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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 05:59 AM

Lawless city?' Worry after Portland police don't stop chaos

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/lawless-city-worry-portland-police-stop-chaos-80613763

"PORTLAND, Ore. -- A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this week smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in damage but police officers didn't stop them.

Portland Police Bureau officials say that's because of legislation passed by Oregon lawmakers this year, which restricts the tools they can use to confront people vandalizing buildings and causing mayhem"
"The reason that we did not intervene goes back to what we talked about last month with House Bill 2928 and the restrictions placed on us in a crowd control environment, Portland Police Lt. Jake Jensen said in a neighborhood meeting Thursday."
"However there is an exception when the circumstances constitute a riot and if the officer using the chemical incapacitant reasonably believes its use is necessary to stop and prevent more destructive behavior."
"On Tuesday, police say 35 separate locations were targeted including banks, retail stores, coffee shops, and government buildings.

Authorities say although police did not directly intervene, officers did give direction to disperse over a loudspeaker and a Mobile Field Force moved in, at which point the crowd splintered."

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CentralMass Oct 2021 OP
TreasonousBastard Oct 2021 #1
captain queeg Oct 2021 #2
CentralMass Oct 2021 #3
Historic NY Oct 2021 #4

Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:08 AM

1. When did the Portland cops move to Keystone?

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:29 AM

2. They are mad about the efforts to rein in some of their actions

They are going to show, whoever they are mad at, by standing around with their thumbs up their ass.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:37 AM

3. The city council and DA are getting the police force that they want.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:26 AM

4. Might they not try Handcuffs.

1 officer for every 722 residents. Perhaps all the specialized cops should be hitting the streets...instead of riding desks.

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