Portland activists, others say police-reform agreement doesn't go far enough

Nov 1, 2012 Full story: OregonLive.com 9

Community activists, attorneys and civil rights workers told Portland's City Council Thursday that the agreement the city reached with federal officials on police reforms doesn't go far enough.

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Police Chief David Couper

Lodi, WI

#2 Nov 6, 2012
Are one or more of the four major obstacles to police reform “arresting” your police? To find out -- and then what can be done about it see,“Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police”( Amazon.com in US and EU). And follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com for my help and a discussion of current issues confronting police.

Since: Mar 10

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#4 Nov 7, 2012
POLICE CHIEF-UM YOU SHOULD BE ON THIS KOOLAID COAST (west coast)AND NOW THAT WE HAVE RELOCATED CALFIORNIAS POLICE STATE UP HERE THERES PLENTY OF NEW FRESH JOBS FOR SECURITY AFTER ALL THERES NO BETTER JOB SECURITY THEN CALIFORNIANS MOVING IN !
BECAUSE IN CALIFORNIA TYRANNY IS FREEDOM AND IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!
WHAT KILLS ME IS THE FACT THAT THE SAME PEOPLE THAT RUN AROUND WITH CAMERAS TRYING TO CATCH COPS DOING WRONG (because in all their cowardice they know chasing the criminals around they would get hurt)SO LIKE COWARDS THEY BLAME THE POLICE FOR THE JOB THEY ARE NOT DOING

NOT A FAN OF POLICE-BUT IF PEOPLE WERE TAKING CARE OF WHAT THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF WE WOULDNT NEED POLICE WOULD WE? IF PEOPLE WERE POLICING EACH OTHER AND LOOKING OUT FOR CRIME THEY WOULDNT NEED TO SCAPEGOAT POLICE FOR THE THINGS THEY DON'T WANNA DO! SOMEONES GOTTA DO IT THO-
Police Chief David Couper

Lodi, WI

#5 Nov 15, 2012
Improving police and their accountability, and evaluating their leaders is a daunting task. But not an impossible one. I suggest you consult my new book for some ideas. I think it will help. Most folks know little about police and what they should expect from them. My book (“Arrested Development”) outlines these and other issues. Also, follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com where I discuss even more issues facing those who police a democracy and how improvement can occur and be sustained!

Since: Mar 10

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#6 Nov 16, 2012
POLICE CHIEF-UM WELL LIKE I SAID BEFORE IF PEOPLE WERE DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AND REGULATING THEMSELVES AND THE CRIME IN THEIR AREA INSTEAD OF BLAMING THE POLICE FOR WHAT THEY DON'T WANNA DO OR ARE SCARED TO DO -THERE WOULDNT BE A NEED FOR POLICE AT ALL-MATTER OF FACTLY FOR OREGON AND WASHINGTON STATE WE HAVE HAD A LIGHT POLICE PRESENCE UNTIL HALF OF CALIFORNIA SHOWED UP ! NOW ITS SIRENS ALL DAY LONG -JAILS ARE ALREADY FULL AND NOONE IS SAFE TO WALK DOWN THE STREETS ANYMORE MUCH LESS KEEPING THEIR DOORS UNLOCKED OR WINDOWS OPEN FOR FRESH AIR!
CombatPOLKAT

United States

#7 Nov 16, 2012
orkin33 wrote:
POLICE CHIEF-UM WELL LIKE I SAID BEFORE IF PEOPLE WERE DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AND REGULATING THEMSELVES AND THE CRIME IN THEIR AREA INSTEAD OF BLAMING THE POLICE FOR WHAT THEY DON'T WANNA DO OR ARE SCARED TO DO -THERE WOULDNT BE A NEED FOR POLICE AT ALL-MATTER OF FACTLY FOR OREGON AND WASHINGTON STATE WE HAVE HAD A LIGHT POLICE PRESENCE UNTIL HALF OF CALIFORNIA SHOWED UP ! NOW ITS SIRENS ALL DAY LONG -JAILS ARE ALREADY FULL AND NOONE IS SAFE TO WALK DOWN THE STREETS ANYMORE MUCH LESS KEEPING THEIR DOORS UNLOCKED OR WINDOWS OPEN FOR FRESH AIR!
I heard you loud & clear. Did he just give you a sales-pitch for his book in response?? Lol! You're very correct. I have a concealed firearm permit & got bitched at by a cop for protecting my home & neighborhood from a guy brandishing an AR-15 across my alley in a suburb. No, I didn't want to escalate the problem & after 20 yrs in the military I excersised restraint, but would've lit things up if he would have started firing before the police responded!! You're right, it takes citizens, all of us, to make a stand against crime & violence to make a difference. Police can only do, see, & respond to do much. It's a rough job, but their average abrasiveness is rather rediculous!!
CombatPOLKAT

