Numerous an eyewitness reported on social media that they were seeing new and more intense tactics by Portland Police responding to street protests and rioters, on Monday night, and video shows an aggressive response from Riot units, signaling that change strategy.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team have deputized as Federal Marshals on Saturday morning ahead of a planned rally by the Proud Boy group and expected counterprotest.
“I want violent individuals thinking about the enhanced penalties they may face if they harm a Portland Police Bureau Officer,” Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton said.
A Portland police officer exposes the tactics of Black Lives Matter rioters and talks about things that could amount to Federal Civil Rights hate crimes, leading peaceful Americans to wonder why the far-left radical Mayor Ted Wheeler refuses to stop the violent attacks on Police.
Police officers have been Deputized as US Marshals, against the plots of the radical City government of Portland Or.
“White BLM members block me from talking to Black people when they ask me how I feel about George Floyd. That is a very strange thing to watch. These protests are not from here, they do not know what they are doing. They are attacking businesses for not being Black and they don’t know the roots of any of the stores they attack. What is the end goal, Bloody Sunday? These are not peaceful marches, I know an African American male who left the marches from earlier because he said they have gotten weird, so that is telling.
I have been attacked with explosives, had things thrown at me, I met two young brothers who were cleaning up. I was moved by them. Their words were that they are from here, and people were coming from outside and destroying their city. I was moved by that. Officers of color have been subject to hateful racist attacks by the members of Black Lives Matter, where you have White People screaming at Black Officers, like about our noses. That is one example when there are more minorities on the side of the police than on the side of the mob who are screaming about Black Lives Matter. There are bad cops, but we don’t associate with them,” Jakhary Jackson said.
Independent journalists reported that response from police to the violent rioters was intense, dramatic, and swift. Police are seen in numerous videos striking back, pushing people down, and being a lot more forceful than anything they have seen in the past.
Typical left reaction:
Typical reaction from the right:
KVAL reported, “Deputizing the police officers “will allow federal prosecutors to charge allegations of assault on a federal officer to anyone who attacks a deputized Portland Police Bureau Officers,” state police said.
Video shows Police pushing back on a man with a sign that could very well be used as a weapon, that really angered the rioters, because they are accustomed to getting away with their violent behavior.
“Portland Officers have been serving on the front lines of nightly protests for months, sustaining injuries and encountering unspeakable violence,” Hampton said. “If I am to send them into harm’s way this weekend, on my authority, I’m going to ensure they have all the protections and authority of an OSP Trooper.”
According to state police:
Along with the Oregon State Police who are also sworn as Federal Officers, this will enable any persons who commit violent acts towards our Law Enforcement Officers to be charged federally. The Oregon State Police and Portland Police will continue to make arrests on state charges. Those cases are then reviewed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and federal prosecutors will determine if any cases warrant federal charges.
Weapons were recovered at the scene which proves the need for the measures taken to federalize the Police.
The left will, no doubt try to change the narrative and play victim, but at this point, after 4 months of violent attacks and destruction, there is not a lot of sympathy for anyone attending riots.
The riots tend to be along political lines, with the left unable to accept the peaceful transfer of power, and accept that President Donald J. Trump is the President.
The violet rioters are experts at sabotoging a peacful protest with weapons to assault people.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776