Armed Antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters shut down roads in residential areas of Portland: ‘Come out of your house’

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PORTLAND, OR – If anyone was on the fence about it before, Election Day proved that the terrorist groups called Antifa and Black Lives Matter never planned to “stand down” regardless of the outcome.

Oregon became the first state to essentially legalize “low-level” drug crimes, they’ve successfully managed to ensure that police are unable to do their jobs, they’ve been allowed to run rampant in the street for six months.

And yet.

A Black Lives Matter “protest” started again Tuesday night. Another march through neighborhoods took place, where chants could be heard of:

“Come out of your house and into the street!”

and

“No Justice no peace!”

Hundreds of people flooded residential areas. Cars and bikes blocked streets so people couldn’t leave and police couldn’t come in. They had armed security in the area making sure of it.

A man came out to observe the march from his porch and made the mistake of asking the rioters to not damage his home.

They harassed him, called him racist and a white supremacist.

He said:

“There’s my Biden/Harris sign!”

His implication was that he supported “their candidate” for presidency, so he deserved to escape their violent wrath.

A woman in the crowd responded to him by saying:

“No one cares about your white ass opinion!”

She then said:

“Who do you think you are telling black people how to [protest]? That’s white supremacy!”

As they flashed strobe lights in his face and cussed him out, another woman yelled:

“We are not violent!”

Then, the same woman said:

“Absolutely not! We will not be peaceful, because we haven’t got justice!”

A man was attacked who appeared to be recording their actions. A small mob approached the man and ripped the phone out of his hand and took off running.

The man started chasing the thief, and another man yelled to the victim:

“Walk away!”

A woman yelled to the victim:

“Don’t chase people!”

When she caught up to the suspect and the victim fighting over the phone, the woman said repeatedly:

“Give me the fucking phone!”

The victim told the mob that he would leave if they gave him his phone, but the video cut off before it was clear whether or not he got his phone back.

A terrorist on a bullhorn shouted directions to people for how to break business windows.

He said:

“Please do not bust out small business’ windows. But corporate, though, capitalists, I seriously don’t give a fuck…because fuck capitalism.”

The crowd cheered for him.

A huge crowd in SE Portland gathered to demand the abolishment of police. The group, some of whom were armed, chanted:

“Black power.”

In downtown outside of a Lebanese restaurant, Hoda’s, a woman on a bullhorn yelled to those inside who appeared to be there to make sure damage didn’t occur.

The woman said:

“Come out and march with us! Come show us black lives matter.”

When those inside indicated that they would not be coming out to join their riot, the woman said:

“Your family would be disappointed in it. That’s sad. Look at you! You’re looking at me like I’m an animal! It’s sad. Come on, you know me. My mom worked for you.

“You know my mom. You know who I am, ’cause you used to cut my mom’s check. It’s sad, it’s real sad. Look at you, walking away.”

Hundreds of protesters chanted in the streets:

“Whose got the power? We’ve got the power!”

A member of the Black Panthers also spoke during the night to the gatherers of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. 

In addition to the speech, where the speaker asked people to reach out to “black leaders,” people with raised fists and firearms chanted:

“Black power.”

The speaker encouraged the attendees to seek out Sekou Odingo, who is a former Black Panther who was imprisoned for his actions at that time.

He said:

“Find out where your black leaders is and tell them you out here for black lives.

“If you are black, you find your leaders. Don’t forget about them.”

During their march, they chanted:

“We want justice, for our brothers, for our sisters, we want glory.”

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So far, we haven’t seen Governor Kate Brown activate the National Guard that she had ready to be deployed. Here’s our previous report on that.

 

PORTLAND, OR – Still blaming white supremacist groups and Donald Trump for the violence in in his city, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler issued a demand that other agencies come to Portland and provide the help he says his city so badly needs.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown was more than happy to oblige Wheeler, issuing an executive order requiring local law enforcement agencies work together to prevent potential election day violence.

But her edict went even further by creating a joint command of all law enforcement efforts in the city, placing Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff in charge of all agencies. 

She also put the Oregon National Guard on standby, according to KOIN, the Portland CBS affiliate. 

