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Black veteran: Antifa rioters shot at my cafe — and now my vote for President Trump is ‘solidified’

A black military veteran who owns a cafe in Portland, Oregon, told Fox News his vote for President Donald Trump is now “solidified” since Antifa rioters shot at his restaurant Sunday night during a “Day of Rage.”

What happened?

John Jackson — who served in the Army and Marines and owns Heroes American Cafe — told the cable network his restaurant was deemed “unfriendly” to the Black Lives Matter movement and was subsequently targeted.

With that, two windows in his cafe’s downtown location were shot at and another window was struck with a blunt object — possibly a baseball bat, Jackson told Fox News.

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A Thursday tweet from @DublinPDX claimed Jackson’s cafe gives its profits “to their heroes… cops” and ripped businesses that support law enforcement, the cable network added.

“We’re trying to compile a list of all non-friendly businesses in PDX,” a screenshot of another tweet read. “AKA any company that’s hanging blue lives garbage in their store or anything else that’s anti the BLM movement. Drop them below.”

Jackson told KPTV-TV he received a threatening phone call last week saying he and his restaurant would be targeted.

He added to the station that prior to the attack he was sitting in front of one of soon-to-be-fired-at widows: “That’s where I sit and do work; I would’ve literally been shot.”

But Fox News said Heroes was open Monday despite damage to the building — and that Jackson isn’t backing down.

“We’re not changing what we do because of things that are, to me, kind of terroristic in approach,” he added to KPTV. “We’re just not yielding to any of that.”

Jackson also noted to Fox News that his businesses support all heroes, which include police officers, military personnel, veterans, nurses, and firefighters.

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“We’re for all heroes, and we don’t support zeroes,” he added to the cable network. “So if you’re a bad cop, we don’t really have time for you. If you’re walking your beat, and you’re taking care of your people, or you’re saving lives, we love you.”

How does the incident affect his vote?

Jackson told Fox News he voted for Trump in 2016 with some reservations — but given the attack on his restaurant, all doubts have been dismissed.

“This solidified my Trump vote,” he added to cable network. “I’m done with this weakness, and we need some real strong leadership.”


Statues toppled, businesses damaged during destructive night of rioting in downtown Portland

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VIDEO: Portland rioters topple Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt statues in ‘day of rage’ against Columbus Day

Rioters in Portland, Oregon, toppled statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln Sunday night, declaring a “day of rage” in anticipation of Columbus Day.

According to the Associated Press, the rioters assembled for “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” referring to “Indigenous Peoples Day,” an alternative holiday to Columbus Day favored by progressive activists who accuse famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus of committing acts of genocide against Native Americans.

The AP noted that President Roosevelt “expressed hostility towards Native Americans, once saying: ‘I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every 10 are.'”

OregonLive reported that nearly 200 people made up the crowd marching through downtown Portland, most dressing in head-to-toe black and some wielding melee weapons. The organizers of the event prohibited video livestreaming and photographs of their criminal activity and harassed individuals who attempted to film. One apartment resident reportedly had lasers shined at his eyes and liquid thrown in his face for attempting to take video of the riot from his terrace.

The rioters defaced the statues with paint and used chains and a blowtorch to topple the monuments. The words “Dakota 38” were spray-painted on the base of Lincoln’s statue, a reference to the 38 Dakota tribesmen whose hangings Lincoln approved after a violent conflict with white settlers in Minnesota.

At 9 p.m. they were successful in tearing down Roosevelt’s statue, called “Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider.” Several minutes later they pulled down Lincoln’s statue.

After pulling down the statues, they moved on to commit more acts of vandalism, smashing the windows at the Oregon Historical Society and then doing the same at the Portland State University campus police office.

Journalist Andy Ngô covered the protests and shared video taken at the event Sunday night.

According to OregonLive, the police declared the demonstrations a riot and ordered the rioters to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue was torn down. Police said anyone involved in “criminal behavior, including vandalism,” would be arrested.

The crowds did not disperse until police cruisers flooded the area and officers in tactical gear began making arrests.

President Donald Trump on Monday called for law enforcement to act and “focus their energy on ANTIFA.”

In June, rioters in Portland toppled a nearly 100-year-old statue of George Washington, painting the words “BLM” and “genocidal colonist” on the statue.

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Far-left Portland mayoral candidate praises Joe Biden for saying, ‘Antifa is an idea’

Far-left Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone praised Joe Biden for his comment about Antifa from the first presidential debate, where he said, “Antifa’s an idea, not an organization.” This comes at a time when Iannarone leads incumbent Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) by double digits.

The eye-opening statement was made during Thursday night’s debate between the candidates running for Portland mayor. KGW-TV anchor and debate moderator Laural Porter asked Iannarone, “You’ve been called the ‘Antifa Mayor.’ Are you Antifa and how would that guide how you would handle protests as mayor?”

Iannarone responded, “I love that Joe Biden answered this question before me, because being opposed to fascism in 2020 is not something to be embarrassed about.”

“I have a bumper sticker from the beginning of my campaign that says #EverydayAntifascist,” Iannarone said. “And what I have tried to do is normalize peaceful responses to the rise of white nationalism by organizing in my community.”

“This summer when the Proud Boys came to town, I organized a menstrual product drive for my neighbors residing in the women’s center,” the Portland mayoral candidate answered. “Because the answer toxic masculinity is an inclusive, pluralist society where people of all backgrounds feel welcome.”

When she is asked if she is “Antifa,” Iannarone replied, “Antifa is not anything more than an idea, that’s what vice president Biden explained to us. It’s people who oppose anti-fascism. And I strongly oppose anti-fascism and I adopt and implement peaceful responses to that. And that is how I describe my position on this issue.”

