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Mayor Ted Discovers Law and Order

Posted on | June 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Mayor Ted Discovers Law and Order

 

You know how obnoxious the anarchist scum in Portland must be when they managed to turn Mayor Ted Wheeler into Dirty Harry:

Portland protesters on Wednesday night followed in Seattle’s footsteps and attempted to build an autonomous zone in the city. That effort, however, was broken up by police.
Unlike Seattle, where protesters cordoned off multiple blocks around a police precinct evacuated during the protests, demonstrators in Portland barricaded off two blocks in front of what was said to be Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment building.
According to videos posted online, a group of protesters arrived at Wheeler’s NW 10th Avenue and Glisan Street apartment early in the evening where they set up tents, played music and blocked the streets.
Shortly before 11 p.m., the modest crowd swelled in size as a few hundred protesters arrived from the Multnomah County Justice Center, the epicenter of nightly protests against police brutality and racism for the past three weeks.

(Really? Is Portland — Multnomah County, which voted for Hillary in 2016 by more than a 4-to-1 margin — really such a swamp of racism that you need three weeks of protests against it?)

With live music, chants and laser pointers lighting up the largely dark apartment building, protesters set about erecting barricades on the blocks around the building. It was a considerably smaller area than the community built in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle’s zone has drawn considerable ire from right wing media and President Trump, though reporters in the area have described it as a peaceful gathering.

(Notice how they had to bring Trump into this. Because reasons.)

At 11:30 p.m. Portland protesters had named their area the Patrick Kimmons Autonomous Zone, after a young Black man who Portland Police Sgt. Garry Britt and Officer Jeffery Livingston shot and killed in 2018.

(Patrick Kimmons was a convicted dope dealer with ties to the Crips street gang, who got into a gunfight with rival hoodlums, then ran toward police with a pistol in his hand. But never mind . . .)

By 1 a.m., elaborate barricades had been erected. But in the early hours of Thursday morning, police moved into the area, declaring it an unlawful assembly. Portland Police estimated about 50 people were in the area when they dispersed the autonomous zone.

Wheeler goes out of his way to express his sympathy with the Antifa mob, but he doesn’t want them messing around in his neighborhood.




 

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