Oregon sheriff warns of surging violent crime in Portland: 'Without action, we can expect worse to come'
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese penned an open letter to the residents of Portland and the surrounding area this week, warning that violent crime is reaching record heights and may only get worse as the summer approaches.news.yahoo.com
Oregon sheriff lowers jail booking criteria amid violent Portland protests
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese issued a special order last week allowing deputies to book misdemeanor crime suspects into jail as the city still grapples with violent protests that have seen businesses and government buildings vandalized.foxnews.com
Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements
Trump has touted his support from the law enforcement community, which includes endorsements from national, city and state officers’ unions — some of which publicly endorsed a political candidate for the first time. Many fraternal Black police organizations were formed to advocate for equality within police departments but also to focus on how law enforcement affects the wider Black community. While support for the Republican incumbent does not strictly fall along racial lines, many Black officers say the endorsements for Trump don’t fairly represent all dues-paying members. “I am a Black American and a Black law enforcement officer," said Rob Pride, the National Fraternal Order of Police chair of trustees. "We could probably have an hourlong conversation about why some folks feel President Trump is racist and why others disagree,” he said.