Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Park exclusions handed out by PPI climb near 2,000

We reported last week about the recommendations offered by Street Roots, Sisters Of The Road Cafe, Western Regional Advocacy Project and the Oregon Law Center to the City of Portland for the Portland Patrol Inc., a private security firm that has the capacity to enforce public policy with no government oversight. Read the story...
  • City mulls recommendations for private police


  • Last week, the groups met with Randy Leonard personally and with staffers from Erik Sten, Dan Saltzman, and the Mayor's office. The discussions were healthy and we hope to move forward in a productive manner.

    Today, SRs received the latest PPI Parks Report via the Parks Bureau. The report concludes that 1,980 park exclusions have been handed out by private security since November of 2006. In September, the private firm handed out 275 exclusions, the most of any month this year. Street Roots believes many of these exclusions are individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.

    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Nice to know Portland now has it's own "Blackwater". Just one more reason why I avoid the city limits of Portland whenever possible.

    Muhammad Amir said...

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