Portlanders Urge City Council to Slash Police Budget

Speakers at a town hall meeting asked Portland’s city council to dramatically reduce the funding of city police and instead redirect that money to community services shown to reduce crime – in addition to police budget cuts last June that President Donald Trump used to label the city an “anarchist jurisdiction.”

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Judge Asked to Block Portland Police From Assaulting Protest Medics

Attorneys in Portland, Oregon, asked a federal judge Tuesday to order police not to beat, pepper-spray or arrest medics who don’t immediately leave when police order a crowd to disperse because they are actively caring for protesters who are injured and can’t move.

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