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Portland Police Officers Are Pulling Over Disproportionate Numbers of Black and Latino Drivers

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Portland Police Officers Are Pulling Over Disproportionate Numbers of Black and Latino Drivers In an effort to track racial profiling among Portland police officers, the Portland Police Bureau has been tracking numbers of motorists pulled over based on race and ethnicity. The data reflects disproportionate numbers of Black and Latino drivers being subjected to… Read More »

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Former West Linn Cop Finally Gets Consequences for His Role in Racist Action Against Black Citizen

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

It has taken 4 long years, but former West Linn police lieutenant Michael Stradley has finally gotten consequences for his role in the racially motivated prosecution of Michael Fesser, who was falsely charged with a crime in retaliation for making a complaint of racial discrimination against his politically connected employer. At long last, Stradley… Read More »

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It is Important to Recognize Unsung Heroes in the Progress Toward Racial Justice

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

As Black activism continues to spread across the United States, and as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to gain traction, it is important to remember the heroes who fought for the liberty of those treated differently due to the color of their skin. Beatrice Morrow Cannady, a Black activist who made herself known… Read More »

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Portland Schools are Being Renamed to Honor Black Leaders and Remove Vestiges of Racism

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

The Black Lives Matter movement has caused many communities to rename public buildings to reflect greater diversity, and remove vestiges of racism. Happily, we see signs of this in our own area. Responding to strong efforts of students, alumni, and educators, one Northeast Portland high school is finally being renamed What was previously known… Read More »

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None Can Doubt That Racism Is An Urgent Issue In Our Society Today

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

The disturbing evidence of police brutality against black people is extremely concerning, and our legal system has not responded effectively. Our Nation’s streets are filled with protesters who urge redress of grievances. It is vitally important that the voices of the oppressed be heeded. The protesters challenge their communities, and the government, to respond…. Read More »

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