Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse


1000 SW 3rd Ave


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 9am-noon
Judge Michael Simon wants public testimony in USA vs. City of Portland. Consult Hardesty knows your commitment to attend will have political impact. We expect your passionate testimony to influence this judge. Believing The People can be relied on to protect their civil liberties, we request your input ... to reform these perpetrators of civil rights violations. The City hopes to avoid trial, having been found by the Civil Rights Div. of the US DoJ, to employ police in illegal use of force. The City held two hearings after rushed, closed-door negotiations. The Mayor limited public testimony to 120 seconds on a settlement agreement now before the judge. They released the 77-page document at the beginning of that 2012 hearing. This is really our first chance to respond to the bargain. Simon has the authority to send a deficient agreement back to the parties. The Court invites members of the public to testify, in writing or orally, on the following topics: Is the Agreement fair to everyone affected? Is the Agreement reasonable? Is the Agreement adequate to solve the problems identified in the Complaint? REGISTER WITH THE COURT: Those who submit a Testimony Form by 31 January will be given preference, others participate 'as time permits.' Individuals will be allowed 5 minutes; groups with 3 members will receive 10 minutes each: We plan to record video testimony for those unable or unwilling to be present on the 18th. The judge has agreed to include such testimony in his deliberations. We believe any decision on fairness or adequacy should be based on the results of DoJ investigation. Their findings run 40+ pages: the described injustices against 'mentals' are disturbing and revealing. These bright minds depict our current methods a 'self-defeating accountability system.' They do not justify a decision to declare racial profiling beyond the scope of their civil rights investigation. Here are some deficiencies, identified by the AMA Coaltion: Consult Hardesty for a vision of citizen-based oversight of police misconduct.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 2-5pm
A call has been put out for a National Day of Action by Al Sharpton so Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is organizing one here in Portland. SATURDAY 2PM @ Federal Courthouse located at 1000 SW 3rd Ave (SW 3rd ave and SW Main st) We are doing 2pm instead of 12pm because we usually meet at that time. so to avoid too much confusion and to make sure we get some work done we decided to call it for 2pm instead. If you would like to join us for our meeting then check out the facebook event here- Campaign to End the New Jim Crow General Meeting 11am PCC Cascade 705 N Killingsworth st Student center on 2nd floor in room 204 or in the cafeteria (same building first floor) *Confirmed Speakers for Rally* Jo Ann Hardesty- Founding member of both the Albina Ministerial Alliance and Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Jo Ann has been a strong voice against Police misconduct and racism for many years here in Portland. Fred Bryant- Father of Keaton Otis, a young man tasered then shot after being pulled over for "looking suspicious" on May 12th 2010. Leila Hofstein- Organizer for Portland Black Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Rev. Dr. Leroy Haynes-Pastor at Allen Temple and social justice activist. Co-Chair of Member of Albina Ministerial Alliance for Police Reform Mic Crenshaw- Hip Hop artist and social justice activist. After attending a Human Rights conference in Rwanda, he started his own non-profit project called Globalfam. MC used Globalfam to help setup and maintain a computer center for disadvantaged youth in Burundi, Central Africa. - See more at: Woody Broadnax- Freedom Foundation Rev. Kate Lore- Social Justice pastor, 1st Unitarian Church -------- Al Sharpton plans George Zimmerman protests By TAL KOPAN | 7/15/13 8:30 AM EDT The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a “Justice for Trayvon National Day of Action” on Saturday and say demonstrations are planned in more than 100 cities nationwide. Saying there would not have been a trial in Florida without pressure from activists, Sharpton was confident that continued pressure would result in a federal civil rights case. Continue Reading NAACP president on Zimmerman “When they’re telling you today, ‘I don’t know if they’re going to get a civil rights trial:’ We will. And we will get a civil trial,” Sharpton said on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on Monday morning. “What we’ve watched the last several weeks was not the system correcting itself, it was the people correcting the system. Now we’ve got to finish the job.” National Action Network is organizing the protests at federal court buildings to press the Justice Department to bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin by a Florida jury on Saturday. Sharpton said his National Action Network intends to keep the pressure on until a civil rights case is brought, insisting the protests will show the national anger over the verdict is not a “two- or three-day” thing. “It’s not over. And we are going to make sure it’s not over, that’s why we’re calling people to … organize in your city. I don’t care if it’s 20 people, we want to show the nation that over 100 cities a week later is still demanding justice. We’re not having a fit, we’re having a movement,” Sharpton said. The event will also help begin a four-week countdown to the 50th anniversary event for the March on Washington on August 24, which will include Martin Luther King III, and which Sharpton said will be centered on Trayvon Martin and the Voting Rights Act. Read more: