WVK Posted February 11 #1 Share Posted February 11 If you want to understand the schism that dominates the political and social landscape in this famously liberal city, a walk down Southeast Rhine Street might be a good place to start. Flora Gonzalez, who lives on the north side of the street, is distressed about conditions in the historically blue-collar neighborhood. The 40-year-old package handler for FedEx said that people have openly dealt drugs and urinated on the sidewalk outside her family’s duplex. They've dumped feces and used syringes in her manicured yard, played booming music at 3 a.m. and stripped stolen cars for parts. Shots have been fired behind her children’s bedroom. “We feel abandoned,” Gonzalez said. “We pay our taxes and the police are not watching over our security.” But Juniper Simonis, who rents a home across the street, said she opposed calls for police clampdowns. The 38-year-old environmental biologist and data scientist, whose frontyard features a handmade “DISARM, DEFUND, DISMANTLE POLICE” sign, said Portland officials continued to fail the homeless by underfunding services and “sweeping” camps with callous disregard for people’s dignity and property. https://www.aol.com/news/whats-matter-portland-shootings-theft-110015456.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kcnVkZ2VyZXBvcnQuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGI6gbxj2Aw7H_P2bbLtf-uzpYL72TIlVg82rovIBgpn7iHrJQnb_GtoxPr-XjoSsqZfw05jEkaoH-utEPYBwcKixh1OxZCj_nFnFi12ZCXq5_kqgoVS_QVDjkRJF2yh4XAKQqCBVbRtUwhxqox_9fIXcv_nFRWnebyab_FZ7Gv1 2 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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