Portland, OR: A popular local coffee shop was completely vandalized overnight just before they organized and held an event that featured members from the local police, dubbed ‘Coffee with a Cop.’
The event was intended to connect the community and local law enforcement to bridge the divide that has separated them in recent years as well as to discuss local issues.
The planned event was supported by many in the community, but not everyone apparently.
The night before the event was scheduled to occur, several vandals, donned in masks to hide their identity broke into the establishment overnight. They used the fire extinguisher to break countless items, completely spray painted the coffee shop walls and furniture, and smashed several windows.
Local police officers responded to the scene, but the spineless cowards already fled by the time they arrived. The officers did, however, assist with the cleanup of the coffee shop- an honorable deed.
The event still went on as planned and was considered by many community members as a success.
According to Red Voice Media column which covered the story, it stated:
“Some of the responding officers assisted with the cleanup efforts. The business owner stated that she wanted to proceed with the Coffee with a Cop event, and it went forward as planned this morning…PPB is grateful to the business owner for hosting and giving officers and the community an opportunity to interact and discuss public safety issues.”
An investigation in underway. Considering the type and motive for the criminal acts, you can rest assured that the local authorities will be committed to finding the vandals responsible and holding them fully accountable for their actions.
The owner of the coffee shop, Loretta Guzman, was alerted to the vandalism after neighbors, who heard the commotion going outside of the coffee shop, called her.
She quickly arrived at the shop only to find it in ruins- she was devastated.
In an interview with local media, Fox 12 Oregon, Loretta retold of her experience walking into the destroyed shop.
In the interview, she said:
“I was just looking… you could hear all the glass still cracking, and dropping, and breaking.”
“I was just, like so in shock. I didn’t know what say, I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know where to start, you know.”
Once she was able to get a grip on the situation, she turned to friends and family, who provided an incredible amount of support and encouraged her to proceed with the event as planned.
Loretta, several of her friends and even officers went to work to clean the store.
In her interview with Fox 12, she stated:
“They just all came in and just like there was a big outpouring of customers, and my friends, and just people in the community, everybody was like ‘what can I do to help you know, I just want to help.’”
Many people have been helping in some way- by providing monetary donations via GoFundMe.
According to the GoFundMe page created to help with renovations, it stated:
“At approximately 3 am on October 5th 6 people broke all of the front windows out at my business. They used a hydrant sprayer to spray paint all over the furniture, walls, equipment, and original Native artwork. All funds are needed to help cover the damage to the building and the contents that were damaged.”
The cowardly act by the vandals must not have had its intended effect to garner support for the hatred towards police. The GoFundMe page has already raised over $40,000 dollars in just five days.
The Native American themed coffee shop, Bison Coffee House, is hoping to raise about $100,000 to completely restore the shop, as well as replace the original Native artwork that occupied several parts of the store.
Her determination to not only hold the ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event as planned, she wants to renovate the store and bring it back to its full glory.
In addition to that, she wants to know nothing will stop her.
In her interview, she stated:
“Just think that they… whoever, tried to cause fear, but we still did it.”
LET wants to see the coffee shop restored.
Please consider a donation and share her story so you can help her restore the shop and continue standing up to anti-police bullies.
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Liberals were at it everywhere.
Radical left-wing group tweets about vandalizing SUVs in wealthy areas, and Twitter refuses to remove posts
Posted April 12, 2022
VANCOUVER, CANADA – A radical collective of climate activists blames SUVs for contributing to carbon emissions so the group has a global call to action that involves deflating the tires of large vehicles that are in wealthy areas.
Adbusters, which is based in Canada and describes itself on Twitter as a global network of activists, writers, artists, designers, hackers, tricksters, poets, philosophers and punks, is promoting “The SUV Flat Tire Challenge” as a way to tackle climate change.
So here's what we do: Wedge gravel in the tire valves, leaflet the SUV to let them know the tires are flat and why it was done, and walk away.
It's that simple. If we organize, we can hit enough SUVs in particular neighborhoods to spark reporting and spread the metameme.
— Adbusters (@Adbusters) April 6, 2022
The “challenge” involves deflating tires on SUVs in affluent communities by wedging gravel into the valves so that the air leaks out.
The tires of private jet planes appear to be off limits.
“Adbusters” does not consider the safety issues involved with their call to vandalize a victim’s vehicle.
What about hybrid SUVs? Electric SUVs?
— Julian Harris (@julianharris) April 10, 2022
On April 6, Adbusters tweeted the following thread, which included step-by-step instructions for activists to follow:
“Time to do something about SUVs.
“They’re the 2nd-largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions since 2010, more than aviation.
why do you have pictures of minivans tho
— Uncanny Valley Robot Bastard! (@Robot_Bastard) April 10, 2022
“This is a gentle escalation of methods to drive the urgency of this climate crisis home and engender a systemic aversion to SUVs.
