Sheriffs refuse Governor’s request to provide deputies to Portland: ‘Lack of political support for public safety’


PORTLAND, OR –Democratic Oregon Governor Kate Brown called for local law enforcement outside of Portland provide personnel and resources to the area to help curb the violence after the murder of Aaron Danielson

As of now, at least two Sheriff’s have flatly refused the request. 

The reason? 

It is not safe for the deputies because of the leadership in the city.

On August 31st, Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett released a statement on Facebook, addressing his refusal.  He said:

“Yesterday, Governor Brown issued a statement asking local law enforcement leaders to provide personnel and resources to assist the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), following Saturday’s shooting death that was connected to protests.

Statement from Sheriff Pat Garrett:Yesterday, Governor Brown issued a statement asking local law enforcement leaders…

Posted by Washington County Sheriff's Office on Monday, August 31, 2020

“As Washington County Sheriff, I commit to support PPB through indirect ways, like analyzing risks associated with social media, air support, assisting with a specific criminal investigation, etc. 

At this time, I do not plan to send deputies to work directly in Portland.  PPB is a terrific partner and I am very sympathetic to what they are enduring.

“However, the lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly. 

Lastly, I support the steps outlined in the Joint Media Release by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and remain committed to work with partners and community leaders towards pace and an end to violence.”

Wow, just wow. 

Garret’s concerns were not the only ones brought to light by the Governor’s request. 

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts also refuses to send personnel into Portland, saying:

“Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder.  The only way to make Portland safe again, is to support a policy that holds offenders accountable for their destruction and violence.” 

Roberts added:

“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office.  The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again.”

Portions of the Joint Media release that Garret refers to says:

“As law enforcement professionals we believe public safety is the foundation for safe, healthy and thriving communities.  We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and support the right to assembly and free speech…

“As statewide associations, we are deeply concerned about the criminal acts at recent protest events in Portland that have put community livability and personal safety at risk.  We unequivocally condemn the violence and loss of life that occurred this past weekend.”

The release then adds:

“Abandoning Law Enforcement or the need for policing, is not working.  It has only shown that it undermines the rule of law and puts our community at greater risk.”

And here comes a hard-felt moment of truth for the City of Portland and the democratic liberal leaders there:

“Over the weekend, members of our associations were approached to assist with policing in the City of Portland. 

Unfortunately, due to the lack of support for public safety operations, the associated liability to agencies who would be assisting in Portland and the lack of accountability for those arrested committing criminal acts, we cannot dedicate our limited resources away from the communities we serve.”

The release then offered a path forward, if the leadership approved:

“We would propose the following as steps to bring an end to the criminal acts and violence in Portland beginning with a strong statement by elected leadership at all levels that criminal acts are not legitimate protest and that those who commit crimes will be held accountable. 

“There must be support for Law Enforcement actions, through preventative detention and prosecution, when criminal violators are arrested. 

Finally, there must be publicly voiced support for Law Enforcement and its efforts to protect lawful protesters and hold criminal violators accountable in a very difficult environment.” 

It is unknown if any agency will in fact send officers into Portland to assist with routine patrols as well as riot assistance. 

There have been some claims made that the State Police will as well as the Gresham Police Department.  However, Gresham Police say they are in discussions to determine if doing so is the right move.


Report says Portland shooting suspect released on weapons charge in July riot and is ‘100% Antifa’

PORTLAND, OR – Every night since George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis in May, the city of Portland has been under siege by the likes of Antifa and Black Lives Matter. 

Every night, there has been chaos, rioting and looting, all in the name of George Floyd. Supposedly. 

Recently, a supporter of President Donald Trump was allegedly targeted, shot and killed during the Portland protests not because he posed a physical threat, but simply because of his political beliefs and his First Amendment right to speak his mind.

On Aug. 29, Aaron “Jay” Danielson was one of the people who decided to make a stand for President Trump and law and order in Portland, Oregon. 

But sadly, instead of letting Danielson speak his mind, as guaranteed by the First Amendment, a member of Antifa decided to hunt him down as if he were an animal, and shot him in cold blood, killing him.

