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Neil Bryant for Attorney General? October 3, 2007

Filed under: Executive 2008,Oregon GOP,Primary 2008,Uncategorized — taoiseach @ 6:29 pm

Could it be that former State Senator Neil Bryant just might run for the GOP nomination in the Attorney General Race? Local blogger Jack Bogdanski thinks so, and as a law professor, he’s more plugged-in to judicial politics than your average insider. He’s a credible moderate who currently is senior partner at a real estate/land use law firm in Bend.

Also, one should recall Tony Green’s blogwire post about the AG race:Bryant

Shawn Cleave, spokesman for the Oregon Republican Party, said there were two GOP attorneys with past governmental experience considering getting into the race, but would not name them.

That seems to fit Bryant pretty well. From his biography at Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis:

Neil has an extensive background in the field of law and was elected to the State Senate in 1992. In 1995, Neil received the Outstanding Freshman Legislator award and was awarded the 1998 Outstanding Legislator Award by the National Republican Legislators Association. He served two terms in the Senate and chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee for six years.

But there’s a glaring problem with a Bryant nomination for the GOP. His most recent brush with publicity came during a review of his application for an appointment to the Oregon Health and Science University Board that revealed Bryant’s distaste and off-color humor for affirmative action. Apparently, under the disability section of the application, Bryant listed ‘white/male’. After public consternation at his stunt, Bryant promptly withdrew his nomination.

The Oregonian editorial board had this to say:

There’s no defense for former state Sen. Neil Bryant’s attempt at humor on a state affirmative-action form. Responding to a question asking if he had a disability, he wrote “white/male.”

Some no doubt think that’s funny, but it’s not. It’s offensive to a great many people, and Bryant ended up apologizing for it, as he should have.

That should have been the end of the matter.

Inexplicably, it wasn’t. The faux pas cost Bryant an appointment to the board of Oregon Health & Science University. He had to withdraw his nomination after being taken to the woodshed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

So, two good things for Democrats if Bryant is the GOP nominee:

1. He has already had to back away from state office because of his political clumsiness.

2. The Oregonian appears to think that he’s unlucky.

Still, while I believe that either John Kroger or Greg Macpherson would clean Bryant’s clock in the general election, I think Bryant is probably the best choice for the GOP this May should he decide to run.

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9 Responses to “Neil Bryant for Attorney General?”

  1. Liz Says:

    Can’t the GOP come up with anyone better?
    OMG, are we not rid of Bryant yet?
    One reason Ted K. lost some of us in the primary was that he never explained the Bryant nomination.

    Where does Bryant stand on employment law?

    If Bryant ran, hopefully opp. research would uncover all the things he has said and over the years.
    This would be the guy who got the OEA endorsement and then co-authored a bill to end teacher tenure.
    Can he be trusted to carry out anything he says while campaigning?

    Where does he stand on election and campaign finance law, on ballot measure law, on consumer protection, on the role of unions in politics? Where would he have been on major issues affecting ordinary Oregonians? What would he say about Macpherson’s PERS activities, or would that be too much detail for him to talk about publicly?

    Hate to say it, but there are ways in which Bryant makes Kevin Mannix look good.

  2. Stacey Dycus Says:

    Unlikely Neil jumps in. Word is he and his wife just bought a retirement home out of state.

  3. Stacey Dycus Says:

    And that is a very old picture.

  4. torridjoe Says:

    I’m sorry, but I wasn’t able to get past the part about Bojack being a credible insider on much of anything.

  5. Well, interestingly enough, he’s probably the only guy around who has worked full-time with both Greg Macpherson (at Stoel Rives) and John Kroger (at Lewis & Clark.) So, he at least knows something about the two of them. (And he seems to be positive about both.)

    Wasn’t Neil Bryant mixed up in the whole Smith Rock development debacle? I can’t remember the details, but I’m pretty sure there’s something there.

    (Note to the Oregonian: This, right here, is why it’s a bad thing that you don’t have public online archives. If the Oregonian is the paper of record in this state, then it’s archives are the institutional memory. Dammit.)

  6. Liz Says:

    “Word is he and his wife just bought a retirement home out of state.”

    Thanks, Stacey.

    Maybe his wife is trying the “2 places at once” trick again.

