Police Accountability: Globally and Locally

After 12 years of agitation, the citizens of Argentina are finally watching the Cabinet ministers in command of police who shot and killed demonstrators on trial for manslaughter.

Report from Buenos Aires

The proximate cause of the nationwide revulsion at the President of the Ukraine was the shooting, shown here, of over a hundred demonstrators by as-yet-unidentified snipers.

Dozens of unarmed protesters massacred in broad daylight

Here in Portland, the federal judge who listened to more than a day of citizen complaints against the police is no longer prepared, apparently, to approve the proposed settlement of the Department of Justice suit against the Portland Police Bureau for its yearslong violation of citizens’ rights. Instead of approving the settlement, Judge Simon has asked the City and the Department of Justice to explain why the settlement, in light of those citizen charges, is fair, adequate, and reasonable.

Here is Mark Seibold’s video of my statement, saying just that, at last Thursday’s meeting.

March 6, 2014 Statement

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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