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Cities across the country have continued to displace and criminalize homelessness during the pandemic, though the CDC cautions clearing encampments can heighten the potential for the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Ted Wheeler’s popularity has declined after a summer of protests against police violence in the Oregon city.
Local law enforcement tear-gassed and beat protesters and journalists.
Federal agents have been unfairly arresting Black and brown people for decades. Now that white Portlanders are seeing it up close and personal, they are outraged. Better late than never.
The cuts will defund a controversial gang policing unit and end the city’s policing partnership with TriMet, the regional transit agency.
Tens of thousands of children are in congregate care settings around the country, and some have already started to get sick.
Police say the tool is outdated.