am an Apple user and they have made in increasingly difficult to post photos without transferring them to a Microsoft friendly platform. I do believe that WordPress is Apple friendly, but I'm not sure I have anything of interest to say anymore. For now, I'll press the Pause button.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
I just started on this way overdue post when the news alert came in that two unmarked buses from ICE are in Bend rounding up people to deport. We just got a new police chief sworn into office just last week. He was second in the command in Portland where the police department has a reputation for rough stuff. The city manager had the sole authority to hire Chief Krantz, over widespread protest from the community and from the District Attorney. It didn't take him long to show his true colors. The ACLU is on it's way but won't be here for a couple more hours. Meanwhile, local protesters have surrounded the buses to prevent them from apprehending any more victims. In Bend!!