another nightly Running of the Swine. I particularly enjoy the cops shouting "GET OUT OF HERE!"... while shoving people to the ground so they can't leave. It's almost like brutalizing ppl is more important to them? Thinking face. [@KohzKah]. Date is 26-27 June 2020.
police repeatedly shoot protestors in the back as they're walking away – complying with police orders to leave. Lawlessness. [IG: https://instagram.com/tv/CA9pRwWpXwR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link; full video is 4min+]
police threaten to arrest an @OPB reporter if he doesn't run. Reporter: "We're moving". Cop: "You've been given warnings, so if you don't move faster you're gonna go to jail." Reporter: "So you want us to run?" Cop: "Yes I do" [@MrOlmos]
another night of Portland's Running of the Swine, this time attacking a journalist with the Portland Tribune; "Portland Police charge protesters tonight. Officer: Move! Me: MEDIA! Officer: I don’t give a shit! Go! ; I was shoved into the wall, then hit in the heel by some sort of crowd control munition. I’m fine"
PDX cop beats and pepper-sprays someone for filming an arrest. Footage caught by hellicopter. The federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled – in the 1990s! – that you have a 1A right to record police. [@coffin_kenny]. (The original tweet said the footage was captures by a surveillance camera, but @Greg_doucette corrected in a separate tweet https://twitter.com/greg_doucette/status/1269692640800497664)
a police officer shouts "YOU WERE STANDING TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS" as the basis to arrest 2 people behind a car. Another PDX cop then threatens a journalist with arrest if he doesn't stop filming. [@AlexMilanTracy]
now we know why Portland PD asked media to stay away in 340 – there had been an order from the mayor's office not to use teargas, and the police said "LOL f*ck the mayor" and used it anyway. Lawlessness. [h/t @BonnieSilkman]
319 Portland, OR: police shooting flash-bangs, tear gas, and pepper spray. Bust in silhouette: "Where do I go? Where do I go??" Cop ::blasts pepper spray:: (This may be the same night / area as 243?) [h/t @BeggingDawson]
the PPB has determined that their nightly Running of the Swine and related cop-rioting has cost Portland taxpayers $6,200,000.00+ in just a few weeks. Insanity. Link to story: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250912