    At one point in her life, she was a teacher (middle school?). At one time in her life she worked in the office of Sen. Bryant. Most people would say someone working in a Senate office is a Senate staffer. But Mrs. Bryant would sometimes use a snippy voice and say “Sen. Bryant is married to a teacher, and you are talking to her”. Sorry, but I think a staffer who works in the capitol is a staffer in the present tense and any other job title in the past tense.

    Isn’t that like saying George Bush is married to a librarian?
    As I understand it, the former librarian Laura Bush was First Lady of Texas and is now First Lady of the US.

    Neil may know Greg and John, but my guess is that either is more careful about their use of language than Neil.

    And where does Neil stand on election law and campaign finance law?

  7. taoiseach Says:

    I don’t think you should expect answers from Bryant until (or if) he announces. Secondly, “And where does Neil stand on election law and campaign finance law?” is a question better fielded to the Secretary of State candidates.

  8. Liz Says:

    “Secondly, “And where does Neil stand on election law and campaign finance law?” is a question better fielded to the Secretary of State candidates.”

    Someone with a lot of experience in this field (most recently on PCOL) thought that might be a good question to ask both AG and Sec. of State candidates–specifically the legal basis of “pass throughs” where money donated to one candidate is then given to another candidate.
    If it is true that a check written to the campaign of John Doe is really the property of “Elect John Doe” and not of J Doe himself, isn’t that a valid question for an AG candidate of whether an AG opinion can clarify the situation or whether it will take action by either the judicial or legislative branch to clarify the issue?

  9. Jerry Atlansky Says:

    Wednesday-December 19, 2007

    Here is why Neil Bryant should not run for Attorney General in Oregon 2008…..

    Wednesday-December 19, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    We are proud to announce the endorsement of the next attorney general of the Great State of Oregon, May of 2008, Lewis & Clark Law College Professor John Kroger.

    Our organization strongly encourage you after reading the following critical data in our efforts to protect all people of their civil rights from brutality from unfit cops, please send a donation to Northwest Constitutional Rights Center: Goggle their name. We thank you in advance for your very kind donations. Oregon State Police-Citizens Review Board doesn’t accept donations.

    Did you read The Oregonian Newspaper Dec. 15, 2007 article on page C2 “woman sues for false arrest, battery?” One of the two officers charged in this law suit for alleged false arrest and excessive force filed against Portland Police Officer, Burton who was one of the officers who wrestled to subdue James Chasse Jr. whom died while in custody from many broken ribs with internal bleeding. WE THE PEOPLE, must do what ever it takes legally to stop the brutality, as also noted clearly with specifics below that not one top cop has or will dispute our three point plan to Truly Reform Law Enforcement.
    The public get 25 years to life for unjustifiable homicide and unfit cops get time off with pay.

    Wednesday-December 12, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Eriks Gabliks-Deputy Director
    DPSST-Board of Directors
    Department of Public Safety Standards & Training
    Monmouth, Oregon

    Subjects: Truly Reforming Law Enforcement
    Oregon DPSST’s top management will not protect the public from unfit law enforcement officers

    Mr. Gabliks,

    Your letter of November 30, 2007 directly below this letter makes an attempt to state that little or none of our efforts to truly reform law enforcement involves any of DPSST’s functions.

    None of your DPSST staff will need to re-read the vision, values and mission statement which includes, “delivering quality training and implementing professional standards as set by the board.” They will read our data that includes how it is directly related to your core training of all officers throughout the entire state of Oregon. Further research that our request is valid as noted in Oregon Revised Stature 181.642.

    On # 2 change in training as noted below to add to your current training at DPSST clearly are not part of your current specific actions when offending officers are using excessive force as pointed out in #1 by witnessing officers.

    1. Amend the police “Code of Conduct” policy/procedures to include:

    A. Law enforcement supervisors and line officers are required to intervene when officers use excessive force. All officers must report all excessive force incidents up the command.
    B. When officers are repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person supervisors and officers must stop the excessive force and arrest the offending officers.
    C. If a person is not attacking anyone the F.B.I. state that if officers use lethal excessive force that is unjustifiable homicide.

