August 11, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time
ACS Oregon: Little Green Men: Protest and Federal Repression in Portland
Protesters have been in the streets of Portland, Oregon every night for more than two months in support of Black lives. Throughout that time, police frequently have attempted to disperse protesters, as well as journalists and legal observers, with tear gas, so-called "less lethal" munitions, and other tactics. For several weeks in July, federal agents stationed inside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland employed particularly aggressive crowd dispersal tactics. Federal agents also reportedly took several protesters off the streets in unmarked vehicles while refusing to identify themselves or the agencies they work for.
Join the Oregon, Arizona, At-Large, Austin, DC, Los Angeles, Madison, and Tampa Lawyer Chapters, and the Willamette Student Chapter for this program. This event will provide context for the origins and intensity of the Black Lives Matter movement in Portland and explore a variety of legal issues related to the presence and actions of federal agents on the streets of Portland.
Athul K. Acharya, Attorney, BraunHagey & Borden LLP
Gilbert Carrasco, Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law; Member, ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
Caroline Davidson, Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Advisor, Willamette University College of Law; Member, ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
Cliff S. Davidson, Counsel, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Gregory McKelvey, Co-Founder of the Portland Resistance
Keil Mueller, Attorney, Stoll Berne; Member, ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
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