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Another day, another celebrity sharing some anti-law enforcement rhetoric online. In the latest episode of millionaires appeasing the violent mob, we have Michael Moore posing the idea of if modern times were a movie than a hero would kill “murderous cops” and then “rain fire down on Police HQ”.
In the ridiculous tweet shared by Moore, he suggested the following:
“If this were a movie, heroes would swoop in & kill the murderous cops. The audience would cheer. Loud!
Then the superhero would rain fire down on Police HQ & the audience would stand & applaud! White, Black, Brown- the entire audience would scream YES! Thank God it’s just a movie.”
If this were a movie, heroes would swoop in & kill the murderous cops. The audience would cheer. Loud! Then the superhero would rain fire down on Police HQ & the audience would stand & applaud! White, Black, Brown- the entire audience would scream YES! Thank God it’s just a movie
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 25, 2020
The tweet, shared on August 24th, is obviously in reference to the officers involved in recent fatal police interactions.
While Moore didn’t specifically name who these “murderous cops” were in this fictional movie hypothesis, one could be creative and draw some conclusions.
It is clear that there is a wide range of emotions and positions on some of the fatal police interactions over the past few months, so seeing one of this nature come from Moore isn’t surprising.
But perhaps the most troubling aspect from this notion by Moore isn’t just the idea of a “hero” killing “murderous cops” – it’s the excitement he alleges that would arise from viewers seeing this “hero…rain fire down on Police HQ”.
That lends more fire to the ridiculous sentiment that has caused all the riots that we’ve seen lately, specifically the ‘if one’s bad, they’re all bad’ notion. That’s an extremely dangerous narrative to inject approval toward in light of recent events.
This isn’t a movie, this is real life. And we’ve already seen the types of “heroes” that Moore seems to cheer on literally setting fire to police precincts, assaulting officers, destroying businesses and other forms of riotous anarchy in recent months.
Kenosha, Wisconsin. USA.
I see now this will never end.
Black America, over to you. You have a 2ndAmendment right to defend yourselves.
White America – seek redemption before it’s too late! End the madness.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 25, 2020
Not only that – we have literal instances of police officers getting murdered in recent times, like the two officers killed in McAllen, Texas in July who were simply responding to a domestic disturbance call.
There were also three police officers shot in Prince George County, Maryland when responding to a robbery call in August. Those officers in that case were cited as being ambushed by the suspects.
If that were enough chaos and violence directed toward police officers in recent times, a singular riot that happened in July in Seattle, Washington resulted in 59 police officers being injured and one being hospitalized.
And that was just one of the many riots in that city and across the entire country over the past few months.
But for some reason, Moore is cheering on the idea of current events playing out like some kind of movie plot where all the police officers are the bad guys and need to be killed.
I don’t think Moore realizes that while not all police officers are bad people – there is certainly a lot of them getting hurt and killed during these very times.
Just by gunfire alone, at least 10 police officers have been killed in the line of duty since the death of George Floyd.
These weren’t accidental discharges, or some motorist accidentally striking an officer standing on the roadside – these were all cold-blooded murders.
Another aspect to note, it’s not like there’s any shortage of actual movies available that portray police officers in a negative – or even murderous light.
Throughout the 1980s we were…treated…to three installments into the Maniac Cop horror/thriller movie franchise. There were also films like Copkiller and Bad Lieutenant, which ironically both starred Harvey Keitel.
But this bad take one current events by Moore just isn’t surprising, as mentioned earlier. This is coming from the same person who praised seeing the burning of the 3rd Precinct in Minneapolis in late-May. Moore even went so far as to refer to the arsonists as “good citizens”:
“Good citizens burning down the evil police precinct in MN after all police were out & safe. All police should go home. No violence please.
Police HQ must be demolished by the city tomorrow as a show of contrition to black America. Rebuild PD with decent kind [people] aka [people] of color.”
Good citizens burning down the evil police precinct in MN after all police were out & safe. All police should go home. No violence please. Police HQ must be demolished by the city tomorrow as a show of contrition to black America. Rebuild PD with decent kind ppl aka ppl of color
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 29, 2020
Rhetoric of this kind coming from people like Moore is the exact opposite of what this country needs at the moment. These aren’t calls to restore order or peace – these are romanticizing ideas of continued anarchy, violence and demonization of police.
Rioters celebrate murder of Trump supporter in Portland: ‘Our community took out the trash’
PORTLAND, OR – Earlier, we at Law Enforcement Today brought to you breaking news on an individual shot on August 29th in Portland following a pro-Trump caravan that were waiving American flags while driving through the area.
