The Merc reports today: "PPA Director Daryl Turner, a former Portland Police Bureau officer, said his team chose to request mediation out of concern that the city isn't taking the union's need seriously." As a lifelong Labor Liberal who supports workers' rights, it's hard to swallow the dystopian madness surrounding the PPB and it's crypto-fascist "union." What function the PPA serves on behalf of the city and it's residents escapes me. On top of all the protections Portland cops enjoy when they break local and federal law, racially profile, and bully citizens in anonymity, the PPA bro-tocracy demands we take them seriously while they cover the asses of dirty cops. This has been Portland's burden for many decades. Now people are paying attention, and the PPB/PPA says we don't take their needs seriously. Correctamundo.