Portland Awakens

This City Will Not Sleep

This article first appeared in It’s Going Down

Tear gas and flash bang. Source: Z (Instagram)

In the beginning, we were many. We were thousands. Exploding into the street after watching a video of horror both strange and all-too-familiar: a video of a nine-minute murder, of a killer indifferent to the pleas of the bound man he choked and crushed to death. Broad daylight, on film, unprosecuted. Another police…