“Donald Trump has decided to make the enemy of groups of people who oppose his bullies and his militia forces,” she continued. “But I’m not going to be caught up in that rhetoric because it’s false. It creates division in our society. It creates division in our city. What we need is every single Portlander faced in the right direction, saying ‘Hate is not welcome here.'”

Last year, Iannarone declared, “I am antifa. I stand proudly beside the good people of this city organizing in countless ways every day to oppose hate in its myriad forms.”

There is no shortage of footage from Portland of rioters, who appear to be Antifa supporters, causing massive damage to the city and businesses.

During the debate, a Portland resident asked Iannarone what she would do about the “dangerous and violent” riots and if she would stop the city from being burned down night-after-night.

Iannarone skirted the question about rioters, and instead said she would hold the police accountable.

“We need equal enforcement of the law regardless of who is engaging in criminal activity,” the candidate stated. “And as Portland mayor, I will not be able to control what any individual protester is doing in the streets. My job will be making sure that the police do their jobs, making sure they are held accountable for when they break procedure and even the law. That will be my job as Portland mayor, and ultimately, we’ll have a police force that’s well equipped to enforce the law without racial bias in the future.”

“I condemn violence in all forms,” Iannarone added. “I always have. But we must know that the answer to protests about police brutality cannot be increased police brutality.”

Speaking of skirts, Iannarone owns a skirt with some communist authoritarians printed on it, including Che Guevera, Joseph Stalin, and Chairman Mao.

Iannarone gave the Washington Examiner an explanation for wearing the unusual skirt.

“The picture in question was taken with Reverend Billy, whose spectacle of the absurd is a treat whenever it comes to town,” Iannarone said. “I dressed flamboyantly that day in a skirt that features pop art — art that is meant to satirize the subjects. While most Americans are focused on stopping COVID from taking our lives and jobs, some internet commentators are focused on how I dressed during a performance art appearance in 2016. I’m focused on winning a Green New Deal and Housing for All Portlanders, not on false controversy meant to distract from real issues.”

According to a poll of likely voters, Iannarone holds a significant 11-point lead over current Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. The polls released this week found Iannarone at 41%, Wheeler at 30%, and the remaining 29% split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%), according to Willamette Week. The poll has a 4% margin of error.

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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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Antifa supporter has 11-point lead over far-left Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, poll shows

In the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race, a supporter of Antifa — violent left-wing militants who’ve been causing mayhem in the city’s streets for months — leads incumbent Ted Wheeler by 11 points, Willamette Week reported, citing a poll of likely voters.

What are the details?

Sarah Iannarone polled at 41% to Wheeler’s 30% with the remaining 29% split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%), the paper said, citing the poll conducted on behalf of the Portland Business Alliance. The poll has a 4% margin of error, Willamette Week added.

While the PBA supports the far-left Wheeler, neither campaign conducted the poll; that was handled by DHM Research, the paper said.

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The results are somewhat surprising given that Iannarone finished more than 20 points behind the mayor in the primary, in which Wheeler nearly received the 50% plus one of votes required to avert a runoff.

At the same time, Wheeler has faced intense criticism throughout the summer for his handling of protests and policing. And another recent poll, conducted on behalf of a City Hall police accountability measure, had Wheeler at 26% favorability, the Oregonian reported.

What is Iannarone’s connection to Antifa?

In 2019, Iannarone weighed in decisively for Antifa:

“To those who say Antifa are violent thugs: I am not a violent thug, and I am Antifa,” she tweeted. “I am Antifa because the Red Hats are coming after brown & black people, after Jews, after queer & trans people, and more. They are coming after our democracy.”

In an interview published Saturday, the Oregonian asked Iannrone to share how she would handle “right-wing rallies in the city and the counter-demonstrations that come as a result.” Her response?

I would actually like to see less law enforcement there and more support of community engagement, more support of convivial spectacle. What would it mean for us to follow almost the vortex model where we’re throwing community parties and it was teach-ins around everyday antifascism, and inclusive society in anti-racism trainings and mutual aid trainings, and how you can become a part of whatever commune — a community fair, even. How do you invest in pro social activity that’s going to get your people engaged in a meaningful way, creating outcomes that you want to see when we have, again invested time and again and time and again in law enforcement only to see the outcomes not be positive. And so you have to try something new. … I believe we could deploy more effectively to let these folks know that that kind of bigotry and hatred is not welcome here. But I don’t know that we’ve been operating with maximum creative on this front.

Last month, KGW-TV conducted an interview with Iannarone that dealt with her support for Antifa. While the interviewer specifically asked her to address its violence, Iannarone never acknowledged it — despite readily available evidence.


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Antifa has barraged Portland with nightly violence for months — yet city officials just got ‘anti-white supremacy’ training due to ‘threats’

Portland Antifa militants have been physically attacking law enforcement, destroying property, ganging up on regular citizens, bullying elderly women, setting fires to buildings, and engaging in numerous forms of mayhem — including murder — on a nightly basis for months.

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Yet Portland officials just received “anti-white supremacy” training due to the “threats” that the alt-right and white nationalists pose.

Say what?

Portland City Council and city bureau directors attended trainings on the history of white supremacy and its “devastating impact on Portland and the nation,” the city said in a news release, adding that the move stems from a 2019 council resolution condemning white supremacist and alt-right hate groups.


Portland Cop Speaks Out on BLM/Antifa Racism (VIDEO credit: KGW-TV)

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The move also reflected a Core Values Resolution the council passed in June — and among the adopted values is “anti-racism.”

“We made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist city,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said, adding that the training “will help us understand the white nationalists and improve our response to the very real threats they pose to our community.”

