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As violence surges, some question Portland, Oregon, axing special police unit

1 month ago   |   By KCCI

Portland, Oregon, last year dissolved a special police unit designed to focus on gun violence during the national reckoning over racial injustice. Some say disbanding the unit was a mistake.
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As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit

As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

PORTLAND, Ore. - Elmer Yarborough got a terrifying call from his sister: She wept as she told him two of his nephews may have been shot in broad daylight as they left a bar in Portland, Oregon.
He drove there as fast as he could. An officer told him one of his nephews was heading to the hospital and the other, Tyrell Penney, hadn't survived.
“My sister, Tyrell's mom, was on the phone; I just said, ‘He's gone.' And I just heard the most horrific scream that you could ever imagine,” Yarborough said.
When Penney was killed last summer, unrest was roiling liberal Portland as protesters took to...
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