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PROTEST JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE VOTE WEDNESDAY

The City Council looks to rubber-stamp this "Terrorism Task Force" tommorrow
(Wed) at 10am. Support our protest.
The City Council looks to rubber-stamp this "Terrorism Task Force" tommorrow
(Wed) at 10am. Support our protest against continuing the Portland Police Red
Squad's 70 year record of suppressing dissent. The FBI's local flak,Beth Anne
Steele, says (WW, 9/12/01) "Only in Portland has there been such an uproar over
it." Good for us!

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Sneaky terrorism task forces 26.Sep.2001 21:04

Diane Lane seeksjustice@hotmail.com

If it is true that no other city besides Portland is protesting the existence of a joint terrorism task force, it is probably because most citizens aren't aware of their existence.
Last year, the ordinance for the Portland task force was quietly to be voted on by City Council without public discussion. An activist, attending the usual Wednesday City Council meeting for another matter, happened to spot the issue on the Council's consent agenda.
Also, there are only 34 task forces (so far) and most are quite new.
San Francisco is the only city I know of that knew about plans to create a terrorism task force and successfully prevented its official formation. (SF police officers attend the city's task force meetings, but don't participate in its activities.)