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Submitted by alaina on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 13:11
The Portland City Council needs to hear from YOU. Please use the text of the letter we sent to the Commissioners today, and the key points listed after the letter, as a guide to composing your own letter telling the City Council to vote NO on the JTTF. Contact info for each commissioner and the city attorney is below our letter. Send your letter by email now!
Dear Mayor Adams and City Council Commissioners,
We write you with serious concerns about the possibility that Portland City Council may vote to expand the presence of the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in our community. Fundamental questions have not been answered, and legitimate concerns have not been adequately addressed.
How will assigning Portland Police officers to the JTTF benefit the Portland community?
Portland already suffers from lack of funds for social services. We see schools (and police stations) closing and fewer facilities providing social services for larger areas with less resources at their disposal. Rather than assign these officers to the JTTF and open up our city agencies and offices to the FBI, we should be investing our tax dollars and community resources into expanding and strengthening social services for the benefit of our community.