THOUGH CLASSES HAD JUST RESUMED A DAY AFTER BEING EVACUATED, DUE TO AN APPARENT BOMB THREAT, AROUND 40 RCC STUDENTS HELD A VIGIL OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE ON 8TH, AND BARTLETT STREETS WEDNESDAY TO REMEMBER THE VICTIMS OF THE UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHOOTINGS IN ROSEBURG LAST WEEK. STUDENTS AND STAFF WORE GREEN AND GOLD PINS, AND LIT CANDLES TO IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES JUST 100 MILES UP 1-5 ON THAT TRAGIC DAY.
A MEDFORD MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, AND TWO COUNTS OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A RESTRICTED WEAPON. 65 YEAR OLD PAUL JORDAN, ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED HIS ROOMATE, ALEX HARRINGTON, WITH A CROWBAR, BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT HARRINGTON WAS SENDING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT TEXTS TO HIS GIRLFRIEND, ALSO KNOWN AS “SEXTING.” JORDAN ALSO, ALLEGEDLY HAD A KNIFE WITH BRASS KNUCKLES, AS WELL. HE IS CURRENTLY LODGED IN JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ON $150,000 BAIL.
SOU WILL REOPEN THURSDAY AFTER A THREATENING NOTE WAS FOUND IN ONE OF THE CAMPUS BATHROOMS, THE DAY BEFORE. THE CAMPUS WILL REOPEN AT 5AM ON THURSDAY. THUS FAR, LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS FOUND NO OTHER EVIDENCE IN THE CASE, AND THE CAMPUS WILL HAVE AN ADDED SECURITY PRESENCE WITH CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER, AS WELL AS UNIFORMED ASHLAND POLICE OFFICERS. THE SCHEDULED EVENTS TO REMEMBER THOSE VICTIMS OF UCC, WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED.
A CENTRAL POINT MAN WHO CAUSED A POWER OUTAGE IN MEDFORD, IN MARCH AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH POLICE, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS IN PRISON. 20 YEAR OLD NELSON CODY RAY MARTINEZ WAS CONVICTED OF 8 FELONY COUNTS OF ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE BURGLARY AND ASSAULT IN 9 DIFFERENT CASES, TO WHICH HE PLEADED GUILTY TO.
ACCORDING TO AN ARTCLE ON MARIJUANAPOLITICS.COM, THE STATE OF OREGON HAS FAR OUTSHINED, OTHER STATES WHERE CANNABIS IS LEGAL TO SELL TO THE PUBLIC. WHEREAS COLORADO, MADE JUST $5,000,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK, AND IT TOOK AN ENTIRE MONTH FOR WASHINGTON TO MAKE $2,000,000 IN REVENUE, OREGON RETAIL SALES OF RECREATIONAL CANNABIS JUMPED TO $11,000,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK. ECONORTHWEST PROJECTED THAT OREGON WOULD BRING IN, AT LEAST $38.5 MILLION IN ITS FIRST YEAR.
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YEAH, THEY LIE ABOUT THE GUN LAWS, TOOThe Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence LIES while calling for the Douglas County Sheriff's resignation. Their statement: "The citizens of Oregon voted for the expansion of Brady background checks in a law this May. Pledging not to enforce the new law, John Hanlin has clearly demonstrated his political ideology trumps his responsibility to his community".
The Brady people lie through their teeth to you. The citizens of Oregon didn't vote for those background checks, the DEMOCRAT PARTY-CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE DID. In fact they added an emergency clause to keep the people from being able to vote on this.
And as they get up on their high horse about "enforcing the law", know there is all sorts of nullification of laws. Every time a cop uses discretion to not enforce a law, every time the D.A. chooses not to charge or prosecute, or every time a fully informed jury chooses not to convict, even if the evidence indicates guilty, people are going against enforcing the law.
It's why we have judgement. Using the Brady Campaign's logic, were the Dems to pass a law calling for the torture and imprisonment of all white people, should no one question this? After all, "it would be the law". Sure, and it was once a crime not to return runaway slaves, too. Wake up people...It's as if many of the 60's generation, which always preached "Question Authority", have turned into the biggest authoritarian tyrants since grabbing power.
TAKING THE VAN OUT FOR SOME FUN ON VACATION
Here's a shot of our now BEAUTIFUL Vanagon (Thanks to Lithia Body and Paint) as I hit the road late last week. I camped near Meridian Overlook way past Mt. Ashland. Whoa, it was SO cold. I woke up Friday morning to ice on the van's windows, and chattering teeth. I guess that's life at the 6500 foot elevation, huh? Hiked to the top of Red Mountain near Wrangle Cap off PCT, and there was so much cloud cover. You stood on the peak, and the clouds just surrounded you, really cold once again, but it was great to get in a late season camp. Next time I'll remember the propane heater. :-)
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