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    JANUARY 9, 2019
Portland and Seattle Volume XLI No. 15
News ...............................3,8,10 A & E .....................................6-7
Opinion ...................................2 Dr. Jasmine ......................8
Calendars ........................... 4-5 Bids/Classifieds ....................11
to Propose
New Hate
Crime Law
AG’s office still gathering
feedback on the
proposed legislation
By Christen McCurdy
Of The Skanner News
he state attorney general’s office
is planning to introduce a bill in
the upcoming legislative session
that would strengthen the Ore-
gon’s hate crime laws.
Citing reports from the Southern
Poverty Law Center on hate-motivated
incidents in the aftermath of Donald
Trump’s election showing Oregon had
more incidents than anywhere else, at-
torney general Ellen Rosenblum said
See HATE on page 3
This image released by NBC shows hosts Andy
Samberg, left, and Sandra Oh at the 76th Annual
Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Golden Globe
Highlights page 6
to Life Wins
Clemency page 10
Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Oregon State Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson swears in Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal Jan. 3.
Susheela Jayapal steps in as the first Indian-American county commissioner
By Christen McCurdy
Of The Skanner News
usheela Jayapal pivot-
ed from a legal career
to the nonprofit sec-
tor nearly 20 years
ago. Now she’s pivoted
from nonprofits to politics.
Last week Jayapal was
sworn in as Multnomah
County’s Dist. 2 commis-
sioner, becoming the first
South Asian to hold coun-
ty office in Oregon and the
second to hold public office
in the state. Born in India,
Jayapal came to the United
States at 16 to attend school
at Swarthmore College in
Pennsylvania. After grad-
uating from law school at
the University of Chicago,
Jayapal moved to the West
Coast to work at law firms
in San Francisco and Port-
land, then went to work as
legal counsel for Adidas.
Then her career took an
unusual turn: she decided
to go into the world of non-
profits and philanthropy.
She worked with Planned
Parenthood of the Colum-
bia-Willamette, Portland
Schools Foundation, All
Hands Raised, Literary
Arts, Metropolitan Family
Service and the Regional
Arts & Culture Council.
She’s also served as a court
appointed special advocate
for children in foster care.
Jayapal’s sister, Pramila,
represents Washington’s
seventh district in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
But the newly sworn in
Multnomah County Com-
missioner said running for
office never crossed her
mind until quite recently.
“I became increasingly
concerned about what I
saw in Multnomah Coun-
ty,” Jayapal told The Skan-
ner. Too many people were
not finding a place in the
county’s economy and be-
ing displaced – and they
were disproportionately
Black and brown. Jayapal’s
district, which includes
Northeast and East Port-
land, is the most diverse in
the county.
“Part of my background
is that I see myself in those
folks in some ways,” Jayap-
al said.
Jayapal told The Skan-
ner she got interested in
serving the county in par-
ticular because of the mix
See JAYAPAL on page 3
Police Kill Black Man Suffering From Mental Illness
Andre Gladen, 36, was lying on a tenant’s door
stoop when police were summoned
The Skanner News Staff
and Wire Reports
n Sunday afternoon Portland
police shot and killed Andre
Catrel Gladen, a 36-year-old
Black man who suffered from
mental illness and was legally blind.
According to The Oregonian/Ore-
gonLive, at the time of his death Glad-
en, a California native, was staying
with his cousin, Diamond Randolph,
in outer southeast Portland.
Portland resident Desmond Pes-
caia said at about 1 p.m. Gladen
knocked on his door at southeast
92nd and Market Streets asking for
help. According to Pescaia, the man
in his doorway was dressed but wore
no shoes and said someone named
Ernest had instructed him to come
to Pescaia’s house for help. Gladen’s
twin brother, Fondre, told The Orego-
nian Ernest is the name of a deceased
cousin of theirs, and that Gladen had
been working to get in-home support
care services.
According to Pescaia’s account, he
offered Gladen a glass of water and
$10 for a MAX ride and some food;
Gladen refused and laid down in the
entry way of the home.
At that point Pescaia called police
and Gladen ran into the house. Police
have said they initially tried to cuff
Gladen, then used a Taser and fired
three shots.
See GLADEN on page 3
Andre Gladen