United States

#8 Nov 16, 2012
Police Chief David Couper wrote:
Improving police and their accountability, and evaluating their leaders is a daunting task. But not an impossible one. I suggest you consult my new book for some ideas. I think it will help. Most folks know little about police and what they should expect from them. My book (“Arrested Development”) outlines these and other issues. Also, follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com where I discuss even more issues facing those who police a democracy and how improvement can occur and be sustained!
Good Day Sir,
I started following your blog & would like to read your book. My youngest son is in college studying criminal law & law enforcement. I've always respected law enforcement. I have a CCW, but rarely carry. I feel compliance with and respect for the law begins in our homes, but sadly it sometimes becomes the 'battleground'. I honestly feel the law abiding citizens are fighting a losing battle with the pressures our children face & increase of gang activity in my once quiet neighborhood. Frankly, Sir, I've just about had it. I served 20 yrs in the military, was injured in Iraq, & came back to the Beaverton area only to be broken into TWICE in the first year! Now gang graffiti popping up everywhere & my oldest son was 'cased'(slowly followed) by a darkened car because of the color shirt he was wearing.

Thank you for your time & service. I'll always try to do the right thing and what I can, but some things are really getting to me. What can one man do? I never judge the actions of law enforcement and how you carry out your jobs. Even in a shooting or demonstration where force might be questioned I stand knowing few citizens understand the responsibility and pressure that comes with putting on a uniform each day. Thank you for your drive to inform the public. We need to know what each of us can and should do not just to 'stay out of your way', but to also be your eyes and ears.

Thank you Chief Couper

Since: Mar 10

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#9 Nov 20, 2012
COMBAT POLK-WELL IF YOU THINK THE POLICE ARE "ABRASIVE" I WOULD IMAGINE IF I HAD THEIR JOB I WOULD BE TOO-BUT PEOPLE THESE DAYS -THE LESS THEY DO THE MORE THEY DEMAND IN RIGHTS ETC.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES A POLICE STATE BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WITHDRAW THEIR CONSENT OF BEING PART OF A DEMOCRACY THEN THEY TURN OVER ALL POWERS TO POLICE ETC. AND THEN THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW AWFUL AND VIOLENT THE POLICE ARE? WTF?
-YEAH HE WAS PLUGGIN HIS BOOK AND WHY NOT ? PEOPLE ARE BUYING ANYTHING THESE DAYS AND SELLIGN EVERYTHING -ITS ALL ABOUT SURVIVAL NOW NOONE CAN AFFORD TO PAY THEY PRICE OF HUMANITY!INSTEAD JUST KEEP CHASING HUMANITY AROUND TRYING TO HUMP THAT LAST DECENT INNOCENCE AND FAITH IN HUMANITY AND TWIST AND DISTORT IT POISONING IT

Since: Mar 10

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#10 Nov 20, 2012
COMBATPOLKAT-IT USED TO BE THE POLITICANS WORKED FOR THE PEOPLE-BUT THESE DAYS ITS MUCH EASIER TO JUST TAKE SOME PILLS SMOKE SOME WEED ESCAPE INTO TECHNOLGY PLUG IN AND TUNE OUT AND "PLAY PRETEND" EVERYTHIGN IS JUST PEACHY! DENIAL REALLY IS A DRUG!
OF COURSE THIS WAS ALREADY WRITTEN IN "1984" THAT TECHNOLOGY WOULD SUPERCEDE HUMANITY INDULGING PEOPLES PRECIOUS NARCISSISTIC EGOS!

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#11 Nov 20, 2012
COMBATPOLKAT-YEAH WELL YOU THINK HAVING A CIVIL MILITIA OF YOUR OWN CITIZENS IS BEING UNDERMINDED BY THE SECURITY AND POLICE STATE INFECTING UP HERE FROM TEH SOUTWHEST -AFTER ALL THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT IS THEIR JOB SECURITY AND THE CITIZENS THAT DO RESPOND TO THEIR CIVIC DUTYS GET CHASTISED BY THE POLICE FOR "DOING THEIR JOB?"
ITS NOT GONNA GET ANY BETTER -THE MEXICANS HAVE ONLY KICKED OUT HALF OF CALIFORNIA SO FAR THE REST WILL BE RUNING LIKE HEADLESS ANGRY CHICKENS UP HERE NEXT SUMMER IN THEIR USUAL RIGHTEOUS INDIGNANT ENTITLED MANNER TO HAPPILY DUMP THEIR DUNGBALL OF FAILED DELUSIONS ON ANOTHER WILLING SUCKER STATE! AND JUST LIKE THE MEXICANS TAUGHT THEM NOTHING WILL EVER BE THEIR FAULT!

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