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What Happened to James Chasse: LETTER TO THE EDITOR - 10/23/06

Monday, October 23, 2006

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - 10/23/06

from The Oregonian

Appeasing the Pearl

The legal system appears to be working quite well for the police officers who brutally assaulted and killed James P. Chasse Jr. for possibly urinating in the Pearl District. After all, protecting the right of yuppies not to get grossed out while they are dining is a top priority.

Pity Chasse didn't have access to the same system. Apparently in Portland, due process doesn't apply if one is poor, has a mental illness or somehow fails to fit in with "nice" white, middle-class society.

GRACE HAGUE
Southeast Portland

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