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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty added that “given our state’s history of white supremacy and our current national leaders’ efforts to downplay its dangers, it is critical local governments like ours understand the threat and take the steps to protect Portlanders as we continue working together to build a more equitable Portland.”

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More from the news release, which fails to mention Antifa:

In recent months, alt-right and paramilitary organizations have mobilized in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and government actions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. Portland’s leadership in racial justice reform and community demands for change have made the city a target for right-wing politicians and white supremacist groups, who use Portland as a rhetorical tool for division.

“The alt-right and white nationalist groups go to great lengths to radically intensify division during ANY crisis — creating anxiety, division, and exhaustion. Their goal is the devastation of an inclusive and civil society,” Commissioner Dan Ryan said. “Portlanders will not be fooled. We will come together as one to amplify our inclusive and loving values. We will build forward from the profound lessons of 2020 with shared humility, sacrifice, prosperity and pride.”

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“While the federal administration adopts fascist policies like banning Critical Race Theory in federal agencies, white supremacist groups in turn have become even more visible and confident,” Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said. “I am grateful to local experts Western States Center for showing Council how to identify and disrupt white supremacy in our community. I am committed to applying my learnings to eliminate extremist ideologies from our city and our government.”

Anti-white supremacy training is being planned for all city staff, the release said.


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VIDEO: Cop drives motorcycle into protester blocking his path, pushing her up road and knocking her down. And her comrades lose their minds.

In the Antifa Shangri-La of Portland, Oregon, a crowd of protesters tried having their way with a lone police officer Friday night — but he was having none of it.

What happened?

The officer had pulled over two vehicles — a white van and a blue sedan — blocking traffic near the intersection of Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street, police told the Oregonian.

Video shows protesters converging upon the scene and the white van escaping and speeding off, after which protesters cheered and applauded.


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The lone, completely outnumbered officer then found himself facing down a crowd of protesters who inched their way toward him as he stood next to the blue sedan.

“Back up!” he hollered repeatedly to the group of about seven as they yelled back at him.


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Presumably sensing the moment was right, the driver of the blue sedan took off as well — followed by more cheers and applause from the protesters.


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But the cop wasn’t about to slink off in defeat. He got on his motorcycle and prepared to pursue the driver.

Oh, but the protesters didn’t like that very much — and a couple of them stood in his way.

The officer, however, wasn’t deterred. He easily moved past one protester armed with a shield who tried to prevent his passage.

But then another protester a few feet away positioned herself directly in front of his motorcycle — her legs literally straddling the path of his front wheel.


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Think the cop froze in the face of this righteous indignation? Nah.

He kept right on going, pushing the protester with his motorcycle up the road until she tumbled to the street, after which he sped away.

But right on cue, the cop blocker’s comrades flipped out like the officer had invaded the protester’s personal space or something, and in another familiar sight they chased after the officer on foot while unleashing enraged howls.


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The clip in question is the second video in the below tweet. Content warning: Language:

What happened afterward?

Portland police said in their early Saturday statement that the woman jumped on the officer’s motorcycle, the Oregonian reported. But the paper noted that independent photojournalist Sean Bascom — who posted the video of the incident — said “no one ‘jumped on the motorcycle.’ The protesters planted their feet in front of it and were driven into.”

Bascom added to the Oregonian that police were citing drivers who had been protecting demonstrators from “vehicular attacks” and believed that the officer could have avoided pushing the protester with the motorcycle by driving elsewhere “or simply not accelerat[ing] at all and call[ing] in other patrol vehicles like they did when the white van took off moments earlier.”

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Live videos from the scene showed officers approach the crowd to check if the person needed medical attention. An argument ensued, and at least one person was detained during the encounter.

Police said Saturday afternoon that the protester struck by the motorcycle was eventually taken to the hospital and later booked on charges of rioting, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct. Police did not provide an update on the person’s medical status. Police said they were booked into jail later than initially planned because someone had slashed the police vehicles’ tires in the hospital parking lot.

Jim Middaugh, a spokesman for Mayor Ted Wheeler, told the Oregonian he didn’t know if any investigation had been launched into the incident and couldn’t comment about the police bureau’s account.

“It’s troubling whenever police officers and protesters end up in an interaction that results in conflict, and that clearly happened last night,” Middaugh told the paper. “It requires a thorough investigation of the police officer’s actions and tactics involved in the traffic stop. At the same time, I think it’s important for all protesters to remember that in any circumstance, it’s not a good idea to surround an officer who is alone or to try and impede an officer who is attempting to carry out his or her duties.”

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Antifa militants gang up on woman of color, drag her to ground by her hair, try yanking American flag from her — but she doesn’t let go

Antifa militants reportedly were caught on video Sunday ganging up on a woman of color and dragging her to a Portland, Oregon, sidewalk by her hair in an attempt to yank an American flag from her.

Sadly the violent left-wing militants — despite having what most would assume is a distinct physical and numerical advantage — came away empty-handed.

What happened?

According to journalist
Andy Ngo, Antifa attacked conservative demonstrators — one of who was a woman of color holding a U.S. flag. When one of the militants grabbed her flag pole from behind and tried to take it from her, she wouldn’t let go.


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Another joined in to help try to pull it from her — but the dynamic duo failed to gain the upper hand.


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With that yet another leftist jumped in — a female apparently — and grabbed the flag-holding woman by her hair before dragging her down to the sidewalk. And the victim still wouldn’t let go.


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As a crowd gathered around the scrum, amazingly an Antifa female blocked and got in the face of a man holding a Thin Blue Line flag who towered over her by at least a foot. It appeared he was coming over to intervene.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

But in the end, the attacked woman didn’t need any help. Just seconds later she emerged from the pile — still holding her American flag while Antifa was forced to settle for handfuls of air and yet another embarrassing failure.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

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After the victim walked away, a man from the pro-American group faced off and argued with an Antifa militant who hollered astoundingly that the fight was “woman on woman” as his voice repeatedly cracked. Seems puberty is better late than never.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

Anything else?

