"It is the responsibility of all citizens, not just the police, to stop crime before it becomes troublesome"
Officer Jeff Myers, Portland Police Senior Neighborhood Officer, Nob Hill Business Association Crime Prevention Committee
Today I am going to be one of several observers/reporters who have decided to follow one of Portland's "finest", hack, hack, cough, cough, bleah! Wow, was that hard to even think about and type. Why would I want to be around one of these jerks all day? I figure that if they know that they are being CLOSELY watched and followed they will be a lot less likely to do something that would compromise what little rights and freedoms we all have left. There are about 20 officers that long ago proved that they are not on the force (good descriptive, that!) not to serve and protect but to bully and destroy. If I end up being bored all day and nothing happens, GREAT! If MY buddy Myers, who I have chosen, behaves like a human all day long, smiles, pats babies on the head instead of spraying them, is courteous to bicyclists instead of trying to tackle one down for having legal fun, GREAT! From what I understand, if I follow at a safe distance with my cameras and binoculars do not interfere with anything that he is doing, there is nothing illegal that I can be charged with. Besides, there will be people watching the watchers, both other police, who DO take seriously their oath to serve and protect, and citizens with cameras and video cams... ... ...