Portland's Human Rights Commission is recommending that the city not rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force. It's hard to tell what they were thinking from the Oregonian's story, as this was the only bit of reasoning offered:
"There's plenty of room for human rights violations to occur with that relationship," [Commission Chair Donita] Fry said Monday.
Well, there's almost always going to be room for human rights violations to occur when state actors have discretionary authority to do things. Hopefully, there's more to what the commission is thinking than this bare quote. After all, there might be the potential for human rights violations, but if it is unlikely that such violations will occur, should the city still avoid rejoining the JTTF?