Portland, Oregon’s City Council approved $1.4 million for “unarmed” patrols to be stationed in parks to fight gun malefaction. KGW reports there will be “two dozen” such patrols, working a schedule that ascertains someone is working “around-the-clock.”
The mazuma for the “unarmed” patrols is a component of a more sizably voluminous $6 million plan intended to fight gun violence in the city. The most astronomically immense portion of the mazuma–$4.1 million–“will be earmarked for community groups that work in the neighborhoods hardest-hit by gunfire.”
None of the mazuma okayed by the City Council will go to the police. The Associated Press quoted Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) reacted to the approved funding: “We accede that the immediate spike in gun violence is a public health threat that requires a public health replication that invests in community-predicated organizations working to transmute the conditions and environments that foster violence.”
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