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Portland Police Union President Says City Is "On The Precipice Of A Gang War"

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times,

The president of Portland, Oregon’s police union said in a blistering new statement that the city is on the brink of war.

“We need to talk about the elephant in the room: gun violence. We are on the precipice of a gang war,” said Daryl Turner, head of the Portland Police Association.

Police in the state’s largest city had responded to 357 shootings as of May 9, an increase of over 100 percent from the same time period the year prior.

Portland dealt with a jump in violence in 2020, with both shootings and murders skyrocketing, along with near-nightly riots that regularly diverted attention from 911 calls.

Officials in the city have tried addressing both matters, escalating the response to rioting and approving $6 million to combat shootings.

But the city has not brought back the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) and none of the new funding went to the police. That’s on top of the City Council cutting money for the police force in 2020.

Turner said that commissioners “only use data when it serves their political agendas” and called what he sees as a continued ignorance of statistics and shifting of blame unacceptable.

“The GVRT proactively policed with a holistic approach, building partnerships and relationships to get illegal guns off the street. It’s obvious to everyone except for City Council that more guns and increased gang activity mean more violence,” he said in the new statement.

City Council members are now focused on making additional cuts to the Portland Police Bureau’s budget, which will not address the gun violence epidemic, according to Turner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will obviously continue to degrade the quality of life for Portland residents, and that....is a horrible shame, on the part of its City Council.

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Portland is in the middle of a gang war already

George

Democrats vs GOP, two gangs of organized crime.

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