The pro-American demonstrator who was arguing with the Peter Brady wannabe was wearing a “Justice for Jay” shirt. It’s a reference to Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a police and Patriot Prayer supporter who was fatally shot by an avowed Antifa militant after a rally backing President Donald Trump in late August.

According to KOIN-TV, supporters of Danielson gathered downtown Sunday at the spot where he was shot and killed, and “it appeared as if people with left-leaning and right-leaning ideologies got in some heated discussions in the streets. Some people reported being maced or hit with pepper spray.”

Sgt. Kevin Allen told the station that police were monitoring the event but no arrests were made. But the protests continued and at least six people were arrested in Portland Sunday evening.

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Portland denies protest permit for the Proud Boys, citing coronavirus risk

The City of Portland has denied a protest permit requested by the Proud Boys, saying their demonstration slated for Saturday would likely draw a crowd too large to comply with social distancing measures required under coronavirus restrictions.

While COVID-19 risk was cited as the reason for rejecting the permit, officials in the Oregon city — which has been plagued by left-wing protests that have often descended into violence for months — say the group isn’t welcome regardless of the virus.

What are the details?

ABC News reported that Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees the city’s parks department which issues the permits, said in a statement explaining the Proud Boys’ denial, “We must all do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community and keep ourselves and each other safe. Events like this are not welcome and are not allowed.”

The Proud Boys state on their website that “all that is required to become a Proud Boy is that a man declare he is ‘a Western chauvinist who refuses to apologize for creating the modern world,'” and lists a set of core values including “anti-racism,” “anti-racial guilt,” and “anti-political correctness.”

According to The Daily Mail, the group’s permit application described their rally as a march to “end domestic terrorism.”

The outlet noted that the Proud Boys “have rallied in Portland several times in recent years and draw large crowds who show up to oppose their presence in the liberal city.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared on Twitter, “On 9/26, alt-right groups and white nationalists are intent on coming into our community. These groups empower racism, intolerance and hate. Those are not Portland values, and they are not welcome. Hate has no home in Portland.”

But rally-goers and counter-protesters are still expected to show up.

Fox News reported that “Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during” the Proud Boys’ planned demonstration. The governor also named another group, Patriot Prayer, as a threat to the city.

The outlet noted:

In August, a Patriot Prayer supporter was shot and killed in downtown Portland during a confrontation. Michael Forest Reinoehl said he shot Aaron Danielson in self-defense. He was killed by law enforcement officers as they attempted to arrest him in Olympia, Wash.

Portland has grappled with more than 100 consecutive days of protests that have included fights, arson, vandalism, assault and murder.

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Justice Dept. labels NYC, Portland, and Seattle as ‘anarchist jurisdictions,’ will seek to withdraw federal funds

The Department of Justice has labeled New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, as “anarchist jurisdictions,” a designation that could lead to a withdrawal of federal funding from those cities, according to the New York Post.

The three cities earned the designation for efforts to reduce police funding, or for their response to the race riots that started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. White House budget director Russ Vought will reportedly issue guidance about cutting funding to the cities in the coming weeks.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance.

“It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” the statement continued.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump issued a memo expressing a desire for Seattle, Portland, New York City, and Washington, D.C., to have federal funding reviewed in light of their response to unrest.

“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump’s memo read. “To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”

New York City has seen a spike in crime as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to cut funding to the NYPD and disbanded a significant plainclothes crime unit.

Seattle surrendered a police precinct and nine blocks of the city to protesters who established a continuous protest area first referred to as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, later renamed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. That area of Seattle was occupied for roughly a month, and for much of that time the protesters had the support of Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Portland has had more than 100 straight days of protests, some of which have devolved into riots, including vandalism and deadly violence. President Trump sent federal law enforcement to the city to help protect property and quell the violence, but that effort was met with resistance from Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also Portland’s police commissioner.

Additionally, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced a policy in August that said many riot-related crimes would not be prosecuted.

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Leftist militants order passenger in surrounded truck to say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ put up his fist on Portland street

Sitcom actor Anthony Anderson may have been joking when he angrily ordered Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel to chant “Black Lives Matter!” with him louder and louder onstage at the audience-less awards show Sunday night, but leftists in Portland weren’t speaking in jest when they gave the same command to a truck passenger over the weekend.

What are the details?

Journalist Kittie Shackleford posted the disturbing clip to Twitter early Sunday showing two men in a pickup truck surrounded by leftist militants on a street.

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!”

The man — who in any other situation might appear imposing with his bald head and facial hair — meekly raises his fist but apparently isn’t able to say the magic words.

“It lets us know that you’re cool!” another voice shouts from the crowd, offering the man a reason for repeating the phrase.

“You put the fist up, and you’ve got to say Black Lives Matter!” a voice instructs him.

“Say f***ing Black Lives Matter right now!” a threatening shout is heard.

At one point the man apparently insists that he did say the phrase, but one of the leftists isn’t convinced: “I didn’t hear s**t, bro!”

“Loud and proud!” a voice hollers.

Finally the truck passenger apparently satisfies the leftists, and the mob appears to back off: “OK, I appreciate it,” one voice says before the clip ends.

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Anything else?

A subsequent clip from Shackleford shows what appears to be the same truck with its passenger window smashed out — and the man who apparently was behind the wheel during the earlier confrontation walks toward the vehicle and discovers the damage.

He is not pleased.

“Who did this?” the man growled. “You f***ing pussy! Who did it?”

It’s worth pointing out that if anyone from the mob surrounding the truck earlier told the driver to put up his fist and say “Black Lives Matter,” he didn’t play along.

