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‘Widespread destruction to businesses’ in Portland by violent black bloc vandals

Destructive saboteurs purposely damaged at least two dozen businesses in Portland on Friday night. The Portland Police Bureau declared that the night of civil unrest resulted in “widespread destruction to businesses in Hollywood neighborhood.”

The Portland Police Bureau stated that a “group of nearly 50 people gathered” and then “vandalized many businesses including many small businesses in their path.” The vandals were “dressed in all black and seen wearing helmets and carrying umbrellas.”

Police found that the violent black bloc anarchists “vandalized and destroyed private property in both Downtown and Northeast Portland.” The rioting group also vandalized the Mexican Consulate.

In videos of the destruction, you can hear glass being shattered as windows of storefronts are destroyed.

The anti-cop acronym A.C.A.B., which stands for “All Cops Are Bastards,” was spray-painted on numerous stores. Banks and a Whole Foods were targeted

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The vandals also spray-painted “Black Trans-Lives Matter,” “Gentifiers,” and sent a message to the Portland mayor by writing: “F*** Ted Wheeler.”

Portland police officers were dispatched to the area. Despite the widespread destruction, no arrests were made.

Also on Friday night, a UPS driver was robbed at gunpoint and kidnapped in Northeast Portland. While the UPS driver was delivering packages, four suspects approached him. One pointed a gun at him and the other three duct-taped his wrists.

The thieves heisted the UPS truck and put the UPS driver in a light-colored Honda. “After a short distance, the suspects stopped, stole packages from the truck, released the driver and took off in their Honda. The driver was not hurt,” as reported by KOIN-TV.

On Thursday in Portland, there were tense confrontations between Black Lives Matter militants and police.

There have been regular, near-nightly protests and riots in Portland since late May, following the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody.

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Leftist thug accused of kicking man in head from behind and knocking him out after repeatedly punching him is sentenced to prison

Marquise Love —
accused of kicking a man in the head from behind and knocking him out cold after repeatedly punching him amid a Portland protest in August — has been sentenced to 20 months in prison, KOIN-TV reported.

Here’s the clip of the head kick. (Content warning: Language):

What are the details?

Love received the sentence after pleading guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot as well undergoing “months of pretrial negotiations and a judicial settlement conference,” the station said, citing the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

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His guilty plea acknowledges that he caused physical injury to the victim, identified as Adam Haner, and that “he and others engaged in tumultuous and violent conduct and created a grave risk of causing public alarm.”

The DA’s office said Haner, as well as law enforcement, the court and the state, found the resolution in this case “appropriate.” Haner was not personally at the sentencing hearing on Monday, but has previously said in interviews with the media that he hoped Love would learn from what happened.

Love apologized to the victim in court, according to the DA’s office, and reportedly expressed genuine remorse.

“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said in a statement, according to the station. “In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment.”

After his time behind bars, Love will have to complete 36 months of probation, KOIN reported, adding that any violations could result in additional prison time. He also must undergo an alcohol abuse evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment, the station said.

What’s the background?

Portland police identified Love as the suspect seen in cellphone videos repeatedly punching a man who was forced by a mob to sit in the street after which the suspect kicked the victim in the head from behind and apparently knocked him out.

The beating began after the victim was trying to get away from violent protesters and crashed his truck — then a mob descended upon him. (Content warning: Language):

Here’s another clip of the head-kicking thug — who was wearing a “security” vest — showing him repeatedly punching the man in the head. (Content warning: Language):

Haner, recounting the incident to KPTV-TV, said he was yanked out of his vehicle and hit the ground, after which the mob “wouldn’t let me get up” — and then the beating began.

“I was just standing for myself as a citizen,” he told the station, “and if you can’t do that on a street, then what can you do?”


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BLM rioters vandalize Portland commissioner’s house after he voted against defunding police; city hall hit with arson attack

Dozens of left-wing protesters vandalized a Portland commissioner’s home after he voted against a measure that would defund part of the Portland Police Bureau’s budget.

The disconcerting event unfolded on Thursday according to the Portland Police.

Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan had voted against a measure earlier that day that would have redirected $18 million from the police budget to other programs supporting social causes.

Portland Unified Command said that the group marched to Ryan’s home, broke a window and tossed “burning flares and paint filled balloons” at the house. Video on social media captured the protesters chanting “Black Lives Matter!” and “F**k you Dan Ryan!!” during the protest.

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Rioters also attacked the Portland City Hall and tried to torch it in an arson attack.

Ryan’s vote was the swing vote on the measure and prevented it from passing.

Liberal critics specifically faulted Ryan for his vote on social media, calling it “white supremacy.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler condemned the attack and called it intimidation in a statement on Friday.

“Last night’s criminal destruction and attack on Commissioner Ryan’s home are reprehensible,” Wheeler said.

“Violence, criminal destruction and intimidation are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Those responsible must be found, investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I condemn anyone who uses violence to attempt to silence the voices of others.”

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who backed the police defunding motion, also condemned the violence against her colleague on the city council.

“Fighting for systemic change is messy and complicated, but what shouldn’t be complicated is recognizing when lines have been crossed, and that’s what happened last night,” she said in part.

The Portland Police budget for the current year was slated to be about $244 million, meaning the “defund the police” effort that was defeated would have cut about 7.3% of the budget. However, the city council had already cut $15 million from the budget in June as a part of their support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

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Oregon governor finally activates National Guard to counter violent riots in Portland

The Oregon National Guard was called into Portland after violent riots erupted in the city on Wednesday night. A riot was declared by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. after vandals caused damage in the city.

Police said there were two groups that marched through the streets of Portland, where there have been near-nightly protests and riots since George Floyd’s death in late May. Protesters shouted obscenities about Portland’s mayor: “F*** Ted Wheeler!”

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Rioters smashed windows, including a business that had a sign with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote that read: “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Protesters dressed in all black burned American flags.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said that a “large group of people created a significant risk to public safety.” An unlawful assembly was declared, and ultimately a riot was declared by authorities. The Unified Command, which comprises the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police, engaged protesters.

After months of violent and dangerous riots in Portland, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown finally activated the National Guard to deal with the riots.

Brown deployed 50 National Guard troops in June, but she promised that they were only in Portland as “support personnel” to “care for the injured, processing arrests, directing traffic – much as they do when they are asked to respond to wildfires.”

“They will not be on the front lines making arrests or doing crowd control,” Brown said. “You don’t diffuse violence by having soldiers on our streets. Having soldiers on our streets around America is exactly what President Trump wants. … I want to ensure that the public can safely raise their voices in this much-needed call for reform.”

On Wednesday, the National Guard was on the ground in Portland to help police control the rioters.

The Unified Command issued a statement on the deployment of the National Guard.

“Widespread violence is occurring in Downtown Portland. In the interest of public safety, Governor Kate Brown, under advice of the Unified Command, has activated the use of the Oregon National Guard to assist local law enforcement in responding to any acts of violence, and to maintain public order and ensure community safety. Guard members are trained in crowd control and will be riding with local response teams. They are dressed in military style garb, which is their uniform Oregon National Guard members are civilian community members helping to protect us. We don’t take this decision lightly. Under the Governor’s Order, we continue to work together and share our resources and information to address any public safety concerns.

At least 10 people were arrested, including a man allegedly with a loaded rifle, as well as a man suspected to have thrown a Molotov cocktail at police officers. Police also seized gun magazines, commercial-grade fireworks, hammers, and knives.

