Has Mayor Adams fixed Portland JTTF's problems?
Thursday afternoon, Portlanders had an opportunity to air their feelings about a Portland joining the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, or "JTTF." Mayor Adams has put forward a resolution
that he, other council members and some groups say would preserve Oregon constitutional and statutory constraints on Portland police when working within the JTTF. But does the mayor's "fix" provide adequate constraints to preserve Oregon's higher standard for civil liberties?
Jo Ann and Dave spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, a group that is urging support
for Mayor Adams's resolution. We'll be looking at the mayor's resolution and who supports it as well as the national JTTF picture in light of government reports of significant civil rights violations by the FBI and its partners engaged in terrorist investigations.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action and past board president of Portland Community Media as well as a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza
is a freelance journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, environmental, labor and peace movements for over 20 years
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