Now, reports show that the victim, now identified as Patriot Prayer member Jay Bishop, was seemingly executed for simply being a Trump supporter.
Antifa/BLM are a death cult Who assassinated an innocent man in front of his friend because of his political beliefs Justifying the killing by calling him a Fascist A tactic used by the political left to demonize anyone who doesnt support there Satanic Agenda pic.twitter.com/oIJgEpsuU1
— MacK Lewis (@fighttheboring) August 30, 2020
Video from the incident that was captured from afar shows no kind of scuffle, fray – nothing of the ilk. Just some chatter, some people walking around, and then a male firing off two shots at Bishop which reportedly killed the individual.
Here is video recorded from a distance of the shooting. pic.twitter.com/wtxItCDMay
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
But what has been better clarified from the audio of the shooting appears to be what motivated the killing: Bishop was executed for allegedly supporting President Trump. On the audio honed-in on the video footage captured, you can hear what sounds like the following exchange:
“Hey! Hey, we got one right here! We got a Trumper right here!”
Listen closely. This was the instant of the murder in Portland.
A: "Hey! Hey, we got one right here! We got a Trumper right here!"
B: "Right here?"
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 30, 2020
And then, two fatal rounds are fired at Bishop.
Furthermore, those present during the evening seemed to have known that someone who supported President Trump was executed by one of their own cohorts.
While wielding a blowhorn, a woman can be heard addressing a crowd in Portland about the murder – with people cheering the person’s death:
“And tonight, I just got word that the person who died was a Patriot Prayer Trump person. He was a fucking Nazi! Our community held its own and took out the trash. I am not going to shed any tears over a Nazi.”
“He was a f—ing Nazi! Our community held its own.”
Antifa & BLM in Portland celebrate the homicide of a purported Trump supporter who was affiliated with Patriot Prayer, a Portland-area conservative group. pic.twitter.com/xjIWk0KHN2
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
Keep in mind – these are the same types of folks that are decrying the recent Kenosha shootings claiming that Rittenhouse was some kind of a cold-blooded killer.
But when someone from their proverbial camp commits a fairly apparent murder, then it is taking “out the trash.”
A pedo chasing someone after trying to assault him gets shot after a gunshot goes off behind Kyle. Then the violent mob is mad and tries to continue an assault. What these BLM/Antifa did in Portland was an execution influenced by ideology. BLM & Antifa are terrorists.
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) August 30, 2020
And here, presumably the same woman, is caught on video claiming how she’s “not sad” that a Trump supporter has been killed.
Apparently murdering Trump supporters is what these people want, because this woman claims they don’t need “police” to handle the community:
“If you all are not angry then you’re not paying attention. If you are not angry – you’re not with me! Everybody needs to realize what’s going on in these streets. Our community can hold it’s own without police. We can take out the trash on our own. I am not sad that a fucking fascist died tonight.”
“I am not sad that a f—ing fascist died tonight,” says a woman at the antifa gathering in downtown Portland. The crowd laughs and cheers. The ID of the deceased is not confirmed but he is believed to be a Trump & blue lives supporter. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/XV6471FSuF
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
While there are some internet sleuths that have theories as to who the suspect might be in the case, we at Law Enforcement Today will avoid publishing said theories as there’s been no confirmed suspects by police as they’re investigating the case. In fact, there has been no suspect information put out by police at all at this point.
[Editor’s note: The sleuths are attempting to identify the suspect, who at this time appears to also be white, contrary to our last post that said he appeared to be black, by a visible neck tattoo. Two main suspects have been submitted as a possibility, but none that are confirmed by police. We will update with that information as it becomes available.]
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 30, 2020
Andrew Duncomb, the man recently stabbed during one of the protests that we reported on recently, posted a powerful image of Bishop’s friend, who watched his murder, being held back by police.
Police holding back my friend after Jay was murdered right in front of him. pic.twitter.com/hLnDz1D1dx
— Black Rebel (Andrew Duncomb) (@SpaceForceUSA_) August 30, 2020
Ara Moses, who runs the BlueFamily Facebook group, often went into Portland to protect patriot protesters and confront Antifa with Jay.
Moses told Law Enforcement Today:
“He traveled with my BlueFamily group regularly. He was very neutral, and I loved that about him. He never picked sides. He never condemned one or the other. He was a patriot of course but he never was fully against BLM. He understood why they were angry.”
