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Detectives Seek Witnesses to Durieul Harris Shooting

Durieul HarrisPortland Police Bureau have released two surveillance camera images of possible witnesses to the shooting of Durieul Harris. Harris, pictured left) was shot in the early hours of Nov. 9,  outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, at 237 Northeast Broadway in Portland.
Police say they found a crowd of 75-100 people fighting as Harris, 30, lay bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Harris died at the scene.  Two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.
Homicide detectives have conducted several interviews, but say many people fled the scene without talking to police.  They are asking those people to come forward, saying they may have critical information.
The surveillance images, released show a man that possibly witnessed the shooting. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this possible witness.

You can give information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony.

Unidentified witnessLeave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information. Unidentified witness from surveillance footage

 

 

Help Women Giving Birth With Doula Training

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing holds it final doula training of 2013 December 12-15 in Portland, Oregon. 

The ICTC Full Circle Doula training prepares well-rounded professionals to offer both prenatal and postpartum services to birthing women.

With infant mortality in the black community far higher than in the general population, ICTC strives to close this gap by training women to become doulas in our communities.

Register or find out more at ictcmidwives.org

Police Respond to Shooting in Northwest Portland Early Tuesday

Police responded to a report of several gunshots fired around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26 at Northwest 6th Avenue and Everett St. Officers found evidence of gunfire on 6th Avenue but no victims or suspects.
Around 2:45 a.m. a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

Petition Seeks to Hold San Jose State Accountable

San Jose resident Ashlei McPherson has started an online petition at change.org, asking for more accountability from administrators over the case of a Black student who says he was racially harassed by four roommates. The four roommates allegedly: taunted the student with racial slurs; placed a bike lock around his neck and said they lost the key; put a Confederate flag in the room and barricaded the student in his room.

Read The Skanner News full story here

The petition reads:

To: 
President Mohammad Qayoumi, San Jose State University 

The punishment of the four students in question should include but are not limited to: expulsion, revoking housing privileges, financial aid and eco passes. Additionally, someone in the chain of command in housing should be held responsible for not taking action sooner and failure to take action sooner.

Sincerely, 

Click here to sign the petition on Change-org

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