The Human Rights Commission does not speak for me or the thousands of community members who are fed up with the lack of action taken to prevent this situation from being repeated over and over again.
Every official channel that the community has for redress is run by the city of Portland government. It is clear from the HRC that they are representing the government, not the pain that community members experience daily at the hands of police.
It is time for the community to take control of the oversight of the police. There has been little change with the Independent Police Review(IPR) , Citizen Review Committee and now the latest, the HRC's "Police & Community Relations Committee-none of these bodies have been able to do what the community demands-to hold police accountable for their violence against people of color and poor people.
The Human Rights Committee doesn't speak for me. If they don't speak for you, then join us now for true accountability.