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Portland Looking To Spend $1.4 Million For Unarmed Police… Good Luck

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Crime is heavily spiking in the city of Portland. Shocking news, I know.

There have been over 250 shootings so far this year. That is a drastic increase from the 111 shootings that had occurred through this same time last year. But for anyone paying attention, this isn’t surprising.

It is a problem that needs to be addressed, however. Except the solution being put forward is a real head scratcher. First off, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell is acknowledging that there is a major issue at his.

“We know this work is important,” he said, via KGW. “It’s some of the most important work we do ’cause it really impacts people’s lives and safety every day.”

So what is that solution I mentioned? Well, the Portland city council has approved a $6 million plan that is designed to combat the increasing rate of shootings. Not a dime of it will go towards the city’s police bureau, though.

Of that money, $4.1 million will go towards community groups for work in the neighborhoods most affected by the gun violence. Another $1.4 million will go towards “unarmed park rangers” who will be patrolling around the clock. Yes, you read that correctly.

The plan includes having the good guys politely asking the bad guys to stop. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, this could cost lives before the entirety of some people’s stupidity is realized.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. The Communist Democrats have promised to “Destroy America” “Defund the Police”. Those are just slogans. The actions of the Communist Democrats are real. Watch what they say. Believe what they do. They mean it. America Matters

  2. What could go wrong? Everything has and will continue to go wrong. But no worries, Mayor Ted Wheeler will still have armed personal protection around him 24-7. Remember the first question people like Wheeler and his ilk ask themselves is, “Will this policy personally affect me or my family members?” If the answer is “no” then they are good with it.

  3. “The Park Ranger program is a unique model that relies on rangers having a specific set of skills and training that includes de-escalation, crises management, anti-bias, cultural competency to gain voluntary compliance,” said Vicente Harrison of Portland Parks and Recreation.

    Gotta love that “cultural competency”. The rangers will have pepper spray and radios…oh, and whistles, but no ballistic vests.

  4. I’m so sick of pussy minded conservatives or centrists who see it as a tragedy when left wing morons lose their lives to left wing stupidity. This is practically nature at work. No one with an ounce of common sense would take that job regardless of pay, unless they were able to defend themselves. The same people who are going to get hurt and killed are the same ones who voted their way into this bullshit so good riddance.

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