People of color continue to be stopped and searched by the police than other Portlanders. Racial profiling has not abated according to a draft 36-page report released February 18 by Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer. The report, long awaited by the community, outlines Sizer's assessment of the problem as well as steps to eliminate racial profiling by making the police bureau better reflect the community it is supposed to serve. Jo Ann and Dave review the draft plan's strengths and weaknesses.
Also on this edition of Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with state Representative Chip Shields (Dist. 43) about his work to include racial and ethnic impact statements in any new sentencing laws considered by the legislature or voters.