Portland Man arrested for stalking, harassing Oregon editor

February 5, 2019
Therese Bottomly, editor of The Oregonian/OregonLive, was stalked, harassed, and threatened by a Portland man that repeatedly stated Bottomly had published false information. Kevin Michael Purfield was arrested and indicted on charges that he stalked and harassed Bottomly on Jan. 29, according to OregonLive. Purfield reportedly sent numerous emails and phone calls to the newsroom alleging that Bottomly had published false information — including about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting.Purfield, who repeatedly called the newsroom to say that …

Oregon cameraman attacked while covering ICE protest

June 4, 2019
KATU cameraman Carter Maynard was harassed and assaulted while covering a protest on June 28, 2018, outside the offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Portland, Oregon.Prosecutors pursued charges against a 33-year-old woman for the attack, alleging that she slammed a wooden gate into Maynard’s head, and that her motivation was due to hostility toward the press. She was acquitted by a Multnomah County jury in May 2019.The Oregonian reported that the medical professionals who examined Maynard diagnosed him …
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