Yesterday I was walking down the street in Portland and a man walking behind me screaming "fat white bitch", came up next to me and spat in my face. When I pushed him away, he punched me in the face. I called the police and despite having multiple witnesses and a record of 5+ prior assaults in the past decade, he was not arrested. The most that could be done was a temporary protection order (that cost money to file) in case I see him again. Friends, PLEASE protect yourselves because I'm afraid that you can't rely on anyone else to do it for you.