Coordinator for the CRCI Music Studio, a music space inside the Columbia River prison in Portland. Bass for the Decemberists, Black Prairie, Offa Rex

portland, oregon
Joined April 2007
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Only unseasoned people without any intersectionality in their boring existence argue that comedy has always been about being offensive because they lack any personality or character traits that you could even offend with a joke. You can’t offend a blank sheet of paper.
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"34 percent of white Americans who applied to colleges or universities admit to lying about being a racial minority on their application. The most common lie (by 48 percent of those who lied) was to be a Native American." insidehighered.com/admission…
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Late last night Texas legislature passed extreme gerrymandered US House maps Whites 40% population but control 60% districts Latinos 39% of population but control 18% districts Blacks 12% of population but control 0% districts Asians 5% of population but control 0% districts
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Repeat after me. The Portland Police Bureau has one of the highest racial disparities in the U.S. Black arrests are 4.3 times higher. Black folks are 3.9 times more likely to be killed. We don’t need more political misinformation. We deserve responsible policing (for all).
Since @ppbtraffic was essentially disbanded in February speeds like this have become common on Portland roadways. Unfortunately patrol rarely has time for proactive traffic safety enforcement due to call load and staffing. @PortlandPolice
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As a Giants fan, gotta hate the Dodgers, but as a decent human being, gotta hate the team whose fans are doing the chop.
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Portlanders want a government focused on taking care of our people, not our "brand." If we build a more resilient and equitable city that cares for our most vulnerable and builds up from there, our reputation will take care of itself and be something we can all be proud of.
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Boop.
the word listen also contains the letters to silent
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Repeat after me: The Portland Police Bureau has one of the highest racial disparities in the U.S. Black arrests are 4.3 times higher. Black folks are 3.9 times more likely to be killed. We don’t need police tantrums, we deserve responsible policing for all. @KOINNews
Complaints about Mayor Ted Wheeler, the city council, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, and general disrespect from the public were mentioned repeatedly. trib.al/zyoWsD4
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I met Hammer when I worked at Pandora. There were only like three of us analyzing music. He wore all brown. One of Oakland’s finest
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The list of 10 most challenged school & library books really shows how left wing cancel culture is out of control.
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For #BannedBooksWeek2021, we’re highlighting the unjust censorship of political books which impacts countless incarcerated readers each year. For every book purchased from this reading list, we will be sending a book to someone who is incarcerated. haymarketbooks.org/blogs/358…
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Another way cash bail hurts people. If you can’t afford bail, you’re stuck in jail until your trial. If you talk on the phone about your case, it’s evidence against you. Rich people pay the bail and live at home until guilty verdict and sentencing
Listening to jail calls today. Hundreds of calls. For families of incarcerated people: please don’t allow your loved one to talk about their case with you on the phone. It’s so damaging. Every time.
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The Civil War was one of the deadliest in US History, and let's be clear: it was about slavery. In this episode of Crash Course Black American History, we'll learn about how Black people participated in the war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and more. invidious.poast.org/_NgdnsjPFNE
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Meanwhile… “Up North” in Oregon
BREAKING: A staff member at Mabel Rush elementary school in Newberg showed up to work in Blackface on Friday, allegedly saying she was dressed as Rosa Parks and protesting a vaccine mandate for teachers. Statement from @NewbergSchools on the latest racist incident:
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for folks who have never written to incarcerated people, it's a rewarding, soul searching, beautiful experience. please consider it if you've never done it. make sure to follow the correspondence guidelines EXACTLY tho.
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Here's a stack of over a hundred new inquiries from incarcerated people seeking pen-pals! We have an URGENT need of volunteers to write people in jail, prison, & immigration detention. If you'd like to connect with folks inside, please DM us! And PLEASE like & share this post!
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There is a little group of thank you protestors outside our hospital wearing masks & greeting the night shift & I'm crying.
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Replying to @srfeld
Today news broke that the most recent man to die in NYC's increasingly lethal jails should have been released on $1 bail, but corrections officers failed to produce him for court dates three times over the past month. nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc…
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