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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:04 AM

In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

From https://www.npr.org/2020/09/03/906809148/in-rural-oregon-threats-and-backlash-follow-racial-justice-protests
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In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

September 3, 20205:01 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
EMILY CURETON

Shortly after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, 28-year-old Josie Stanfield organized a Black Lives Matter protest in the Central Oregon town of Prineville, home to about 10,000 residents. Fewer than 1% are Black.

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A couple weeks after the first Prineville protest, Stanfield met with local police chief Dale Cummins to discuss issues of race and policing. It didn't go well. She posted a video about the meeting on Facebook.

"We were repeatedly told that we are only .8 percent of the county. Basically, why are we making noise? Why are we asking them to do things when we are the only ones that care?" Stanfield narrates in the June 12 post.

The next day Cummins responded with his own video on the police department's official Facebook page.

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classof56 Sep 3 #1

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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 11:25 AM

1. I resided in Central Oregon for 15 years

Have to say, I am not surprised. Saddened, yes. Surprised, no.

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