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.