[pjw] EVENT: Joint Terrorism Task Force community response Tue 1/26 1:30 PM
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Tue Jan 26 00:52:58 EST 2021
MANY apologies for a late night and last minute email-- we sent this to
the Portland Copwatch list on Friday and I was planning to send it to you
all on Sunday. But so many things are going on that didn't happen.
ANyway, below is the announcement about two events related to the Joint
Terrorism Task Force report that the City posted on Friday. Since I wrote
the original I found that the Council packet containing the Bureau's
report also has the "People's Report" with, let's say, less than adequate
answers, but answers nonetheless.
OK, here's the information.
For immediate release January 22, 2021
Community Groups to Hold News Conference Tuesday,
Watch Party Wednesday
Around City's Joint Terrorism Task Force Report
News Conference: Tuesday, January 26 1:30 PM
Watch Party: Wednesday, January 27, 9:30 AM
both events will stream at:
Organizations focused on keeping the Portland Police from violating
civil rights by cooperating with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force
will respond to the Bureau's annual report (posted today at
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/780400 ) at a virtual
news conference on Tuesday, January 26 at 1:30 PM. The news conference
will be livestreamed at https://youtube.com/peaceandjusticeworks .
Groups involved include Peace and Justice Works/Portland Copwatch,
Portland Democratic Socialists of America, Portland JACL (Japanese
American Citizens League), 350 PDX, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland and
League of Women Voters of Portland. Also joining is the survivor of
improper FBI investigation and arrest Brandon Mayfield.
Most of the organizations will also be involved in a "watch party"
during the Council hearing on the PPB report at 9:30 AM on Wednesday,
January 27. The video of that event-- which will feature live commentary
during the Council hearing-- will also stream at
The City of Portland pulled its part-time officers out of the Joint
Terrorism Task Force for the second time in early 2019. The cities of
San Francisco and Oakland also have kept their officers from working
with the FBI's secretive task force for similar reasons to Portland: The
FBI's standards to open investigations on people is far too lax to
prevent improper surveillance of people's political, religious and
social affiliations without suspicion of criminal conduct.
Those responding to the City's report were all signators to a "People's
Report" on the JTTF which was released in early January.
For more information about the news conference and/or the watch party,
contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065, or contact Portland
Copwatch by email at copwatch at portlandcopwatch.org .
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