Soon the furious man is seen sprinting down a sidewalk, presumably to find the culprit who damaged his truck.

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Back where we started, here we go around again

It probably won’t surprise you that this wasn’t the first time militant leftists took to the streets and demanded verbal tolls before letting motorists pass.

A few months ago, one unhinged protester on a Maryland street near Interstate 270 was caught on video screaming a question at passing cars: “Do black lives matter to you?!”

When a woman driver apparently ignored the question, the protester ran after the vehicle and screamed obscenities at the “Karen.” Then other protesters joined in the fray and began assembling near the vehicle: “She ain’t goin’ nowhere …” a male declared as a protester banged on the hood of the SUV.

The clip ends before we get to see how it was resolved.

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Leaked DHS email reveals Antifa violence in Portland is ‘organized,’ not ‘opportunistic’

Investigative reporter Catherine Herridge obtained a leaked email from a former top Homeland Security official on Monday revealing that Antifa violence in Portland is, in fact, organized.

What’s the background?

Although the black-clad militant protesters have been mainstays in unrest across the country for years, those who claim to be members of Antifa often refuse to acknowledge centralized organization of their group.

Mark Bray, author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” recently claimed in an essay for the Washington Post that the government cannot designate Antifa as a “terrorist organization,” which President Donald Trump has threatened to do, because Antifa “is not an organization.”

Bray also claimed that Antifa is not associated with Black Lives Matter, the Democratic Party, or “liberal financiers like George Soros,” and that Antifa is not actually fascist.

What does the email say?

The email — sent by Brian Murphy, former acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, who has now become a government whistleblower — stated the violence seen in Portland over the summer has been “organized.”

Murphy’s message, sent July 25, was to inform staff of a definition change, that future references to the violent activity taking place in Portland would be referred to as being “violent Antifa anarchists inspired.”

The individuals are violently attacking the Federal facilities based on these ideologies. We can’t say any longer that this violent situation is opportunistic. Additionally, we have overwhelmingly intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals towards violence and why the violence has continued. A core set of Threat actors are organized, show up night after night, share common [Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures] and drawing on like minded individuals to their cause.

I recognize we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI however we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days. And why the individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence.

Murphy concluded the email, “Threat actors who are motivated by Anarchist or ANTIFA (or a combination of both) ideologies to carry out acts of violence against State, Local, and Federal authorities and infrastructure they believe represent authority or represent political and social ideas they reject.”

Recognizing centralization within Antifa is significant because it could make future prosecution of the group easier.

Indeed, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said last month the government is “targeting” the leaders of Antifa and other groups perpetuating unrest across the country.

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Man arrested in Portland for starting fire with Molotov cocktail — allegedly sets 6 more upon release

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they arrested a man Sunday who admitted to lighting a brush fire using a Molotov cocktail, and arrested the same suspect hours later following his release from custody after he allegedly set six more fires.

What are the details?

The Portland Police Bureau issued a news release stating that officers arrested Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, on Sunday afternoon after a witness pointed to him as the person who used a Molotov cocktail to set a fire along Interstate-205 freeway that officers had just helped fire officials extinguish. Lopez “confirmed he lit the fire with the device,” according to police.

Officers recovered a plastic bottle with a wick and seized it as evidence, posting a photo of it in their report.

Lopez was charged with reckless burning and disorderly conduct in the second degree for his Sunday arrest, and arson investigators are probing to determine whether further charges may be brought in that incident.

At 3:37 a.m. the next day, officers and Portland Fire and Rescue were dispatched again “to a report of multiple fires burning along the west side of the I-205 freeway.”

Police reported in a second news release:

Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished three of them while passing community members put out the other three. All were caught early. No one was injured and no structures were burnt. Officers located Domingo Lopez, Junior walking along the shoulder and arrested him. They seized a lighter as evidence.

Lopez was charged with six additional counts of reckless burning in connection to his Monday arrest.

Fox News noted that “wildfires, of course, have been burning more than one million acres in Oregon.”


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The Oregonian reported that as of Saturday, seven people had been confirmed dead from wildfires in the state and dozens more were missing in a catastrophe that officials warn could be a “mass fatality incident.”

Anything else?

In a separate report Monday, The Oregonian noted:

Law enforcement, including Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, have tried to bat down unfounded rumors of coordinated arson plans and widespread looting in evacuated areas, saying there was no evidence to back them up. Sheriff’s offices across the state, along with the FBI, have roundly debunked the claims.

Roberts said during a news conference Sunday, “There’s just a lot of misinformation about folks trying to set fires. I want to reassure everybody that we are on this and if you see anything suspicious, I encourage you to call us.”

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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 appeared to target victim in fatal Portland shooting, new unsealed court documents show

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Oregon released unsealed court documents on Friday that appear to tell a much different story of last weekend’s fatal shooting in Portland than the alleged shooter provided during an interview this week. The unsealed documents suggest that Michael Forest Reinoehl targeted Aaron “Jay” Danielson before firing gunshots at the Patriot Prayer member.

Reinoehl, who describes himself as “100% ANTIFA” on social media, is seen on surveillance video from the night of Aug. 29. Security footage from Moda Tower catches Reinoehl seemingly hiding in a parking garage just before 8:45 p.m., then spots Danielson and his friend and fellow Patriot Prayer member, Chandler Pappas. Reinoehl then follows the two men down Third Avenue. Both Danielson and Pappas were wearing Patriot Prayer hats at the time.

Portland Police homicide detective Rico Beniga wrote in the probable cause affidavit that Reinoehl “conceals himself, waits and watches” as Danielson and Pappas pass him.

