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White Woman Calls The Police On An Oregon Legislator For Campaigning In Her Neighborhood

An Oregon resident called police to report an African-American state representative who was canvassing in her neighborhood as part of her 2018 reelection campaign.

Rep. Janelle Bynum was approached by a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy telling her he was called because a resident thought Bynum looked “suspicious” walking from door to door.




Jasmine Piazzisi said she called the sheriff’s office  because she thought Bynum’s behavior was odd. “The odd behavior from the outside looking in was standing at the end of the drive with her phone for 2-3 minutes per house,” said Piazzisi. “It seemed like longer at houses with nobody home.”

Piazzisi says her family was preparing to leave for the weekend and she was a little worried. “I was just recognizing a stranger in our neighborhood and I called the no-emergency line because that’s what I thought you did when you saw abnormal activity by anyone,” she said.



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