In this Portland Observer archives photo, Portland activist JoAnn Hardesty calls for police reforms during a 2010 rally for justice that was held after two local African Americans, Keaton Otis and Aaron Campbell were killed, during confrontations with Portland police.
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Too many lives have been cut short by violent confrontations with Portland Police and a northeast Portland activist has made it her mission to reform police department policies to bring about a change in the way police deal with the public, especially members of the African American and other minority communities. JoAnn Hardesty is a former state lawmaker whose mission of justice is to prevent any further officer-involved deaths while also keeping those who’ve passed alive in the hearts of their loved ones and the community.