Moses acknowledged that while there can be some antagonists among the pro-Trump crowd, Jay didn’t fall into the category of being one of those rabble-rousers:
“He was such a good person. There are some asshole Patriots and Jay wasn’t one of them.”
This is currently an ongoing investigation. Please follow Law Enforcement Today to stay updated as this case progresses.
Here’s our original report on the incident.
PORTLAND, OR – Saturday evening in downtown Portland, a person was shot and killed while riots raged on.
Around 8:45pm Saturday, police responded to shots fired at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. There, they located a person with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded to the scene and declared the victim to be dead.
Portland Police tell us they are in the early stages of a homicide investigation at SW 3rd and Alder. Officers tell us one person is dead after a shooting. They expect to release more information from here. pic.twitter.com/PiW71rZDJY
— Megan Allison (@mallisonKATU) August 30, 2020
As is custom, before any part of any investigation has even begun, the mainstream media is already condemning conservatives for the shooting.
“A person was shot and killed in downtown Portland during a pro-Trump caravan through the city Saturday night.”
This, because reportedly around 2,500 Trump supporters gathered to start a caravan from Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley up to downtown Portland waving American flags for what was called the Trump 2020 Cruise Rally.
KOIN6 reported that a witness told their reporter that “groups of pro-Trump protesters and counterprotesters were getting heated with each other just before the shooting.”
However, a person who claimed he was out to witness the Trump rally and see the police “mace” the “counterprotesters,” “just like last Saturday,” got the incident on livestreamed video.
And he was nowhere near any sign of a Trump supporter.
As a matter of fact, he was hardly near anyone as the streets were relatively clear where he was.
He walks aimlessly for several minutes whining about not seeing any of the Trumpers in the area, save for a lone “white truck” that he points out and says they’re shooting paintball guns out of.
The incident occurred outside of a parking garage. It sounds like several words are exchanged before the suspect pulls out a gun, shoots twice, and then takes off running. As he runs away, you can hear someone else yelling:
“Go, go, go!”
The man who was livestreaming during the shooting is Justin Dunlap, and he was so clearly high while making his little video that he didn’t even realize he captured what is possibly the only video evidence of the murder. While filming people rushing to help the victim, he says he has “mace” in his eyes.
Meanwhile, this gentleman, who was directly next to the suspect when he fired the gun, grabs up his longboard (which is equipped with a go-pro on the end and likely has valuable evidence on it- I know because I’ve seen this guy at the riots before) and casually walks away from the scene of a murder, covering his face in hopes that no one would identify him.
Meanwhile, Dunlap posted another video saying:
“There’s no need for peaceful protests to turn into gun-carrying, gun-waving, shooting out the window as you’re driving through crowds, none of that shit.”
As a reminder, Dunlap was recording the murder and saw the actual incident himself.
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He continues in that video to say:
“The [deceased] individual on the ground was wearing thin blue line, Trump, right-wing gear. That I can confirm.”
Dunlap said there was bear mace in the air during the incident.
He then goes on to say:
“A Proud Boy rally was driving around, and there was the Patriot Prayer kids…rolling around, and at least one car that I had on film was driving around shooting paintballs out the window, just indiscriminately into the street.
“I was the only one on the block and they were…pop, pop, pop! Pop, pop, pop! And they’ve been going around macing people out of the windows of cars, and all that dumb shit…”
He gets interrupted by an officer asking him a question, and then continues:
“So, the one [Proud Boy or Patriot Prayer member] who’s still here sprayed a bunch of bear mace into the air and somebody else returned fire with, evidently, deadly force.”
“This is the perfect reason…for all you….I can’t even right now, because an hour before this, I was in Troutdale, in a perfectly peaceful rally…There was some gun-toting dudes out there, and they just had them. They didn’t have them out, one guy was wearing it on his shoulder.
“But they were cool. They were like, ‘Yeah, black lives matter, we’re just Second Amendment people.’ They were fully willing to admit that black lives matter.
“Fucking 22 miles away…”
He gets interrupted again by a man yelling obscenities, and Dunlap says it’s the friend of the deceased yelling.
Dunlap said that the deceased man laid “a whole cloud of bear mace” in the air towards the suspect and another man with him.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter rioters downtown have begun chanting and celebrating on the loss of a “Trump voter’s” life.
The left is celebrating a patriot’s murder. What is happening to our country!? https://t.co/xSTxkl5MfY
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) August 30, 2020
You know, because they’re so peaceful.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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