Portland, Ore., Can’t Find Police for Unit to Fight Rising Murder Rate

Few police officers in Portland, Ore., are volunteering for a gun-violence unit that comes with increased oversight and a mission to combat racism

8/2/2021 3:00:00 PM

Few police officers in Portland, Ore., are volunteering for a gun-violence unit that comes with increased oversight and a mission to combat racism

Few officers volunteer for a new gun-violence team that comes with increased oversight and a mission to combat racism after a history of profiling.

Aug. 2, 2021 5:30 am ETLeaders in Portland, Ore., are looking to combat the city’s rising homicide rate by resurrecting a police unit focused on gun violence. But after a year of growing tension within the department, they can’t find enough officers to join.

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Since 14 job openings were announced in May, only four police personnel have applied to work with the new version of Portland’s Gun Violence Reduction Team, which was shut down last year amidlong-running protests seeking racial justiceand an overhaul of police practices. None have yet been assigned.

Portland officers say such positions, once considered prestigious, are now less desirable, given the increased scrutiny that accompanies them. The new unit has its own citizen-advisory board, instituted after the old unit was criticized by city leaders for racial profiling. A job description says qualifications include the ability to fight systemic racism. headtopics.com

“They’re demonizing and vilifying you, and then they want to put you in a unit where you’re under an even bigger microscope,” said Daryl Turner, head of the union that represents Portland’s officers.with frequent late-night street violence in the past year, as well as criticism from politicians and activists on the right and left.

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Hmm I wonder why? cops: 'I mean, I want to take down criminals, but not if it means taking responsibility for my own crimes' Cops don’t want to join a team that will be thrown under the bus every election cycle? And especially with ever moving definition of racism , they will be prime sitting ducks for the picking by our media n politicians

rolandsmartin Where are the counselors , Portland was suppose to defund the Police rolandsmartin Stop whining! Here we go again. The predominant 'White Power' dominate state, can't take the heat when 'WE' give them some 'Get Back!' Now, we're the criminals! Singing: ' Bad boys, bad boys, what U gonna do when WE come for U...ooh!

Make all the black cops go to only to black neighborhoods... white cops in white neighborhoods. Cops can’t be racist now. Just new segregation 😂. This is were leftist logic gets you... nothing making sense. Portland officials are all nut jobs. The interpretation is they don’t want “police”, they want “violence interruptors”. They want gun violence offender units to be “tension reduction officers”. This is not leadership.

Wow shocking! False narratives demonizing the police and now they don’t want to put themselves in harms way I don’t blame them one bit Imagine!?!? Cops want to be in a crime fighting unit, not a PC unit. Portland had a gun violence unit. It was disbanded by the Mayor during the riots and defund the police push last year. It had been quite successful. Gun violence and murders have sky-rocketed. A mission to combat racism is failure at the starting line and sane people know this.

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“A job description says qualifications include the ability to fight systemic racism.” Of course there aren’t many takers. Cops don’t have the ability neither do they want to fight systemic racism. Most of them are perpetrators of racism. rolandsmartin 😂🤣😂😂🤣 no!!!! Not the people that take an oath to uphold the constitutional rights of the citizens they’re suppose to serve and protect? A bunch of damn cowards!!! Stop hiring and relying on the blu klux klan to police communities

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