Oregon

Oregon Sheriffs Reject Gov. Kate Brown’s Request to Assist Portland

Law enforcement agencies in the State of Oregon are denying Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) request to assist with unrest in Portland, citing the “lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force” which “presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly.”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown reacts during a press conference in Roseburg, Oregon on October 2, 2015. As police and mourners groped for answers in the latest carnage to hit gun-crazed America, a portrait started to emerge Friday of the Oregon community college shooter: an angry recluse who hated religion. The …