Prior to Wednesday’s violence, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended Monday’s executive order calling for the Unified Command, a “joint incident command structure allowing multiple agencies to respond to election-related unrest,” according to KOIN. The order was set to expire at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and will now run through 5 p.m. on Friday.

“Across the United States, elections officials are working hard to ensure that every vote is counted, and it may be several days until we know the results of this election,” Brown said in a press release on Wednesday. “It’s important to trust the process, and the system that has ensured free and fair elections in this country through the decades, even in times of great crisis.”

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Portland cop charged for driving into alleged looter who ran from shop during riot — and alleged looter’s charges are dropped

A now-retired Portland police officer is accused of driving into an alleged looter who ran from a shop during a riot this summer — and while the former officer has been indicted, the alleged looter’s charges have been dropped, the Oregonian reported.

What are the details?

A Multnomah County grand jury charged Scott Groshong with official misconduct, third-degree assault, and failure to perform the duties of a driver, the paper said, citing a source familiar with the investigation who’s not authorized to speak about it.

Groshong — who retired in August after a 27-year career — was working undercover surveillance and driving an unmarked van during a mid-June protest, the Oregonian said.

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Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, condemned Groshong’s prosecution and suggested politics is playing a role in the case, the paper added.

The Oregonian noted that while the indictment hasn’t been filed in court, the police union and the manager of the Portland Skate and Snowboard shop said the incident occurred June 15 just before midnight.

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Groshong and Portland police Sgt. Chris Kenagy were doing surveillance in the area of Northwest Ninth Avenue and Davis Street and heard glass breaking, according to court records from arrests made that night. Groshong drove up to the skate shop and recorded one man reaching in and taking two skateboards and another snagging a third board before running off, the records indicate.

A short time later, another man walked up to the store, stole a helmet and darted across the street, said shop manager Kevin Nimick.

A video by an area resident caught an unmarked black van racing east on Davis Street up to the alleged helmet thief, who was running across the street near 9th Avenue, and shows the van strike him near the intersection, knocking him off his feet and onto the sidewalk. […]

The driver’s side door of the black van opened but no one appears to have stepped out of the vehicle, and the man who had been struck ran off, according to the video.

The alleged looter — who appears to drop the stolen helmet and leave it behind before running away — was arrested a few blocks away, the Oregonian said.

But his burglary and criminal mischief charges were later dismissed, the paper said, and he actually accused Groshong later on of driving into him and then driving away.

According to Turner, Groshong said that allegation is false, and the alleged looter ran in front of the vehicle of an independent witness near the scene and didn’t show any sign of injury, the Oregonian noted.

“Instead of the suspect facing consequences for looting, this veteran police officer finds himself the target of misplaced criminal charges,” Turner said in his statement, according to the paper. “Incredibly, this suspect now claims the police knowingly hit him with the undercover surveillance van when the officer drove towards him to document his criminal acts. That claim is false, self-serving, and runs completely counter to the independent eyewitness who observed the suspect running away from the scene of his crime.”

Also, Turner said the grand jury didn’t hear from the independent witness when the case was presented by an outside prosecutor, the Oregonian noted.

“There is no justice when politics are injected into the criminal justice system,” he noted in his statement, according to the paper, adding that “once the full picture is revealed, we are confident that justice will prevail and the officer will be exonerated of all charges. We stand by our officer, truth, and justice.”

Kenagy, who was riding with Groshong, has not been charged, the paper said, adding that Groshong’s lawyer did not return a call for comment Wednesday night.

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Portland cop charged for driving into alleged looter who ran from shop during riot — and alleged looter’s charges are dropped

A now-retired Portland police officer is accused of driving into an alleged looter who ran from a shop during a riot this summer — and while the former officer has been indicted, the alleged looter’s charges have been dropped, the Oregonian reported.

What are the details?

A Multnomah County grand jury charged Scott Groshong with official misconduct, third-degree assault, and failure to perform the duties of a driver, the paper said, citing a source familiar with the investigation who’s not authorized to speak about it.

Groshong — who retired in August after a 27-year career — was working undercover surveillance and driving an unmarked van during a mid-June protest, the Oregonian said.

Here’s video of incident:


Alleged Portland skate shop thief struck by police van

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Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, condemned Groshong’s prosecution and suggested politics is playing a role in the case, the paper added.

The Oregonian noted that while the indictment hasn’t been filed in court, the police union and the manager of the Portland Skate and Snowboard shop said the incident occurred June 15 just before midnight.

More from the paper:

Groshong and Portland police Sgt. Chris Kenagy were doing surveillance in the area of Northwest Ninth Avenue and Davis Street and heard glass breaking, according to court records from arrests made that night. Groshong drove up to the skate shop and recorded one man reaching in and taking two skateboards and another snagging a third board before running off, the records indicate.

A short time later, another man walked up to the store, stole a helmet and darted across the street, said shop manager Kevin Nimick.

A video by an area resident caught an unmarked black van racing east on Davis Street up to the alleged helmet thief, who was running across the street near 9th Avenue, and shows the van strike him near the intersection, knocking him off his feet and onto the sidewalk. […]

The driver’s side door of the black van opened but no one appears to have stepped out of the vehicle, and the man who had been struck ran off, according to the video.

The alleged looter — who appears to drop the stolen helmet and leave it behind before running away — was arrested a few blocks away, the Oregonian said.

But his burglary and criminal mischief charges were later dismissed, the paper said, and he actually accused Groshong later on of driving into him and then driving away.

According to Turner, Groshong said that allegation is false, and the alleged looter ran in front of the vehicle of an independent witness near the scene and didn’t show any sign of injury, the Oregonian noted.

“Instead of the suspect facing consequences for looting, this veteran police officer finds himself the target of misplaced criminal charges,” Turner said in his statement, according to the paper. “Incredibly, this suspect now claims the police knowingly hit him with the undercover surveillance van when the officer drove towards him to document his criminal acts. That claim is false, self-serving, and runs completely counter to the independent eyewitness who observed the suspect running away from the scene of his crime.”

Also, Turner said the grand jury didn’t hear from the independent witness when the case was presented by an outside prosecutor, the Oregonian noted.

“There is no justice when politics are injected into the criminal justice system,” he noted in his statement, according to the paper, adding that “once the full picture is revealed, we are confident that justice will prevail and the officer will be exonerated of all charges. We stand by our officer, truth, and justice.”

Kenagy, who was riding with Groshong, has not been charged, the paper said, adding that Groshong’s lawyer did not return a call for comment Wednesday night.

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Nearly 70% of charges against Portland rioters were dropped by progressive DA

Of the nearly 1,000 protest and riot-related arrests made in Portland since late May, prosecutors have dropped almost 70% of the charges, according to The Oregonian.

On Wednesday, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office released a new statistical dashboard that provides data on “protest-related cases referred to his office by law enforcement for prosecutorial review and potential issuing.”

“This is a major step forward for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office,” the statement from progressive District Attorney Mike Schmidt read. “Transparency in the work we do is a keystone to my administration. Moving this data online for the community to easily use will have a significant impact on understanding cases that arise from mass demonstrations. I promised during my campaign that I take a smarter approach to justice. That work continues with the launch of this dashboard. I am committed to launching future dashboards and other public facing programs that will support data-driven and transparent decision making.”

Between May 29 and Oct. 5, there were 974 cases referred to the Multnomah DA’s office by the Portland Police Department for prosecution, 666 were rejected, meaning 68% of all referred cases had the charges dropped by the Multnomah County DA. The dashboard states that 543 cases have been “rejected in the interest of justice.”

