Portland and Homeland Security: An Interview with Dan Hendelman of Portland Copwatch.

Thanks for joining us for another edition of On The Block Radio.


On today’s show:

PA Prison Report Headlines.

-Historic prisoners’ strike in Georgia shuts down six prisons

-Jailhouse lawyer held in freezing cell; stripped of legal property in solitary confinement

Interview.

In the wake of the arrest of 18-year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Portland, we speak with Dan Hendelman of Portland Copwatch about:

–Portland’s status as a city that has rejected becoming a partner of the FBI in its National Joint Terrorism Task Force

–recent FBI surveillance of Hendelman and Portland Copwatch

–the fear that the arrest of Mohamud might lead to a stronger collusion between the FBI and local Portland police in future law enforcement efforts in the city.

Special Thanks.

The PA Prison Reports are compiled by Andy and Bret of the Human Rights Coalition based on the accounts of prisoner correspondents and the investigations of HRC members.  From the compiled data, the reports are re-written by Andy into the narratives you hear on “On The Block Radio.”  Many thanks.  To access written transcripts of the PA Prison Reports, please go to: www.hrcoalition.org.

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