An alert sent out by the Portland Progressive Party
Join us to STOP Spy Camera Installation in Portland!!
City Council sent out the announcement 2:58pm, the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, stating that the installation of spy cameras in Portland will be on the agenda for the City Council Meeting Wednesday May 30th at 9:30 am. Nice timing, right!
They hope people won’t be there for the vote to put cameras up in Portland. They are wrong.
There still is no policy in place that describes the limits on how these cameras can be used.
Portland Police (PPB) could access camera feeds through their phones with little oversight, if any.
We cannot allow this violation of our public and private spaces!!
Images collected would be deleted after 24 hours, ensuring video the PPB wants to keep will be saved but video that citizens would want to access and any videos showing officers acting unlawfully could be easily deleted.
STOP the SPY CAMS!!!
Wednesday, May 30th
8:30 am – Rally and Protest – Meet Outside City Hall
9:30 am – City Council Meeting Begins at the Portland Building
Portland City Hall: 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
The Portland Building: 1120 SW 5th Avenue (next to City Hall) Council Meeting is in 2nd Floor Auditorium
We do not need to invest city funds in spy cameras for Portland!!
We need council members committed to providing social services not advocating for Portland joining the surveillance state.
The spy cameras give more power to the police but do not address any core issues relating to crime or substance abuse.
Profiling tactics have proven dangerous to our community and the use of these cameras will encourage profiling and threatens the civil liberties of all.
Here is contact info for City Council Commissioners…
Let them know you oppose spy cam installation in Portland and support oversight and accountability for Portland Police Officers.
Mayor, Commissioner of Police, Finance and Administration
(503) 823-4120 E-mail: Samadams@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner of Public Utilities, Position Number 1
(503) 823-3008 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner of Public Works, Position Number 2
(503) 823-3589 E-mail: Nick@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner of Public Affairs, Position Number 3
(503) 823-4151 E-mail: email@example.com
Commissioner of Public Safety, Position Number 4
(503) 823-4682 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org