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Police and Community Create Safe Environment at Concert

August 23, 2007 00:00



On Friday, August 24, 2007, at 8:00 pm, a concert titled, "Parkin' Lot Pimpin' Tour" is scheduled to take place at Mardi Gras located in the 14600 block of Southeast Stark Street. This event is expected to bring together a wide ethnic-based music fans. In preparation, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct, event organizers, and members of the community have been working together to create a safe environment for the concert.

Community members and the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind those attending the concert that the event is about music appreciation and the artists. This event is not about violence or membership in a gang, and there are no other permitted events attached to this show. Event sponsors and the promoters have asked the Police Bureau to advise concert goers that gang attire will not be allowed at this event. In an effort to make this a fun, safe event, community outreach members and police officers will be present at the event, and officers will be available to respond to disturbances or traffic problems.

The Portland Police Bureau and concerned community partners are sharing this information in advance, so that everyone attending can enjoy the concert.



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