In the Sunday edition of the Oregonian there is an article about the peaceful rally on Saturday. A police officer told a protester that the government is eliminating Social Service programs to finance police presence downtown. The writer said this was said "sarcastically" which would indicate either maliciousness or the cop thinks this is funny!
It is time for the city to stop using "human shields" to carry out their agenda of silencing it's citizens! In her press conference last week she said that the police presence at demonstrations will be financed in part by the programs designed to take care of our most vulnerable population. She DIDN'T say that we won't be able to afford a proffesional baseball team, which she's obviously hot for.
Her attitude of indifference toward seniors, disabled folks, mentally ill, and low income people has apparently spread throughout city government. I believe we need a very different Mayor in Portland.