Early in its musical history, the Portland punk scene saw the emergence of a magazine, the Oregon Organizm, written and edited by an influential band member of the time, James Chasse. With a close friend performing as lead singer of The Wipers—an influential punk band that made an impact on groups like Nirvana—James became a well-known member of his society. In 2006, tragedy struck, when James died during a highly controversial arrest by Portland police in downtown. This documentary follows his musical rise, decline and tribulations, along with a modern perspective on a police case increasingly relevant today.
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