This is my encounter with the Portland Police at Tom McCall waterfront park on 5/5/2011 (Cinco De Mayo);
I came to check out the festivities, and soon find myself among a group of homeless youth being questioned by several officers. Me and an off-screen bike officer exchange some words after I catch his curiosity while filming his co-workers. I feel like this is an excess concentration
of police that could have taken from the security of the Cinco De Mayo event. My question is...
If all (or most) of the officers on patrol in the park are pre-occupied by this small group of
kids, who's watching your children and securing a large gathering where muggings and kidnappings can happen. Furthermore, it seems that these cops are infiltrating the group with no apparent
reason of suspicion.