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Together, with Jefferson Smith, we'll reconcile with the police and reform a broken system

The recent decision by the Portland Police Association (PPA), the police union, to endorse Jefferson Smith has caught some by surprise. After all, Smith has been on record supporting the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was the...
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Mayor 2012: Four days to ballots

US Politics / Liberal : BlueOregon (3 years ago)

Here's a roundup of the latest in the Portland Mayor's race. Police & Fire Unions Endorse Smith The big story in the mayor's race on Monday was the endorsement of Jefferson Smith by the Portland Police Association and the Portland F... Read Post

Abolish Police Unions

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 days ago)

by Will Wilkinson There’s a solid leader in this week’s issue of The Economist on the need for reform in American law enforcement. The Economist endorses rolling back police militarization, more fastidious record-keeping about polic... Read Post

Together, with Jefferson Smith, we'll reconcile with the police and reform a broken system

US Politics / Liberal : BlueOregon (3 years ago)

By Rev. Chuck Currie of Portland, Oregon. Chuck is a long-time activist and minister in the United Church of Christ. He regularly blogs at ChuckCurrie.com and the Huffington Post. As an undergraduate student at Pacific University, m... Read Post


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