Here is the open letter to the citizens of Portland.
link to media.oregonlive.com
The Police Association (think: officers holding signs and chanting "We Are All Chris Humphreys") is now trying it's hand at being a political organization advocating for change within society at large. The change they ask for? They want all of the business men and women who are heartbroken at having their lovely park all dirtied and ruined by disgusting "occupiers" to stand up and fight back against this cruel injustice. They insist that the vast majority - the true 99% - actually have more to gain by calling on the city to shut down the unruly, dangerous occupation. "Officers have been assualted!" they insist (without citing any references). Apparently we are all now guilty until proven innocent.
I seriously hope that this letter gets through to all of those within the occupy camp who still think of the police as working-class heroes and allies. Perhaps if this letter doesn't get through then the batons that officers are now required to carry will.