Jungle Gyms and Grenades: Chemical Warfare in Portland and the Lasting Impacts at a Nearby School

Dr. Simonis taking soil samples from the chemical weapon ridden playground at The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
Dr. Simonis taking soil samples from the chemical weapon ridden playground at The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
Picking up some impact munitions in front of The Cottonwood School with ICE directly behind me
Split handball grenades
Handball grenades, inside are the rubber balls that they shoot out when they detonate that are covered in CS powder
Rubber balls still covered in CS gas powder that we discovered in the schools yard. Pictured to the right are the smaller version
Some of the casings uncovered in the school playground, covered in chemicals in powder form
Purple and White pepper bullet filled with cancerous talc
Pepper bullet residue and powdered CS gas all over the wall at a nearby business right across the street
Remnants from a pepper bullet. Imagine if a child licked this, or a puppy licked its paws after a walk.
Pictured are images taken by Nathan Howard. This was during the wildfire relief, however it displays the same mutual aid efforts that Team Raccoon has been doing to keep children in the community safe.
Team Raccoon picking up impact munitions
Pocket Tactical OC grenade that got tossed into the schools gate
Teargas canister that got stuck in the Cottonwood School’s roof and had to be cut out
Teargas canister that got stuck in the Cottonwood School’s roof and had to be cut out
Dr. Simonis shows me where the triple chaser canister landed on the schools roof and how they had to get it out
An invoice to the Portland Police Bureau that shows proof they purchased HC
Pictured is a clear shot of the federal agent carrying the pesticide fogger that they later used to spray unknown gasses
Pepper bullet casings and chemicals in front of the schools front gate
A thick layer of pepper bullet powder on a window sill at a nearby business with heavy foot traffic, also in reach of children.
Pepper bullet powder, casings, and other crowd control munitions, also in a heavy foot traffic area
pepper bullet residue, a casing, and a burn mark in the concrete from an ignited canister
In this video Dr. Simonis walks us through the different munitions that we uncovered on the schools playground.

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Independent and Gonzo journalists. @alissaazar on Twitter @r3volutiondaddy on Instagram

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