The demonstration forced Mayor Charlie Hales to stop the meeting, but city commissioners soon reconvened in a secure, third-floor room to vote while protesters from Black Lives Matter and Don't Shoot Portland were kept below.Amid chants and shouts from below, the commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of the new contract, setting off another round of protests that briefly blocked public transit in the downtown core.A Mann Act violation carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a0,000 fine.A Travel Act violation carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a 0,000 fine.
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Police used pepper spray and arrested 10 people as demonstrators stormed City Hall in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday trying to stop the City Council from voting on a new police contract that includes more pay for officers and raised questions about the future use of body cameras.
Police said Wednesday evening they had arrested nine people but later revised that number to 10.
PORTLAND, OR—Today federal indictments were unsealed charging eight Portland-area pimps with violating the Mann Act and the Travel Act by transporting young women from Portland across the country for prostitution, including to Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Anchorage.
The defendants include Mark “Meezilini” Miles, Jr., 36; Steven “Flawless” Huffman, Jr., 40; Jorge “Baby Slim” Ortega, Jr., 32; Jermaine “Chocolate” Hankins, 38; Michael “Mackin Mike” Willis, Jr., 28; De Shawne “The Don” Howard, 23; Samuel “Sammega” Howard, Jr., 32; and Camillio “Killa” Carradine, 33. “These young women, far from home, are being placed in grave danger so that their pimp can buy himself a Mercedes or a Cadillac or an expensive pair of jeans.
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