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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some bad press for Portland

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Why fully fund vice investigators when we can have sexy streetcars and cool condos?!

Just ANOTHER example (and this one is really sick and wrong) of our misguided and corrupt "leaders" turning their backs on real problems.

On a side note, the PPB Sgt. Justus that is mentioned in the article is a good man and a great cop. Hopefully the city will help him out and give him the tools to address this problem.

Are you kidding? Now that he's told the truth about something not entirely flattering regarding our town, he's likely to be reassigned to a desk job or fired.

Well, I wouldn't want to slander anyone, so I erased what I was going to say, about older men grooming younger men for things that could make the older man seem, "creepy".

That isn't the issue, the two person vice squad is. When children get dragged into a soul crushing activity, it's time to pull some bucks out of the budget, or divert some officers from busting people over a baggie of weed, and show these bastards what a jail cell looks like.

But, more likely, we will build some more bike lanes, which, as we all know, will put the multi into multi-modal.

The Streetcars will run (crawl), SoWhat's poodle park will rot, and our real treasure, the few remaining children in this city, will be targets for ruin.

That reminds me, gotta go partake in jousting at windmills, and drop off my ballot. And pop a prozac.

Besides being totally appalled with the PPS Measure 11 Sodomy Booklet, I'm appalled by the endorsers of the booklet and supplement. Endorsers in order on the first page with letters from each: Sam Adams, Mayor; Dan Saltzman, Police Commissioner; Rosie Sizer, Police Chief; Sgt. Tom Parker, School Police Liaison; Zari Santner, Parks Bureau.

The five must have in their course of work reviewed then endorsed this booklet. I can easily make the connection of Portland's children exploitation, pornography, prostition in this booklet to what the Huffington Report says about Portland. When you have public officials plus the school officials and teachers distributing this kind of information to preschoolers on up to 12 year olds, plus without parent knowledge of this publication, then our city has serious problems. Even after it's withdrawal there is still a problem because the mind-set is still here. It must change.

Here's an idea: let's eliminate the Office of Sustainability and use those savings to fund more vice squad cops.

Sam has no cred on this issue. That's what happens when you, a 40+ year old man, "make out" with 17 year old boys (or girls) in the bathroom at City Hall.

God, every time I think of that I can't believe the guy is the mayor of Portland. How did he survive that?

Of course, there are no assets to confiscate when dealing with child prostitution, unlike in the drug war.

That's what happens when you, a 40+ year old man, "make out" with 17 year old boys (or girls) in the bathroom at City Hall.

Don't kid yourself. If your wonderful city's Mayor Creepy had admitted to having sexual relations with an underage girl he would have been out of a job in less than one day. However, there is a double standard in place. You know it, I know it, and he knows it.

Sadly, despite Rather's commentary, this is not a new problem, even for Portland. There have been a number of arrests over the past couple of decades of people shipping girls from location to location up and down the West Coast.

I'm not sure why the situation is supposed to be worse because "many of the children caught up in this are middle class kids from the area" as Doug Justus puts it in the story. Personally, I think it's awful for anyone to be subjected to this kind of treatment. My wife worked with sexually abused children more than twenty years ago, and one of the girls was working as a prostitute at a young age, but I don't think her story was any less tragic because she came from a poor family.

It would be interesting to see if the figures for Portland's ranking as "second in the country for the number of rescued child prostitutes" represented a higher number of child prostitutes or a more efficient recovery system or both. Are the cops not doing (or not able to do) their job? Are they doing their job better than other departments, leaving fewer unrecovered child prostitutes? Or are there just so many in the Portland area that even efficient police work is overwhelmed?

Of course, there are no assets to confiscate when dealing with child prostitution, unlike in the drug war.

How do you know? They take assets because they were most likely bought with the proceeds from selling drugs. In child prostitution cases, someone is pimping that kid out. They are making money and buying stuff with it. I say put them in jail for life, first offense. And sell off all their belongings to get the kids they hurt the help they will need to get things back together. Hell, same goes for the people who are raping these children.
Someday we as a society need to take this crap seriously. These are kids. The most vulnerable beings on the planet.


This shouldn't surprise anyone living here. Add it to the legacy list for Vera, Ted and Neil. Sam is a newbie....more to come from him I'm sure.

"For the children...." Just ask Neil.

dj comments: . . . God, every time I think of that I can't believe the guy is the mayor of Portland. How did he survive that?

He survived because the leaders of this community gave him a pass, and/or they needed him to continue the agenda.

"However, there is a double standard in place. You know it, I know it, and he knows it."
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Hey, that is what makes Portland special. As well all know, Portland is so desireable since it is eco friendly, progressive in their politics, has lots of great food places and hipsters love us. Oh, and Woody Allen loves us too... (or was that Roman?)

Whats the big deal? We have one current and one former Mayor that like them young. Its the "hip" thing in Portland politics..... Keep Portland Wierd!

Where is the media on this? It used to be the "in" thing for TV stations to trap men luring girls to their homes--the guy would be expecting a teenaged girl and instead a news crew would show up at his front door.

Somebody out there knows about it if it's making a national blog...who (besides Jack here) is bringing it to the light of day here in Portland?

People can't be outraged and work for change if they don't know there's a problem.

Michelle, many of us are "outraged". But the pols, many city and PPS employees in instrumental positions condone what is happening as exhibited in the Sodomy Booklet. I guess our outrage needs to escalate and we need to get rid of those who keep insisting we have to accept even illegal activity besides this insidious "educational" method for our children.

*For the "mentors"*


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