His job is central to City Council’s hope of slowing a vicious shooting war without turning to Portland’s most politically toxic solution: more cops.
They suggest foot patrols by Portland park rangers—”seven days a week, including graveyard shifts.”
Is this the Gun Violence Reduction Team again? He says no, but it looks familiar.
The city reached that number with a spate of deadly shootings in Portland parks.
Shootings rose everywhere, but especially in neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue.
In 2016, we thought President Trump would be bad for Oregon. He was a catastrophe.
“Do they believe there was a pent-up demand for murders, unleashed when the team dissolved?”