(The Oregonian) A flier targeting Portland’s disabled residents is being posted across the city, Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights confirmed today. The office has found fliers in the Laurelhurst, Irvington and Southeast Belmont areas, and The Oregonian has confirmed postings in Eliot, as well.
The most recent flier — signed by the anonymous “Artemis of the Wild” — promises to reveal the names of 16 people in the Laurelhurst neighborhood who vote and receive disability payments. “The names of these people are being posted where they can be seen by taxpayers and the neighborhood can decide who is truly disabled,” it reads.
“The tone of the note has underlying notes of violence,” said Jeff Selby, a spokesman for the office of equity and human rights. “If someone threatens to post your name, that just seems to us like vigilantism. It’s very threatening and that’s what bothers us.