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CPRC PARP Testimony

Click above to read our testimony, regarding Police Community Relations Committee plans to finally implement a 2009 Plan to Address Racial Profiling … five years after its introduction.

To legally establish civil rights violations based on race, Federal authorities must be able to prove ‘intent.’ (This is not true for other Constitutionally protected classes.) Data collection must be sophisticated, in order to prove a case in Federal court. The CPRC’s faulty data collection led to Federal investigators’ inability to establish racial profiling by Portland Police. Without public input, this body will abdicate design of data collection and analysis to the Portland Police Bureau. As is custom, they’ll not find fault with their own conduct.

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