NLG Testifies on Police Oversight Proposal at City Council Meeting

Community members packed City Council yesterday afternoon to testify in support of Commissioner Randy Leonard’s proposed ordinance to strengthen the Independent Police Review Division. President of the Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Ashlee Albies, was quoted saying “The police have power and authority that is unmatched in our society. A system of checks and balances is all that we ask.” The council decided to continue the hearing on March 31, 2010 at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

To learn more, see:

Oregonian Article

Mercury Article

Ordinance

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2 Responses to NLG Testifies on Police Oversight Proposal at City Council Meeting

  1. Marvelous post – and great domain by the way!

  2. I was ticketed outside of the sit/lie corridor on Sunday while playing street music in my neighborhood, over on the public sidewalk near the Bagdad Theatre. I was lectured by a young police officer who asked me for my name and my date of birth. When I asked why he wanted that information, he told me it was for his investigation. I play music and delight children with my work. Who am I hurting? I am passionate about this. I was given a ticket for noise, which is funny because it is one of the noisiest intersections around town. Even after I turned down my music. I need an attorney if I am going to fight this. I was told it might be wise to do so. Buddy Bee Anthony
    Private Citizen,
    Street Minstral.
    Activist by proxy.

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