Calm in the courtroom, chaos outside as ‘Peacekeepers’ object to coverage


Outside the Deschutes County Courthouse Friday, as Ian Cranston was arraigned on murder and manslaughter charges for the shooting death of Barry Washington Jr., a crowd of roughly 125 people gathered.

It was peaceful, with cheering when the judge announced that Cranston would continue to be held without bail.

But chaos erupted when Luke Richter, a leader with the local group the Central Oregon Peacekeepers, singled out a Central Oregon Daily News crew.

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The Peacekeepers have publicly criticized Central Oregon Daily News for posting a video shot on the night Washington was shot and killed.

The confrontation was verbal, not physical and there were no injuries.

To watch the entire unedited video – you can visit the Central Oregon Daily News Facebook page and watch the live video we kept recording throughout.  Warning, there is graphic language.


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