The recent arrest of a Portland police officer for making hundreds of harassing phone calls to women has raised some disturbing question about police conduct in the city.
Dan Handelman, with Portland Copwatch, believes that many abuses by police continue to go unaddressed:
A recent internal report on racial profiling by Portland police found that the Department is taking sufficient measures to address the problem, but many in the community feel that racial profiling and abuse by the police continue to be an issue in Portland.
Today's Flashpoints features Community Business with financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on what President Obama's new plan means for the American public and J.R. and the Block Report on the indictment of former Oakland police officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant, the young, unarmed and restrained man that was shot in the back on a subway platform in Oakland on New Year's Day.
Abe and Joe look at a handful of issues on the national radar, including another case of journalistic malpractice from the New York Times, the twists and turns of the health care battle on Capitol Hill, and the tale of lawmakers on the take in Oregon's liquid natural gas saga.
Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium. Written and produced by G Violetta
Former P-L-O advisor Diana Bhuttu on how the Palestinian Authority is subcontracting the Israeli Occupation, an interview about upcoming hearings in the San Francisco 8 case, and a Jewish Canadian activist talks about being dropped from a major art exhibit because of her anti-Zionist activities.
Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., is a story about mental illness, genius, friendship, and self-determination. Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken analyze the film's strengths and limitations.
Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home. Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC. They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.