The order is in place for 48 hours and began at 5 PM Monday evening. Law enforcement will be allowed to utilize tear gas for crowd control, at the joint command’s direction. Reading from a prepared statement, Brown said (video courtesy of KOIN):  

“Especially this year, there are unique dynamics at play that may create an environment ripe for a heated Election Day, and post-election period. This election also comes at a pivotal moment in Oregon, where the pandemic, wildfires and political atmosphere have boosted fear and anxiety.

Every Oregonian has the right to express themselves and to peacefully assembly. However, I want to be very, very clear that voter intimidation and political violence will not be tolerated — not from the left, not from the right and not from the center.

Not this week, not any week in Oregon. I have placed [Oregon State Police] Superintendent Terri Davie and Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese in charge of public safety in Portland. I have also directed General [Michael] Stencel to call on our National Guard should their services be necessary.”

We think it only fair, that in response to Brown’s statement about tolerating violence, to point out that tolerating violence is exactly what has been taking place in Portland by elected officials at the city, county and state levels for the better part of 5 months. All while law enforcement officials have been physically attacked frequently. 

While the mainstream media doesn’t talk much about it, here at Law Enforcement Today, we have chronicled the Portland stories in great detail. It might surprise you to know that Antifa-type protests and violence have been going on in Portland since the 2016 election, even if only sporadically. 

If you weren’t reading LET in 2016, you probably couldn’t find the information from other sources. 

Brown said that law enforcement agencies have been planning for weeks. 

“If you take one thing from this press conference, let it be this: violence is never the answer,” Brown continued. “We stand here today urging all Oregonians to commit to non-violent expression. We can all do our parts this week by staying calm, cool and collected.”

Mayor Wheeler was grateful for the assistance, even as he and the rest of the Portland elected officials push to defund police. 

“Given the heightened concerns about potential violence, particularly from white supremacist organizations and the divisive rhetoric from Washington, D.C., the need for coordination and partnership takes on statewide significance. Oregon is likely to be a flashpoint,” Wheeler said. “

I appreciate that Governor Brown is using her executive authority to bring more resources to Portland. Our partnership prevented violence in the past and I hope it will do so again.

We should all be prepared for delayed results from the election. And I urge everyone to focus on staying safe during this most important election.”

Read that again.

Heightened concerns? Potential violence? 

Ted Wheeler and his city staff have had months of consecutive nights with violent rioting to gather the intel required to know exactly who is behind these actions. And he still blames right-wing groups, who he identifies as white supremacist, and Donald Trump.  

Busted: 26 arrested at protest staged outside Portland Police Bureau - here are their mugshots.
Courtesy: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Above are some of the recent mugshots taken of violent protestors arrested in the city. These are not the faces of Trump supporters.

Yet, Wheeler is still trying to convince the world that Antifa is not the problem. And he does so with the assistance of Jerry Nadler and Joe Biden who have said that Antifa violence in Portland is a myth and that Antifa is an idea. 

Meanwhile, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese applauded the order as it actually allows law enforcement to do their jobs in protecting their communities. 

“We appreciate the governor’s use of her executive authority to create a unified command. It allows all of the law enforcement agencies in Multnomah County to work collaboratively and in alignment and certainty certainty in what we’re going to do and to give us the resources necessary to keep the peace in our community,” Reese said.

“We want to use no force at all in this election process. Our overarching goal is to keep the peace, to have a visible presence so people can vote peacefully and engage in our democratic processes and for us to support that.”

The Portland Police Bureau will work with the Sheriff’s office and the State police. 

“We at the Portland Police Bureau have canceled days off so we have additional staffing on hand,” said Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

According to KOIN:

“Authorities want to prevent what happened in November 2016 when Donald Trump won the election. Dozens of Portland businesses were vandalized, rioters used rocks and baseball bats, fires were set and more than 100 people were arrested during several nights of violence.

‘In 2016 I think we were reacting to it a lot over those first few days and we want to have plans in place already in order to have adequate resources to deal with anything that comes up,’ Superintendent Davie said.”

 

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