Posts tagged ‘Assault’

June 4, 2014

Withdrawing the Acceptance of an Apology (Updated)

by lewwaters

Anybody that has paid any attention realizes by now that I have soured quite a bit on the Clark County Republican Party under the Ron Paul Brown Shirt Republican Liberty Caucus due to the smears directed at me personally over my exposing Christian Berrigan’s sneaky, underhanded effort to stack PCO slots. Those smears were done from the shadows by people unknown, but connected to the CCGOP and refuse to come out in the open, leaving me with no one connected to the party that I can trust. Towards the top of that list of those I can no longer trust is County Commissioner David Madore, in large part for hearing of how many believe he funded these cowardly people and that he was caught undermining the efforts of this blog, explained at Prosper and Thrive? But, that wasn’t the first time Madore took something from me to put out as his.

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January 12, 2012

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

February 24, 2011

Union Thug Assaults Small Woman Outside FreedomWorks

by lewwaters

Union thugs assembled outside the offices of FreedomWorks and after spewing their vitriol towards a FreedomWorks member trying to have a “civil discourse” with him, well, watch for your self.

The woman, Tabitha Hale who was filming the exchange, describes what happened,

“I’m a 5’1 female in a dress, and he was standing up on a garden wall above me in the courtyard. He hardly felt threatened. I was stunned, because generally protesters are there to, you know, get their message out. They don’t normally shy away from the camera. I’m very much okay, and very appreciative of the support from my fellow bloggers and activists today. I am, however, shaken up by the level of sheer hatred I experienced today. The look of fury on his face in the close up is appalling. I had not exchanged a word with him. He didn’t know who I was. He didn’t even know my name, what I do. He had probably surmised that I was with FreedomWorks and that was enough.”

Read the full description HERE

Fed up with the double standard and the violence from union thugs and the “tolerant” liberals yet?

July 19, 2010

More Union Thuggery

by lewwaters

As the video below shows, a Union Organizer from the California Nurses Association assaults a young Republican videotaping a public rally repeatedly.

Video from No Governor Moonbeam blog and linked to at Breibart TV

The Organizers name is ‘Mike’ and the video was taped on July 15, 2010 on the campus of Canada Community College. Union members had recently completed a rally outside the home of Meg Whitman in Atherton, Ca.

The CNA is linked to the SEIU.

Is this what we could have come to expect had HB 1329, the bill backed heavily by the SEIU and co-sponsored and twice voted for by Jaime Herrera had passed?

Jaime Herrera Says, “Trust Me”

Why I Question Jaime Herrera’s Judgment

Do we really need to try to send someone to Washington D.C. that cannot see the folly of their way in supporting and working to further the goals of such groups as the SEIU, who have been caught many times using such tactics as coercion and physical intimidation to get their way at our expense?

Jaime Herrera supported these people even against her constituents.

We need a strong consistent conservative like David Castillo and not a pro-union RINO like Herrera sent to Washington D.C.

April 5, 2009

The “Homeless” Blight: Sacrificing the Normal to the Abnormal

by lewwaters

Contributed by “idler”

An Oregon man lay unconscious, having suffered a serious head injury inflicted by a vagrant in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Less than a month previously, another man received head injuries in a nearby location. How should one react to such an event? Torrid Joe, a blogger at the “progressive” site Loaded Orygun reacts by blaming the victim (he should have known better than to defend his property) and then advocating milder measures to deal with vagrants in Portland’s square of the same name:

why can’t we just enact [charitable provisions for vagrants] WITHOUT the sit-lie ordinance? Wouldn’t that be even better, to help them WITHOUT curtailing their liberties?

I’m reminded of the one about the two liberals who find a guy beaten within an inch of his life, lying on the side of the road. “We have to find who did this to him!” says the first. “Yes,” cries the second, “He needs help!”

For some decades now Americans have been browbeaten about the “plight” of the homeless, whose condition is adduced as a symptom of an inhumane social and economic system. The homeless were typically portrayed as ordinary people, down on their luck, forced by a cruel political order to lose the roof over their head. Eventually this myth was exposed: while there is no doubt that ordinary people do sometimes run into such trouble, the great majority of the homeless are alcoholics and other kinds of drug addicts, young runaways, deinstitutionalized psychiatric patients and assorted criminal and anti-social types. It seems reasonable to say that, with the exception of psychiatric patients who cannot be expected to help themselves, the supposed plight of the homeless is more like a blight on the society that they refuse to join as useful members.

The misplaced compassion extended to many homeless means that normal life is interrupted: vagrancy of all kinds are tolerated instead of being sanctioned, resulting in befouled public places, beggars at every exit ramp and menacing encounters with unpredictable characters. I have no objection to reaching out to such people in order to help them change their self-destructive ways. What I do object to is that the normal should be sacrificed to the abnormal, that the refusal of vagrants to behave according to the most basic standards should force responsible citizens to lower theirs.

But the deterioration of public decorum and hygiene is not the most serious aspect of the vagrant problem. Vagrants are often not merely self-destructive but also destructive to others. It seems safe to say that most of them, to the extent that one can generalize, are relatively harmless; but as a class they cannot be expected to act according to establish norms of behavior—by definition they reject such standards. Their conduct is mostly unpleasant, but often enough it is dangerous.

Last week presented the latest example of a vagrant seriously harming a person going about his business in the Pacific Northwest. A 25-year-old man on a visit to Seattle was accosted in Pioneer Square by a panhandler demanding money. When the visitor refused, the panhandler wrenched off a necklace the Oregon man was wearing; the victim then tried to get it back. Shortly thereafter, the visitor was discovered unconscious and bleeding by the Seattle police. He was hospitalized with a “serious head injury” according to a report in the Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times piece notes that a similar assault happened nearby in March, when a man refused to accede to a panhandler’s demands, “he was pushed to the ground and then punched in the back of the head.” That victim was briefly hospitalized but got away with “abrasions” and a “large lump on his head.” Others have not been so lucky. Here in Vancouver a 13-year-old girl, Alycia Nipp, was viciously murdered by a “homeless” man squatting in abandoned buildings north of 78th Street in the Hazel Dell neighborhood. Reports of the incident noted that this area is infested with squatters.

I have learned since that people of no fixed address, who render public areas essentially unusable to normal people and unsafe to traverse, similarly infest other parts of Vancouver. While discussing the barbaric murder of Alycia Nipp, a friend told me that he often cycles between work and home, crossing through a large public park on the way. He has had several encounters with the squatters who occupy the park, including one where he could not pass owing to a pack of dogs evidently owned by a woman residing in the park. He recalled struggling to get her attention, as she carelessly ignored her dogs’ activity.

My friend wonders what is to stop some anti-social denizens of the park from shoving a branch in his spokes and taking his bike, his wallet and, who know, his life. Given the unpredictable nature of vagrants, my friend’s concerns are by no means outlandish.