Shane Greene’s Account Concluded

The conclusion of Mr Greene’s account, to his overseers, of his contact with law enforcement. It contains the inevitable result of ever having drawn the attention of the police.

Mr Greene was not at her home on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. At the initial police stop, by Portland Police on 6/23/15, NO ONE AT THAT TIME stated that Mr Greene was “outside” Ms Jergovic’s home. If that had been the case Officer Doran would have asked him why he was outside her home. Instead police asked Mr Greene “who he was” to which Mr Greene replied: “I’m homeless and I’ve done nothing to this woman and I’m leaving the area.”

Ms Jergovic only says Mr Greene was “outside” her home after 23 June 2015, when police composed the police reports and after 23 June 2015 when she appears before a grand jury. On 23 June 2015 Officer Doran says, “If you don’t tell us who you are, because you don’t have to, we are going to follow you and we will find something to cite you with, and then we’ll find out who you are.”

Now, think for a moment.  Again, no one is saying, “You’re outside her home.”  They are simply trying to find out my identity — only!  This, of course, to satisfy Ms Jergovic’s fear and curiosity.  Objectively there is at the initial stop no evidence of a crime of stalking.  It is only after Mr Greene leaves the area on a Tri-Met bus, and after Officer Doran, a sergeant, and Ms Jergovic consult their database of Oregon Revised Statutes, that they “find something” to charge Mr Greene with.  That is when they decided upon “stalking” — a misdemeanor offense.

Upon arresting Mr Greene, drug paraphernalia — a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and a small amount of methamphetamine —  were found.

Almost a week after the arrest a Portland police officer called Mr Greene asking about “registration of address” from County Detention Center to S.W. Park Blocks and added the charge against Mr Greene of “Failure to report a change of address.”

This is the “cycle of re-offending” as it concerns Shane Vondel Michael Greene.

Thank you for your indulgence in this matter.

Shane V. M. Greene, ID #14840834

Coffee Creek Intake Center

24499 S.W. Grahams Ferry Road

Wilsonville,  OR 97070

“There must be no answering back to him, no explanation was allowed a slave, showing himself to have been wrongfully accused. . .  ‘It is better that a dozen slaves suffer under the lash than the overseer should be convicted, in the presence of slaves, of having been at fault.’  No matter how innocent a slave might be — it availed him nothing when accused. . . of any misdemeanor.  The one always following with immutable certainty; to be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished.”

—  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845, chapter 4

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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