lesson to STFU. Witness the minutes of the Eugene Police Commission meetings for April
12th (PDF file of minutes here):
Deb Frisch directed her remarks to Lt. Fellman as Chief Kerns’ designee. She commended
the Eugene Police Department (EPD) for using what she considered the optimal levels of police
presence during the evacuation of the Occupy Eugene encampment and the State of the City event.
She suggested it was evidence of increased quality in the department’s strategic thinking. Referring
to media reports that no charges would be filed in the death of Rick Youngblood at the Occupy
Eugene site, Ms. Frisch compared Mr. Youngblood to Trayvon Martin in that both were marginalized
by society and objected that no one had been charged in the Youngblood case. She considered it a
black eye on the department after an otherwise stellar department performance at Occupy Eugene.
and May 3rd (PDF file of minutes here):
Deb Frisch – She relayed that the Commission provides a voice of the public to the Police Department. She believes that the Commission should be taking action, rather than just
having informational items. Perhaps there should be more public hearings, so more people
would be encouraged to attend. Also, the formality of the Commission meeting sometimes