Homicides out of control, City Council remains silent
Sachs, the founder of the community group No Hate Zone, is focused on ending racism though community engagement. The former law enforcement member is now an activist who points out a large percentage of people hurt or killed by gun violence are Black — and he said not enough is being done to protect minority communities.
“I’m frustrated, I’m angry, I’m hurt,” Sachs told KOIN 6 News the day after another shooting in Portland left one dead and wounded. “There’s a shooting, like, every night and homicides are out of control.”
Sachs said he’s aware of PPBs new Enhanced Community Safety Team assigned to investigate shootings. It’s a step in the right direction, he said, but more needs to be done.