News of the murder spread throughout the streets. Members of Antifa were concerned it was one of their own until they later learned it was a member of the Patriot Prayer group. When they learned that someone other than their own had been killed, they rejoiced, calling Danielson a “Nazi.” 

A protester and obvious member of Antifa said:

“And tonight, I just got word that the person who died was a Patriot Prayer Trump person. He was a f****** Nazi!  Our community held its own and took out the trash.  I am not going to shed any tears over a Nazi.”

Where this person got the belief that Danielson was a Nazi has not been explained. It is also not explained why someone who supports Trump is a Nazi, especially since he has family members who are Jewish, which is strictly against the Nazi belief.

People who have reviewed video surveillance have reportedly named Michael Forest Reinoehl as the shooter.

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Reinhoehl has been previously accused of bringing guns to the riots in Portland and his social media feeds show that he has been attending the Black Lives Matter riots in that area.

Reinoehl is believed to be estranged from the majority of his family, although no specific reason has been given as to why. One thing is certain: his family did the right thing when they saw footage of the cold-blooded murder and reached out to police to identify him. 

His sister told the local paper:

“We reached out to police and confirmed that we recognized Michael in the screenshots.

On the one hand, this whole thing surprises the daylights out of us, because we always thought he is a lot of bark, not a lot of bite. But he’s also been very impulsive and irrational.” 

On Reinoehl’s Facebook page, Reinoehl reportedly made a recent post in which he claimed:

“I am 100% ANTIFA all the way!  I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters!” 

He has also reportedly posted videos of himself burning Trump 2020 flags. 

Up to this point, Portland police have said very little as to the status of their ongoing investigation into the murder. This is not strange in any way as they are trying to obtain all facts that they can with releasing little public information in order to safeguard the case when it comes to trial.

As far as what led up to the shooting, that is unclear.  Any number of things could have happened prior to someone apparently hunting down Danielson and killing him.

But just looking at the video, it appears as if the shooting was not driven by anything more than Danielson being a Trump supporter.


Kyle Rittenhouse attorney: Rifle was legally owned, actions “100 percent self-defense”

KENOSHA, WI – In an interview on Breitbart News Sunday with Joel Pollack, John Pierce, attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, maintained that Rittenhouse acted completely in self-defense and expressed confidence that Rittenhouse would prevail in his case.

Rittenhouse, 17, was recently arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including first-degree intentional homicide, after firing his AR-15 while being attacked by rioters in Kenosha.  Three people were struck by the gunfire, and two died.

While speaking with Pollack, Pierce shed light on the character of young Rittenhouse and dispelled media-driven myths that Rittenhouse was in Kenosha to make trouble.

Describing Rittenhouse as “a great kid” who was “not looking for a fight,” Pierce shared that Rittenhouse is a community lifeguard in Kenosha.  He added that on the day of the shooting, after he finished lifeguarding, Rittenhouse and some friends removed graffiti from a local high school.

Pierce went on to say that Rittenhouse was present at the riots in answer to a call for help from a business owner.

He stated that the business owner:

“…has multiple businesses there, three businesses.  Two were essentially burned to the ground, and he was hoping to protect what was left of his life’s work.

“So Kyle went there to attempt to protect that business.”

The attorney added that Rittenhouse remained at the site of the business on the night in question, all the while receiving threats from protestors, to which Rittenhouse and his companions did not respond. 

Pierce stated that the only reason Rittenhouse ever left the business site was to find and bring injured protestors back to that location to render first aid.  The young man treated multiple protestors for their injuries in this manner.

Pollack asked Pierce about rumors of a criminal record for Rittenhouse.  Pierce replied that he had no knowledge of a criminal record and pointed out that the three individuals that were shot each had felony convictions.

He added:

“The only individuals that were wounded by him or were killed by him were… the individuals that were attacking him with an intent to do serious bodily harm or to kill him.”

When Pollack asked whether Rittenhouse was a member, as rumored, of a militia or “patriot group,” Pierce responded that he was unaware of such membership, and pointed out that, technically, according to Title X, Section 246 of the United States Code,

“…actually, every able-bodied male in the United States between ages 17 and 45, is actually part of the United States Militia.”