    2. Train/retrain specific step by step minimum to maximum force to the highest use of force in attempts to deescalate violence when time and situations permit officers to apply them against offending officers.

    3. Work with our organization to improve on the trust the public has for law enforcement by our monitoring, offering other alternatives to methods and equipment to lessen stress and risk situations.

    Mr. Gabliks, it is very sad that not one top management person with DPSST will truly start the communication directly with us on the improvements we suggested and just make broad statements that are absolutely false statements. The only motive to not comply is from top to bottom of management they will only protect the offending officers and not the general public and will not be considered “Public Servants.”

    We now will continue to send this updated Letter to All Oregonians by the hundreds each day highlighting this dire matter to shame those in power to make the changes that will be made by people with integrity.

    Best regards,

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    Good Morning Mr. Atlansky –

    The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is in
    receipt of your e-mail message dated November 30, 2007. The mission of DPSST and the Board on Public Safety Standards and
    Training (BPSST) are established by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on
    behalf of Oregonians and our functions are defined in Oregon Revised
    Statute 181. DPSST functions are limited and as such many, if not all,
    of the issues you raise are outside the purview of this agency. DPSST
    does investigate complaints that question the integrity of criminal
    justice officers but the scope of those investigations is limited and
    defined in statute. We do not have any legislative authority to
    investigate the manner in which criminal justice agencies are managed or
    the means through which they operate.

    Please direct any and all future e-mail messages to either myself or our
    Public Information Officer Jeanine John. Please do not send them to any
    other staff at DPSST.

    Thank you for your time and assistance.

    Eriks Gabliks
    Deputy Director
    DPSST

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Jerry and/or Susan Atlansky [mailto:js@atlansky.com] Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 1:40 AM
    To: Gabliks Eriks
    Subject: New letter to Truly Reform Law Enforcement!

    Friday-November 30, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Eric Gabliks-Deputy Director
    DPSST-Board of Directors
    Monmouth, Oregon

    Subject: Truly Reforming Law Enforcement

    Deputy Director Gabliks,

    Since you received our letter dated Saturday-October 13, 2007 well over one month ago as documented below this letter, all we received was one letter that future communication from DPSST and our organization will come from the public relations department of DPSST to our organization.

    Since we received not one letter from the public relations department of
    DPSST it is fair to assume that the top management of DPSST does not agree with our organization that law enforcement bureaus must be reformed in the very constructive ways that we clearly outlined.

    This letter is being distributed throughout the DPSST as all the efforts
    from many of DPSST’S members have a major stake in providing the very best standards and safety to make all people much safer.

    The progress we made in that short time is we have proudly endorsed Lewis & Clark Law College Prof. John Kroger to be the next Attorney General of the Great State of Oregon 2008 election.

    We trust this will finally open a dialogue between both our
    organizations.

    Very best regards,

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366
    This e-mail sent 12:58 A.M.

    Saturday-October-13, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board

    Eriks Gabliks-Deputy Director
    DPSST-Board of Directors
    550 N. Monmouth Ave.
    Monmouth, Oregon 97361

    Subject: Truly Reforming Law Enforcement

    Deputy Director Gabliks,

    We Honor your esteem efforts along with the entire Board to set up, monitor and requre changes to the standards required and deceritfy those
    not worthy of the positions they hold.

    Please read our two year research and investigaion on our quest to reform law enforcement.

    Your response is expected in a positive manner as we are all striving for civility in policing and top managers of bureaus throughout the Great State of Oregon.

    Very best regards,

    Jerry Atlansky

    December 10, 2007

    We are proud to announce the endorcement of Lewis & Clark Law College Prof. John Kroger to be the next attorney general Of the Great State of Oregon. Jerry Atlansky

    UPDATED LETTER TO ALL OREGONIANS

    Friday-October 12, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Honorable Senator Ben Westlund
    Oregon State Senate
    State Capitol Building Room S-318
    Salem, Oregon 97301

    Subject: Truly reforming law enforcement

    This is our sincere request to obtain your support to truly reform law enforcement. With your desire to become the next Oregon State Treasurer

    we ask for your cooperation to read the following material and decide if

    you are for the changes we are suggesting to make policing more civil which is a dire challenge?

    Please call me to set up a meeting direct with you so we can address this very important matter.

