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February 15, 2017
Week in Review
Teen Killed in Police Action
Family grieves to
honor his memory
Family and friends gathered Sunday to remember
17-year-old Quanice Hayes, affectionately known
as “Moose,” at a candlelight vigil in the parking lot
of the Banfield Pet Hospital off of Northeast 82nd
Avenue. Haynes was killed on Thursday morning as
police responded to a car prowl at the animal hospi-
tal. It was moments after an armed robbery of a man
who had his EBT card stolen at the nearby Portland
Value Inn at 1707 N.E. 82nd Ave.
Police said Hayes fled when they encountered
him and he was shot and killed by Officer Andrew
Hearst outside a home on Northeast Hancock Street.
According to the state medical examiner, three shots
hit the teen, but none stuck him in the back, disput-
ing reports on social media. A replica gun was found
near Hayes, police said.
Hayes’ mother, Venus attended the vigil and called
for the community to come together in mourning
and to honor the life and light that Quanice brought
to those near to him.
She asked at the public not to speculate on the
circumstances of the death, but instead to offer in-
formation to the American Civil Liberties Union of
Oregon and with internal affairs detectives with the
Portland Police Bureau.
Mayor Ted Wheeler promised a thorough inves-
“When the person who is killed is a black teen-
ager, it taps into deep historical wounds; we can’t
sit here today and ignore what’s happening across
our country. I’m not assigning blame. I’m not as-
signing judgment today. ... What I am doing is this:
I’m affirming that the events that happened here in
Portland are happening all too often,” Wheeler said.
A historical photo shows the Portland Pacific International Livestock Expo Building in north Portland
serving as a Japanese Assembly Center in 1942, the precursor to Japanese-Americans on the West
Coast being incarcerated in what the federal government would call internment camps.
Born of Fear 75 Years Ago
Portland Community College
will acknowledge a painful mo-
ment in history to reaffirm the
college’s tenets of inclusion and
opportunity for all during a com-
munity event to mark the 75th
anniversary of Executive Order
9066, a presidential decree that
sent more than 120,000 Japa-
nese-Americans to internment
camps during World War II.
President Franklin D. Roos-
evelt’s Feb. 19, 1942 order has been
universally condemned as one that
violated constitutional protections
and for being born out of fear and
not based on any real threats.
The college invites the commu-
nity to ”A Day of Remembrance”
event to support a vision where
all people, regardless of origin are
able to equitably access and create
a successful future. The gathering
will take place on Tuesday, Feb.
21 at 2 p.m. at the Great Hall on
the PCC Southeast Campus, 2305
S.E. 82nd and Division.
The afternoon will offer an
historical snapshot of the events
surrounding the executive order. A
panel comprised of several com-
munity leaders will address such
topics as the rhetoric of hate that
leads to fear of “the other,” envi-
ronmental conditions that create
this psychological mindset, and
similar parallels to today’s public
An historical display in partner-
ship with the Oregon Nikkei Leg-
acy Center, including photos, texts
and artifacts will also be on display
through the week of Feb. 27.
The events are open to the pub-
lic and free of charge. Parking is
$2 for a two-hour permit.