Oregon Attorney General John Kroger
jumped into the discussion today over whether Portland
should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force
. Kroger said this morning on OPB's Think Out Loud
that it's better if "local police are at the table”when the feds are sorting through threats.
The City Council is scheduled to decide on Feb. 24 whether to rejoin the task force, a question raised by Commissioner Dan Saltzman
after law enforcement foiled an alleged plot to blow up Pioneer Courthouse Square during the tree lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving.