PORTLAND, OR – The message was loud and clear from the majority of business owners and residents in the downtown area of Portland – they are fed up with the nightly protests and riots. They want the city to put a stop to it.
People in the city are fed up with the consecutive nights of chaos and violence that has been plaguing the area since the death of George Floyd in May of this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The chaos seemingly started by Black Lives Matter and other people who were, along with law enforcement, shocked and dismayed at the in-custody death of Floyd.
However, overtime, Antifa and other people who seemingly just want to enact chaos have joined in with some members of Black Lives Matter to keep the city looking like a war zone on a nightly basis.
According to Koin.com, they spoke to many members of the community, and the majority, while claiming support of Black Lives Matter, say enough is enough.
Despite the feelings from some of the residents and business owners, groups of Antifa, Black Lives Matter and others continue their siege nightly. On October 11th, protesters and rioters overturned statues of former President Theodore Roosevelt and President Abraham Lincoln.
You know, Republican President Abraham Lincoln who maintained, and won the fight against democrats to end slavery. Makes sense to topple his statue.
Reporter @shanedkavanaugh details length BLM-antifa rioters went through to intimidate Portlanders into not recording their rampage through downtown that included a shooting. They assaulted a resident at his home & threatened a woman who had a child. https://t.co/ysDPVWezeh
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 14, 2020
Justin Bowen, 25, was arrested at the violent Portland #antifa riot where statues were toppled & businesses smashed up. He's charged w/2 counts of assault & one count of unlawful use of pepper spray. He was using riot gear during the assault #PortlandRiots https://t.co/Czm9GZdbiT pic.twitter.com/zWuYsLC1iE
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 14, 2020
The chaos and destruction was a part of what the criminals referred to as the “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.” Which is strange because there did not seem to be any pictures of the chaos which depicted the true indigenous people of the country, native Americans…hmmm…head scratcher.
After tearing down century-old bronze statues of Lincoln & Roosevelt, antifa built their own statue in downtown Portland. They say it is an elk. The previous bronze elk statue was set on fire & severely damaged by antifa during the summer rioting. pic.twitter.com/9rie7j48dQ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 13, 2020
Groups continued their path of destruction which ultimately damaged in various degrees the Portland State University Campus Public Safety Office, the Oregon Historical Society building, multiple restaurants, coffee shops, jewelry store, phone store, and a bank. You know, nothing says social justice like destroying buildings.
The owner of one of the businesses damaged, a black man, John Jackson, reported that his deli, Heroes, had two windows that were shot out and another that was destroyed by some type of blunt object, like a baseball bat. Jackson compared the damage to his deli, and city, to be similar to the horrors he saw while serving in the military during Desert Storm.
Jackson learned that his deli was targeted because he supports police among other first responders. Fox news reported they had a screen shot of a tweet from a suspected member of Antifa which read:
“We’re trying to compile a list of all non-friendly businesses in PDX. AKA any company that’s hanging blue lives garbage in their store or anything else that’s anti the BLM movement.”
Jackson, not caring that anyone was bothered by his support for law enforcement doubled down and said:
“We’re for all heroes and we don’t support zeroes. 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.”
Meet John Jackson. He’s a veteran of the Army AND the Marines. He owns a cafe called Heroes American. Antifa in Portland is targeting him for supporting police. They shot at his cafe and broke his windows. Why doesn’t his Black life matter to Antifa? pic.twitter.com/dmCg9WcMqa
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 13, 2020
Now, thanks to this incident, Jackson said that his decision has been made as far as who he is voting for in the general election, the same man he voted for in 2016, President Donald Trump. He said:
“This solidified my Trump vote. I’m done with this weakness and we need some real strong leadership.”
Despite pleas from people like Jackson, who believe the nightly occurrences of violence should stop, Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler claims that he is committed to doing whatever it takes to make people feel safe, while allowing the nightly chaos to continue. He has also removed $15 million dollars away from the annual police budget.
Cuts like this have caused the agency to eliminate their transit police unit, school resource officer program, and a gun violence reduction team. After removing this significant amount of funding from the agency, he refuses to reduce the budget any further, unless and until there is a better option, in his mind, at handling homelessness and mental health calls for service.
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Poll shows that voters who have experienced violent riots are more likely to vote for Trump
September 16, 2020 – According to a recent poll, voters who have experienced violent anti-police protests in their community are more likely to choose President Donald Trump when voting in this upcoming election.
Rasmussen Reports conducted a poll of 1,000 likely U.S. Voters on September 9-10, 2020, and it showed that almost 42% of U.S. voters had experienced anti-police protest in their community in some form over the summer.
According to Breitbart, nearly half of those voters said the protests turned violent, and three out of four voters say the violent protests in communities across the country are an important factor when determining who they will vote for in this upcoming election.
The poll also showed that among the voters who experienced violent protests in their communities, 76% consider the violence important to their vote.
Out of the 1,000 people polled, 63% of them “strongly approve” of the job Trump is doing, while 35% of voters “strongly disapprove” of Trump’s job performance.
