Results of a survey taken after the Portland riots of 2020 and 2021 have just been tallied by a cop-watch organization and the conclusion is that un-woke cops – not actual rioters, protesters, rabid communists, and looters – are the reason they were so bad. Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll treat the survey seriously and the city council will consider adopting its suggestions.
Yeah, about that survey …
KOIN TV reports that the suggestions come, in part, from a survey by community activists in a cop-watch group called “Portland United Against Hate.” Activists “used a crowdsourcing tool called “ReportHatePDX to gather ‘first-hand testimonials from citizens engaged in First Amendment activities over the summer of 2020.’”
Among the more alarming suggestions was to “assess” the current crop of cops and any new hires for “harmful biases.” The report asserts, “This bias assessment procedure should go beyond what is already available through the Employee Information System. It is essential that PPB have a clear, consistent, zero-tolerance policy to detect and address harmful biases held by members of the force.”
Considering that everyone who doesn’t agree with these activists is considered a “fascist,” one can only imagine what would pass for mere “harmful bias.” Maybe using the wrong pronouns could get a cop fired? Who knows? What day is it?
Activists also want police to undergo critical race training to stamp out real or perceived biases.
Here are a few of the other suggestions that the activists had for wrangling those pesky, riot-inducing cops: more