There seems to be a lot of support for the idea of us lefty activist types stealing the next sheriff election. We have about a year to get someone in office, and need 80,000 Multnomah county votes to do it.
Just think how much better things would be if we RAN a policing agency here, rather than having some powerless "citizen oversight board" or other neutered group of people. The problem? We have to chose a candidate!
So line up the nominations. We need a non-felon, non-domestic abuse convict who is a citizen of the US and lives in Multnomah county. Someone who is on "our" side, but is clean cut enough to get the votes. Someone who has enough cash or charisma to fund a campaign (estimates run around 150,000 bucks to win this election, but a lot of that can come from each of us giving a buck or two each). Ex-cops, veterans or retierees that have a decent political view would work out great. We also need to think of the elected judges, we can take over a few courtrooms too!
So, start listing names! Let's start begging people to run!
This is no pipe dream, we do not need everyone to suddenly fall in line, we can use the current system to TAKE OVER ! ! ! ! !
WE CAN TAKE OVER!
WE CAN TAKE CONTROL!