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Lawmakers in Rural Oregon Pass Order Supporting Cops

Lawmakers in Rural Oregon Pass Order Supporting Cops
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Thursday, 18 June 2020 06:29 PM

Lawmakers in a rural county in eastern Oregon have unanimously adopted an order that expresses support for local police officers and says that recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice “disregard and disrespect” members of law enforcement.

The order adopted Wednesday by the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners references a “horrific” event in Minneapolis but does not mention George Floyd by name, the East Oregonian reported.

“The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners strongly objects to the horrific act that took place in the City of Minneapolis ... at the same time, we are also troubled by a movement across the country to disregard and disrespect the 800,000 sworn officers who have taken an oath to protect the citizenry and preserve the peace,” the order stated.

Umatilla County has about 80,000 residents and is located about 210 miles (337 kilometers) east of Portland, which has seen nightly protests over racial injustice for more than three weeks.

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Lawmakers in a rural county in eastern Oregon have unanimously adopted an order that expresses support for local police officers and says that recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice "disregard and disrespect" members of law enforcement.
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2020-29-18
Thursday, 18 June 2020 06:29 PM
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