Portland, Oregon has become Ground Zero for political correctness. Violent leftists march in the streets there but media won’t take their pictures, and now gang members will be shielded by the police themselves.
Blue Lives Matter reports Portland police will erase all gang databases and therefore will also no longer collect names of gangsters. The reason is as shocking as the action itself — gang databases are mean to gangs.
There is another curious fact about these criminals or criminals-to-be that is driving this decision — 81% are racial or ethnic minorities.
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) announced on Friday afternoon, September 8, that it will stop documenting people as gang members, and will purge its gang member database in October, right after Danielle Outlaw is appointed as the new Police Chief.
Outlaw has been touted as an advocate for “21st-century policing” and has been called “progressive.”
Why is the DoJ still pushing this hard-left ideology of policing?
The benefits of these compiled lists are obvious for investigative purposes and alerting police they are with a known gang member. Even social workers used it to reach out to the gang members to get them out of gangs.
The PPB said that the practice is being discontinued after strong concerns were brought up by residents about the gang member label, which have “disproportionately affected minorities”[…]