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I applaud Mayor Adams for his decision and his efforts to bring reform to our citiy. I was born and raised here in South East Portland, lived here all my life. In my youth we had the best police force here in the world, we never locked our doors, the car sat in the driveway unlocked and not once was there ever a problem. A neighborhood replete with stay at home moms I beleive added to the safety of our neghborhoods as well.
I have however noticed a shift in the attitude of the Police in our city. The Police here were friendly, helpful and seemed concerned about our citizens. In my opinion our police force is now a para military unit with little to no regard for our citizens.
I work downtown as a Chef, recently I got off work early, went on to the street and was assulted by a drunk. This assult happened in front of a dozen uniformed officers standing in front of a neighborhood precienct. I walked over to them and they refused to do anything, couldn't be bothered.
I have told my children if you run into trouble don't call the police call me first. I have no faith in our local law enforcement. I applaud May Adams for his efforts in brining reform to our city. Reform has to begin with leadership and a new Police Chief with a new vision is welcome.
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