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Ore. ACLU Against Rejoining Terrorism Task Force

After last week’s bomb scare, Portland city leaders are considering rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force, but civil rights advocates plan to fight it.

This week, Mayor Sam Adams said Friday’s alleged terror plot — in which the FBI says a man tried to blow up a van parked next to the city’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony — has raised Portland’s profile around the world and city officials need to reexamine security measures.

Portland pulled out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2005 after ACLU leaders raised concerns about profiling and civil rights violations.

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  • Did’nt those people at the Christmas Tree lighting, (oops, that might offend someone, the Holiday Tree lighting) have civil rights to protect them from being blown up? Isn’t the terrorist profiling the targeted victims? I bet if it was a Ramadan Tree theere would be no attaempt to change them ceremony name. We don’t want to offend the people the ACLU is enabling that want attack us.

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