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Care Not Cops screens Portlanders’ responses to Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler’s budget outside City Hall, calling for dissolution of controversial ‘Gang Enforcement Team’

Portland – With the city’s budget forums cancelled and the only hearing scheduled tomorrow during a time of community mourning for Keaton Otis, who was murdered by the Portland Police Bureau ten years ago tomorrow, community advocates took perspectives straight to the decision makers tonight to oppose increased funding for policing and demand the elimination…

By Care Not Cops May 15, 2020
Community Organizations Rally In Cars In Support Of Mass Prisoner Release

Portland, OR [05/01/2020]– A grassroots coalition of organizations representing people who are directly affected by the criminal legal system rallied in front of the Multnomah County Detention Center today to call on Governor Kate Brown, Sheriff Mike Reese, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury to release people from Oregon’s prisons, jails, and immigration jails.  This…

By Oregon DA for the People May 15, 2020
Keaton Otis Memorial-10th Anniversary

When Keaton Otis was killed by police, he was a kind, loving 25-year-old Black man. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, and a good friend. On May 12, 2010, he was driving his mother’s car and happened to be wearing a hoodie. The Portland Gang Enforcement Team spotted him. They radioed…

ICE in Oregon

Across the U.S., anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protests continue in many forms. In Portland, hundreds of protesters shut down an ICE field office in 2018 as part of a nationwide campaign called Occupy ICE. In August 2019, 100 people were arrested for partially shutting the West Side Highway in Manhattan in protest of ICE mass…

Homelessness in Portland’s Lents Neighborhood

Portland, Oregon has become known around the world as a hipster paradise. The music scene is thriving. You can grab a $9 vegan meal from a food cart on any corner downtown. “Ready for Hillary” signs and “Bernie for President” stickers decorate lawns and Subaru bumpers throughout the neighbourhoods. Portlandia, a popular show starring Fred…