At that moment, Danielson “appeared to be holding a can in his right hand and what appears to be an expandable baton in his left hand,” according to Beniga’s statement. Reinoehl emerged from the garage and followed the two men as they crossed the street. Reinoehl was seen “reaching toward the pocket or pouch on his waistband.”

“The shooting occurs shortly thereafter and is not captured on the surveillance video,” the Portland Police Bureau detective wrote.

Two shots were fired, one of which appears to have hit the bear spray that Danielson was holding, which caused an explosion of “what appears to be a gaseous substance.” The can of bear spray was recovered by police near Danielson’s body and “exhibited damage consistent with being struck by a bullet,” Beniga said.

Police recovered a loaded Glock 17 from Danielson’s waistband that had 19 rounds in the magazine, prompting investigators to not believe the gun was fired during the deadly encounter since the magazine holds 19 rounds. Danielson also had “3 fully loaded 9mm magazines from the cargo pockets” of his shorts.

The other bullet struck Danielson in the chest, and then he stumbled three steps before collapsing in the street.

Danielson, 39, was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m., approximately 10 minutes after the shooting. An autopsy found that Danielson was shot in the front, the bullet traveled from right to left, and was lodged in his back. The medical examiner determined that Danielson died of a gunshot to the chest. His death was ruled a homicide.

Reinoehl is then seen on video running north, the statement says.

“I believe it was just a random assassination attempt. I think it was planned,” Pappas said. “I think they were looking for somebody to hurt. I think they’re looking for somebody just like us who was down there unprotected, who didn’t go and bring guns because we’re not, we didn’t have any intention to kill people.”

On Wednesday, the Portland Police Bureau obtained a warrant from a Multnomah County court for Reinoehl’s arrest. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office charged Reinoehl with murder in the second degree with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

A day later, Reinoehl, 49, was killed amid a hail of gunfire after a fugitive task force fatally shot him near Lacey, Washington.

Police searched Reinoehl’s home and recovered clothing that matched what Reinoehl was wearing at the time of the shooting. Police also found Winchester .380-caliber ammunition, which matched the shell casing they found at the crime scene.

Court documents released appear to suggest Reinoehl obtained the gun he used to shoot Danielson from his son in exchange for marijuana.

“Portland detectives also obtained data from the phone of Reinoehl’s son, who was recently investigated for an unrelated crime in Clackamas County,” The Seattle Times reported. “Among the texts to the son was one on Aug. 7 from a contact labeled ‘Dad.’ According to Beniga’s statement, it said: ‘Sell me the gun for a quarter pound of weed and $100 I’m getting tired of this (expletive) I need a piece now.'”

The affidavit also states that Reinoehl was arrested by the Portland Police during protests on July 5. He was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded firearm in public, resisting arrest, and interfering with a public safety officer.

On Friday, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt gave a statement on the death of Reinoehl.

“The events of Thursday night are still being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies,” Schmidt said, reported by KING-TV. “We still do not have a full understanding of what led to the death of Michael Forest Reinoehl. The loss of life is tragic. It has a profound impact on families, friends and community members. The apprehension of a fugitive, in particular one under investigation for murder, is especially dangerous for law enforcement. I am thankful that no one else was injured or killed during last night’s incident in Lacey, Washington, and I appreciate the coordination between law enforcement agencies throughout this investigation.”

Before he died, Reinoehl gave an interview to Vice News, which aired on Thursday. Reinoehl admitted to shooting and killing Danielson, but he said he did so in self-defense, which is not supported by the unsealed court documents, or by video taken at the scene.

“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 said. “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.”

A livestream video also puts doubt into Reinoehl’s account of the fatal shooting.

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Video of Aaron Danielson shooting shows moments that led to his murder by Antifa member

Video of the moments before Patriot Prayer’s Aaron Danielson was shot and killed in Portland casts some doubt on the narrative that the alleged shooter, Michael Reinoehl, was defending himself or a friend against Trump supporters who were instigating violence.

Danielson was shot in the chest on Aug. 29 during on the same night some right-wing demonstrators were driving through the city and, at times, clashing with left-wing protesters.

A man named Justin Dunlap, who throughout his video expresses support for Black Lives Matter protesters, was livestreaming on Facebook and captured the shooting.

The first nearly 13 minutes or so of the video are relatively uneventful, with Dunlap walking around downtown Portland, Oregon, interacting at times with other protesters, and wondering where the pro-Trump caravan he was expecting was.

At the 13:45 mark, Dunlap comes across a white pickup truck, which he identifies as a truck he saw earlier from which someone shot paintballs.

The man who later shoots Danielson is seen standing with some others by the truck, apparently having words with whoever is inside. Dunlap gets the truck’s license plate number as it drives off.

After a few more minutes of congregating in this spot, the protester with the megaphone announces to Black Lives Matter supporters in the vicinity that they’re heading to the Justice Center, which is back in the direction that Dunlap was at earlier in the video.

The protesters, including the shooter, walk by Dunlap to go toward the Justice Center. Dunlap pauses for a moment before following directly behind the shooter as they walk down the sidewalk. It’s unclear whether Dunlap knew or was affiliated with the protesters, or whether he was just observing and attempting to follow potential action in the protests. As he walks, he stops a few times to comment on graffiti that has been painted on some businesses.

At 17:45 in the video, Dunlap stops at an intersection. He has the camera pointed away from the shooter and the other protesters at this point. A black SUV passes in front of him toward where the shooting is about to occur, and he follows that vehicle with the camera for a few seconds, saying “oh, good” and commenting that he hears the sound of engines revving and it makes him nervous.

A few seconds later, shouting is heard off camera. Dunlap turns the camera toward the commotion, and the shooter and several others are seen in an apparent confrontation with Danielson and others down the street. The black SUV stops near the altercation. The video is not totally clear because of the distance, but there is a hissing sound as it appears Danielson approaches the shooter and sprays what may be mace toward the shooter.

