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Rose Festival Crackdown

Street roots reported, in the latest issue that came out yesterday, that the Portland Police and Parks Bureau will launch a crackdown on Waterfront Park and in the downtown region concerning drug activity starting May 14th.

The police and the parks are saying that only drug dealers will be effected by these sweeps, but homeless advocates are saying people experiencing homelessness are already being targeted. Some of the same laws that have been being used for months/years, like the Title 14, sit-lie law will be used to move people around.

The new paper also has an article on Section 8 cuts by Bush and his group of compassionate conservatives. 1 billion dollars will be cut from the affordable housing vouchers. Freaking amazing! [ comment on this article... ]

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