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12 Oct, 18 tweets, 3 min read
Content warning for descriptions of police behavior.

People for Portland is now running youtube ads where they use a grieving mother to push the disingenuous claims that body cameras and hiring 300 racist cops from the suburbs will somehow provide us with safety and justice.
The Portland Police Bureau has beaten protestors to near-death, executed children, shot someone 9 times in the back, assassinated an unarmed man, ON VIDEO, and still gotten away with it. Do you think body cams will somehow change the use of force guidelines that protect them?
Body cam implementations rarely result in what the proponents hoped for. Victims, if they survive, are more likely to get a settlement but cops rarely face charges. Even when caught on video! And they almost NEVER face consequences for just not turning them on in the first place.
You could have a 4K video of a white cop from Vancouver yelling a racial slur as he unloads a magazine into a group of children, but as long as he *PERCEIVED* a threat, an imaginary gun, sharp object- or even an aggressive tone, he will get away with it. Even "progressive" DA
Mike Schmidt has sided with police on cases where they were clearly in the wrong, recorded, from multiple angles. The fact that the main people who want body cams are the completely untouchable police union and the rich white people they serve should be a serious red flag.
And then you get to the issue of hiring more officers. Portland PB has a large number of vacancies, and they love to blame everyone but themselves. Hundreds of cops have retired, or transfered to the much "friendlier" (pronounced ray-cyst) jurisdictions where they live.
Why the FUCK are they asking for more funding if they can't even fill the spots they have now? How dare these cops drive over from their comfortable suburbs to a city gripped by inequality and greif and still have the audacity to ask for more money? For what? To import racism?
The Portland Police are the worst financial investment in Portland history. They get over $200,000,000 a year and have virtually nothing to show for it! Portland had an increase in crimes and their clearance rates were abysmal even before the pandemic, protests, or "defunding".
Every year we ask our teachers and nurses and libraries and firefighters and working class people to make do with less. Every year a different social program loses funding, more people end up homeless or hungry. But not the police. They have more funding than they've ever had!!
And they still want more! Nevermind that increased policing hasn't worked anywhere else. Nevermind that the only proven way to stop crime and violence is to provide people with adequate social services & meet their needs. No. We're gonna double down on more guns as the solution.
What people need to understand is that Ted Wheeler, People for Portland, IPAC, PBA, etc don't actually want to stop the violence. They don't want to help people in need. They want a monopoly on said violence, and they want to not have to look at the people in need. By any means.
And the worst part is that they are now lumping this bs with the funding for Portland Street Response, which is the only actual solution out of the three. Our community is vehemently opposed to their agenda, so they fabricate data and consensus and make it a package deal anyway.
No amount of city council testimony, or playing by their rules, is going to sway these parasites. They want you to "follow the process" because they control said process and that is the least effective thing you could do. Even voter-approved city ordinances are meaningless.
Where is the police oversight we voted for? Where is the campaign finance reform that was supposed to prevent people like Ted Wheeler and Vanessa Sturgeon from buying elections? Why the fuck was Clean & Safe renewed? Why haven't homeless people been housed yet? It's been YEARS.
These bastards are more concerned with turning Portland into the next San Francisco instead of making the city livable for the ppl already here! And they will gladly watch us starve before they let dignity or life stop them.
Well, we're just getting started motherfuckers.
Sorry for this long ass thread feel free to ignore but that commercial just really pissed me off.
And if this makes you upset, it should!! We have been robbed of agency and even wanting a life with dignity is seen as "far left extremism!"

OUR FAMILIES ARE DYING BECAUSE A TRUST FUND BABY WHOS GRAND PAPPY MURDERED NATIVES AND STOLE A FOREST IS TOO SELFISH AND RACIST TO HELP.
AND THERE'S AN ENTIRE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDIA, GOVERNMENT APPARATUS, AND LAWS DESIGNED SO THAT ONE COUNTRY CLUB'S WORTH OF OTHER TRUST FUND BABIES AND "REAL ESTATE MAGNATES" CAN DECIDE THE FATE OF 1,000,000 OF US!!!!

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