A split second after the spraying begins, the shooter fires twice. Danielson stumbles away for a few steps before falling to the ground. The shooter runs away in the other direction, unimpeded. Another person with a skateboard walks by and appears to pick some objects off the ground, possibly shell casings, then walks away off camera with his skateboard held in front of his face as police arrive.

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Chandler Pappas, a friend of Danielson’s who was at the scene when Danielson was killed, said he believed they were hunted.

“They hunted him down — they hunted us down,” Pappas said, according to the New York Post. “It didn’t even register that someone was pointing a gun at us until the shots went off and he took off running. … I think it was planned. I think they were looking for someone to hurt.”

Reinoehl, the suspected shooter, talked to Vice News about what happened shortly before he was killed Thursday night by police who tracked him down in Washington state to arrest him for the murder. He indicated that he thought Danielson was threatening harm.

“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 said.

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Chicago, Portland, Baltimore – The Things We Have Been Warned About Are Now Starting To Happen Everywhere

Whether for good or for bad, the United States always sets an example for the rest of the world, and right now people all over the globe are watching violence fill the streets of our major cities.  For years, we could all see anger building to extremely dangerous levels in our society, but I think that most Americans never believed that it would actually cause such an eruption.  It has been heartbreaking to watch Americans fighting Americans, and I wish that all of our politicians would come together and form a united front in calling for an end to the violence.  Instead, they just keep blaming one another, and things just continue to escalate.

And when I use the word “escalate”, I am not exaggerating one bit.  There are more than 100,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago today, and according to the FBI 30 gangs in the city “have made a pact” to shoot any police officer that draws his or her weapon in public…

A federal intelligence alert from the FBI field office in Chicago, Ill., warned that about 30 gangs in the city have made a pact to shoot police officers if they draw their weapons in public, ABC 7 reported on Monday.

Can you imagine what police officers in Chicago must be feeling right now?

I hope that they are well paid, because they are literally risking their lives on a nightly basis.  This new intelligence report specifically said that these gangs have agreed to “shoot on-sight” any officer that draws a weapon, and the purpose of this violent pact is “to garner national media attention”

The alert states that Chicago gangs have agreed to “shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public.”

“Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties,” the alert continues. “The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent ‘shoot on-sight’ of said officer, in order to garner national media attention.”

Of course a lot of people have been shooting at Chicago police officers already.  According to Chicago police superintendent David Brown, the number of CPD police officers that have been shot at this year has already smashed the all-time yearly record

According to CPD Superintendent David Brown, there is an overall “sense of lawlessness” felt by local police, and the ‘danger to police officers is real and increasing.’

“I think it’s bigger than a suggestion,” said Brown. “I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago’s history. So I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops.

It is so sad to watch Chicago descend into complete and utter lawlessness.

Each weekend, the violence in Chicago makes national headlines, and last weekend was no exception.  50 people got shot, and that included “a mass shooting at a pancake house”

Brown, now more than four months into his tenure, did not mention the grim milestone while talking to reporters. He also did not dwell on the toll from the weekend: at least 10 people killed and 40 others wounded by gun violence that included a mass shooting at a pancake house on the Far Southwest Side. A man died and four others were wounded as diners with children scattered.

In a little more than three hours beginning around 2 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police responded to 10 separate shootings, including three homicides and an attack on two officers who exchanged gunfire with an armed teen. All three were wounded.

In Portland, we are witnessing a different sort of chaos.

Political protests have been rocking the city on a nightly basis for three months straight, and on Monday night the protesters decided to target the mayor’s house

Protesters in Portland gathered outside Democrat mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment Monday night to ‘celebrate’ his birthday by letting off fireworks and singing ‘happy tear gas to you’.

A fire was lit in the street outside the 58-year-old’s apartment block in an upmarket area in the north of the city, as around 200 people gathered while blasting music, sounding horns, banging pots and pans, and playing drums.

This is a perfect example that shows why the violence is not going to end no matter who wins the election in November.

Ted Wheeler is not a Republican.

He isn’t even a moderate Democrat.

In fact, he is one of the most far left mayors in the entire country.

But they targeted his home anyway.

As I detail in my new book, so many people warned us in advance that tremendous rioting, looting and violence would erupt in our major cities.  In some instances, these explosions of anger are being fueled by political unrest, but in other cases we are seeing acts of violence that are completely and utterly mindless.  A perfect example of this is an incident which just took place in Baltimore

Video emerged Monday on social media showing a man crossing a street and another man sneaking up behind him and slamming him in the back of the head, which resulted in the victim falling face-first to the sidewalk.

Just before the victim was hit in the head, a voice — presumably from one of the people recording the video across the street — can be heard whispering, “bitch you bet’ not run.” After the victim falls to the sidewalk, at least two people can be heard laughing and hollering in response.

Video of this deeply disturbing attack has been posted on Twitter, and watching it made me incredibly sad.

How evil do you have to be to celebrate when some random person is knocked unconscious by a brick to the head?

I truly wish that the entire country could come together and agree to bring an end to the violence.  But of course that isn’t going to happen.  If anything, societal tensions are likely to get even higher as we approach election day in November.

It should deeply grieve all of us when we see Americans fighting Americans.  There is so much anger and hatred all around us, and any nation that becomes utterly consumed by anger and hatred has no future.

Ultimately, what we really need is to learn how to truly love one another, but unfortunately that is not a very popular message at all these days.

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Man under investigation for fatal shooting of Patriot Prayer supporter brought bat-wielding daughter to Black Lives Matter protest night before killing

The man under investigation for the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter in Portland over the weekend brought his bat-wielding daughter to a Black Lives Matter protest the night before the killing, the Oregonian reported.

