Police union says liberals have turned Portland into a literal cesspool

Washington Times:
The president of the Portland Police Association in Oregon issued a scathing rebuke of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the city’s homelessness crisis, saying the city has become a feces-covered “cesspool” under the Democrat’s watch.

“Our City has become a cesspool,” PPA President Daryl Turner wrote in a statement posted on Facebook Monday. “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.

“Aggressive panhandlers block the sidewalks, storefronts, and landmarks like Pioneer Square, discouraging people from enjoying our City,” he said. “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.”

His comments came after the mayor told The Oregonian that he wanted an investigation into the city’s arrest data after an analysis by the newspaper found 52 percent of arrests made last year involved a homeless person, while the homeless represent only roughly 3 percent of the city’s population.

“The real question here is, ‘Is there some sort of profiling or implicit bias?’” Mr. Wheeler said last week. “From my perspective, that’s the crux of the situation. The police should be focused on policing criminal activity, and that’s sort of the beginning, the middle and the end of it for me.”

Mr. Turner rejected the suggestion of systemic bias and said the city’s homelessness problem is a direct result of the mayor’s failed policies.
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This seems to be happening all along the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego.  Liberal policies have encouraged homelessness and unsanitary practices that come with it.  From feces to drug needles these people are fouling their own nest.  Most of these cities require dog owners to clean up after their pets but do not have the same requirements for people.  It is unsanitary and a threat to public health.   It is also clear that liberals do not have an answer for the problem they have allowed to fester.  They should be replaced.

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