There were 902 public order crime charges, 166 person crime charges, and 125 property crime charges. There were 95 felony charges.

Court records show 18 people have been arrested three or more times during protests in Portland since May, The Oregonian reported.

This development is not shocking since Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt declared in August that his office would decline to press charges against protesters and rioters participating in Portland demonstrations.

“If we leverage the full force of the criminal justice system on individuals who are peacefully protesting and demanding to be heard, we will cause irreparable harm to them individually and to our society,” Schmidt said. “The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will presumptively decline to prosecute a case where the most serious offense is a city ordinance violation or where the crime(s) do not involve deliberate property damage, theft or the use or threat of force against another person.”

Schmidt said that his office would not prosecute for the following crimes:

  • Interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer
  • Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Criminal trespass in the first and second degree
  • Escape in the third degree
  • Harassment
  • Riot (unless accompanied by a charge outside of this list)

Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner reacted to Schmidt’s pledge by saying, “I am disgusted that our city has come to this.”

In September, the U.S. Marshals Service deputized 56 Portland police officers and 22 Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies to respond to potential violence under the orders of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) after she declared a state of emergency. The federally deputized officers are effectively circumventing the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, who aren’t prosecuting rioters.

The deputizations remain in effect through December. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said he didn’t know that the officers would remain federal deputies until 2021.

Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) argued that the deputizations last “beyond the governor’s stated emergency.”

In the race for Portland mayor, Wheeler is currently polling significantly behind Sarah Iannarone, who is a supporter of Antifa, in the race for Portland mayor.

Last month, the Department of Justice designated Portland, Seattle, and New York City as “anarchist jurisdictions,” a label that could lead to federal funding being withdrawn from those cities.

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Rioter throws Molotov cocktail at group of Portland police officers, striking one, as mob sets fire to justice center following Breonna Taylor indictment

A Portland, Oregon, rioter reportedly
threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers on Wednesday night as law enforcement declared the demonstrations in the area a riot.

Reports say that rioters also set fire to the city’s justice center.

Demonstrations in the city continued following the
announcement of a criminal indictment of one officer involved in the death of Louisville, Kentucky, resident Breonna Taylor. You can read more on the indictment here.

Following the announcement, riots
erupted in cities across the country.

What are the details?

According to Newsweek, demonstrators gathered in Portland’s streets following the indictment of former police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

The Portland Police Bureau
announced that at least 74 people gathered on the Central Precinct side of the city’s Justice Center, where they reportedly “began throwing softball-sized rocks towards Central Precinct, which shattered the glass windows above the entry doors.”

The demonstrators converged on the precinct, and a riot broke out as protesters began to set fire to the building.

The bureau’s statement added, “The group continued to throw rocks through the windows, which continued to shatter glass in the entryway of the Central Precinct, making it difficult for others to safely exit the precinct due to the glass falling and the glass that covered the entryway floor.”

“Once the window was broken, group members used slingshots to launch projectiles at a high velocity through the broken glass windows of Central Precinct,” the statement continued. “Some members of the group attempted to break into the front doors of the Central Precinct lobby.”

While on the streets, police moved in on the unruly group, and at least one demonstrator threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of officers.

Authorities later attempted to clear the crowd by firing pepper balls and deploying pepper spray on the mob after declaring a riot.

The bureau added, “Officers began to disperse the crowd outside of Central Precinct again and a Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers striking one in the foot. Portland Fire Medic was nearby and able to extinguish the flames. Had this incendiary not been stopped immediately, it could have caused serious physical injury to the officer. A second Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, and a third Molotov cocktail was thrown at officers near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Main Street. As the crowd was dispersed they aggressively threw rocks at officers and other projectiles.”

Twitter user Pierce Singgih shared video of the incident on Twitter, writing, “[S]omeone just threw a Molotov at Portland Police as officers moved in and declared the event a riot.”

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Black man goes on profane rant against ‘Antifa’ rioters stirring up trouble in Portland: ‘You ain’t from here, motherf***er!’

The moment a black man purporting to be a Portland, Oregon, resident went off on demonstrators has gone viral.

In the video, the black man can be heard shouting at a group of protesters, complaining that they are not from the area and are only there to cause problems.

What are the details?

Journalist Andy Ngo shared the video Sunday evening on Twitter,
captioning it, “You ain’t from here motherf—er! An angry black Portland driver gets out of his car and yells at the antifa rioters. They’re stunned and speechless.”

In the video, an unnamed black man can be seen exiting his vehicle.

He is dressed in a pair of shorts, a T-shirt, and a hat, and begins accusing the group of coming to Portland to stir up trouble.

As he gets out, he says, “I’ve got something to say. Yeah. What do you represent? You don’t represent this motherf***er!”

He turns on those filming and at least one demonstrator in close proximity, saying, “Whose house is there? Whose house is this at the corner right here? You don’t know! Because you ain’t from here, motherf***er! But you come here and got a little motherf***er situation for us, how we’re supposed to be. You ain’t from here, you got a little situation for us, n****.”

“You ain’t from this motherf***er!” he shouts. “You don’t know what we went through, motherf***er!

At the time of this writing, Ngo’s video has been viewed more than 231,000 times.

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Anything else?

Journalist Kitty Shackleford
shared a concerning clip to Twitter on Sunday featuring two men in a pickup truck surrounded by demonstrators on a Portland street.

As protesters converge on the truck, members demand its occupants “say Black Lives Matter.”

The camera focuses on the truck’s passenger being confronted by the mob as its members order to him to “say Black Lives Matter, homie!”

“It lets us know that you’re cool!” another person can be heard shouting from the crowd.

It goes south from there.

“Say f***ing Black Lives Matter right now!” another person demands.

A subsequent
clip from the same social media user shares what appears to be the same truck with its passenger window smashed.

The driver of the vehicle can be heard asking, “Who did this? You f***ing p***y! Who did it?”

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Top Oregon Democrat’s legislative director arrested at Portland riot for interfering with police officer

The legislative director for the Democratic speaker of Oregon’s House of Representatives was arrested at a riot in Portland, Oregon, last weekend for interfering with a police officer, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

What are the details?

Kristina Narayan, 29, was arrested along with 58 others during a riot that began Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning, the paper said, citing a Portland Police Bureau report.

Narayan has worked for House Speaker Tina Kotek since 2016, the Free Beacon said. Kotek represents northeast Portland, Townhall reported.

Narayan was booked just after 2 a.m. Sunday for the misdemeanor; she was released the same day without bail. The Free Beacon said Kotek’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.

What happened at the riot?

Portland police said “multiple fire bombs, mortars, rocks, and other items were thrown at law enforcement” during the riot.

“Many in the crowd were carrying large shields … and dressed in protective gear including helmets, gas masks, body armor, and all black clothing,” police added. “It was clear that the intent of the crowd was not peaceful protest. Therefore officers were positioned in such a way that prevented the march from reaching East Precinct.”

Police said individuals in the crowd “began throwing multiple fire bombs at officers” just after 9 p.m.

TheBlaze reported that one of the Molotov cocktails caused a rioter to catch on fire:


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More from the police:

This criminal activity presented an extreme danger to life safety for all community members, and prompted a declaration of a riot. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker that it was a riot and they were to leave the area to the east immediately. They were warned that failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Individuals within the crowd began throwing illegal fireworks/mortars at officers. Others were seen throwing rocks. At least one had a “wrist-rocket” type of slingshot launching unknown objects. In order to defend themselves from these assaults, officers used crowd control munitions, including tear gas. Officers made numerous targeted arrests.

