Criminalization

Unhoused people silenced by Oregon legislature

Unhoused people silenced by Oregon legislature

In an unprecedented act of disrespect, the Right To Rest Act HB – 215 will not get a chance for a hearing in Oregon this year. In spite of an unprecedented seven co-sponsors, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Representative…
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People Go on Trial for Survival Ban April 4th, 2017

When: April 4th (and likely 5th and 6th), Press Conference at 7:15am, 8am-5pm(ish) 2017 Where: Lindsay Flanagan Courthouse (520 w Colfax Ave Denver CO 80204) On April 4th, 2017 at 8am the Lindsay Flanigan Courthouse Jerry Burton, Terese Howard and…
Camping Ban Trial Update

Camping Ban Trial Update

Two new developments in the Denver Camping Ban Trial set 8:30 a.m. Tuesday April 4, 2017. Today, Sua Sponte, the judge directed a “Decorum Order” to the homeless defendants. Sua Sponte Decorum Orders are exceedingly rare, not seen since the…
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Report from Camping Ban Motions Hearing: 2/16/17

The new trial date is scheduled for April 5th, 2017. Mark your calendar. Yesterday there was a dispositive motions hearing in the Camping Ban criminal cases where homeless and poor people are being charged with crimes for sleeping on the…
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Oregon’s racist past, is new again

On September 27, 2016, the City of Prineville unanimously passed an ordinance “Excluding Certain Persons from Public Property.” This ordinance (#1225) authorizes public service employees to ban anyone from public property who is violating a city, state or federal law,…
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National Prisoner Stoppage September 9th

Friday, September 9th, 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion in which prisoners organized a mass demonstration to demand better treatment in the prison system. This uprising was one of the most powerful prisoner mobilizations in the…