4 Arrested in Connection to Day After Christmas Max Light Rail Attack

by lewwaters

From the Portland Police Bureau:

This evening, Thursday January 12, 2012, police officers from the Transit Police Division made four arrests in connection with the December 26, 2011 assault and riot on a MAX train in Southeast Portland.

18-year-old Rakeshia Shamone Burns, her 16-year-old half-sister, and the 13-year-old half-sister of the 16-year-old were all arrested and charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment, and Interfering with Public Transportation.

38-year-old Selena Estelle Harris, the mother of Burns and her 16-year-old half-sister, was also arrested for two counts of Hindering Prosecution. Harris is accused of lying to police officers about her daughters. whereabouts and of hiding them from police.

Good work, Portland Police

Selena Harris has been an outspoken critic of the Police after her son was murdered in Old Town in 2010 and his murderer was not found and arrested after a year.

See the Oregonian

7 Comments to “4 Arrested in Connection to Day After Christmas Max Light Rail Attack”

  1. Now lets see if Oregon courts will have the cojones to really punish the little brats. Oregon is usually a great place to do crime.

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  2. As we see the future that Tim “The Liar” Leave-it has envisioned and is working so hard to jam down our throats, I’m beginning to hope that Leave-it, who I’m absolutely positive rides loot rail every spare minute he has, he lusts after it so much; experiences the same thing he wants to sink us into billions of dollars of debt to achieve.

    I sincerely hope that he gets mugged at least half as much as he’s working to mug us.

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  3. Victoria Taft has a good piece up asking, Are white kids safe on transit?

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  4. It should be is anyone safe on transit these days??

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  5. All of these people should be charged with hate-crimes. If the roles were reversed you’d know the whole black community would be rioting around the beatings. Also, the same black community leaders should be condemming these actions to truly show this is not acceptable.

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  6. John, I agree with you. If they can apply those to the white side of the aisle, then its apropos to the other side. The children should face some serious time in juvenile hall for this and the one 18 year old beater SHOULD face adult time!

    They all knew better and deserve the punishment for which they commit the time to.

    As to the mother that shielded her children who did the crimes? She’ll get her own justified sentencing for lying to the police.

    One thing I don’t think the news focused on was this woman had these children from different fathers, could not keep herself OUT of prison. What message did that sent to her three half daughters? That they can get away with any thing??

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  7. karma, lew and kelly, I ride a lot of c-tran busses around Vancouver and I can tell you, it is not as tri-met? Too many incidents I’ve seen over the past two years that have shown me that neither transit system is acceptable to the average person.

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