    We will include our support or non-support of you to hundreds of Oregonians each day to the following data after we receive direct information from all people that desire to be the next Treasurer of the great state of Oregon.

    Future success for Treasurer!

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    UPDATE: Governor Kulongoski will hire the next Attorney General with anyone that will NOT protect the public from out of control cops. With Attorney General Myer’s resignation, “why would the governor leave these

    matters for the public to elect the next Attorney General?” Myers term expires Jan. 2009 the governor will hire his replacement Jan. 2008. “We

    The Government, For The Government, it’s broken we must fix it.” Jerry Atlansky

    Please read the following data which is a condensed view of our organizations work to bring civility to policing, by starting at the heart of most illegal use of excessive force by the hands of out of control law enforcement officers as witnessed by other officers.

    Will you support our efforts by contacting the superiors of the 6 top law enforcement officials named in this report to require them to comply

    to our requests of three steps to save physical/mental brutality, lethal

    force by rogue cops against in many cases completely innocent people?

    1. Amend the Police “Code of Conduct” policy/procedures to include:

    (A) Law enforcement supervisors and line officers are required to intervene when an officer uses excessive force.
    (B) when officers are repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person supervisors and line officers must stop the excessive force and arrest the offending officers.
    (C) If a person is not attacking anyone the FBI state that if officers use lethal force against a person that is unjustifiable homicide.

    2. Train/re-train specific step by step , minimum to maximum force to the highest use of force in attempts to deescalate violence when time and situations permit officers to apply them.

    3. Work with our organization to improve on the trust the public has for law enforcement by monitoring, offering other alternatives to methods and equipment to lessen stress and risk situations.

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Last Subject: Randall Edwards-Oregon State Treasurer refuses to take any

    action to save lives and millions of $ each year. United States Law Enforcement is two major steps towards a “Secret Police State!”

    On July 24, 2007 Oregon Treasury Division responded to our Letter To All

    Oregonians with Randall Edwards full response, below is our reply to his

    response and two months later Mr. Edwards failed to take any action to save lives every year and many millions of dollars. Our final determination is Mr. Edwards is derelict of his duties to save money of the states funds whenever possible which would also make the law enforcement bureaus more effective and help stop the rogue cops illegal actions.

    Oregon Treasury wrote:

    Mr. Atlansky,

    Thank you for your email message to the State Treasurer Randall Edwards.

    The State Treasurer’s authority and scope of duties do not extend to law
    enforcement at the local or the state level. It would be inappropriate
    for the State Treasurer to become involved in this issue.
    Thank you.

    *PLEASE read to the very end of this e-mail Many thanks! Jerry
    Atlansky

    —–Original Message—–

    From: Jerry and/or Susan Atlansky [mailto:js@atlansky.com] Sent:
    Saturday,
    July 07, 2007 10:23 AM
    To: Oregon Treasury
    Subject: Update: Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon refuses to protect
    the public from rogue cops

    Saturday-July 7, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board

    State Treasurer Randall Edwards
    Oregon State Capitol
    Salem, Oregon

    Subject: United States Law Enforcement Is Two Major Steps Towards “A Police State!” Washington County Sheriff Gordon refuses to protect the public from rogue cops

    OPEN LETTER TO ALL OREGONIANS:

    In the fall of 2005 after the horrific police action against Fouad
    Kaady, the 27 year old man that needed medical help as he was naked,
    bleeding, burned,in shock, and had no weapons when he was located near
    the city of Sandy, Oregon a Sandy Police Officer and a Clackamas County
    Sheriff didn’t want to get blood on them, and left a Police shotgun
    unsecured on top of a police vehicle. The Police tased Kaady twice and then the cops shot and killed Kaady with 7 bullets. The cops said, Kaady said I’m going to kill you, but many witnesses said they heard no threat from
    Kaady against anyone. Per the F.B.I. that is non-justifiable homicide
    as Kaady didn’t attack anyone.

    I called the top police official in the training division of Oregon
    State Police and asked Lt.Fred, what must an officer do when he sees
    another officer repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person? Lt.
    Fred said, the witnessing officer must assist in the arrest and report
    the incident. I said what good would that do if the victim is maimed
    for life or dies due to the police brutality? Not until I said I will
    form a citizens oversight board did Lt. Fred say, I will take two steps
    to make that change.