For the next four hours, the crowd appeared to meander through the Mill Park community, attempting to get to get around the police blockade and reach East Precinct. Officers moved ahead of the rioters to prevent them access. Rioters lit fires in the streets, including dumpsters, garbage cans, and wooden pallets. Officers moved in to push the crowd back in order to extinguish the fires.

What do we know about Kotek, the Oregon House speaker?

In July, Kotek criticized Portland police for the “unacceptable” practice of using tear gas to disperse rioters.

“It was an unnecessary escalation by the [Portland Police Bureau] against people exercising their freedom of assembly and freedom of speech,” Kotek said in a letter to Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Associated Press said. “It showed an utter inability to exercise restraint. Smart policing is when an officer can differentiate a minor provocation from a serious threat. Nothing about this was smart.”

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Portland protester catches on fire after rioters throw Molotov cocktails and launch fireworks at police

Saturday marked the 100th consecutive day of protests in Portland, but things escalated into violence, and police declared a riot after agitators threw Molotov cocktails and launched fireworks at law enforcement officers.

Hundreds of people gathered at Ventura Park in southeast Portland on around 7 p.m. on Saturday, including many dressed in all black clothing. Some of them donned helmets, gas masks, body armor, and a few were equipped with large shields.

Around 9 p.m., the crowd marched towards the east precinct, but Portland police stopped the procession. Police said the rioters then engaged in “tumultuous and violent conduct.”

At about 9:15 p.m., rioters began throwing fire bombs, shooting illegal fireworks, mortars, and hurling rocks at police officers. One rioter had a “wrist-rocket” type of slingshot. A Portland police sergeant was “struck by a commercial grade firework, which burned through his glove and injured his hand,” according to the Portland Police Bureau. Portland police responded with crowd control munitions, including tear gas and impact weapons.

One of the Molotov cocktails landed in front of the officers and ignited a large fire. A protester caught on fire from the inferno and frantically attempted to put out the flame by running around the street. Police say the Portland fire and rescue medics offered treatment to the man who caught on fire. “The injured person was later taken to a hospital by private vehicle,” authorities said.

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Oregon state police troopers were also patrolling Portland on Saturday night. Last week, Oregon state police troopers were deputized by U.S. Marshals. The deputization lasts a year.

The state troopers will work alongside Portland police as well as “protect and defend federal government buildings and personnel during a civil disturbance” when necessary, Kevin Sonoff, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said.

That means that an Oregon state police trooper can arrest someone for a federal crime and then turn the case over to a federal prosecutor instead of a state prosecutor.

This is a significant development since Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Shmidt announced last month that his office would not prosecute certain crimes during the ongoing protests. Included in those crimes that his office refused to prosecute is interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer, disorderly conduct in the second degree, criminal trespass in the first and second degree, escape in the third degree, harassment, and riot (unless accompanied by a charge outside of this list).

Rioters lit dumpsters, garbage cans, and wooden pallets on fire in the streets. Portland police said that over 50 people were arrested during Saturday’s civil unrest.

Saturday’s riot came a day after the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office unsealed court documents that give new insights into last weekend’s lethal shooting in Portland. The unsealed documents show that self-described Antifa member, Michael Forest Reinoehl, targeted Patriot Prayer members Aaron “Jay” Danielson and Chandler Pappas. Danielson was shot dead on Aug. 29.

A crowd of about 200 held a vigil for Danielson on Saturday near Portland, where Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson called for members not to seek revenge for Danielson’s death.

“I know that Jay would not want that,” Gibson said. “Jay wants us to stand up for what we believe in, and he does not want any more violence, guys. He does not want any more violence.”

Gibson also called for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) to apologize to Danielson’s family. Gibson said Wheeler enabled “a culture of lawlessness” that he claimed resulted in the death of Danielson.

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Antifa member suspected of killing Aaron Danielson killed during attempted arrest by FBI, US Marshals

Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Antifa member who was suspected of killing a Trump-supporting demonstrator in Portland, was killed by law enforcement agents who came to arrest him in Washington state Thursday, Fox News reported.

A federal fugitive task force comprised of FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, Lakewood Police, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Washington State Department of Corrections was attempting to arrest Reinoehl on a murder warrant for the Aug. 29 killing of Aaron Danielson, who was a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer.

What happened?

Reinoehl reportedly pulled a weapon when he was confronted by law enforcement, and multiple officers opened fire.

“Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” a statement by the U.S. Marshals Service said. “Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ray Brady told the New York Times that four officers shot at Reinoehl.

How did we get here?

A pro-Trump caravan drove through Portland on Aug. 29, at the same time as Black Lives Matter and Antifa were protesting. The two groups clashed downtown, and Danielson, who was wearing a Patriot Prayer hat and a Blue Lives Matter satchel, was shot in the chest and killed.

Those who were with Danielson at the time believe they were targeted for their conservative beliefs.

“We have a First Amendment in this country,” Chandler Pappas told the Common Sense Conservative. “And for whatever reason, there seems to be this opposition that thinks we can’t do that. They have been attacking us for years. Really for decades in the grand scheme of things but very heavily in Portland.”

Conflicts, sometimes violent, between right- and left-wing groups have been an ongoing issue in Portland for years.

Admitted to the shooting?

A Vice News interview with Reinoehl was published earlier the same day he was killed. Reinoehl told Vice he believed he was being hunted.

Reinoehl also said he believed he killed Danielson in self-defense because he and his friend were about to be attacked.

“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” Reinoehl told Vice. “I had no choice. I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”

Reinoehl described himself as “100% Antifa all the way” on social media and expressed a willingness to “fight for my brothers and sisters.”

“We do not want violence but we do not run from it either!” he wrote in a June 16 social media post.


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‘They’re executing people’: Friend of pro-Trump shooting victim in Portland details how ‘they hunted us down’

The mainstream media says Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a supporter of President Donald Trump and the conservative group Patriot Prayer, was killed while engaged in violent rioting in Portland, Oregon, last weekend. But friend and fellow protester, Chandler Pappas, who was standing next to Danielson when he was killed, tells a very different story.

Pappas spoke with “Slightly Offens*ve” host Elijah Schaffer to share the details of what really happened that night and discuss the terrifying reality of violent political targeting, which is being encouraged by the media and leaders on the left.

“They hunted us down and shot [Danielson] because we were not like them,” Pappas told Schaffer. “We didn’t go down there with the intent of hurting people or doing anything in particular, but we have the right to be there. We have the right to be there and they seem to disagree with that to the point now that they’re executing people. They hunted us down. They found us, and they said ‘we’ve got a couple right here.’ And they shot [Danielson].”

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After rejecting Trump’s offer to help stop riots, Portland mayor is forced to move out of cushy condo due to Antifa violence

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler was forced to move from his condominium home due to threats by protesters just a week after forcefully rejecting an offer from President Donald Trump to help quell the violence.

Wheeler wrote a letter to his neighbors informing them that he was moving in order to avoid more violence from protesters at the condominium.

“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position. It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration,” read the letter according to The Oregonian, which obtained a screenshot of the message.

He went on to say that it would be best for him “and for everyone else’s safety and peace” to move from the condominium.

Protesters have protested outside the mayor’s condominium for several days to seek his resignation and demanding that the police department be drastically defunded.

