Oregon PSR supports Portland pulling out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In November 2017 Oregon PSR, with 22 other organizations and a Portland area survivor of unwarranted spying, signed a letter which was presented to Portland City Council asking to get the Portland Police out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
From Portland Copwatch:
Since the late 1990s, Portland Police have been working with the JTTF, an FBI-led coalition of law enforcement which includes Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the IRS, Homeland Security and local police agencies.
The FBI and partner agencies have been targeting Muslims, immigrants, the Black Lives Matter movement and other activists .
-Between 2000-2004, Portlanders organized to get the PPB to remove its two full-time officers from of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, succeeding in 2005. Between 2011 and 2015, the PPB semi-rejoined the JTTF, only assigning officers to work with the FBI part time, and requiring annual reports which were extremely vague about the JTTF's activities. In 2015, the PPB re-assigned two members full time after a 3-2 Council vote led by then-Mayor Charlie Hales.
-Times have changed and there is reason to believe the targeting of people for their First Amendment activities will only ramp up.
What you can do:
-Contact City Council today and tell them to get the Portland Police out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Contact information is below, or you can use the ACLU's action alert site to fill in a pre-written email.
Mayor Ted Wheeler 503-823-4120
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly 503-823-4682
City Council Member Nick Fish 503-823-3589
Commissioner Amanda Fritz 503-823-3008
Commissioner Dan Saltzman 503-823-4151
1221 SW 4th Av Portland OR 97204