Pollack and Pierce also discussed the presence of the AR-15 that Rittenhouse used.

Pierce asserted that, despite charges and rumors to the contrary, the weapon did not cross state lines, was “a legal weapon,” and by law could be possessed by anyone aged 16 or over.

When Pollack asked if Rittenhouse could have chosen not to bring a weapon with him,  Pierce responded:

“If he wanted to be killed.”

Pierce explained to Pollack:

“Government and local law and order in these cities has completely broken down.  It does not exist anymore.

“And so, what I would analogize Kyle to, quite frankly, would be the Minutemen in Lexington and Concord who had to pick up arms and protect themselves.”

Pierce did not blame police for the chaos, but rather pointed the finger at local and state lawmakers. 

He said:

“The police in Kenosha, and the police across the country, and this is … not of the people on that Blue Line but because of the leadership in cities and states, by mayors and governors, have completely stood down.

“They are not protecting American cities.”

Pierce continued:

“And it gets to a certain point where law-abiding American citizens, even 17 year old kids, have to step in, and have to protect the communities, and their families, and that’s a God-given right, and no prosecutor – I’m not going to let any prosecutor take it away from Kyle.”

Pierce asserted that the prosecution was “politically, charged, politically motivated,” adding:

“The charges were filed within a day or two without a proper investigation.”

Regarding his approach to the case, Pierce stated:

“This is one hundred percent self-defense.”

Pierce added that after Rittenhouse attempted to put out a dumpster fire, which brought on attacks from protestors, Rittenhouse:

“actually attempted to retreat.  He was chased down by attackers that were repeatedly stating that he should be killed.

“They came at him lightning-fast and attempted to begin striking him and wrestling with this rifle with an intent to kill.

“He had no choice but to fire his weapon and protect himself.”

When Pollack asked if Rittenhouse might be willing to accept a plea deal, Pierce expressed confidence in the strength of the self-defense argument.

He said,

“We’re going to trial and we’re going to win this case….

“If I’m the prosecutors, I drop these charges immediately.  I think that this is a rush to judgement, and if I was the prosecutor, I would be terrified to take this case to trial.”

Pierce went on to say:

“I do not believe that there is a jury in this country that is going to look at these facts and is going to find him guilty for murder.  It’s absolute, 100% self-defense, and we’re going to prove it if we have to.”

Pierce also noted a far-reaching implication of the results of such a trial.

Calling the situation a “watershed moment,” for America, he told Pollack:

“If this is not self-defense under these circumstances, for Kyle Rittenhouse, then no one can defend themselves, and no one can defend this country.”


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Below is our recent analysis on the circumstances surrounding the shootings:

This editorial is brought to you by a staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

For first-degree murder, the state has to prove that Rittenhouse went there that night with the specific intent of killing those specific people.  We believe they know the charges won’t stick… and this is just to appease the mob.

KENOSHA, WI –In the aftermath that followed after Kenosha Police shot Jacob Blake, a large portion of the city was burned down and lost to looting. 

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, decided he would step up and help the property owners defend what was theirs.  He could never have known that thought would have landed him in jail, facing life in prison.    

On August 25th, Rittenhouse thought it was a good idea to travel to Kenosha from his home in Illinois which is roughly twenty miles away. 

Once there, he aligned himself with a group of people who were armed and protecting a gas station. 

Flash forward: Given all of the facts, was the shooting in which Rittenhouse is alleged to have killed two and injured one justified? 

According to the Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo, the people who were shot were Joseph Rosenbaum, a registered sex offender, Anthony Huber, criminal history of repeat domestic violence, and Gaige Grosskreutz, criminal history of being illegally in possession of a firearm. 

Now that we have the find upstanding citizens identified, let us look at the irrefutable facts.

No one in the world, that we know of, knows why convicted juvenile sex offender Rosenbaum began chasing Rittenhouse that night. 

What we do know is that Rosenbaum did, and was hurling objects at him to harm him.  It should be clear to reasonable people that Rosenbaum certainly did not want to talk to him, it certainly appeared that Rosenbaum wanted to hurt him. 

