Portland police union president says city 'a cesspool,' amid 'failed policies' on homelessness


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“Amid ‘failed policies’” . . . .

Portland police union president says city ‘a cesspool,’ amid ‘failed policies’ on homelessness

By Travis Fedschun | Fox News July 17, 2018.

The leader of Portland’s police union has slammed the mayor for his response to the homelessness crisis, claiming Oregon’s largest city has “become a cesspool”.

Officer Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association and a police officer for 27 years, posted a lengthy statement on Facebook on Monday, where he listed the various issues the city is facing, ranging from aggressive panhandlers and garbage-filled RV’s to used needles and human feces blocking entrances to businesses.

“Our city has become a cesspool,” he wrote on Facebook. "Livability that once made Portland a unique and vibrant city is now replaced with human feces in businesses doorways, in our parks, and on our streets. . . .


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“Aggressive panhandlers block the sidewalks, storefronts, and landmarks like Pioneer Square, discouraging people from enjoying our City. Garbage-filled RVs and vehicles are strewn throughout our neighborhoods. Used needles, drug paraphernalia, and trash are common sights lining the streets and sidewalks of the downtown core area, under our bridges, and freeway overpasses. That’s not what our families, business owners, and tourists deserve.”

I’m afraid it’s gotten to the point, not just in Portland but all over this country, where we must now start thinking about “violating” the “rights” of these nuisance homeless drug addicts. They can’t be arrested for being homeless. They can’t be arrested for ruining a city. Well, that needs to end.

They need to be locked up until they are well, free of drugs and can be a useful member of society. This freak show has to come to an end before every major city in the US is in complete ruins, and if that means “violating” their rights, so be it. A huge factor in this is that it is impossible to commit someone to a mental institution unless they voluntarily give their consent. What insane, homeless drug addict is ever going to give their consent to be locked up? We need to bring back involuntary commitment to mental institutions, and then we need to start funding them again so they have a lock-up to go to.


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