Savage Black Beast Broke Into Eugene Oregon Homes To View Internet Pornography

July 20, 2012

EUGENE, OREGON – Police say a 21-year-old Oregon man broke into homes to look at pornography on the Internet, sometimes while the homeowners were inside.

Eugene police said Thursday they arrested Antone Forrest Deedward Owens on charges of burglary, menacing and coercion. Authorities say he broke into at least three homes since last September, sometimes entering the same home on multiple occasions.

In one home, a resident’s son told police he awoke to find someone in his bedroom. In another case, a woman came home to find pornography on her computer screen, along with lubricant, towels and a cell phone nearby. She spotted the man outside, and she said he threatened her before taking the phone and lubricant and fleeing.

Police want to hear from anyone who’s experienced similar circumstances.

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Multnomah County Oregon Judge Finds Man Not Guilty After Free-Speech Protest Against TSA Thugs – Stripped Naked At Portland International Airport

July 19, 2012

PORTLAND, OREGON – Portland is buffing its image as Naked City USA with the latest nudity case to grab national headlines.

Already, Oregon’s most populous city is home to one of the largest annual World Naked Bike Rides on the planet, with as many as 10,000 free-wheeling souls participating this past June.

Then there was the 21-year-old Portland man who was so inspired by the car-free movement in 2008 that he rode his bike in protest through the Alberta Arts District sans clothes. Portland police took him to the ground and booked him into jail, only to have a judge gain national attention by throwing out the case.

Perhaps it’s natural then that a Multnomah County judge Wednesday acquitted 50-year-old John E. Brennan of an indecent exposure charge after he stripped naked at Portland International Airport.

Brennan’s friends packed into the courtroom and erupted in applause and cheers upon hearing the verdict. As they filed into the hallway, they heartily embraced a smiling Brennan.

One friend stuck a sticky note on Brennan’s chest. It read: “Sir Godiva” — a reference to the legend of a noblewoman who rode naked on a horse through the streets of England to protest oppressive taxation.

Brennan famously shed all his clothes April 17 at an airport security checkpoint. It was 5:30 p.m. and gawkers didn’t hesitate to take smart phone photos and offer them up to the media as Brennan stood for about five minutes before police arrived.

During a two-hour trial, Brennan testified that he undressed because he was fed up with what he sees as invasive Transportation Security Administration procedures — including body scans and pat downs.

Prosecutors charged Brennan with violating a city ordinance that forbids people from exposing their genitalia in public and in the presence of the opposite sex.

The judge sided with the defense, which cited a 1985 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling stating that nudity laws don’t apply in cases of protest.

“It is the speech itself that the state is seeking to punish, and that it cannot do,” Circuit Judge David Rees said.

Once again, the news quickly spread far and wide: USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and CNN were among websites featuring the story in their feeds.

Judge acquits John Brennan on indecent exposure charge Judge acquits John Brennan on indecent exposure charge To protest TSA practices last April, John Brennan of Portland stripped down naked at a Portland International Airport checkpoint and was arrested. Judge David Rees found him not guilty. Watch video

Brennan, a high-tech consultant, showed up to court wearing a baby-blue button-up shirt and chocolate-colored slacks. He testified that he was starting a business trip to San Jose, Calif., when he declined to step into one of the TSA’s body scanners. Screeners then asked him to step through a metal detector and submit to a pat down.

The screener tested his gloves used in the pat down, and a machine indicated the presence of nitrates, presumably picked up from Brennan’s clothes.

Brennan said it was then he knew he was in trouble — not because he was part of any sinister plot to blow up a plane, but because he would have to wait a long time for TSA to sort out the mix-up and he could get to his gate.

Brennan then calmly disrobed — a convenient way to show the TSA that he wasn’t carrying any explosives, he said.

“I also was aware of the irony of taking off my clothes to protect my privacy,” he said.

Brennan said he told authorities that he was doing so in protest, although a screener and a Port of Portland police officer testified it wasn’t until police arrived that Brennan made that claim.

Brennan said he wanted to show the TSA “that I know my rights. That you have these machines that can see us naked. … They’re getting as close to seeing us naked as they can. And we are upping the ante.”

Deputy District Attorney Joel Petersen argued that Brennan only spoke of a protest minutes later. Petersen urged the judge to recognize that distinction, “otherwise any other person who is ever naked will be able to state after the fact” that it was done in protest.

The city ordinance states that the crime is a misdemeanor. Prosecutors decided to downgrade Brennan’s criminal charge to a violation, similar to a traffic ticket. If he had been convicted, he likely would have had to pay a fine.

