Portland travel video
Why hasn't anyone sued Anti-fa for violation of civil rights? There is clear video evidence of them assaulting people for simply speaking, gathering, or reporting the news. Tie their butts up in court and they won't have time to protest.
343 - Never Forget
Its better to be Pavlov's dog than Schrodinger's cat
There are three types of mistakes; Those you learn from, those you suffer from, and those you don't survive.
A good one.
"We got what it takes to take what you got." - The IRS.
Don't think this has been posted.
Because the courts toss the suits out. You can't sue an unincorporated group. They have no assets. The courts also allow wide deference for the right to assemble, protest, and associate. These lawsuits were tried agains BLM during the riots and they all failed.
La Dolce Vita
Even the progressive newspapers think the Mayor is a total Fuck-Up.
Wheeler is the absolute worst mayor ever and they've even had a child rapist and yet another mayor who had an "affair" with an underage staffer, so the bar is set pretty low.
Portland police have started voting with their feet. The Mayor mentioned hiring immigrants, you know folks with ties to the city along with a love for the USA, its founding documents, not to mention its citizens.
Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEY60irtwtc
Excellent! All of us (choir members) should watch this.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw
Seattle and Portland are fighting for the honor of being the American Mogadishu. It's a shame because my wife and I used to visit both of them a couple of decades ago. Now, you couldn't get me to go to either one of them. The only people that can change that are the voters and there is no sign that they are interested in changing their progressive overlords.
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning" -Catherine Aird
Our city just swore in a former Seattle police officer. He’s got four years experiance, well trained and motivated. We seem to have no problem keeping the force at full strength.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams
But will he release the hounds as it were? You can have as large a force as you’d like, but if they are politically hobbled, numbers don’t help. And unlike a Sheriff, city police chiefs are easily fired if they don’t follow the script.
"Live every day as if it's going to be your last, and one day, you'll be right.”
One of the Traffic blockers who did not leave when told got her nose broke and tried to sue the police and lost.
How many FREAKING times was she told to leave or arrests would be made. Announcements to leave the areas were made with plenty of warning, and yes, she was blocking traffic.
A protester who suffered a broken nose after being pinned to the ground by a Portland police officer lost her $200,000 lawsuit against the city. Margaret "Peggy" Zebroski, 68, was protesting a fatal police shooting in February 2017 when Portland police in riot gear showed up to disperse the crowd. She stayed put when police gave an order for the crowd to leave the area. Zebroski testified in court that just before being arrested, she stepped forward to help an elderly friend who had fallen on the ground, when a police officer grabbed her.
The officer told the court he thought Zebroski was attempting to interfere with police arresting another protester.
The officer who arrested Zebroski placed his knee on her head with enough force to break her nose. The criminal charges against Zebroski were ultimately dropped.
On Friday, the jury decided the city was not liable for Zebroski's injuries.
Gee, I can't imagine why all these LEOs are retiring from Portland PD...
"The bureau has 128 officer vacancies and hasn’t been able to fill them as fast as veterans are retiring, with another large wave of retirements expected in August 2020."
Portland police chief relaxes education standard for new recruits, allowing no college; may also allow tattoos above collar, beards
Updated Jun 19, 2019; Posted Jun 19, 2019
By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Facing a critical staffing shortage, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw next month is relaxing hiring standards for the bureau: A high school diploma or GED certificate now will be sufficient.
And there’s more: Tattoos above the collar and beards might also be allowed.
The change in the education requirement take effect July 1, the chief announced Wednesday.
The bureau has 128 officer vacancies and hasn’t been able to fill them as fast as veterans are retiring, with another large wave of retirements expected in August 2020.
“We will revisit the effectiveness of these changes after two years to determine if our hiring numbers have increased,” Outlaw said in a statement.
Times have changed and “what we look for in today’s police officer has evolved,” Outlaw said.
“Access to post-secondary education isn’t the same for everyone, as we know,” she said in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “Removing any potential barriers for entry allows us to increase our selection pool and also allows us to become more competitive as an employer.”
