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Chief Kirkland refuses Act of Racial Profiling !

Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered 5,000 non-citizen men of middle eastern descent, aged 18-33, to be rounded up for questioning nationwide !! Acting PPB Chief Andrew Kirkland has defied the FBI by refusing !!
Attorney General John Ashcroft (who swore he was opposed to racial profiling during his confirmation hearings) has ordered that 5000 non-citizen men of middle eastern descent, aged 18-33, be rounded up for questioning nationwide, even though none are alleged to have broken any
laws. The FBI is attempting to accomplish this by asking local law enforcement agencies to do its dirty work.

The FBI has asked the Portland Police Bureau to round up 200 such men for questioning. In a brave decision, Acting PPB Chief Andrew Kirkland (Kroeker is on vacation) has defied the FBI by refusing to participate in this
systematic act of racial profiling.

Please call the acting chief at 503.823.0000 and let him know you support his decision. Please also call Portland Mayor Vera Katz at 503.823.4120 to tell her you support Acting Chief Kirkland's decision. The mayor's office will likely transfer you to an opinion line. Please leave a message there, too!

It is vital that we support good decisions and the people who make them, if we want more good decisions.
Poor Judgement on Kirkland's Part 28.Nov.2001 21:52

Concerned Citizen kbmeyer@yahoo.com

200 men who come from countries known to harbor terrorists, are on temporary Visas, are the approximate age of the Sept. 11th terrorists, and have entered the U.S. within the last 2 years are wanted for QUESTIONING. In questioning, questions are asked and answered - that's it. It makes sense to question these people and all of the other 49 States seem to think so too.

Don't blow this out of proportion. If I were called in for questioning, I would go without question because I'm innocent and have nothing to hide. I think other individuals who would like to keep the country free from terrorism would agree. Don't invite terrrorists to come and live in Oregon where they are free from being questioned.

So, please call the acting chief at 503.823.0000 and let him know you DO NOT support his decision. Please also call Portland Mayor Vera Katz at 503.823.4120 to tell her you DO NOT support Acting Chief Kirkland's decision. The mayor's office will likely transfer you to an opinion line. Please leave a message there, too!

P.S. If these people are not questioned and another terrorist attack occurs involving one of these men, you could lose someone you love. Don't let this happen. Remember, they are just being QUESTIONED, not killed.

To concerned Citizen 30.Nov.2001 14:14

Kateshvara abelo@earthlink.net

Nonetheless, I do not want local, recent citizens of Oregon "questioned", and perhaps made to feel unwelcome because they moved into an area from the "outside".
Perhaps citizens who have moved recently from the South Eastern United States should be rounded up and questioned because they might try to promote the cause of a new Confedracy.

Re: the post before last 01.Dec.2001 13:12

Really Concerned Citizen!

Yeah! and let's put cameras in every house in the US, so we can make sure there aren't any UNAMERICAN activities going on there! Gimme a break!

Questioning that just HAPPENS to be based off of nationality? Concerned citizen, I'm very concerned with your lack of conscience. It's called DISCRIMINATION.

Oh, Yeah... 04.Dec.2001 15:00

me

Yeah, we should also disregard Ashcrofts political motivations , personal philosophies and his unchecked power as a "known" White Supremist in one of the highest political offices in this country.

We should blindly jump on the " all for one, one for all...Be proud to be an American" bandwagon ( but only if you're an upper class, caucasion heterosexual christian male).

Am I the only one that is starting to see ghostly similarities between the history being played out now and those events that transpired in Nazi Germany during Hitler's reign?

I don't know about all you...but the veil of illusion is definately lifted and I am seriously paying close attention to that " man behind the curtain" or in this case, that man behind the bedsheet with flaming crosses burning in the reflection of his eyes.