🚨6,000+ PPB uses of force in five months

🚨6,000+ PPB uses of force in five months

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💢 Over 6,200 use of force incidents involved protesters according to PPB — but the data has gaps. Police reported a grand total of 6,283 uses of force during protests between May and the end of September, according to its quarterly reports. However the data is missing required Force Data Collection Reports (separate from the overall report) that explains the type of force used and why. Nearly two dozen lawsuits are pending against the city, most from allegations of police using excessive force against protesters. This will make 2020 the most violent year in Portland in terms of use of force by police since 2014. (OregonLive / Oregon Public Broadcasting)

✔️ Here, a handy shortlist for what’s open and closed during lockdown. Starting today, the entire state is officially in a two-week lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority released a helpful shortlist for who and what are impacted by it. Dining is reduced to delivery and takeout only, grocery stores, malls, and retail stores can have 75% capacity, and personal services like hair salons can remain open under the new restrictions. For some PDX businesses like Botanist House, a cocktail bar, the new restrictions mean getting ready to sell cocktails and alcoholic drinks to go by Thanksgiving in order to stay afloat — in protest of Oregon liquor laws. (KGW / EaterPDX)

🛍️ Macy’s at the Lloyd Center is permanently closing — officially by Jan. 21, 2021.  A total of 83 people will be laid off as a result of the closure. In March, the company announced that they would furlough 130,000 people nationwide. While Macy’s has other stores throughout the state, this was the last one in Portland. The Lloyd Center, distinguished by its centerpiece ice rink, is facing an existential crisis as tenants move out, especially in the financially destructive wake of COVID-19. (OregonLive / KOIN)

3 things to make you smile

🌳 These beavers are too “dam” cute. Oregon Zoo residents Maple and Filbert took time to teach an “Advanced statisticks and twigonometry masterclass” — which, honestly, is deeply informative (and adorable). Thanks for repping the Beaver State, Maple and Filbert! (Oregon Zoo’s Twitter)

🎂 Happy belated 90th birthday to Darcelle 15 — a PDX icon. Walter Cole (AKA Darcelle), turned 90 this past Monday and is a Guinness World Record holder as the oldest working drag queen. Cole’s home was recently placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and his business, Darcelle XV, could soon follow. (KATU / Reddit)

🕵️‍♂️ Play some Pokemon GOVEMBER with artist Mike Bennett. Bennett created and scattered original Pokemon cutouts across the city of Portland at the beginning of November and is challenging you, dear readers, to get out there and catch ’em all. Each day at 6 p.m. a new cutout is hidden — and if you find it, it’s yours to keep. All in all there will be 60 cutouts hidden. Wanna play? Check out Bennett’s Instagram for details. (Reddit)

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