According to Oregon House Bill 2002 – the End Profiling Act: “Profiling” means that a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer:
(A) In conducting a routine or spontaneous investigatory activity or in determining the scope, substance or duration of the routine or spontaneous investigatory activity, relies on age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or mental disability to select an individual for or subject them individual to the routine or spontaneous investigatory activity, except that using a specific suspect description related to a criminal incident or suspected criminal activity is not profiling; or
(B) In conducting an investigatory activity in connection with an investigation, relies on age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or mental disability as an identifying characteristic or circumstance of an individual, unless credible information relevant to the locality or time frame links the individual to an identified criminal incident or criminal activity.
READ – HB 2002, End Profiling Act
Please come out and show your support! HB 2002, the End Profiling Act, established the Law Enforcement Profiling Work Group chaired by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, which will work to identify and stop patterns and practices of profiling.
Profiling INCLUDES “mental disability” which equates to all mental illnesses or active addiction, or intellectual disabilities, or brain injuries – and perhaps other ailments or injuries.
It is important that Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum hear your voices about the impact of profiling on our communities, as the Work Group will make recommendations to the legislature. It was just posted the listening session for the Portland metro area in less than 2 weeks!
When: Tuesday 10/27 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204), Room C
PRACTICE Sharing your Story!
It is crucial that the Attorney General and the Work Group hear from those affected by profiling. We hope you will come out, share your story, and let her know why it is so important to hold law enforcement accountable. Want help to prepare and practice? Come to CIO to eat some pizza and practice with others!
When: Thursday 10/22 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Center for Intercultural Organizing – Portland Office (700 N Killingsworth)