In 2016, Philando Castile of Minneapolis, MN was killed by police after he was pulled over for a burnt out light. His partner live-streamed the shooting. The officer was found not guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter.
Thanks to the efforts of Multnomah DA Mike Schmidt, CNBSeen was able to meet with representatives of Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission, and receive a download of stops data more comprehensive than that which is part of the quarterly STOPS Data Collection report. CNBSeen will that filter that data for specific neighborhoods when invited to present to them.
CNBSeen was invited to present to the Pearl neighborhood on May 3, 2023, to the Boise neighborhood on May 8, 2023 and to the Lents neighborhood on May 11, 2023. In May, we also had conversations with representatives of the Portland Police Bureau to find ways to work jointly on promoting events for public safety and social justice.
The CNBSeen event on May 20, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. at Central Christian Church on Cesar Chavez Blvd in Portland's Richmond neighborhood was successful. Read the press release for this event here. For a more detailed explanation of CNBSeen, read this proposal and these Terms and Conditions. We look forward to working with other Portland neighborhoods in 2023 and beyond to create new events.
In 2017, Oregon State Police and Advance Auto Care co-launched their "Car Care" program. From the Counterman website, "When Oregon state troopers stop motorists for minor equipment violations, they’re offering them a voucher that provides a discount on automotive parts purchased at any Advance Auto Parts or participating Carquest Auto Parts store." Although neither OSP or Advanced Auto Parts say they will replace defective bulbs for motorists, this program does help them get a replacement. As far as we know, there are no similar programs for municipal or county law enforcement. For more information, contact OSP or Advanced Auto Parts, or visit https://www.counterman.com/oregon-state-police-advance-auto-parts-launch-car-care-program/
As communities gear up for summer events, CNBSeen expects to participate in more table and bulb changing events. The latter made possible by the dedicated support of volunteer David Rowe. Thanks David. More event details to come.
it's only a band-Aid
real change needs to happen at the city & state level.
but this tiny fix, with the community's help,
might address a LITTLE part of this big problem.
HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN.