from Mary's Great Ideas
Multiple failures, no doubt, but another insult is just in.
The police who beat him to death have been let off the hook. KATU would have us believe that they have been exonerated but that's unlikely for most of us.
It's just sickening. I'll be keeping my ears and eyes open for what I can do next.
Update by way of Mental Health Association of Portland.
In Memory of James Chasse Jr.
EVENT: MEMORIAL VIGIL
"LOVE ONE ANOTHER"
A candlelight memorial vigil for James Chasse Jr.
Friday, October 27, 2006 7:00 PM
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Ave
Friends, family, and concerned community members will gather to remember James Chasse, Jr. on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 7:00 PM at Portland's First Congregational Church in a memorial vigil titled "Love One Another." Chasse, who died in Portland Police custody on September 17, is remembered as a peaceful man who wished no harm on anyone. People attending the vigil are asked to honor the family's wishes for a respectful event. Messages to be communicated apart from memories of James should be focused on simple, positive phrases such as "Justice," "Love," and "Remember James Chasse, Jr."
The event is being co-coordinated by members of the Chasse family, the Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, Portland Copwatch (a grassroots group promoting police accountability through citizen action), the Mental Health Association of Portland, and others. For more information call Portland Copwatch at 503-236-3065.
Please note that this event was originally scheduled for Thursday the 26th and has been moved to Friday.
For information about James Chasse, see www.mentalhealthportland.org