other states do you think your police are to violent?
There is even a website that tracks all of the incidents we have with the police in this city.
We an unusual amount of shootings, and deaths in custody. Our new Police Chief has even gone on record stating that our officers need more training in regards to how to deal with mentally ill people, and how to deal in situations without shooting first and asking questions later. Not to long ago a suggestion was made in the police department for mental health professionals to travel along with officers on duty in order to instruct/train/teach them how to interact with the public (especially the mentally ill) better.
Answer by pixie_trix at 1:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
I live in Downtown Portland.. I have lived in downtown for over 20 years . I grew up in Portland, left for college/Peace Corps, returned here.....
Yes, our Police are trigger happy. Our Mayor also agrees, so do some members of the police department. A survey was conducted around 6-8 months ago, 2-3 months ago, Sam Adams (our Mayor and police commissioner) was on the radio discussing the survey (which I did fill out as well). One of the questions on the survey asked if "you" feared your neighborhood, or being out at night..that sort of thing. The #1 answer amongst those who filled out the survey was this..... Most feared the police in this city over anything else. We have had some crazy incidents. One this past year was a fur protester set himself on fire (idiot.) outside a fur store. The officer responding. Sprayed him with an industrial sized can of mace instead of a fire extinguisher.
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