House Bill (HB) 2002 HB 2002 would prohibit police from making arrests for about 20 misdemeanor crimes, including criminal trespassing, second and third-degree theft, and interfering with public transportation. It would restrict police from stopping motorists for a broken light and require officers to identify themselves to motorists and cite a reason for a traffic […]
Community input and reasoned deliberation are required to enact effective police reform.
Like you, we at PSAC are overcome with shame and frustration as we witness yet another generation of brown and black children lose the sense of safety and belonging that is their fundamental right of all. More than ever, these times demand that we come together to openly confront racist oppression and discrimination in all […]
Action Needed Now! Overview For many years, Old Town has been the major epicenter of the homelessness in Portland. With the current pandemic, the situation in Old Town has reached crisis proportions with countless tents lining the streets, mounds of trash creating unsanitary and health threatening conditions and with a significant upsurge in crime as […]
Like many across our nation, we have watched in horror as so many black lives have been brutally taken. The tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor in recent weeks has shaken us all. We are overcome with shame and frustration as we witness yet another generation of brown and black children […]
As we work our way through the Covid pandemic, we have to ask what our city will look like when we return to whatever our new normal will be. The pandemic will sadly leave many in dire straits, which is already resulting in an uptick in criminal activity. In March 2020, as the economic and […]