In Portland, the verdict seems in keeping with the city’s posture as a bastion of free expression. After all, one of former Mayor Bud Clark’s claims to fame was his “Expose Yourself to Art” poster that showed him from behind — pantsless with his trench coat open wide.

In recent years, Portland police have taken a reserved approach when they encounter residents in the nude.

They receive 9-1-1 calls about naked people in public “off and on” and especially in the summer, said Sgt. Pete Simpson. Police will use nudity laws to pursue charges against people caught urinating or defecating in public, or having sex in cars, on lawns or in full view of others.

But how about those who are naked for the sheer sake of being naked?

“We don’t necessarily encourage people to be naked in public, but generally speaking …being nude in public is not enough to go to jail,” Simpson said. “You’ve got to be doing something more.”

Case-in-point, each year officers look the other way when thousands fill the streets for the World Naked Bike Ride, he said, “because of the sheer number of naked people.”

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Large Pack Of Savage Black Beasts Target Troutdale Oregon Grocery Store, Terrorizing Employees, Trashing Store, And Stealing And Destroying Merchandise

July 17, 2012

TROUTDALE, OREGON — A flash rob group of teens targeted a Troutdale store last weekend and investigators are trying to identify the suspects.

Investigators said as many as 40 kids entered the Albertsons store at 25691 SE Stark Street at the same time late Saturday night and started stealing things.

Raw video: Flash robbery

Security officers chased the thieves out, but no one was captured. They also left employees pretty shaken up, including one woman who was in tears after getting terrorized by the robbers.

Investigators have not said exactly how many items were taken.

“Basically it looks like they went in, just to cause chaos, which they accomplished,” said Sgt. Steve Bevens with the Troutdale Police Department.

Investigators believe the suspects ranged in age from 13 to 15. They could be seen on surveillance video, roaming from aisle to aisle.

Customers said the store employees were overwhelmed and outnumbered.

“They [thieves] were bragging and laughing about how much stuff they stole and what they did in the store,” one witness told KGW.

If caught, the suspects could face several charges including rioting, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

This was one of several flash rob-style robberies being investigated in the Portland Metro area over past months.

The robbers emulate the popular and peaceful flash mob gatherings now common throughout the world. Instead of synchronzied entertainment, those in a flash rob use a large gathering as a source of distraction as they commit a crime.

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Shortages Of Common Drugs Force Oregon Paramedics To Stock And Use Expired Medications On Emergency Patients

July 16, 2012

SALEM, OREGON – When paramedics ran out of a critical drug used to treat irregular heartbeats, the Bend Fire Department in Central Oregon dug into its stash of expired medications, loaded up the trucks and kept treating patients.

Paramedics reported asking some of those facing medical emergencies: “Is it OK if we use this expired drug?”

Emergency responders in various jurisdictions have reported turning to last resort practices as they struggle to deal with a shortage of drug supplies created by manufacturing delays and industry changes. Some are injecting expired medications or substituting alternatives. Others are simply going without.

As the drug crisis mounted for the Bend Fire Department earlier this year, the agency had 11 medications in its drug kits that were expired, despite risks that the pharmaceuticals might not work as intended in life-or-death situations. The crisis has eased a bit, but the agency still carries expired doses of two drugs in serving a city of 80,000 people.

“We’ve never (before) had to go diving back into the bin to try to retrieve expired boxes of drugs,” said Tom Wright, emergency medical services coordinator for the Bend Fire Department, which has been administering outdated medicines for about a year. “We had the backing of our insurance company that giving expired drugs is better than giving no drugs at all.”

He said that medics have not reported any adverse reactions.

Medications are only guaranteed to work as intended until their expiration date. When stored properly, most expired drugs won’t be harmful to patients but will become less effective with time, according to medical professionals. However, EMS officials said it’s often difficult to get information from manufacturers or regulators about how long specific medications will work.

The University of Utah’s Drug Information Service reports 275 medications are in short supply. Clinics and hospitals have reported struggles getting chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer and anesthetics used in surgery.

In the past two years, paramedics from different agencies have dealt with shortages of critical first-line drugs like Valium to treat seizures, dextrose 50 to boost the blood sugar of diabetics and magnesium sulfate for eclampsia, an attack of convulsions during pregnancy. They’ve run low on painkillers and sedation drugs.

Right now, EMS directors say they’re keeping a nervous eye on their supplies of epinephrine, for heart attacks and allergic reactions, and morphine, a painkiller.

Most of the shortages affecting emergency responders are of injectable generic medications. Drug manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration say they’re working aggressively to track and prevent shortages, but it could take years to get supplies back to normal levels.

