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Traffic enforcement

2024-02-15 18:55:38.682174+01 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Portland Police Bureau officer admits traffic enforcement messaging was politically motivated

Various people have looked at San Francisco's enforcement suggestions say that it sure looks like SFPD has stopped doing traffic enforcement.

Via Matt Haughey 🦣 @mathowie@xoxo.zone who notes:

During covid, the Portland Police Bureau's budget was cut by 5% and the cops revolted, stopped enforcing crimes, and claimed it was due to defunding. The city is less safe due to the last few years of cops not doing their jobs.

I missed last summer when during a press conference a cop admitted they disbanded their traffic enforcement, told everyone in public there was no traffic enforcement, and all to score political points and get their funding back.


it's kind of amazing when something dumb happens in city politics, and everyone says hey it looks like they're faking a story to push fear into the public while holding the city hostage until we pay the cops off (cops are already the biggest portion of the city budget), and then two years later a cop admits on record yeah, we totally made all that shit up to force everyone into a funding increase for cops.

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