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Monday, 11 September 2017 18:11

Portland Police to Stop Labeling Gang Members: ‘Disproportionately Affects Minorities’

Written by  Trey Sanchez

For twenty years, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has cataloged gang members and known associates in its databases. But after pressure from some in the community, that’s all about to be wiped clean because of arguments that minorities are unfairly targeted.

According to Oregon Live, “Police were able to add someone to the list if the person self-identified as a member of a gang, participated in a gang initiation ritual, committed a gang-related crime or displayed two or more observable signs of gang membership.”

The “gang” label would appear with the name of a suspect, as well as any other identifiers, such as nicknames, employers schools, etc., to aid police in investigations. However, the PPB is removing the designation because it was discovered that “criminal gang affiliate” was applied over 100 times each year which didn’t lead to any convictions or arrests. Another reason to retire the decades-old practice is because police are using more advanced technologies which negate any need to identify people as gang members, the report states.

"Gang violence isn't going to go away,” Capt. Mike Krantz said. "We're not pretending gang violence doesn't exist. We're just taking this one thing away.”

Krantz has been trying for two years to get the gang affiliations off the record after PPB’s database showed 81% of the 359 “criminal gang affiliates” were minorities.

Read more at TruthRevolt
Last modified on Monday, 11 September 2017 22:14

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if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then guess what.

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More Libturd Demonrats that want to peotect Criminals over law abiding American Citizens!!!

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Gang members label themselves and they're proud of it. Can you imagine if the prisons took this attitude and put opposing gang members in the same cell?

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(Updated: September 12, 2017)

Sounds like a load of crap to me! Minority status has little to do with gang activity, but some members can be identified by their ties to a particular minority community. Reality bites. Get over it.

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