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Portland police once threw dead possums at her family restaurant. Now she’s running for mayor.

Teressa Raiford was 11 when her grandparents found dead possums outside Burger Barn, one of the city’s only Black-owned restaurants. The officers responsible called it a prank, not a racist attack. Raiford, now the founder of the non-profit “Don’t Shoot PDX,” is a write-in candidate for Portland’s mayoral election on Nov. 3. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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    Good luck Teressa … your community is proud of you.
    Thank you for sharing your history… 💌✌🏽🙏🏽✊🏽

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