    Seven months later Lt. Fred’s top superior, Superintendent Ruecker
    failed
    to reply to our letters and telephone calls to verify the changes we
    requested to amend their policy/procedures, add new training and work
    with our oversight board to require all officers and their supervisors
    to intervene when an officer is using excessive force as it is
    their duty too do so. We notified all Oregon State Legislators of this
    non-response from Supt. Ruecker so they pressured Ruecker’s superior
    which
    forced Ruecker to send us their code of conduct and a cover letter
    admitting that Ruecker had setup no specific data that we requested of changes to protect all Oregonians from police brutality. On December 1, 2006 Supt. Ruecker resigned as he said for the betterment of members, his family
    and Oregonians. Lt. Fred also resigned in 2006 as he was pressured
    too do so. On March 12, 2007 Supt. Ruecker’s replacement, Acting Supt. McLain said in answer to my question as we secured on video/audio tape at his senate
    hearing was, the person should file a complaint. If that was his family
    member getting beaten would that be his same answer?

    Sheriff Roberts of Clackamas County, their top cop failed to respond to
    our registered letter for 6 months asking the same question so we
    contacted all the Clackamas County Commissioners and they required
    Roberts to respond to us. A repeat of NO changes in their
    policy/procedures, training and they will not work with our oversight
    board to protect all Oregonians from police brutality.

    On July 4, 2006 we sent a registered letter to the Police Chief, Skelton
    of Sandy, Oregon again asking for the same documents; policy/procedure,
    training and reporting to our oversight board as stated above and
    without any surprise to us NO response from the the police chief.

    > On Feb. 20, 2007 I asked Portland Police Chief Sizer at a public meeting,Chief’s Forum the same question, what would you do if you saw one of your officers repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person? Chief Sizer said, I answered that question, which I replied that is a false statement! We received another video/audio tape that proves our allegation that Chief failed to respond to our police brutality question. We sent a registered letter to Chief Sizer to give her another chance to answer our dire question and she failed again to
    respond as we received NO letter or telephone call on this matter from
    her.

    On June 18, 2007 Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon replied to our, Open Letter To All Oregonians that he respects all the five top cops we named even though he doesn’t know any of them, current policy/procedures
    are working just fine, training in place is extensive and well thought out, and police oversight boards are too political to do an effective job. Sheriff Gordon failed to address our three steps to reform law enforcement until we asked him direct questions and amazing as it may seem he was the first of all the top cops we have highlighted that states, his supervisors, deputies and himself would intervene if an officer is repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person. Will Sheriff

    Gordon amend his Code of Conduct policy/procedures, add new training and work with our oversight board, not in this lifetime…..he talks the talk but refuses to walk the walk.

    Since the Nixon White house we have had a meltdown in personal
    integrity.

    All 6 top cops were made aware they are in violation of their sworn
    oaths of office, and many violations of Oregon State and United States
    Constitution Laws and that this data has been given to federal agencies
    as our very top state officials, the governor & the attorney General
    condone the 6 top cops wrong, illegal actions/inactions. The attorney
    general was pressured to author a new bill, Senate Bill 111, “Police Excessive
    Force” but refused to even consider our formal 3 amendments to the
    senate bill to protect all Oregonians as stated above to all the 6 top
    cops of Oregon.

    The amendments we are requesting to the Code of Conduct should read:
    1. Law Enforcement supervisors and line officers are required to intervene when an officer uses excessive force as it is their duty.
    2. When officers are repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person supervisors and line officers must stop the excessive force and arrest the offending officers.
    3. If a person is not attacking anyone the F.B.I. state that if lethal force is used against a person that is unjustifiable homicide.
    Without specific policy/procedures we will continue with police reports final determinations on excessive force use as, “No Department Police/Procedures violated.”

