Posted February 13, 2017 11:04 am by Comments

By Bob Owens


An anti-police group in Portland (OR) that is refusing to get a permit for an anti-Trump march is also attacking the Portland police department after the fatal shooting of Quanice Hayes by an officer after an armed robbery, which they have reflexively branded a “murder,” apparently based solely on the color of Hayes’ skin.

An organization formed to scrutinize actions of the Portland police asked Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday to ensure that police not appear in “excessive force” at a Feb. 20 march to protest President Donald Trump.

The group, Don’t Shoot Portland, held a news conference Saturday to make the request and also decry the fatal police shooting on Thursday morning of Quanice Derrick Hayes, 17, who police say was an armed robbery suspect.

The Feb. 20 march will begin at the federal courthouse downtown, said Teressa Raiford, who spoke at the news conference on behalf of Don’t Shoot Portland.

“We do plan to have a non-permitted protest,” Raiford said, standing in front of Revolucion Coffee House, 1432 S.W. Sixth Ave., with at least a dozen supporters behind her. “I think that the Portland police have given us a very good reason not to want to work with them in the …Read the Rest

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