In another poll from Rasmussen Reports, 52% of likely U.S voters approve of President Trumps job performance.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll https://t.co/2uhYYPQTRe The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. #tcot #Trump2020LandslideVictory
— Marcy aka Mel 🎃 (@ync1994) September 16, 2020
President Trump warns:
“Biden’s plan is to appease the domestic terrorists. My plan is to arrest them.”
LATROBE, PA – During a rally held by President Donald Trump on September 4th, the president addressed the crowd sharing some strong words when delivering his synopsis of how Joe Biden would run the country versus how he intends to continue doing.
President Trump noted that Biden would ignore law and order when it pertains to the violent rioters we’ve seen in the past few months, and even go so far as placating them in their destructive efforts:
“Biden’s plan is to appease the domestic terrorists. My plan is to arrest them.”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 4, 2020
The president stated that Biden has been part and parcel in the gaslighting when framing what is going on during the protests and riots, noting how Biden has characterized them as being “peaceful protesters”:
“Joe Biden and his party spent the entire summer cheering on the rioters rampaging through Democrat-led cities, falsely labeling them as peaceful protesters.”
During the address, President Trump alleged that therein lies a sort of pact between the violent rioters in the streets and liberal politicians and affluent individuals due to an intersectional disdain toward the middle class:
“The globalists and the leftists make natural partners because they are united by their contempt for the American middle class. That’s why powerful corporations and far-left politicians have both sided with radical demonstrators.”
President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued campaigning against the violent radical left rioters in America’s major cities, describing them as “domestic terrorists.” https://t.co/EWFbpkAbQL
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 9, 2020
President Trump also delivered another strong point during the address, pointing out that those propping up Biden are among the miscreants in the streets while he’s actively getting endorsed by police organizations:
“Do what you want: vote for the candidate backed by violent left-wing rioters if you have to. Or, do what you want to vote for the candidate backed by the selfless heroes of law enforcement.”
Well, there were 45 school shootings in 2019 (when counting anyone – not just a student – being shot on school property). So, 99.9995 schools were safe from shooters. But that didn't stop people talking about school shootings being a problem.
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) September 10, 2020
The president believes that Biden will never run a campaign that uses the phrase “law and order”, as he feels it would alienate the base that Biden is trying to appeal toward:
“He’ll never get to say that. Can’t say that, because then he’d lose the whole left. And let me tell you, the left is running that party. You don’t want to be dealing with the left. These people are stone cold crazy.”
As mentioned earlier, President Trump has received glowing support from law enforcement officials and organizations. That includes the New York Police Benevolent Association.
On August 14th, President Donald Trump held a small rally of sorts within his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey while addressing the anti-cop sentiments being pushed by radicals among those left-of-center.
During said event, he also received an endorsement from none other than the City of New York Police Benevolent Association.
Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union https://t.co/rYyXxGqc1g
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) August 15, 2020
This was President Trump’s second appearance in recent times at the Bedminster golf course, as he’d previously appeared at his golf course to address supporters and questions from the press on August 7th.
During the August 7th event, members of the press were trying to scold the president by insinuating he was setting a bad example since people among the crowd were initially not social distancing or some not wearing masks at the onset either.
When those questions were hurled by members of the press, President Trump stated:
“To me they pretty much look like they all have, pretty much all have masks on.”
Masks have now been handed out to visitors who are observing the president’s press conference. pic.twitter.com/dCFo5Z0744
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) August 7, 2020
Which while some photos showed the crowd unmasked, other photos showcased them adorning face coverings later.
Moving on to the August 14th event, President Trump addressed reportedly hundreds of members from the NYPD, informing them that “no one will be safe in Biden’s America,” if the Biden/Harris ticket succeeds in November.
President Trump continued, stating that if he is elected to a second term, them New York’s finest will regain the due respect for their service:
“This guy [Biden] has been taking your dignity away and your respect. And I’m telling you on November 3rd you’re going to be getting it back.”
After conveying that Biden and Harris won’t be able to maintain any semblance of law and order while in office, the City of New York Police Benevolent Association formally endorsed President Trump’s campaign for 2020.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2020
NYCPBA President Pat Lynch stated the following during the endorsement:
“I have 36 years in this job, 26 as the president of this fine organization. I cannot remember when we have ever endorsed for the office of the president of the United States – until now. That’s how important this is.”
“Mr. President, we’re fighting for our lives out there. We don’t want this to spread to the rest of the country, we need your strong voice across the country to say ‘we have the support of law enforcement across this country’.”
Lynch continued from there, telling President Trump that he “earned” the endorsement from the NYCPBA.
President Trump has been hammering down on the notion of restoring order in the country if elected for a second term, with him saying earlier in the week that police officers in New York can’t even do their job properly due to numerous restrictions and proverbial red-tape:
“In New York, you have New York’s finest, but they’ve totally taken away their incentive. They’ve taken away their lives, in a sense, because they don’t allow them to do their job.”
Come to think of it, you don’t really hear about any other police unions going to bat for Biden. That can certainly make one wonder.
Endorsing President Trump these days often provokes backlash – and institutions with power and influence have been caught trying to silence and punish those who dare show a glimpse of support toward our standing president.
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