CALL OUT TO ALL RADICALS!
PCC is hosting a special panel presentation on Police Use of Force and Accountability on Monday, April 19th, 2010 that the organizers are attempting to frame around the issue of Police Reform.
As radicals, we must be physically and vocally present wherever this conversation is happening in an effort to break the conversation from being boxed within the framework of NGO/Non-Profit and Vangaurdist Reformism. We must be present to sow seeds of distrust in the state and their false solutions. Nothing less than the self-determined action of the people will put an end to police violence in our neighborhoods.
T.J. Browning, Chair of Portland Police Bureau Advisory Committee will be present. Let them know how you feel!
Below they mention the following:
"The purpose of the panel is to promote education, awareness and responsible action on this volatile topic which is relevant to all people in Portland, the state, and the nation."
Obviously the distinction between "responsible" action and other forms of action is being made. Let us have a great presence and let it be known that we cannot tolerate this trash-talking and divisive behavior. The People UNITED will NEVER be defeated!
Portland Community College is hosting a special panel presentation on Police Use of Force and Accountability on Monday, April 19th, 2010. The 90 Minute panel presentation will start a 6:00 PM at the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium in Room 104, at Portland Community College - Cascade Campus. PCC Criminal Justice Professor Aaron T. Olson will serve as the moderator.
The following individuals and organizations have confirmed their participation as members on the Panel on Police Use of Force and Accountability:
1. Dr. T. Allen Bethel, President of Albina Ministerial Alliance
2. Jo Ann Bowman, Executive Director of Oregon Action
3. T.J. Browning, Chair of Portland Police Bureau Advisory Committee
4.Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Vice President of Albina Ministerial Alliance and Chair of Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition of Justice and Police Reform
5. Skipper Osborne, CEO of Truth and Justice for All (Former President of Portland NAACP)
6. David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon
The panel presentation is being sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department of Portland Community College and is open to all Portland Community College students and the public. The purpose of the panel is to promote education, awareness and responsible action on this volatile topic which is relevant to all people in Portland, the state, and the nation. The following topics will be addressed:
1. Synopsis of Oregon Revised Statute On Deadly Physical Force and Physical Force.
2. Synopsis of Tennessee v. Garner and Graham v. Connor
3. Excessive Force Definition by the International Association of Chiefs of Police
4. Assessment of Portland Police Bureau Pattern and Practices
5. Annual Performance Evaluations
6. Citizen Review Committees
7. How to Hold the Police Accountable and What Action Can Be Taken?