PRESS CONFERENCES

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December 14th, 2020

Graphic with Red House on Mississippi logo at top with text that reads: 9am Monday, December 14, 2020 Contact: redhouseonmississippi@gmail.com Kinney family clears up misrepresentations and pushes through successful demands as the world watches. While slander of Afro-Indigenous Kinney family continues, Kinney family successfully demands Mayor’s office to promise law enforcement will not take action against Red House occupants in exchange for reopening of city street. Portland, Ore.We are grateful for the support that people across the country and beyond have brought to the Kinney family’s battle against gentrification in real time—and we couldn’t be more energized to see what it looks like for a community to truly come together to support an Afro- Indigenous family. As we celebrate these big strides, it’s important to clarify the huge forces that the Kinney family continues to be up against. In the past week we’ve seen public officials, Portland Police, and Multnomah County Sheriffs brutalize the Kinney brothers and Red House land defenders, desecrate the Kinney family fourth-generation home, and publicly decry an Afro-Indigenous led grassroots movement to set a target on the backs of the Kinney family and their supporters.

December 10th, 2020

Graphic with Red House on Mississippi logo at top with text that reads: 10:30am December 9, 2020 Contact: redhouseonmississippi@gmail.com Afro-indigenous family files in us supreme cAfro-Indigenous Family Files in US Supreme Court to Save Their Historic Family Home; Hundreds Rally to Physically Defend Kinney Family Home Press Conference: 1pm PST, 12/9/20 Live and via Zoom (email for zoom link)[PORTLAND, Ore] The battle to save the Afro-Indigenous Kinney family’s home continues to growing the streets and in the courts. Most notably, the three-month long occupation ignited yesterday as growing crowds of supporters arrived in numbers to physically defend and protect the home from a raid and forced removal by Multnomah County Sheriffs and Portland Police Bureau.

December 9th, 2020

Graphic with Red House on Mississippi logo at top with text that reads: 10:30AM DECEMBER 9, 2020, CONTACT: REDHOUSEONMISSISSIPPI@GMAIL.COM, Afro-Indigenous Family Files in US Supreme Court, to Save Their Historic Family Home;, Hundreds Rally to Physically Defend Kinney Family Home, Press Conference: 1pm PST, 12/9/20, Live and via Zoom (email for zoom link), [PORTLAND, Ore] The battle to save the Afro-Indigenous Kinney family’s home continues to grow, in the streets and in the courts. Most notably, the three-month long occupation ignited yesterday as, growing crowds of supporters arrived in numbers to physically defend and protect the home from a, raid and forced removal by Multnomah County Sheriffs and Portland Police Bureau.

December 8th, 2020

Graphic with Red House on Mississippi logo at top with text that reads: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 8, 2020, 4:55 PM, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau, Lead Violent Eviction and Sweep, Clash with Community in, Latest Chapter of Kinney Family Fight to Save Historic Home, Events took place amidst federal and state eviction moratoria, PORTLAND,OR: In the early morning hours of December 8, 2020, riot officers with the, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, and possibly other law enforcement, agencies, violently dismantled the 75+ day 'Red House' encampment in North Portland. Along, with sweeping the encampment, which supports and surrounds the Red House, officers entered, the home itself, destroying its interior, and violently arresting two residents - injuring at least one., (This story is developing.)

November 12th, 2020

Graphic with Red House on Mississippi logo at top with text that reads: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, New Targeted Arrest is a Direct Attack on Afro-Indigenous Kinney Family, and Campaign to Save Family Home, On November 5, the youngest son of the Kinney family, Michael Kinney, was arrested while on his, way home from getting a burrito. The family has been embroiled in a three-month process to fight an, illegal eviction in violation of Governor Brown’s eviction moratorium due to the COVID crisis. Three, months into their eviction blockade campaign and two years since first filing their federal lawsuit, the, Kinney family is facing escalating attacks from law enforcement., “Leaving my neighborhood Mexican restaurant Burrito Azteca I was wrongfully arrested and tied to, BLM protests that firsthand witnesses could attest that I had never attended,” Michael Kinney said., “An unmarked, undercover minivan stopped at the scene. I asked him to film the arrest, and that’s, when he identified me as a Kinney family member. I then recognized him as Deputy Sheriff Jones,, who was carrying an assault rifle at the time of my family’s eviction. While kidnapped I was placed in, solitary confinement with no access to a phone.

October 20th, 2020

Graphic with text that reads: Friends of the N. Mississippi Ave. Kinney Family. NEWS RELEASE. For immediate release. Contact: William Nitche 503-539-3784 (cell), email: w.nietzche1@gmail.com, Local Family Seeks to Get Their Home Back, Multi-year fraud and deceit nightmare culminates in recent eviction at gunpoint, Portland, Ore. – On the morning of September 9, County Sheriff Patrol arrived with assault rifles to a historic , home on North Mississippi Avenue. They proceeded to forcibly evict the elderly William Kinney, Jr., his wife, , Julie Metcalf, and their two adult sons from their long-time family home. They even handcuffed and detained , the two sons in the patrol vehicle while removing the parents from their home., We are saddened to hear of families losing their homes to foreclosure, but assume they just didn’t pay their , mortgage. However, the Kinneys only had a relatively small second mortgage and it was not in default. Further, , the Kinneys made repeated efforts to clarify the situation and fight the intended foreclosure through the lenders , and the courts, but the judges of two courts still allowed the fraudulent foreclosure to proceed.