In videos posted on social media, the protesters were captured playing very loud disruptive music, shining bright lights at the building, barricading themselves in the lobby, and even destroying property outside the building.

The Oregonian reported that Wheeler bought the two-bedroom condominium apartment in 2017 for $820,000.

“Politics of division and demagoguery”

Wheeler had previously rejected the president’s offer to send federal officers to help stop the rioting and looting in Portland in a scathing letter. He accused Trump of trying to use the protests to aid in his political campaign to be re-elected in November.

“We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are onto you,” wrote Wheeler.

“We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to reelection,” he added.

Wheeler went on to claim that the president’s previous efforts to ostensibly stop the protests actually made the violence worse. He concluded by saying, “Stay away, please.”

When asked if Wheeler had responded to the latest offer from the Trump administration, Acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cucinelli had a humorous response on Fox Business.

“Not yet. We have not yet, he’s probably busy picking out real estate agents!” he snarked.

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Glenn Beck: We’ve CROSSED the threshold into a strange new era — and ‘there’s no bridge ahead’

Over the years, Glenn Beck has issued warning after warning about coming situations that eventually came true: unrest in Europe that would spread to America, the formation of a caliphate in the Middle East, the Fed’s growing and dangerous powers, a repeat of the 1960s violence, the Bubba Effect, and more.

Now, after another weekend of violence, chaos, and political divide, Glenn has another warning: a new era is here. We’ve crossed the threshold God placed before us. We’ve passed all the exits, and there’s no bridge ahead. As Judeo-Christian principles continue to face attack after attack, we must double our efforts to slow down the spread of this evil.

“What I’m here to do is to sound the trumpet. To warn you of what is just over the horizon, that no one else will tell you. […] You know things aren’t OK. They aren’t normal. Many of us have this feeling that we’re headed towards something — something not good. It’s natural with something as precious as freedom and liberty. There’s a high price tag on that. And when you actually possess it, it makes sense that there would be some sort of warning or alarm bell on it, that would go off, when our rights are being stolen,” Glenn stated.

“If you felt any of these things, I want you to know this: One, you’re right, it’s not your imagination. Whether you’re on the left or right, it’s not your imagination. Something is very wrong. Two, you’re not alone. You are not the only one feeling this. And, three, this is the difficult beginning of a new era. It’s not the end of the world, but it is a new era,” he added.

“For many years, I have told you about the warning signs and pointed out the exits along the way. But if you look back in your rearview mirror, you’re going to see something falling behind the horizon. That’s the last exit. That’s the bridge that is out. That is the threshold. The twilight of the common era,” he said. “I hope to God I’m wrong. And there’s a good chance that I am. But, I believe that we are now squarely in the days the Bible foretold. I told you there would come a time when we passed all the exits. And we’re there. We need to fight to slow down the chaos. We need to do everything we can to slow chaos down.”

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Glenn Beck: We’ve CROSSED the threshold into a strange new era — and ‘there’s no bridge ahead’

Over the years, Glenn Beck has issued warning after warning about coming situations that eventually came true: unrest in Europe that would spread to America, the formation of a caliphate in the Middle East, the Fed’s growing and dangerous powers, a repeat of the 1960s violence, the Bubba Effect, and more.

Now, after another weekend of violence, chaos, and political divide, Glenn has another warning: a new era is here. We’ve crossed the threshold God placed before us. We’ve passed all the exits, and there’s no bridge ahead. As Judeo-Christian principles continue to face attack after attack, we must double our efforts to slow down the spread of this evil.

“What I’m here to do is to sound the trumpet. To warn you of what is just over the horizon, that no one else will tell you. […] You know things aren’t OK. They aren’t normal. Many of us have this feeling that we’re headed towards something — something not good. It’s natural with something as precious as freedom and liberty. There’s a high price tag on that. And when you actually possess it, it makes sense that there would be some sort of warning or alarm bell on it, that would go off, when our rights are being stolen,” Glenn stated.

“If you felt any of these things, I want you to know this: One, you’re right, it’s not your imagination. Whether you’re on the left or right, it’s not your imagination. Something is very wrong. Two, you’re not alone. You are not the only one feeling this. And, three, this is the difficult beginning of a new era. It’s not the end of the world, but it is a new era,” he added.

“For many years, I have told you about the warning signs and pointed out the exits along the way. But if you look back in your rearview mirror, you’re going to see something falling behind the horizon. That’s the last exit. That’s the bridge that is out. That is the threshold. The twilight of the common era,” he said. “I hope to God I’m wrong. And there’s a good chance that I am. But, I believe that we are now squarely in the days the Bible foretold. I told you there would come a time when we passed all the exits. And we’re there. We need to fight to slow down the chaos. We need to do everything we can to slow chaos down.”

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Oregon sheriffs unload on Dem Gov. Kate Brown for trying to use their deputies to quell Portland violence

Multiple Oregon sheriffs spoke out against Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, slamming the Democrat for her lack of leadership in the crisis unfolding in Portland.

What’s the background?

Protests have been ongoing in the so-called City of Roses for nearly 100 straight nights with escalating levels of violence. The federal government has attempted to help quell the unrest, but Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) and Brown rebuffed their efforts.

Now, with the cold-blooded murder of a Trump supporter over the weekend, the violence is a problem local and state leaders can no longer ignore.

So on Sunday, Brown released her plan to address the violence: send more law enforcement resources — from Washington and Clackamas counties and the city of Gresham — to Portland.

What did the sheriffs say?

In no uncertain terms, the sheriffs slammed the plan and said they would not send their officers to Portland.

Clackamas Sheriff Craig Roberts advised Brown that more resources will not solve the problem in Portland — only policy change can provide the desperately needed solution.

According to Roberts, Brown never contacted him about sending his deputies to Portland.

“I was surprised to read that the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was part of the plan since the Governor’s Office never contacted me,” Roberts explained. “Had Governor Brown discussed her plan with my office, I would have told her it’s about changing policy not adding resources. Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder. The only way to make Portland safe again, is to support a policy that holds offenders accountable for their destruction and violence.”

He went on to say:

That will require the DA to charge offenders appropriately and a decision by the Multnomah County Presiding Judge not to allow offenders released on their own recognizance, and instead require bail with conditions. The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office. The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again.For all of us in law enforcement, keeping our community safe is our first priority. Had Governor Brown asked me, I would have told her that no amount of human resources will stop the “cycle of violence” (her term) that is making Portland unsafe. For that to occur, the criminal justice system will need do its part and hold offenders accountable.

Meanwhile, Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said the anti-police message supported by progressive politicians is why his officers will remain in his jurisdiction.

“At this time, I do not plan to send deputies to work directly in Portland,” he said. “[T]he lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly.”

How did Brown respond?

According to KATU-TV, the governor’s office said, in part, “The Governor’s plan is meant to allow for this kind of flexibility in supporting each other as we all collectively deal with the difficult situation in Portland. It is up to each county to determine the personnel and resources they have available to volunteer for this effort.”

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Glenn Beck: Here’s ‘proof’ that Patriot Prayer’s Aaron Danielson was executed for being a Trump supporter

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and longtime conservative radio host Glenn Beck said that Aaron Danielson, a Trump supporter, was targeted and assassinated for his political stance.

Audio obtained by investigative journalists and shared online appears to indicate that Black Lives Matter protesters celebrated Danielson’s death, referring to him as a “Nazi,” “trash,” and more.

