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The system and the culture of violence has to change, it does affects desproportionaly more people of color and the poor. Immigrants are affected and potentially increasingly when the Portland police (and any other police) colaborates with the ICE police. There has been cases where the police are called for domestic violence (as an example) and after all the family end up separeted (family members been detained and/or deported) because the police called ICE or the ICE police are present in the detantion center. The 287g program that is beeen pushed by the federal government is affecting greatly and will worsen this situation, this program requieres that police collaborate with ICE. People ultimatelly don't trust the police, because they are afraid things will end up realy bad. Police should change and become a real sign of community safety and for that there should be change of the culture in the police and that should start with accountability and listen to the people. I know that efforts have been put into that but not enough.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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