Why Rosenbaum thought it was a good idea to chase after someone with a gun while throwing objects is unknown.  There is nothing like taking a Molotov cocktail to a gun fight.

As Rittenhouse is clearly running away, a shot can be heard by a filmed bystander firing a round into the air. 

As the teenager looks in the direction of the gunshot, another person jumps toward him from the same direction. 

At some point, it appears Rittenhouse is stuck in between cars and has no avenue of escape from being attacked by this reported pedophile. 

With the choice of either being beaten by the criminal or firing, he chose to fire, striking the reported sexual deviant criminal in the head. 

In a normal world, that would be declared as self-defense.

Now, Rittenhouse could have fled the scene or fired more rounds into the crowd, if his intent was to cause harm, but he did not. 

Also, if he was a white supremacist like the media and celebrities claim, why was this victim white, why were they all white? 

Why did he not start indiscriminately start shooting at black people? 

Better question, why are the media and celebrities all lying and claiming this teenager was a white supremacist? 

We have not seen them offer even ONE item of prove that claim.

Back to the video, Rittenhouse is then seen stepping away as people rush to the aid of the reported pedophile and picks up his phone. 

Who he calls is unknown but some reports believe that he was calling 911 to summon medical aid and report the shooting.  That is until members of the group called for other criminals to get him and he took off running, again, in fear.

Rittenhouse continues to run down the middle of the street, clearly in fear of being seriously hurt or killed until he trips and falls. 

The key point to take away from this is, at no time during the recorded events of that night involving Rittenhouse did he ever seek out a fight, did he ever look to kill anyone, that he ever targeted a minority. 

In every single video that has been produced regarding this event, Rittenhouse seems to be doing his best from avoiding being beaten or killed, and shooting as a last resort.

But, back to the video when two insanely brilliant people (documented criminals) decide that they need to exact justice on the teenager who, by all accounts and video, is scared out of his mind. 

And…did we mention he was armed with a long gun and had already shot one person? 

These fine upstanding citizens (sense sarcasm) decide they are going to harm this teenager and not allow law enforcement to handle it. 

The exact reason why is unknown, but a reasonable person could surmise this was because they want to defund the police and do what they wrongly accuse police of, beat and exact their own form of justice.

At this point, Huber decides that hitting Rittenhouse, who at this point is on the ground with nowhere to go, with a skateboard is a good idea. 

Perhaps in his warped world, a skateboard is a great weapon against a long gun. 

At any rate, his efforts end in failure as he strikes Rittenhouse in the head, Rittenhouse protects himself by firing, striking and killing Huber who collapses a short distance from the shooting.

Enter in the next find upstanding citizen, Grosskreutz. 

Now Grosskreutz is different because, not only is he a reported criminal, like the other two, but he is also a member of the People’s Revolution Movement.

In other words, he’s a traitor to the United States because he is part of an organization which aims to overthrow the government. 

But, back to the shooting, Grosskreutz is seen on video initially wanting to take out Rittenhouse, but, when shots are fired and Huber goes down, he thinks better of it, at least for a split second.

Rittenhouse, seeing that there is no longer a threat, drops his gun. 

Once the gun is lowered, Grosskreutz sees what he thought was an opportunity and jumps in to beat Rittenhouse. 

Rittenhouse, again, apparently defending himself as he did not want to be beaten to death, opens fire, striking him in the elbow.  Grosskreutz takes off running and Rittenhouse surrenders himself to the police department.


What can be said, is that the video evidence in this case cannot be denied. 

The ONLY thing that will be in question is what caused the juvenile sex offender to chase Rittenhouse. 

Regardless, in my twenty one years of experience in law enforcement, after viewing that video, there is NOTHING to indicate that Rittenhouse, had he been an adult, did anything wrong.

There is more than enough video evidence to support all of his actions as self-defense. 

And to charge him with first-degree murder, that is a travesty.  For first-degree murder, the state has to prove that Rittenhouse went there that night with the specific intent of killing those specific people. 

That is something the state will never be able to prove because it never happened.

The question is, are they charging Rittenhouse because they know something we do not, which is entirely possible.  OR, are they charging him to appease the mob?

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