    WE THE PEOPLE, are convinced that from the very top Oregon State Officials, Governor Kulongoski, Attorney General Myers, former and current O.S.P Superintendent’s Ruecker & McLain, Sheriff Roberts Clackamas County, Portland Police Chief Sizer, Police Chief Skelton City
    of Sandy and Sheriff Gordon Washington County not only refuse to protect
    all Oregonians from Rogue Cops, they don’t care about the people that were killed in unjustifiable homicides by out of control cops which stole about 130 years away from Rubio, Kaady & Chasse men & shattered their families and friends lives. In the last 10 months these 3 cases were filed in the federal courts of Oregon and are expected to exceed over $100 million which will drain the funds to operate effective law enforcement agencies.

    The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequence of lawbreaking go from the bottom to the top of American society. Margaret

    Mead

    State Treasurer Mr. Edwards, will you please assist us to help stop the over

    150 years of “Police Code of Silence & Testilying?”

    What happens in Oregon goes Nationwide.

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    Randall Edwards-State Treasurer
    Oregon State
    Salem, Oregon

    Dear Mr. Edwards,

    We thank you for responding to our letter to all Oregonians giving many facts that 6 top cops in Oregon refuse to protect the public from rogue cops when other officers are witnessing unjustifiable brutality and lethal force. If one of your staff members submitted a very well thought out plan to save the state $100 million a year would you tell them you don’t have the authority to act on that project? We are not asking you to fire anyone, demote anyone nor force anyone to take action, what we are asking is if you care about the safety of all Oregonians and their tax money it is your duty to advise the superiors of all 6 top cops to honor their oaths of office as they are making over

    $600 thousand dollars a year and breaking the civil rights of our
    citizens.

    Please send us copies of your communications so we will be made aware progress is being made on this dire matter.
    Failure to do so and we will add your name and inaction to the hundreds of letters we are sending to all Oregonians each day.

    Best regards,

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    We are proud to announce the endorsement of the next attorney general of the Great State of Oregon 2008, Lewis & Clark Law College Professor John Kroger.

    Our organization strongly encourage you after reading the following critical data in our efforts to protect all people of their civil rights from brutality from unfit cops, please send a donation to Northwest Constitutional Rights Center: Goggle their name. We thank you in advance for your very kind donations. Oregon State Police-Citizens Review Board doesn’t accept donations.

    UPDATED LETTER TO ALL OREGONIANS

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Honorable Senator Ben Westlund
    Oregon State Senate
    State Capitol Building Room S-318
    Salem, Oregon 97301

    Subject: Truly reforming law enforcement

    This is our sincere request to obtain your support to truly reform law enforcement. With your desire to become the next Oregon State Treasurer we ask for your cooperation to read the following material and decide if you are for the changes we are suggesting to make policing more civil which is a dire challenge?

    Please contact me to set up a meeting direct with you so we can address this very important matter.

    We will include our support or non-support of you to hundreds of Oregonians each day to the following data after we receive direct information from all people that desire to be the next Treasurer of the great state of Oregon.

    Future success for Treasurer!

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    UPDATE: Governor Kulongoski will hire the next Attorney General with anyone that will NOT protect the public from out of control cops. With Attorney General Myer’s resignation, “why would the governor leave these matters for the public to elect the next Attorney General?” Myers term expires Jan. 2009 the governor will hire his replacement Jan. 2008. “We The Government, For The Government, it’s broken we must fix it.” Jerry Atlansky

    Please read the following data which is a condensed view of our organizations work to bring civility to policing, by starting at the heart of most illegal use of excessive force by the hands of out of control law enforcement officers as witnessed by other officers.

    Will you support our efforts by contacting the superiors of the 6 top law enforcement officials named in this report to require them to comply to our requests of three steps to save physical/mental brutality, lethal force by rogue cops against in many cases completely innocent people?

    1. Amend the Police “Code of Conduct” policy/procedures to include:

    (A) Law enforcement supervisors and line officers are required to intervene when an officer uses excessive force.
    (B) when officers are repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person supervisors and line officers must stop the excessive force and arrest the offending officers.
    (C) If a person is not attacking anyone the FBI state that if officers use lethal force against a person that is unjustifiable homicide.

    2. Train/re-train specific step by step , minimum to maximum force to the highest use of force in attempts to deescalate violence when time and situations permit officers to apply them.

    3. Work with our organization to improve on the trust the public has for law enforcement by monitoring, offering other alternatives to methods and equipment to lessen stress and risk situations.

