Voices from the Edge on 08/02/12
Host Jo Ann Hardesty & Guest Co-host Roger David Hardesty discuss the 2009 passage of a city ordinance implementing a plan to address - not eliminate, but address - racial profiling by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).
READ THE PLAN HERE www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm
The PPB have been compiling ‘stop data’ to determine the role that race is playing when officers decide to stop & search Portlanders. The results indicate racial profiling continues. It’s against the city’s ordinance, the state constitution & written police procedure, but racial profiling remains in practice.
READ JUNE 2012 MEDIA COVERAGE OF STOP DATA HERE portlandobserver.com/
Studio guests Anthony Gibson and Isaiah Carter will describe recent interactions with the Gang ‘Enforcement’ Team. Were they driving a car that was too nice for the neighborhood?
On 23 July, Videographer Joe Anybody accompanied a group of mothers as they set out on a 100-mile walk in support of human rights and dignity for children afflicted by ‘the current psycho-pharmaceutical treatment model.’ Before they could get out of Portland, the group discovered our guests, and two other African Americans, detained by perhaps a dozen members of Portland’s Gang ‘Enforcement’ Team. The human rights activists and many community members remained on the scene until the police withdrew. Once again, after an hour’s investigation under careful scrutiny by the community, no cause for arrest could be made.
VISIT M.O.M.S. HERE: andsowewalk.com/