“Drug shortages are not a new phenomenon,” said Dave Gaugh, senior vice president for regulatory sciences at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. “What’s new is the crisis level they’re at today.”

It was good fortune that no one around Mayer, Ariz., called 911 to report a seizure during the three weeks this year that the local fire district had no drugs to treat the condition.

“Without the medication they could actually die from the seizure,” said Paul Coe, EMS coordinator for the Mayer Fire District, which serves 10,000 residents in a rural area north of Phoenix. “We were walking on egg shells over it.”

State public health officials, who license ambulances and in some cases dictate the medications they must carry, are loosening their rules to help emergency responders deal with the various shortages. Oregon health officials last week began allowing ambulances to carry expired drugs, and southern Nevada has extended the expiration dates for drugs in short supply. Arizona has stopped penalizing ambulance crews for running out of mandated medications.

Some agencies have reported keeping their drug kits fully stocked by substituting alternative medications, some of which have additional side effects or higher costs, or by diluting higher dosages to get the less-concentrated dose needed.

Several agencies reported using morphine in place of the painkiller fentanyl, even though adverse reactions are more common from morphine. Some said they’re diluting their stronger epinephrine doses.

Even those stopgap solutions carry risks, though, as fast-moving paramedics have extra steps and new dosage protocols to remember under pressure.

“It has such significant risk of patient harm or provider error that it’s worthy of immediate attention,” said Dia Gainor, director of the National Association of State EMS Officials.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends that expired drugs not be used, although the agency occasionally allows the use of specific batches if testing has shown they’re safe.

Manufacturing quality lapses, production shutdowns for contamination and other serious problems are behind many of the shortages, according to manufacturers and the FDA. Other reasons include increased demand for some drugs, companies ending production of some drugs with small profit margins, consolidation in the generic drug industry and limited supplies of some ingredients.

“The FDA is looking into solutions that would assist first responders and hospitals to use expired medications that they may have on hand during a shortage,” said Sarah Clark-Lynn, an FDA spokeswoman, “if there is data to support the medicine is safe and effective for patients,”

The EMS community is far from united on whether to use expired drugs. Emergency responders work under the license of a supervising physician, and some doctors are uncomfortable allowing the use of drugs after the effectiveness date expires. While Oregon’s Public Health Division has agreed not to fine ambulances for carrying outdated drugs, the state medical board that licenses doctors has been silent about whether that is an appropriate practice of medicine.

In the Las Vegas area, public health officials extended the expiration for drugs on the federal shortage list for up to a year. They’ve also approved alternative medications for some uses.

“It truly was an emergency stop-gap measure used to maintain the standard of care in the Clark County system,” Jennifer Sizemore, a spokeswoman for the Southern Nevada Health District, said in an email.

In Arizona, nine EMS agencies or the hospitals where they’re based have told the state they can’t get all the drugs they need to meet the state’s minimum supply that ambulances are required to carry. Before the state relaxed the rules last November, ambulances risked being taken out of service.

“The biggest shocker to us was, drugs that have been so common, so readily available forever, were suddenly just running out,” said Deputy Chief Steve Brown, who oversees EMS at the Salem Fire Department in Oregon’s capital city. “It just creates a lot of issues for us trying to figure out what a solution is.”

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Feds Pressure Depoe Bay Oregon Into Canceling Annual 4th Of July Fireworks So It Doesn’t Bother Birds

July 3, 2012

DEPOE BAY, OREGON – An Oregon town has reportedly canceled its annual fireworks show out of concern the Fourth of July pyrotechnics will scare sea birds roosting nearby.

Town officials in Depoe Bay have announced the cancellation of the annual pre-Independence Day fireworks show on July 3 following pressure from federal wildlife managers who said the noise disrupts sea birds in the area, the Oregonian reports.

The move has irked local business owners who count on the popular show to bring foot traffic.

“It’s a great loss to our community,” Peggy Leoni, co-owner of Trollers Lodge, a small motel in Depoe Bay, told the newspaper.

Rebecca Chuck, deputy project leader with the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, said the move was necessary to protect species such as the Brandt’s cormorant that nest at Pirates Cove.

The cove is less than a mile south of Boiler Bay, where the fireworks show is held, and seabird colonies on the north coast face intensifying pressure from bald eagles and other predators. The event at Boiler Bay has been a tradition since 1993.

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Packs Of Savage Black Youths Attacking Individuals And Groups In Portland Oregon

June 16, 2012

PORTLAND, OREGON – Portland’s bureaus of Police and Parks will join forces this weekend to increase security in Laurelhurst Park after reports of two large-scale fights there Wednesday and Thursday nights.

