[Ed. – Throw it out there, see if it sticks. No one could be taking any of this seriously at this point.]
A new lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Portland police, Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies, state police and federal officers of violating the rights of people with disabilities through aggressive police responses to racial justice protests in the city.
The advocacy group Disability Rights Oregon and four named plaintiffs allege the law enforcement agencies have used excessive force, chilled their free speech and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not making accommodations for people who are deaf, blind, have mobility restrictions or suffer from seizures.
The plaintiffs contend that their rights have been violated by the police bull-rushing of crowds without adequate notice, the use of strobe lights that trigger epileptic seizures and the use tear gas and impact munitions that indiscriminately affect large crowds of people.