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Update on our Civil Rights case vs Yamhill County

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Spent the day cleaning out the 1st floor of our new 50 Pine building. Looking forward to getting some tenants to fill the building. We move into the 3rd floor after the buildout is complete hopefully sometime in August.
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There are some cases you never forget. In 2002 I represented a 20 year old kid accused of armed robbery. I'll never forget the case because he had no prior convictions. It is very rare that someone's first crime is armed robbery. One night He just road his bike to a convenience store, put on a ski mask, robbed the store, and rode off on his bike. It's almost like he had been watching too many Tarantino films. Eventually the police caught up to him and questioned him. The officer noticed part of the mask in his pocket. As the officer was coming back, the kid reached to grab his gun and aimed to shoot himself. The officer didn't know in the split second that he was shooting himself, so the officer shot him. While on the ground, the kid said he was going to shoot himself. Some how that young man lived. In my representation of that kid, I grew to like him very much. I hoped he would be the rare person that was rehabilitated by the system. He was only 20 and quite smart, but with some obvious mental health issues. We talked about getting burritos together when he finished his sentence. I never heard from the young man again.

This morning I received a call from a reporter asking about him and my representation. Even though my case was from 15 years ago I knew exactly who he was. My heart sank when the reporter said he was the alleged knife wielding stabber on the train in Portland. I feel so much sadness for the heroes/victims of this attack. I also feel a sense of complete failure for the system. The young man I knew was scared, very confused, and suffering from a mental illness. He did not have any anger or hatred toward others. He just didn't know if he wanted to live. I just feel awful for those people on that train. I feel awful for their families who lost a loved one that was standing up against hate. Unfortunately that hate was backed with illness. I also feel for the lost young man and his family.

https://apnews.com/ad570c848dd0458bb9340996340ce8f9/Mayor:-'Heroes'-died-protecting-women-from-anti-Muslim-rant

https://apnews.com/ad570c848dd0458bb9340996340ce8f9/Mayor:-'Heroes'-died-protecting-women-from-anti-Muslim-rant

Civil Rights Case: One of the Yamhill County Commissioners says the New Register exaggerated events and the chain of events are not as serious as it sounded. Clearly the County doesn't understand the problem. They just don't get it. They either didn't watch the video, or have lost their humanity.
On a positive note, it is good to see folks taking them to task for this culture of cluelessness. Hopefully people continue showing up at the County Commission meetings and demanding answers and accountability.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0w50d58glrtzhkg/News%20Register.pdf?dl=0

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Yamhill Valley News Register editorial on my Civil Rights case.

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