According to those who reported the incidents to police, both assaults involved a large group of teenage boys who attacked either an individual or a small group.

Police say they learned of the first incident Wednesday evening when called to the Southeast Portland park about 10:36 p.m. to investigate a report of 150 drunken teens. When they arrived, they told the teens they found to leave. But they were then flagged down by a young woman who told them that a 14-year-old boy had been beaten up and was lying on a picnic table at the west end of the park.

Officers found the boy, who said he’d been with a friend when he was attacked by five to 10 other boys who seemed to be randomly attacking others, including at least one transient. The boy said the group also stole his cell phone, his iPod, his headphones and a hat.

No other victims came forward, however, and police didn’t find other victims. The boy was treated by firefighters and taken to an area hospital for further treatment of minor injuries.

The next night, police were called at 10:26 on a report of another fight, this one involving more than 20 young men. When they arrived, officers didn’t see a fight but found three adult men who said they had been attacked by 20 to 30 teenage boys.

The victims said they had been playing “soccer tennis” at the tennis courts in the southeast corner of the park when some of the teens began throwing bottles onto the court and calling out to them. They said the teens then began fighting with them. They suffered facial injuries but declined medical attention.

In an effort to stem the problem, police and parks workers plan to close the park at 10 p.m. Friday and through the weekend instead of the usual midnight closure. Also, officers will have extra patrols in the park and the surrounding area.

Sgt. Pete Simpson, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said the incidents do not appear to be gang-related and there is nothing so far indicating bias crimes. He also noted that the incidents took place in two different parts of the park.

“But two incidents warrant extra patrols and extra attention,” he said, which is why the park is being closed earlier than usual and the patrols added. “We just want to make sure this is not repeated.”

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Dumbass Oregon Tax Officals Paid $2.1 Million To Woman Who Claimed $3 Million Income On Phony Return – Return Examined By “Several” Employees Before They Released Millions Of Dollars

June 11, 2012

OREGON – A woman who was given a $2.1million tax refund after filing a false claim went on a massive spending spree until she was caught.

Krystle Marie Reyes was only caught after she reported the Visa card containing the seven figure sum had been lost.

By that time she had already spent more than $150,000, including buying a car and other household items.
Krystle Marie Reyes was booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of computer crime and aggravated theft

The 25-year-old from Salem, Oregon, had used Turbo Tax to file her income tax return for 2011.

She claimed earnings of $3million but used the tax calculator programme to claim a refund of $2.1million, Oregon Live reported.

Due to the size of the refund, her electronic claims was examined by several people within the Oregon Revenue Department.

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Incredibly, they approved the payout and Reyes was sent a visa card by the tax preparation computer programme containing a balance of $2.1million.

Prosecutors said she went on a spending spree and spent more than $150,000.

She later reported the card missing, prompting an investigation which uncovered the massive fraud which is believed to be the biggest in the history of the state of Oregon.

Reyes, according to an arrest affidavit, paid $2,000 in cash for a 1999 Dodge Caravan and used the card to buy $800 worth of tires and wheels.

She was also caught on CCTV cameras using the card at various outlets.

According to the probable cause statement, Reyes spent $13,000 in Marion County over two days in February, $26,000 in March and more than $35,000 in April.

The statement says the fraud was discovered May 7 by the issuer of the debit card after Reyes reported a ‘second card’ as lost or stolen.

Oregon Department of Justice agents arrested Reyes on Wednesday at a Northeast Salem address.

The apparent ease with which Reyes was allegedly able to defraud the state revenue department has stunned officials.

‘They’ve got some explaining to do to restore the confidence of Oregonians,’ Rep. Vicki Berger, R-Salem, who serves as co-chair of the House Revenue Committee told the OregonLive.com.

‘Is this is an anomaly? If so, let’s make sure it never happens again. Or do we have a systematic problem in the way the Department of Revenue treats this and other transactions?’
Shop ’til you’re stopped: Among the items Reyes bought was a 1999 Dodge Caravan, similar to the one shown above

The revenue department processes about $7billion in tax returns each year on computer systems designed in the 1980s.

In January, the state’s chief operating officer, Michael Jordan, pulled the plug on a $100million computer upgrade that the department said would pay for itself by finding tax cheats.

In 2010, the state reported $559 million in delinquent taxes, mostly from unpaid personal and corporate income taxes.

Revenue officials estimate that, in 2006, Oregon’s personal income tax compliance rate was 81.5 percent – far lower than other states – and translating to $1.2billion in unreported or uncollected taxes that year.

Reyes has been charged with aggravated theft and computer crime.

She was released from Marion County jail and is due in court on July 5th.

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