Field Notes: Black Lives Matter, Portland Justice Center, Juneteenth

Permissionless Field Notes chronicle the journalist’s experience of observing and participating in direct action in order to provide context and add depth to Permissionless new stories. These Field Notes are from coverage of a Black Lives Matter protest at the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, on the night of Juneteenth.

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Video has changed police accountability. Now citizen filmmakers are getting organized.

Protests around the country, and the conflicts that have ensued, have quickly made for some of the most thoroughly documented incidences of alleged police violence in history. And amateur archivists are undertaking a massive effort to catalog each and every angle — images meant to stir outrage and demand reform.

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