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board
    Portland, Oregon

    Last Subject: Randall Edwards-Oregon State Treasurer refuses to take any action to save lives and millions of $ each year. United States Law Enforcement is two major steps towards a “Secret Police State!”

    On July 24, 2007 Oregon Treasury Division responded to our Letter To All Oregonians with Randall Edwards full response, below is our reply to his response and two months later Mr. Edwards failed to take any action to save lives every year and many millions of dollars. Our final determination is Mr. Edwards is derelict of his duties to save money of the states funds whenever possible which would also make the law enforcement bureaus more effective and help stop the rogue cops illegal actions.

    Oregon Treasury wrote:

    Mr. Atlansky,

    Thank you for your email message to the State Treasurer Randall Edwards.

    The State Treasurer’s authority and scope of duties do not extend to law
    enforcement at the local or the state level. It would be inappropriate
    for the State Treasurer to become involved in this issue.
    Thank you.

    *PLEASE read to the very end of this e-mail Many thanks! Jerry Atlansky

    —–Original Message—–

    From: Jerry and/or Susan Atlansky [mailto:js@atlansky.com] Sent: Saturday,
    July 07, 2007 10:23 AM
    To: Oregon Treasury
    Subject: Update: Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon refuses to protect
    the public from rogue cops

    Saturday-July 7, 2007

    Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
    Oregon State Police-
    Independent Citizens Review Board

    State Treasurer Randall Edwards
    Oregon State Capitol
    Salem, Oregon

    Subject: United States Law Enforcement Is Two Major Steps Towards “A Police State!” Washington County Sheriff Gordon refuses to protect the public from rogue cops

    OPEN LETTER TO ALL OREGONIANS:

    In the fall of 2005 after the horrific police action against Fouad
    Kaady, the 27 year old man that needed medical help as he was naked,
    bleeding, burned,in shock, and had no weapons when he was located near
    the city of Sandy, Oregon a Sandy Police Officer and a Clackamas County
    Sheriff didn’t want to get blood on them, and left a Police shotgun
    unsecured on top of a police vehicle. The Police tased Kaady twice and then the cops shot and killed Kaady with 7 bullets. The cops said, Kaady said I’m going to kill you, but many witnesses said they heard no threat from
    Kaady against anyone. Per the F.B.I. that is non-justifiable homicide
    as Kaady didn’t attack anyone.

    I called the top police official in the training division of Oregon
    State Police and asked Lt.Fred, what must an officer do when he sees
    another officer repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person? Lt.
    Fred said, the witnessing officer must assist in the arrest and report
    the incident. I said what good would that do if the victim is maimed
    for life or dies due to the police brutality? Not until I said I will
    form a citizens oversight board did Lt. Fred say, I will take two steps
    to make that change.

    Seven months later Lt. Fred’s top superior, Superintendent Ruecker failed
    to reply to our letters and telephone calls to verify the changes we
    requested to amend their policy/procedures, add new training and work
    with our oversight board to require all officers and their supervisors
    to intervene when an officer is using excessive force as it is
    their duty too do so. We notified all Oregon State Legislators of this
    non-response from Supt. Ruecker so they pressured Ruecker’s superior which
    forced Ruecker to send us their code of conduct and a cover letter
    admitting that Ruecker had setup no specific data that we requested of changes to protect all Oregonians from police brutality. On December 1, 2006 Supt. Ruecker resigned as he said for the betterment of members, his family
    and Oregonians. Lt. Fred also resigned in 2006 as he was pressured
    too do so. On March 12, 2007 Supt. Ruecker’s replacement, Acting Supt. McLain said in answer to my question as we secured on video/audio tape at his senate
    hearing was, the person should file a complaint. If that was his family
    member getting beaten would that be his same answer?

    Sheriff Roberts of Clackamas County, their top cop failed to respond to
    our registered letter for 6 months asking the same question so we
    contacted all the Clackamas County Commissioners and they required
    Roberts to respond to us. A repeat of NO changes in their
    policy/procedures, training and they will not work with our oversight
    board to protect all Oregonians from police brutality.

    On July 4, 2006 we sent a registered letter to the Police Chief, Skelton
    of Sandy, Oregon again asking for the same documents; policy/procedure,
    training and reporting to our oversight board as stated above and
    without any surprise to us NO response from the the police chief.

