Maybe Dropping Out Of The Terrorism Task Force Was A Good Idea

Police knew of crooks’ ‘haven’

High-ranking Portland police officials were warned two years ago that the city’s loosely regulated secondhand stores were selling “massive amounts” of stolen merchandise, according to internal Police Bureau documents.

Two October 2003 memos, written by East Precinct Officer Heather Rippe, outline the extensive scope of the problem and suggest recommendations for addressing it, including revisions to a flawed city ordinance and closer monitoring of the stores.

Maybe Tom Potter’s decision not to participate in the FBI Terrorism Task Force was a good idea after all. It doesn’t sound like the PPB has people that can be trusted with sensitive information.

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