OREGON — Police are announcing a blitz of forced ‘no-refusal’ blood-draw warrants for drivers this holiday weekend.
PORTLAND, OR — Last year, a parent’s outrage over a government school locking her child a padded cell without her knowledge or permission caused so much outrage that a new state law was passed, prohibiting schools from purchasing or using free-standing “seclusion cells” or “isolation booths,” as they are called. With the new taking effect, some schools are scrambling for a way around the provisions, so they can continue to place students in solitary confinement at their discretion.
BURNS, OR — Prohibition enforcement agents, while “eradicating marijuana” by searching for plants growing in the middle of the wilderness, crashed a federally subsidized aircraft into the Malheur National Forest.
MALHEUR COUNTY, OR — After performing an illegal traffic stop along the side of the highway, police officers made shocking admissions in the privacy of their police cruiser, explicitly saying that the stop had been illegal and they would probably be getting sued. They topped off their frustration when they realized that their discussion was documented in their own video recording of the incident. “We’re going to get sued… We’re going to be in a world of hurt here… Dammit, I was still recording!”
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR — County commissioners have implemented an iron-fisted measure to deal with a littering problem along the Clackamas River. To limit the number of beverage containers left in public, government agentswill now be performing warrantless searches of anyone who could be concealing an aluminum can or glass bottle in the county park.