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Photos of Protest against police violence 9/25

I think the issue goes beyond holding the police accountable for their actions; it's also crucial to examine and question the role of the police in society--who do they really "serve and protect"and why?
Over a hundred people rallied and marched yesterday in downtown Portland against police violence, and the murders of Aaron Campbell, Jack Collins, James Chasse, Jr. and Keaton Otis. The rally and march was organized by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition, which has called for an independent Police Review Committee to investigate and oversee the use of excessive violence by the police against civilians and the need to open police union contract talks to the public. Reverend Dr. LeRoy Haynes of the AMA Coalition said, "The main goal of the rally is to continue mobilizing the community for justice and police reform....Our work is not done." While I was glad to see folks who showed up for the march, I wish more had come to voice their outrage at the police murdering people and getting away with it, and to support the ongoing struggle against police violence and lack of accountability. I think the issue goes beyond holding the police accountable for their actions; it's also crucial to examine and question the role of the police in society--who do they really "serve and protect"and why?