What are the details?

Photos by an Oregonian/OregonLive photographer caught Michael Reinoehl, 48, with his daughter — who was carrying a baseball bat — at the Friday protest outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence, the paper said.

The Oregonian said Reinoehl was dressed in the same light-colored vest that videos and photos show him wearing at the scene of the deadly shooting.

More from the paper:

Sources familiar with the case but not authorized to speak said police are investigating Reinoehl in connection with the death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer. Danielson was shot in the chest and died soon after most cars in a caravan of backers of President Donald Trump drove through downtown and left.

A family member also identified Reinoehl as a man captured in photos and video leaving the shooting scene.

Police have made no arrests in the shooting.

At Friday’s BLM protest, one participant told the Oregonian that he noticed Reinoehl, who was not wearing a mask, arrive with his daughter. The girl was carrying a baseball bat, the paper said, citing photos. The pair walked through the event and then left, the Oregonian said, adding that some people followed, photographing him as he left the area.

‘I am 100% ANTIFA all the way!’

Reinoehl also has shared Instagram messages in support of Black Lives Matter, including a June post in which he described himself as a member of Antifa fighting in a “war” where “there will be casualties.”

“Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight,” Reinoehl wrote. “There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100% ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters!”

“It will be a war and like all wars there will be casualties,” he added.

More from the Oregonian:

He’s wanted on a failure to appear warrant stemming from a June 8 Baker County arrest in a speed racing case that involved his 17-year-old son in eastern Oregon. Reinoehl faces allegations including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another, unlawful possession of a gun and driving while suspended and uninsured. His daughter, then 11, was with him in his speeding Cadillac at the time, state police reported.

He said in a Bloomberg news video interview this summer that he has provided security for other protesters. The video, posted online July 27, showed Reinoehl standing across the street from the Justice Center, and his daughter stepping out of a car parked nearby. “I have my daughter here with me because I’m trying to give her an education,” he said on the video.


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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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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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New footage from Portland shooting suggests victim was targeted: ‘We got a couple right here!’

New video from Saturday’s shooting in Portland, which resulted in one death, emerged Sunday, providing a more detailed account of what transpired overnight.

What’s the background?

Around midnight EST, gunfire rang out in Portland’s downtown area. Graphic videos and images quickly flooded social media to reveal that one person had been murdered.

As TheBlaze reported, pro-Trump demonstrators had clashed with Antifa rioters earlier in the day. The murdered individual was reportedly associated with “Patriot Prayer,” a Portland-based far-right activist group.

“This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible,” Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said.

What does video show?

One video in particular, taken within feet of the murder, does not show the shooting itself. But the video is significant because it provides greater context into why the shooting happened.

Audio heard on the video reveals a man screaming, “Hey! Hey! We got a couple right here. We got a couple right here!”

A second man then says, “Right here?” Another man can be heard saying, “He’s pulling it out,” although it is not clear what the man was referring to.

Then two shots rang out.

The person behind the camera, who was not involved with the crime, then turns a corner and the shooting victim is seen lying motionless on the street. People then surround the victim, attempting to render aid. A squadron of police in riot gear then appear.

A second video actually shows the shooting, but it is significant because it corroborates the audible dialogue that appears to come from the shooter and his accomplices.

The video confirms that one man shouted, “we got a couple right here,” to which another man responds, “right here?” before two shots are fired. The gunpowder blast, caused by discharge of the firearm, is clearly visible in the video.

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Anything else?

As TheBlaze reported, the tragic incident was celebrated by protesters in Portland.

“And tonight I just got word, the person who died was a Patriot Prayer person,” one woman said. “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 continued. “We can take out the trash on our own. I am not sad that a f***king fascist died tonight!”

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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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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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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s strategy to quell rioting in the city: Let it ‘burn itself out’

Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler has an innovative new strategy to quell riots in the Oregon city that have continued to rage on every night for more than three months. That is, do nothing in particular.

“I believe [the nightly violence] will ultimately burn itself out,” Wheeler said during a recent interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Rebecca Ellis.

The message of inaction from the mayor is likely a disappointing one for many residents as well as law enforcement in the city who continue to face assaults from violent protesters on a nightly basis — not to mention the businesses forced to flee the destruction.

Federal agents had previously been deployed to the city to protect a federal courthouse there and help bring law and order, but that didn’t exactly fit Wheeler’s hands-off strategy.

Now the mayor, who has failed time and again to offer clear direction to law enforcement on how to handle the violence, has apparently left police to their own devices only to critique actions after the fact.

According to Ellis, Wheeler receives a report every morning on the protests that took place the night before and sometimes will follow-up with why specific tactics were used, but essentially leaves decisions on how to handle the riots up to police.

“They’ve tried everything from not showing up to preemptively dispersing crowds, and some of those strategies, in my opinion, have worked well. Others have not worked well,” Wheeler told Ellis. “My expectation is the police bureau will evolve, and as they see a need for change, they’ll change.”

At one point last week, the report noted, Wheeler even considered the “high risk” plan of ordering police to stand down from the demonstrations, but balked ultimately before implementing it.

Now he says he is “considering all options” under the “core objective … to create a free and safe space to those people who want to express their First Amendment rights,” but that he hasn’t identified how best to do that yet.

In the meantime, he’s urging residents to stay patient. After all, he argued, these types of civil rights movements take time.

“I want to remind people when they say, ‘when is this all going to end?’ the nonviolent part of this probably won’t end for quite some time,” Wheeler said. “And I’m reminded regularly by people in this community who were engaged in the struggle for civil rights: The civil rights movement lasted a lot longer than two and a half months.”

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