Alliance for Democracy

Say No to Joint Terrorism Task Force

Posted in Joint Terrorism Task Force by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on February 19, 2011

The City of Portland is scheduled to vote on Thursday, Feb 24th as to whether it should rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  Portland had been a member until 2005 when it left due to several concerns including that the Portland police officers who were assigned to the force did not report to their superiors.  Because of the lack of reporting, our police officiers were not subject to our oversight.  Moving forward, our officers could be involved in monitoring and investigating Portland citizens and organizations based on religious or political views in violation of the Oregon State law. (more…)