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R D Hardesty
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Social justice advocate.
Social justice advocate.

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Can't tell whether this post will bring reproach, or hints regarding a Great Aunt, who died 100 years ago today.

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'Out-vestors.' Like.

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Making video from radio. Community pressure for a Federal judge to void a police union contract, negotiated in secret. A lame-duck Mayor used cops to prevent public testimony when $10mil in pay raises and bounties was set for discussion.

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Washington Post covers 'clash.' My comment hopefully provides backstory; lame duck Mayor's $10mil payout to cops escaped public input as it carried forward cops' self-exoneration scheme.

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I reply in a long and knowing way to a letter to the editor. Guy follows up with, "Blah, blah, blah ..." I guess it will be a while before we have sufficient community engagement to reform a corrupt bargain with our police union. (The real story is not the protest, but suppression of public input prior to a $10mil backroom deal whisked through Council without debate.)

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Begins with first-hand account of police defending PDX Council decision to hand cops $10mil in bounties and pay raises, without adding reform features to police union contract. If money = free speech, you have to consider armed men have a chilling effect on it.

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A novel idea, for a family history researcher looking to learn more about the second guy hung legally in Oregon Territory.

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I live in a fascinating world. I'm in vast, online community I only envisioned dimly in the last century. Through that, I discover cultural reinforcement for values admittedly far from mainstream.

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Sometimes my writing gets traction. 40k readers in print form.
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