law and justice

Spittle-Covered Hamburger
4:32 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Wash. Court Finds Spittle-Covered Burger Could Produce “Emotional Distress”

Edward Bylsma discovered “a glob of spit” under his Burger King hamburger bun.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Under Washington law, is a consumer entitled to emotional distress damages when a fast-food employee spits in his or her hamburger, even though the consumer did not eat the hamburger? The Washington Supreme Court Thursday said the answer is possibly “yes.”

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Mohamud Trial
4:21 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Mohamud Trial: Botched Recording Takes Center Stage In Court

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

A botched recording took center stage Friday morning at the trial of an Oregonian accused of a 2010 bomb plot. An FBI agent testified why a key face-to-face encounter was not recorded.

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Mohamed Mohamud Trial
4:20 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Mohamud Trial: FBI Agents Detail Involvement In Alleged Bomb Plot

Testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Morning testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case. Undercover agents worked with Mohamud on a plan to bomb Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The government says that while the device wasn't real, the threat posed by the defendant was.

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Foiled Suicide Attack
4:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

FBI Employee Believed Mohamud Was Ready For Suicide Attack

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting website

Tuesday prosecutors played video clips of undercover operatives working with Mohamed Mohamud. He's on trial for a plot to detonate a bomb in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The entire operation was an FBI sting.

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License Plate Checks
4:46 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Oregon Supreme Court Allows Continued Use Of Random License Plate Checks

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Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 4:39 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Police officers in Oregon can continue to use random license plate checks as a law enforcement tool. That's the upshot of a decision issued Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court.

Have you ever been stopped at a red light and noticed a police car in your rearview mirror? There's a good chance that officer is running your license plate number through his or her computer. In seconds a state database can show if everything's kosher about your car. If not, you'll probably get pulled over.

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
5:10 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Portland Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Sexual Abuse By Eugene Pastor

A Portland man is suing the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for sexual abuse he claims he suffered at the hands of a now-deceased Eugene pastor.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:21 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Man Says He's Shocked His Neighbor Was A Shooter

The man whom police believe killed two people and then turned his gun upon himself Tuesday has been identified at Jacob Tyler Roberts of southeast Portland.

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New Police Strategy
5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Police Say New Strategy Works With Mass Shootings

Law enforcement officers are using Tuesday's response to the shooting at Clackamas Town Center in Portland as an example of a successful change in police strategy.

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Shooting Suspect Identified
4:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Victims, Suspect Identified In Oregon Mall Shooting

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified the suspect of yesterday's shooting as 22-year-old Jacob Taylor Roberts.
Credit The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:42 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

People Run For Their Lives At Portland Mall Shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

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