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Do you support BPD decision to remove 'thin blue line' from cars?
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1501 Votes

Do you support BPD decision to remove 'thin blue line' from cars?

Yes!

4

No!

38

Yes!

4 Comments
Ray Duray
3
Ray Duray

Because not all cops are honest. https://tinyurl.com/yyajb92k

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Most are

Tery
Tery

Most are, so our new Chief just decides to remove the public display of support for his own officers? I can tell you, many of them aren't offended by his decision.

Jason Wilkinson
Jason Wilkinson

Most of the protestors are peaceful. It doesn't mean there isn't riot issues going on. "Most cops are honest" does not mean there isn't a major issue that needs attention.

Judy Wood
Judy Wood

What does that have to do with what the thin blue line stands for. You need to school yourself, before you comment next time on something.

Jason Wilkinson
1
Jason Wilkinson

The police are paid for by all of us. He realizes the blue line has evolved from its original meaning to being more an F-U to half the population who believe there is still a major racial divide here.

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Jessica
0
Jessica

I hit yes on accident! I totally meant NO I do not support this. I just woke up!! 😱

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No!

38 Comments
Cam Scott
7
Cam Scott

How Ridiculous! Our society has more serious things to worry about. Enough already. We need to HONOR our Police, not defund and attack them.

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Thomas Arvidson
6
Thomas Arvidson

KEEP THE BLUE LINE!!! We should honor and support our first responders

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Robbie Potter
5
Robbie Potter

Why are we as a country always catering to the lowest echelon of society?

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mike wood
4
mike wood

As a 31 year LE veteran, I am saddened that Chief Krantz is only listening to the small % of people that consumed the most oxygen. What’s next chief guns, badges, American flags?

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Judy Wood
4
Judy Wood

You don’t have enough space for me to say why I support the thin blue line, but the most is to show respect for LE. Shame on you Chief, What’s next the American flag above your Police Department?

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Greg inConway
Greg inConway

Great comment! Maybe the Bend PD should be issued Whiffle Bats instead. The BPD needs to stop caving to the people with nose rings.

Mike Roberts
4
Mike Roberts

The majority of citizens Support the Thin Blue Line and yet you New Guy (police chief) go with those who want to re-imagine the BPD. What's wrong with this picture??? Don't bring your PDX values here

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Don L
Don L

Agreed!

Tery
4
Tery

That's what happens when they transplant our new Chief from Portland........ This is complete disrespect for our officers, brought upon by the cry babies....

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Gabe West
4
Gabe West

It's disrespectful

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Jake Shepard
4
Jake Shepard

Newbie police chief caves to political correctness. He doesn't stand for fallen law enforcement officers, why should anyone stand for him? What's next? No displaying the American flag?

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Kimmy Wasatch
4
Kimmy Wasatch

Just shows that Bend is becoming like Portland and racist.BLM. LGBQT flags and apparel is fine. The police should be able to display support on their cars. Sad to see Bend going in this direction.

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Stephen John Williams
3
Stephen John Williams

A stunningly poor decision. Looks like Krantz is bringing dangerous Portland liberal ideology to Bend. Please pray with me for all the outstanding law enforcement personnel in our area. They need it!

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Mark Dugan
3
Mark Dugan

Too bad the new police chief is bringing Portland politics to Bend. I was worried and now it's confirmed.

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Joseph Wick
3
Joseph Wick

very sad day....it is now not safe to go to Bend. You let a bunch of filthy street freaks rule you? What did you achieve?

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Tahnee Hayden
3
Tahnee Hayden

More cancel culture. By doing this the new chief has insighted division. What will he cancel next. We need to support law enforcement not tear them down. He just tore the officers of his Dept. down

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Don L
3
Don L

HATE TO THINK THE BLUE SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A YELLOW ONE...

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Steve Hughes
3
Steve Hughes

I'd like to know specific personal examples of the division the Chief stated the blue line created. It seems, he created division by removing the blue line. Leave it to a chief from PDX to do this.

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Jim Kaefer
3
Jim Kaefer

It is not necessary there is no division.

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Pam Ferguson
3
Pam Ferguson

It was meant for police department to have good feelings and meaning to them not the public. This division crap is getting out of hand!!

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Robert McDaniel
3
Robert McDaniel

The “new” Police chief is a Portland racist!. Doing what’s right for the entire community doesn’t alienate half of it!

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Jim
Jim

That thin blue line symbolically represents our support and when Chief Krantz had it ripped off the patrol cars today, he threw it back in our faces. He will regret this come the day he needs us!

Bob Majka
3
Bob Majka

Hell no, Nothing worse then caving to a small minority. The new Chief needs to go back to Portland.

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Don L
Don L

Yep!

chris tafoya
2
chris tafoya

If our BPD thinks that removing the blue line from their vehicles offends certain groups, then I'm offended by their wording on their cars that states "Protects and Serves."

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Clifford Holmes
2
Clifford Holmes

It is disrespectful to the first responders who serve, and to those who have died. I never thought it was divisive, it is a show of respect and support for first responders.

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Kenneth Gardner
2
Kenneth Gardner

new chief to much for appeasement should go back to old job do not need his attitude.

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Greg inConway
1
Greg inConway

Maybe consider adding the BLM logo to all your patrol vehicles. This is a disrespect to all law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty. Stop listening to those with nose rings.

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Ben Hargis
1
Ben Hargis

In this poll, 86% do not support the removal of the blue line. So I would assume a fair poll, not on a liberal news site, it would be more like 99% I have to question where our police actually stand.

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Deborah Haney
0
Deborah Haney

Because it is just another right being taken away from us because others are all butt hurt.

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Kevin Crabtree
0
Kevin Crabtree

Need to replace new Chief and most of Bends Leadership this is not the Bend We Love

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Johnny Mooney
0
Johnny Mooney

I am disappointed that the police chief has decided to not honor those in law enforcement by removing this symbol. We should educate as to what it symbolizes vs. remove due to a small uneducated group

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k san
0
k san

I don't get it. They did this to themselves? And they still leave the blue line on the backs of the cars? Such a needless exercise.

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Tim Allen
0
Tim Allen

They have right.s to their beliefs also. Black Lives Matter is expressed and rightfully so. I believe strongly that to be true. Howeve

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Greg inConway
Greg inConway

You make no sense. Go back to your video games and stay out of adult conversations.

Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
237 Votes

Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?

Yes!

4

No!

3

Yes!

4 Comments
Dianne Price
0
Dianne Price

By only what is really needed & don't eat out,

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Greg Norton
0
Greg Norton

Because if everyone would of voted republican, we wouldn't be in this situation! Our state is ruined because of liberals.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

It's Biden fault for the inflation not russia

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CB
CB

Gabe, my dude, you have to stop screaming like a mad man about Biden and Democrats. You do nothing for your cause. It's so disappointing to see a grown man behave the way you do.

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Completely unresponsive to the question. Apparently, no problem on this site.

No!

3 Comments
Jon Krutsch
0
Jon Krutsch

Beyond the massive media hype, I haven't really noticed much difference in prices.

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den b
den b

Try buying some groceries.

Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
228 Votes

Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?

I stayed home

3

I went out

3

I stayed home

3 Comments
John Philo
2
John Philo

Cant afford to go out with the Biden economy.

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CB
CB

You can't afford to go to a public park or watch the free firework show? Maybe get a job, hippy.

Gabe West
Gabe West

Can't afford the gas!

Dianne Price
0
Dianne Price

Had family & a BBQ!!

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I went out

3 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
0
Kimmy Wasatch

BB Cue with friends and watch fireworks show. Great day and proud Americans celebrating.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Celebrated with my church this morning

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