Illegal Search & Seizure

Portland police, now some of which are Federal Deputies, didn’t even wait for the protest to begin last night before accosting BLM protesters. Without cause or warrant, they searched citizens and seized their property. This after a weekend where police protected and safely escorted an armed paramilitary group called the Proud Boys. SIDE STORYI know…

Proud Boys Back in PDX

This weekend will be interesting to say the least. Terrifying and terrible, but interesting. The Proud Boys are coming back to Portland tomorrow.  Enrique Tarrio, the current leader of the “Western Chauvinist” group better known as the Proud Boys, has made many threatening remarks on social media about their planned event in Portland tomorrow, September…

Trump’s Planned Election Coup

“Let us not hedge about one thing. Donald Trump may win or lose, but he will never concede.” These words stand out in The Atlantic’s informative yet terrifying article yesterday entitled “The Election That Could Break America.” The Atlantic reports, “Close students of election law and procedure are warning that conditions are ripe for a…

Cop Shows & Police Brutality Bonds

Lately I’ve been watching Lucifer. Before that, I’ve enjoyed shows like Bones, Dexter, The X Files, Marcella, and Wallander. Law and Order has been running for as long as I can remember, must be at least 20 years now! We hear Trump call for Law and Order over and over again, while sowing the seeds…

Mass Sterilizations at ICE

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled “The Bottom Line,” outlining the terrifying trend toward fascism in the USA, especially under Trump. Now many people think the “f” word is being alarmist or hyperbolic, but my article gives examples and definitions of the words used. Because, as Socrates said, define your terms.  (Miriam…

Murder in the Streets

On August 25, 2020, a 17-year old named Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha, Wisconsin from his home in Illinois in the wake of the attempted murder-by-cop of Jacob Blake. Kyle, armed with an AR-15 joined other armed men to form a militia with the intention of “protecting property” during the BLM protest. Early in the…

Public Opinion on PDX Protests

Portland has been in the national spotlight for our Black Lives Matter protests, which ran 104 consecutive days. Last night, which would’ve been 105, there were no protests due to the wildfires surrounding Portland at the moment, creating and air quality index in the upper 200s and even well over 300. In other words, hazardous….

The Daily Rose Podcast

Since I found satisfaction in creating my mini-documentary about The Revolution in Portland, I’ve decided to start a regular podcast for political and social commentary, especially leading up to this election. It’s perhaps the most important election since The Revolutionary War. Creating that video helped me feel like I was doing something in the face…

Facebook & Fascism

Facebook is toxic. Yes, they spy on your every online move you make to better target ads related specifically to your interests, but it’s not the privacy policy that has inspired me to leave, as creepy as it is to have a discussion with your partner about something and then immediately start seeing ads about…

Our Civic Duty

I live in Portland, and I have been both horrified and proud of what’s been happening downtown since May 28, 2020**. Horrified by the lack of humanity shown by the police and federal officers as they brutalize non-violent protesters night after night. Proud of the American citizens standing up in the face of those assaults…