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Control-Alt-Defund - Using Data to Support Police Abolition

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    At a time when non-violent public safety solutions like Portland Street Response struggle to stay afloat, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) continues to receive more funding year after year. This increase in funding does not translate to a safer community and police brutality continues to thrive. Using PPB’s own data, obtained through public records, this series of reports examines how PPB ignores issues of brutality and obfuscates harm. Despite claims that additional training lessens violence, we discovered the system enables abuse, time and again.