Mayor Ted Wheeler, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, supports the chief’s decision, said spokeswoman Eileen Park.
Past Portland police chiefs have grappled with the education standard for officers.
In 2001, former Chief Mark Kroeker lowered Portland’s four-year college degree requirement to the current standard: an associate degree or a minimum of 60 college credits, two years of active U.S. military duty, four years in the military reserves or two years of law enforcement experience at another agency. Former Chief Charles Moose set the four-year degree standard in 1996, arguing that the complexities of the job demanded more education.
When former Chief Rosie Sizer considered lowering the standard to a high school diploma or equivalency degree in 2007, she faced pushback from community members who attended her Chief’s Forum.
Then, some residents questioned the wisdom of lowering standards when the job demanded so many varied skills. And others didn’t like the suggestion that lowering the standards might improve diversity in hiring. But several supporters said life skills and street smarts are more important than a college education.
Outlaw said she’s choosing to align the bureau with state law enforcement standards for police certification.
The bureau will provide incentive pay to officers who pursue higher education and earn degrees. And as of July 1, applicants who hold college degrees or have experience at other police agencies will no longer have to take a National Testing Network exam. All others will have to pass the test within 60 days of being placed on the bureau’s hiring eligibility list.
Officer Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, isn’t too sure that lowering the educational standard will help the bureau, considering what he calls anti-police sentiment among some city commissioners and outspoken community members that he believes drives applicants away.
"Right now, with our catastrophic staffing issues, I don’t know if the changes in the hiring standards will help with recruits,'' he said. "People who want to come here want to be able to do the job. Right now, in the city of Portland, our hands are tied. We can’t enforce some rules, but we can enforce others.''
Turner said the bureau needs applicants who are "well-qualified'' and able to pass the bureau’s background checks, keep a cool head and think quickly on their feet.
Lt. Craig Morgan, president of the Portland Police Commanding Officers Association, said, "On its face, the GED requirement is concerning, because we really value education. With that said, we recognize the troubles with hiring and appreciate the Bureau had to try something different.''
In 2007, when Sizer floated the idea of requiring only a high school diploma or equivalency degree, then-police union president Robert King -- who is now the mayor’s public safety adviser -- was adamantly opposed and noted studies that showed a correlation between education and officers’ professionalism. At the time, King said, “Any time you step away from education as a criteria, you put the organizational effectiveness at risk.''
King said Wednesday the bureau is facing a staffing crisis that he couldn’t have imagined back then and that the bureau is “taking proactive steps to increase the applicant pool to address the risks we face due to officers shortages.”
“This adjustment is consistent with standards all across our state,” King said. The bureau "will fill the vacant positions with excellent police officer candidates,'' he said.
Turner said he’s also unsure about allowing tattoos on the neck and face.
"The Police Bureau should mirror the community it serves. Would someone with tattoos above the collar be hired by Nike or Columbia or other big corporations?'' Turner asked. "When police have someone come to their front door, especially in their time of need, what do they expect to see? They might wonder if they’re getting the service they need.''
It’s not right to judge people based on their appearances, he said, but it’s impossible to get around "first impressions.''
Morgan said he had fewer concerns about the proposed tattoo policy. "Gotta change as social norms do,'' he said.
Officers currently can have tattoos below the collar, but they’re examined to ensure there’s nothing sexually explicit, racially or sexually biased or could be viewed as discriminatory, according to the bureau. The same reviews would apply to tattoos above the collar.
Allowing beards isn’t as controversial. The main constraint: Beards wouldn’t be able to interfere with the proper fit of any police equipment or gear.
The beard and tattoo policies are in review and will be sent out for public comment. The bureau gave no estimated date for when the policies might change.
-- Maxine Bernstein
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There are a lot of MS13 parolees looking for community service opportunities.
If Portland PD can relax requirements for reading, writing and speaking English, there's some tremendous potential there.
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