Danielson, a member of the conservative group “Patriot Prayer,” was among a group of Trump supporters who demonstrated in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday in protest of the ongoing riots across the lawless city.

A suspect in the deadly shooting previously described himself as “100% ANTIFA.”

What are the details?

In the video, a protest leader can be heard shouting, “Tonight, I just got word, the person who died was a Patriot Prayer Trump person. He was a [expletive] Nazi. Our community held its own and took out the trash.”

The leader later added, “Our communities have held it down without police. We can take out the trash on our own. I’m not sad a fascist died tonight.”

Speaking on his radio program Monday, Beck said that other video from the shooting appears to confirm that the Danielson was targeted in the fatal shooting.

Beck asked, “Do we have the audio of the actual shooting where the rioters — the Black Lives Matter people — are heard saying ‘We got one! We got one right here? Where? Right here!’ Boom. What did they have?”

“They had two Trump supporters,” radio host Pat Gray responded. “As if they were hunting for Trump supporters. Found a couple right here. Found a couple right here. Then you heard the gunshots.”

“This is an execution,” Beck explained of the video.

Beck later pointed to the attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife, Kelley, which took place Thursday following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention at the White House, saying that the rhetoric has become dangerous for U.S. citizens all across the country.

“You know what the Trojan horse is in America?” Beck later said. “The real and actual plight of the black man in America. The actual plight. The actual things that are real problems. The Trojan horse is the — it’s the big, bad policemen. And they’re wheeling this sacrifice up. They’re wheeling this thing up and saying, look at the poor men that have been abused with the big, bad police. Inside is nothing but a death cult.”

He warned, “You can’t let that through your gates. And it’s being wheeled into our churches. It’s being wheeled into our communities. It’s being wheeled into our schools. It’s a Trojan horse! Black Lives Matter — I just am going to put that [black] square up [on social media to show BLM solidarity]. Don’t put that square up. Don’t do it. Do all black lives matter? Yes! They do! But when you say Black Lives Matter, you are endorsing Black Lives Matter incorporated. And it is an incorporation. Look it up. It’s an entity.”


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Kayleigh McEnany smokes reporter for wringing hands over leftists hit by paintballs after ignoring 90 days of Antifa violence in Portland

A reporter on Monday sarcastically asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany if supporters of President Donald Trump shooting paintballs at leftists in Portland over the weekend counts as “patriotic activity.”

Say what?

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, here’s at least one clip showing a Trump fan in the bed of a pickup truck taking aim at loudmouthed leftists on a Portland sidewalk Saturday — and giving them an instant color makeover.

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Pepper spray appeared to be on the menu as well — but you’d think by now they’d have built up an immunity to that.

How did McEnany respond?

Anyway, McEnany was in no mood to entertain the reporter’s question based on what she detected as his blatant double standard.

“It’s incredible that for 90 days I’ve stood at this podium talking about officers [who’ve had] lasers flashed in their eyes in an attempt to blind them, commercial-grade fireworks thrown at them, a church right out here burning down, the people that were harassed and yelled at — [Republican] Sen. Rand Paul, Dan Bongino — right out here, and you’re going to ask me about a paintball video when, in fact, for 90 days we’ve seen horrific violence by Antifa, a radical, anarchist organization,” she replied. “I mean, you’re going ask about a paintball video I’ve yet to see and neither has the president.”

Despite McEnany trying to get to the next reporter, the paintball inquirer pressed forward: “I’m going to ask you about it, but you maintain that the people who went into the city to conduct that activity —”

And with that, she cut him right off: “Look, there’s been 90 days of violence from left-wing anarchists; it’s incredible that today is the one time you’re interested in violence when it’s paintballs — and we don’t even know who set off these paintballs — but you fail to ask for 90 days about violence from an anarchist organization because it happens to be on the left.”

How did folks react to McEnany’s latest media torching?

Like her boss, McEnany doesn’t have a thriving fan club among the White House press corps — but Trump supporters sure appreciate her:

  • “I love how @PressSec schools them every single time,” one observer noted.
  • “@PressSec is one of the best hires in the history of our country for any administration,” another commenter said. “Praying for her and her family — what an incredible woman & mother. Press has no clue how to handle her.”
  • “It was fabulous,” another commenter noted. “That reporter will have flashbacks forever when he hears the word ‘paintball.’ She pointed out the contrast perfectly!”
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Mayor Ted Wheeler and Joe Biden shift blame to President Trump for violence leading to deadly Portland shooting

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) blamed President Donald Trump for violence that led up to Saturday’s fatal shooting of a seemingly conservative-leaning man in the city that Wheeler governs.

“Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence? It’s you who have created the hate and the division,” Wheeler said on Sunday during a press conference regarding the deadly Portland shooting.

“Yesterday’s events began with hundreds of cars filled with supporters of the president rallying in Clackamas County and then driving through downtown Portland,” Wheeler said. “They were supported and energized by the president himself.”

“President Trump, for four years, we’ve had to live with you and your racist attacks on black people, we learned early about your sexist attitudes towards women,” Wheeler said of the president. “We’ve had to endure clips of you mocking a disabled man. We’ve had to listen to your anti-democratic attacks on journalists. We’ve read your tweets slamming private citizens to the point of receiving death threats. And we’ve listened to your attacks on immigrants.”

“We’ve listened to you label Mexicans — rapists,” Wheeler continued. “We’ve heard you say that John McCain wasn’t a hero because he was a prisoner of war. And now you’re attacking Democratic mayors and the very institutions of democracy that have served this nation well since its founding.”

“Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence? It’s you who have created the hate and the division,” the Portland mayor stated.

“President Trump, you bring no peace. You bring no respect to our democracy,” he added. “You, Mr. President, need to do your job as the leader of this nation. I, Mr. President, will do my job as the mayor of this city. We will both be held accountable as we should. I’m calling out every other elected official in Oregon to join me. Not only in defeating racism but helping me to stop the violence as we are and will continue to be held accountable by all of our residents.”

Trump retaliated to Wheeler’s accusation in a series of tweets, including calling him a “weak and pathetic mayor.”

“Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor,” Trump wrote.

“He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him,” the president continued. “He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn’t seen anything yet We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn’t do it.”

“The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order,” Trump stressed.

Trump then called out Joe Biden, “The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it!”

Biden joined Wheeler in saying that Trump was to blame for the violence in Democratic-controlled cities across the nation.

“The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable,” Biden said on Sunday. “Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable. I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.”

“We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you,” the Democratic presidential nominee said. “A country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.”

“What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence,” Biden stated.

“He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong – but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is,” Biden added. “He may think that war in our streets is good for his reelection chances, but that is not presidential leadership – or even basic human compassion.”

“Donald Trump has been president for almost four years,” the former vice president said. “The temperature in the country is higher, tensions run stronger, divisions run deeper. And all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president.”

Portland has experienced 93-straight days of protests, many of which have escalated into riots. Black Lives Matter protesters chained themselves inside the lobby of Wheeler’s condo on Friday.

Earlier this month, Wheeler warned rioters in Portland that they are helping Trump get reelected. “You are creating the B-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during this campaign,” Wheeler said.

Trump has offered to send in federal officers to quell the riots in Portland numerous times, and as recently as two days before the fatal shooting.

On Friday, Wheeler rebuffed the president’s offer by writing a letter. “Yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city,” Wheeler wrote. “On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks.” Adding, “Stay away please.”

