If someone lives near a city they are aware of what a problem gangs are. Being downtown after dark can be scary, especially if it is a city that is populated with gangs. Two idiots may decide to open fire on one another just because they are wearing a different color of clothing. Getting caught in the crossfire of that would be a nightmare. In recent years, authorities have put together resources to help catch these criminals, like Portland having a gang database. Well now Portland Police gets rid of their gang database because of a lack of whites. Seriously.
Per Daily Caller:
Portland police will no longer maintain a database of suspected gang members, due to concerns that the vast majority of people with the gang label are racial minorities.
Starting Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau will end the 20-year practice of issuing gang member designations, which police say can lead to “unintended consequences” and a lifelong stigma even for those who have given up the gang lifestyle. Officials intend to notify the approximately 300 people on the gang list that the bureau will purge all records related to the designations, The Oregonian reported.
“There are still criminal gang members. That doesn’t go away because we don’t have a gang designation,” said Capt. Mike Krantz, according to The Oregonian. “We’re not pretending gang violence doesn’t exist. We’re just taking this one thing away.”
Yeah here’s the thing. They kind of are acting like these gang members don’t exist by taking away their database.
“As times have changed, the Police Bureau in partnership with community members have realized being labeled a “gang member” can have a negative impact on the person who may be making attempts to overcome the life challenges they face,” the bureau said in a statement Friday.
Oh, these poor gang members are having a negative impact on their lives due to gang related activities. No that’s called being accountable for idiotic actions you have taken.