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Re: “Law and Disorder

While it's very important that law enforcement officials are scrutinized on the appropriate use of force, I think this article should have focused on arrest procedures in Bend (in general) and not that of this gentleman. There is an inference that the Bend Police Force might be racist by dovetailing this article into the highly controversial Ferguson shooting.

Additionally, because one eyewitness said "...she was worried they were kicking the man and treating him more roughly because of his race," is merely her opinion. I think that's out of order to include.

I'm not bashing the article as a whole, in fact you have a fantastic Q/A that answers questions that the public is likely wondering in the area. I just feel a bit uneasy that it took an incident with a black teen for the story to be written. It probably should have been written sooner.

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Posted by j_macd on 10/15/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Room for Improvement: Critics say overnight room rental rules don’t protect public health

Okay I have a serious problem with this article. I did some research and I can't quite get over the feeling that the "neighbors" in this article might be a competing Bed and Breakfast right next door. A quick Google search shows that next door to Pegi Malnik is a B&B called Cabin Creek Bed & Breakfast. What is the real motivation for this article? Is it to complain about a legitimate problem in Central Oregon or is this inspired by someone who is having a tough time competing with a legal ("legal under city and county code") business that doesn't have to pay zoning fees because they don't serve food (which seems to be the difference between these two neighbors). Although this story is mildly interesting, wouldn't it be better to focus on daycares that operate in a home, pet sitting or other home business that (if unchecked) could have more of a negative impact on the local community? Lastly for "total disclosure's sake", I have stayed in an AirBnB and I thought it was a great experience. These business are reviewed by those who stay there (both positively and negatively) so if someone doesn't change the sheets or something else, it goes on record. With so many people who got "caught" following the housing downturn, AirBnB (and services like it) have kept people from losing their homes completely.

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Posted by j_macdo on 08/06/2012 at 2:45 AM

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