Despite not having federal agents in Portland, the Department of Justice announced last week that 74 people are facing federal charges for crimes committed during violent riots in Oregon’s largest city.

Also on Sunday, Trump tweeted out condolences to the man who was shot dead in Portland. The victim is identified as Jay Bishop.

Bishop was a member of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, and was wearing a hat dedicated to the right-wing group when he was killed. Joey Gibson, founder of the Patriot Prayer, said, “We love Jay and he had such a huge heart. God bless him and the life he lived.”

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Crowd cheers news of man shot dead in Portland: ‘I am not sad that a f***ing fascist died tonight!’

A man was shot dead in Portland on Saturday night, and a group appeared to celebrate the death.

Tensions flared in Portland when pro-Trump demonstrators held a rally where they showed support for the president with a caravan through Oregon’s largest city. There were several stormy clashes between the pro-Trump supporters and counterprotesters throughout the day.

Footage shows a man being shot. The victim was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group based out of Washington. The man who was shot also had a side satchel with a Blue Lives Matter patch on it.

It is not known if the shooting had any connection to the pro-Trump caravan.

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Following the deadly shooting, a crowd dressed in all black appears to be celebrating the news of the man being killed.

“And tonight I just got word, the person who died was a Patriot Prayer person,” a woman with a megaphone shouts. “He was a f***ing Nazi. Our community held it’s own and took out the trash. I’m not going to shed any tears over a Nazi.”

“If ya’ll are not angry, you’re not paying attention. If ya’ll are not angry, you’re not with me! Everybody needs to realize what’s going on in the community. Our community can hold its own without the police,” the woman said. “We can take out the trash on our own. I am not sad that a f***king fascist died tonight!”

The crowd then cheered.

A few hours after the man was shot to death, protesters were dancing and apparently, “the energy here is joyous now.”

The identity of the shooting victim has not been released, and Portland Police have not released the name of the suspect.

Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot Prayer, reacted to Saturday’s shooting death in Portland.

“I can’t say much right now. All I can do is verify that he was a good friend and a supporter of Patriot Prayer,” Gibson said, according to USA Today.

Patriot Prayer describes its organization as “using the power of love and prayer to fight the corruption both in the government and citizen levels that seek to gain power through division and deception.” Patriot Prayer has participated in pro-Trump rallies since at least 2017, according to the Star Tribune.

“If anyone can provide information about this case, I ask them to please reach out to our detectives,” Police Chief Chuck Lovell said. “This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible.”

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Man wearing ‘Patriot Prayer’ hat shot and killed in Portland following clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters

One person was shot and killed in Portland on Saturday night as a pro-Trump vehicle caravan drove through the city and was met by counterprotesters.

Approximately 600 vehicles donned with flags and signs showing support for President Donald Trump participated in a rally on Saturday. The caravan and counterprotesters antagonized each other throughout the day as counterprotesters threw objects and stole flags, while some Trump supporters shot paintballs.

The situation escalated when a person was shot. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement that the shooting happened at 8:46 p.m., and officers arrived at the scene “within a minute.” The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Portland Police did not apprehend the shooter, and they do not have any information on the suspect at this time. Police said a homicide investigation is underway.

The New York Times reported that the man who was fatally shot was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group based out of Portland. The shooting victim also had a side satchel with what appears to be a Blue Lives Matter flag on it.

It was unclear if the shooting was connected to the caravan or the protests. Portland Police noted, “By about 8:30 p.m., the caravan of vehicles had left downtown.”

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“It is still early in this investigation, and I ask everyone to give the detectives time to do their important work before drawing conclusions about what took place,” said Police Chief Chuck Lovell. “If anyone can provide information about this case, I ask them to please reach out to our detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible.”

“It is important for detectives get a full and accurate picture of what happened before, during, and after the shooting,” a Portland Police statement read. “If anyone was a witness, has video, or has information about the homicide, they’re asked to contact the primary detectives.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D), who on Friday told President Donald Trump to “stay away” and declined federal assistance to quell violence in the city, said through a spokesperson that he would address the fatal shooting on Sunday.

“Will be transparent with the public,” Wheeler told OPB. “Asking for people to remain calm and not add to this tragedy.”

On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted, “The National Guard is Ready, Willing and Able. All the Governor has to do is call!”

Trump also retweeted several tweets referencing Black Lives Matter protesters chaining themselves in the lobby of Wheeler’s apartment building.

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74 rioters facing federal charges for crimes committed during Portland riots

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that 74 people are facing federal charges for crimes committed during violent riots in Portland that have been happening since late May.

“For more than 90 consecutive nights, Portland has been home to large demonstrations and protests against police use of force and anti-Black racism,” the Department of Justice statement reads. “On many nights, after peaceful demonstrations end, various public and private buildings have been the target of vandalism and destruction. Local, state, and federal law enforcement working to protect these buildings and ensure the safety of peaceful demonstrators have been subjected to threats and assaults from violent agitators while performing their duties.”

“Violent agitators have hijacked any semblance of First Amendment protected activity, engaging in violent criminal acts and destruction of public safety,” U.S. Attorney Willias said. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our federal law enforcement partners are expeditiously working with local and state law enforcement to identify, arrest, and prosecute these individuals that are disrupting the rule of law in our communities and physically attacking our law enforcement officers and destroying property. Violent agitators not only delay real reform, but make our community less safe by keeping law enforcement from responding to other critical calls for service.”

Charges include arson, destruction of federal property, assaulting a federal officer, unlawful use of a drone, and failing to obey lawful orders. You can find a list of the defendants and charges below.

The federal charges come at a time when President Donald Trump and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) are quarreling over the use of federal law enforcement in Oregon’s largest city that has been rocked by civil unrest.

On Aug. 25, Trump urged Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) to accept federal law enforcement.

“We again request Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown), the Governor of Oregon, and Mayor @TedWheeler of Portland, to call up the National Guard like should have been done 3 months ago,” Trump tweeted. “They must stop calling these anarchists and agitators ‘peaceful protestors’. Come back into the real world! The Federal Government is ready to end this problem immediately upon your request.”

Brown replied, “Oregon isn’t interested in a role in your political theater, @realDonaldTrump. The @OregonGuard is focused on fighting wildfires, distributing PPE & helping with unemployment calls. I’d love to discuss what we actually need: financial resources, N-95 masks & testing supplies.”

Wheeler sent a letter to Trump on Friday, declining the president’s offer to sent federal officers to Portland to help quell the riots.

“Dear President Trump. Yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city,” Wheeler’s letter read. “On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks. We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery.”

“When you sent the Feds to Portland last month, you made the situation far worse,” Wheeler said. “Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city. In Portland, we are focused on coming together as a community to solve the serious challenges we face due to systemic racism, a global pandemic and an economic recession. Stay away, please.”

Trump responded, “If the incompetent Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, doesn’t get control of his city and stop the Anarchists, Agitators, Rioters and Looters, causing great danger to innocent people, we will go in and take care of matters the way they should have been taken care of 100 days ago!”

As of Aug. 27, Portland Police have made 217 arrests at protests in the month of August, nearly three times the 77 arrests they made in all of July, according to the Portland Police Bureau. “About half of those occurred in the last week, when police declared riots five out of seven nights,” The Oregonian reported on Thursday.

Friday marked the 93rd straight day of protests in Portland. A riot was declared by Portland Police after vandals set fire to the police union building.

Also on Friday night, Black Lives Matter protesters chained themselves together as a demonstration in Wheeler’s apartment building lobby.

