Totality of Circumstances

Sidelwalk chalk names of people killed by police from a protest outside PPB East Precinct in 2018
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A holistic, people-centered conversation about policing in Portland and beyond, with an emphasis on community oversight, social justice activism, and alternatives to current paradigms.

 

Totality of circumstances is a legal concept with a wide usage, but in this context it is part of the framework used around police interactions with the public, in which the actions of an officer are viewed in terms of the “totality of the circumstances” at the moment of interaction, and specifically at the moment force is used against a civilian. It is a deceptive term—“totality” is viewed entirely from the viewpoint of the officer, and the factors at play in their mind, as opposed to the true “totality of circumstances” at play in the interaction—the place of the police and civilian in an unjust capitalist system; systemic and personal racism and bigotry; societal attitudes towards the mentally ill, economically disadvantaged, and certain subcultures; entrenched interests like business and police unions; structures of power at the city, county, state and federal levels; and the weight of history and the status quo.

 

Reach us at totalityradio@gmail.com

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December 17, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 12/17/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  On this week's show, we focus on the December 4 meeting of the Citizen Review Committee, whose meeting we have covered on a number of previous shows. The first part is dedicated to the "Chair's Report" segment of the meeting, in which the increasingly frustrated CRC memb... Read more

Full Interview: Donna Martin, Sister of Andre Gladen

Airs at: Tue, 07/02/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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On Saturday, July 6, 2019, the family of Andre Gladen is hosting an "Angelversary" celebration of Andre's life outside of Adventist Hospital, at the corner of SE 96th Avenue and Market Street. The event is from 11AM to 1PM. In the family's words: "Andre Gladen, a 36-year-o... Read more

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Police Raid Punk House Party in 2001

Airs at: Tue, 06/04/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  FROM THE FILES OF CIRCLE-A RADIO!! Totality of Circumstances is off this week. Instead, we have a special treat, recently digitized from the KBOO Archives: an hour-long episode of CIRCLE-A RADIO from 2001 featuring the story of a police raid on a punk show after-party a... Read more

Full Interview with Tim Ledwith, Whose Case Led to Indictments Against Two Members of Patriot Prayer

Airs at: Tue, 03/19/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  On March 12, Patriot Prayer member Donovon Flippo was arrested in connection with an assault in June of 2018. The 23-year-old Flippo is a co-defendent with Tusitala "Tiny" Toese, 22, both frequent participants in violent protest events involving the Vancouver, WA-based P... Read more

February 26, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 02/26/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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    On this week's show: --An update on the texting scandal between the PBB and Patriot Prayer, and the Community Listening Session at Maranatha Church --Live interview with members of PSU Student Union about the Disarm PSU campaign and a recent series of forums on the k... Read more

February 19, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 02/19/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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    On this week's show: --The City withdraws from the Joint Terrorism Task Force --Texts are made public between PPB Lt. Jeff Niiya and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson --Multnomah County prosecutors have been falsifying grand jury results for decades --A report from... Read more

February 12, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 02/12/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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    On this week's show: --A police shooting shut down a large sector of I-84 after cops chased a murder/robbery suspect across state lines from Washington --Public safety bills in the OR State Legislature --Update on the settlement with former Portland Sgt. Gregg Lewis ... Read more

February 5, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 02/05/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  On our inaugural show: --we try to explain the title for the first time of many --The Portland Police Association (PPA) raids AFSCME for workers at the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) --We take a look at the PPA's legal and lobbying team --Sgt. Gregg... Read more

September 24, 2019: Looking Back at the Police Union's Use of Grievance Arbitration

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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      This show is shorter than normal due to KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.  As the city, its people, and its police union gear up to start negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement for rank-and-file officers and sergeants, we are taking a look back through h... Read more