Police Bureau Aware of Hate Speech Fliers Circulating in Community (Photo)

April 18, 2018 09:15

  

The Portland Police Bureau has been made aware that there are some anti-Jewish leaflets being distributed in the Portland area.

The Police Bureau is aware that these types of leaflets, while not specifically calling for violence, may create fear and uncertainty in the community and can lead to others committing violence on behalf of an ideology.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking that any information about who may be distributing these leaflets to be shared by email at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

Any member of the community who needs to report an emergency is asked to call 9-1-1. For non-emergent information, people are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in ORS:

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165

* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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