The 74 defendants federally charged by the DOJ include:

  • Edward Carubis, 24, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 1, 2020;
  • Rowan Olsen, 19, is charged (photos available) with creating a hazard on federal property, disorderly conduct, and failing to obey a lawful order on July 2, 2020;
  • Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, of Oceanside, California, is charged with destruction of federal property on July 4, 2020;
  • Gretchen Blank, 29, of Seattle, Washington, is charged (photos available) with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Andrew Faulkner, 24, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Christopher Fellini, 31, is charged (photos available) with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Theodore Matthee-O’Brien, 21, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Cody Porter, 28, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Taimane Teo, 24, of Eugene, Oregon, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Benjamin Wood-Pavich, 21, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 5, 2020;
  • Jacob Gaines, 23, a Texas resident, is charged (photos available) with assaulting a federal officer on July 11, 2020;
  • Lillith Grin, 22, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 12, 2020;
  • Benjamin Bolen, 36, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 13, 2020;
  • Kevin Weier, 36, is charged with attempted arson on July 13, 2020;
  • Wyatt Ash-Milby, 18, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Jerusalem Callahan, 24, is charged with damaging government property on July 21, 2020;
  • Zachary Duffly, 45, is charged with creating a disturbance on July 21, 2020;
  • Caleb Ehlers, 23, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Paul Furst, 22, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Jennifer Kristiansen, 38, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 21, 2020;
  • Ella Miller, 26, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Marie Sager, 27, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Giovanni Bondurant, 19, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 22, 2020;
  • Bailey Dreibelbis, 22, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 21, 2020;
  • Gabriel Huston, 22, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 22, 2020;
  • Joseph Lagalo, 37, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 22, 2020;
  • Taylor Lemons, 32, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 22, 2020;
  • Joseph Ybarra, 21, is charged with arson on July 22, 2020;
  • David Hazan, 24, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 23, 2020;
  • Nicholas Kloiber, 26, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 23, 2020;
  • Cameron Knutson, 28, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 23, 2020;
  • Carly Ballard, 34, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 24, 2020;
  • David Bouchard, 36, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 24, 2020;
  • Dakota Eastman, 30, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 24, 2020;
  • Josslynn Kreutz, 28, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 24, 2020;
  • Ezra Meyers, 18, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 24, 2020;
  • Mark Rolycanov, 28, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 24, 2020;
  • Pablo Avvocato, 26, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Douglas Dean, 34, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Rebecca Mota Gonzales, 37, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Thomas Johnson, 33, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Richard Lindstedt, 33, is charged with violating national defense airspace on July 25, 2020;
  • Nathan Onderdonk-Snow, 21, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Stephen O’Donnell, 65, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Joshua Webb, 22, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 25, 2020;
  • Jeffree Cary, 30, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • John Tyler Gabriel, 22, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • Noelle Mandolfo, 30, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • Patrick Stafford, 35, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • Travis Williams, 27, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • Caleb Wills, 29, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 26, 2020;
  • Brodie Storey, 28, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 27, 2020;
  • Edward Schinzing, 32, is charged (photos available) with arson on July 28, 2020;
  • James Hickerson, 54, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order on July 28, 2020;
  • Ian Wolf, 26, is charged with failing to obey a lawful order and creating a hazard on federal property on July 28, 2020;
  • Sabastian Dubar, 23, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 29, 2020;
  • Jordan Johnson, 32, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 29, 2020;
  • Evan Kriechbaum, 31, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 29, 2020;
  • Christine Margaux, 28, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on July 29, 2020;
  • Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, is charged (video available) with arson on July 30, 2020;
  • Isaiah Maza, 18, is charged (photos available) with assaulting a federal officer on July 31, 2020;
  • Dakotah Horton, 24, is charged (photos available) with assaulting a federal officer on August 17, 2020; and
  • Dakota Means, 20, is charged with assaulting a federal officer on August 24, 2020.
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Black Lives Matter protesters chain themselves together in lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condo, riots erupt in Portland

A group of Black Lives Matter protesters chained themselves together inside the lobby of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condo on Friday night. The sit-in was part of a larger demonstration outside of Wheeler’s apartment, where approximately 150 people gathered to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

At around 7 p.m., approximately one dozen BLM protesters assembled inside the lobby of progressive mayor’s apartment complex in the Pearl District. The group vowed to stay locked inside the lobby until Wheeler heard their demands. The group left three hours later.

The group demanded that Wheeler reduce the Portland Police Bureau budget, commit to never voting for police budget increases again, abolish the police bureau, and for the Democratic mayor to resign.

“Specifically, we demand that you and your fellow city leaders immediately develop a task force to plan for a 50% reduction of the Portland Police Bureau budget by 2021, and a complete abolition of the Portland Police Bureau by 2022, with no private or technological replacement,” the Portland group demanded. “This timeline gives existing police officers ample time to find and train for alternative, meaningful work that benefits the community.”

“Furthermore, we demand that the resources saved from the abolition of the Portland Police Bureau be re-invested into Black, Indigenous, and Brown communities, community-centered health and safety, and city services and programs that address the root causes of violence, crime, and inequality,” the group added. “We also demand that you – with your extreme wealth, nepotistic career history, and family legacy that highlight you as a true embodiment of white supremacy – resign from your position as the Police Commisioner and Mayor of Portland.”

One resident of the apartment building tried to broker a meeting between Wheeler and the protesters. David Kahn, former president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves, stopped to speak to the demonstrators inside the lobby.

Kahn, who said he is a friend of the mayor, told The Oregonian he offered to set up a meeting on Monday with Wheeler, but the group declined.

“I’m certain that if he was here tonight we probably could have arranged for something, but he’s not,” Kahn said. “But I know for a fact that is a standing policy for him.”

Tim Becker, a spokesperson for Wheeler, did not confirm whether the mayor was at his home or not.

Protesters painted bloody red handprints on the windows of the lobby and put up signs that read: “Send Teddy to the Hague.”

Agitators shined lights into the windows of the apartment building, and a metal band played live music outside the condos in an effort to not allow Wheeler to get sleep. The security at the condo reportedly called police, but authorities did not respond.

A resident of the condo building allegedly threw objects at the protesters from their window or balcony.

Protesters also gathered outside of Wheeler’s apartment in June. The protest was declared an unlawful assembly.

Wheeler was outside cleaning up trash in his neighborhood the next day. “I live here, and these are my neighbors,” Wheeler said in June. “And I’m sure they’re not very happy this morning. They’re probably not very excited to be my neighbors at the moment.”

Wheeler attempted to pander to far-left protesters in July, but that ended with miserably for the Democratic mayor. Agitators threw objects at him, cursed at him, called him a “f***ing fascist,” and chanted: “Tear Gas Teddy!” The protest turned violent and tear gas was deployed towards the crowd, including Wheeler.

For the 93rd straight night, there were protests in Portland. On Friday night, shots were allegedly fired into the air, and nobody was hurt.

The Portland Police union building was set on fire.

“Individuals wheeled multiple dumpsters into the road and lit at least one on fire. The fire was in the road and not threatening any structures. In the interest of deescalating the situation, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers remained out of sight,” the Portland Police Bureau said. “However, arsonists put some debris, including a large mattress, against the front door of the building, appeared to spray accelerant on it, and lit it on fire. The flames appeared to engulf the front door area of the building and nearly reach the roofline.”

“Due to the extreme life safety concerns, the Incident Commander declared the incident a riot,” they added.

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