    > On Feb. 20, 2007 I asked Portland Police Chief Sizer at a public meeting,Chief’s Forum the same question, what would you do if you saw one of your officers repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person? Chief Sizer said, I answered that question, which I replied that is a false statement! We received another video/audio tape that proves our allegation that Chief failed to respond to our police brutality question. We sent a registered letter to Chief Sizer to give her another chance to answer our dire question and she failed again to
    respond as we received NO letter or telephone call on this matter from
    her.

    On June 18, 2007 Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon replied to our, Open Letter To All Oregonians that he respects all the five top cops we named even though he doesn’t know any of them, current policy/procedures
    are working just fine, training in place is extensive and well thought out, and police oversight boards are too political to do an effective job. Sheriff Gordon failed to address our three steps to reform law enforcement until we asked him direct questions and amazing as it may seem he was the first of all the top cops we have highlighted that states, his supervisors, deputies and himself would intervene if an officer is repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person. Will Sheriff Gordon amend his Code of Conduct policy/procedures, add new training and work with our oversight board, not in this lifetime…..he talks the talk but refuses to walk the walk.

    Since the Nixon White house we have had a meltdown in personal
    integrity.

    All 6 top cops were made aware they are in violation of their sworn
    oaths of office, and many violations of Oregon State and United States
    Constitution Laws and that this data has been given to federal agencies
    as our very top state officials, the governor & the attorney General
    condone the 6 top cops wrong, illegal actions/inactions. The attorney
    general was pressured to author a new bill, Senate Bill 111, “Police Excessive
    Force” but refused to even consider our formal 3 amendments to the
    senate bill to protect all Oregonians as stated above to all the 6 top
    cops of Oregon.

    The amendments we are requesting to the Code of Conduct should read:
    1. Law Enforcement supervisors and line officers are required to intervene when an officer uses excessive force as it is their duty.
    2. When officers are repeatedly beating/kicking a restrained person supervisors and line officers must stop the excessive force and arrest the offending officers.
    3. If a person is not attacking anyone the F.B.I. state that if lethal force is used against a person that is unjustifiable homicide.
    Without specific policy/procedures we will continue with police reports final determinations on excessive force use as, “No Department Police/Procedures violated.”

    WE THE PEOPLE, are convinced that from the very top Oregon State Officials, Governor Kulongoski, Attorney General Myers, former and current O.S.P Superintendent’s Ruecker & McLain, Sheriff Roberts Clackamas County, Portland Police Chief Sizer, Police Chief Skelton City
    of Sandy and Sheriff Gordon Washington County not only refuse to protect
    all Oregonians from Rogue Cops, they don’t care about the people that were killed in unjustifiable homicides by out of control cops which stole about 130 years away from Rubio, Kaady & Chasse men & shattered their families and friends lives. In the last 10 months these 3 cases were filed in the federal courts of Oregon and are expected to exceed over $100 million which will drain the funds to operate effective law enforcement agencies.

    The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequence of lawbreaking go from the bottom to the top of American society. Margaret Mead

    State Treasurer Mr. Edwards, will you please assist us to help stop the over

    150 years of “Police Code of Silence & Testilying?”

    What happens in Oregon goes Nationwide.

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366

    Randall Edwards-State Treasurer
    Oregon State
    Salem, Oregon

    Dear Mr. Edwards,

    We thank you for responding to our letter to all Oregonians giving many facts that 6 top cops in Oregon refuse to protect the public from rogue cops when other officers are witnessing unjustifiable brutality and lethal force. If one of your staff members submitted a very well thought out plan to save the state $100 million a year would you tell them you don’t have the authority to act on that project? We are not asking you to fire anyone, demote anyone nor force anyone to take action, what we are asking is if you care about the safety of all Oregonians and their tax money it is your duty to advise the superiors of all 6 top cops to honor their oaths of office as they are making over $600 thousand dollars a year and breaking the civil rights of our citizens.

    Please send us copies of your communications so we will be made aware progress is being made on this dire matter.
    Failure to do so and we will add your name and inaction to the hundreds of letters we are sending to all Oregonians each day.

    Best regards,

    Jerry Atlansky
    js@atlansky.com 24/366


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