Start with Prius as its total lifetime carbon footprint is worse than most SUVs. They are probably closer for you to find. Look in your driveway or those of your friends. This should significantly lower smug emissions. Please let us know how they like it. pic.twitter.com/6s1pw4dMrd
— JR (@Niche331) April 10, 2022
“So here’s what we do: Wedge gravel in the tire valves, leaflet the SUV to let them know the tires are flat and why it was done, and walk away.
“It’s that simple. If we organize, we can hit enough SUVs in particular neighborhoods to spark reporting and spread the metameme.
Literally none of this was thought out.
— 🥍 Derek Blasutti 🥍 (@dawgbone98) April 8, 2022
“We do this neighbourhood-at-a-time to make the biggest splash. Organize a crew (off of any traceable apps) and make leaflets that lay out the case for climate action.
“The mission is not to win individual converts at this point, but to engender a systemic aversion to SUVs.
“Climate change is the biggest crisis we’ve faced as a species, and we are failing the test at every step.
Real smart… In my state our vehicles are an extension of our homes, you ready to pay hospital bills & lawyer fees?
— RMW (@RMWallis) April 8, 2022
“It is time for us to carefully escalate our methods in a non-violent manner and convey the seriousness of this crisis in tangible ways.
“A flat tire is non-violent. There is no property damage. But it is a huge pain in the ass.
Telling people to commit a crime, risk injury, and piss off people obviously will make a difference in your mind, and is way easier for you to do.
— BrainletTheatre (@Hambrabai) April 8, 2022
“We’ve seen this method succeed in Sweden, and have initial success in the UK with @T_Extinguishers (articles warning off SUV purchases at risk of being targeted). Time to go global.
Also putting them in a potentially dangerous situation where they are stranded alone and vulnerable.
— Tertle (@TertleMyrtle) April 10, 2022
“Targeting SUVs is good way to hit the automotive industry where it hurts. SUV sales are playing a massive role in the expansion of the auto industry, both as a percentage of global market share and in total numbers.
“And that increase is setting the climate back massively.
I own a big SUV that I need to tow my camper.
That I use to build an appreciation for nature in my kids (tents have a place; our plans needed hard sides).
The one I picked switches to a V4 often.
When I'm not towing, it gets *better* MPG than my old Accord.
Touch it & find out.
— Greg David (@IAmGregDavid) April 9, 2022
“Start by targeting wealthy areas—our goal isn’t to disrupt workers—and avoid targeting vehicles with disabled stickers or hangers.
“To quote Malm, ‘If we cannot even get rid of the most preposterously unnecessary emissions, how are we going to begin moving towards zero?’”
Huge thanks to @FoxBusiness for giving the full instructions for deflating SUV tires.
To quote: "If we organize, we can hit enough SUVs in particular neighborhoods to spark reporting and spread the metameme."
Looks like they're doing our job for us 👍https://t.co/igdmPASdfX
— Adbusters (@Adbusters) April 11, 2022
Twitter has not removed Adbuster’s tweets as of this writing despite its terms of service warning against engaging in targeted harassment of others or inciting other people to do so.
— Allura tries to be functional (@SplatFennec) April 8, 2022
Under the heading “abusive behavior,” Twitter notes in its “help center”:
“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.”
Not to mention it tanks mileage, generates more micro plastics, and is dangerous for other people on the streets.
— Mystical Creature (@MintPossum) April 10, 2022
Twitter then gives its rationale for its rule:
“On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view. We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up.
“In order to facilitate healthy dialogue on the platform, and empower individuals to express diverse opinions and beliefs, we prohibit behavior that harasses or intimidates, or is otherwise intended to shame or degrade others. In addition to posing risks to people’s safety, abusive behavior may also lead to physical and emotional hardship for those affected.
“Learn more about our approach to policy development and our enforcement philosophy.”
Twitter then suggests there is flexibility built into the rule under its “when this applies” section. The same section makes no mention of a person’s socioeconomic status as a potential target for abuse:
“Some Tweets may seem to be abusive when viewed in isolation, but may not be when viewed in the context of a larger conversation. When we review this type of content, it may not be clear whether it is intended to harass an individual, or if it is part of a consensual conversation.
“To help our teams understand the context of a conversation, we may need to hear directly from the person being targeted, to ensure that we have the information needed prior to taking any enforcement action.
“We will review and take action against reports of accounts targeting an individual or group of people with any of the following behavior within Tweets or Direct Messages.
“For accounts engaging in abusive behavior on their profile, please refer to our abusive profile policy.
“For behavior targeting people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease, this may be in violation of our hateful conduct policy.”
Imagine being so privileged and out of it that you think vandalizing peoples property and inconveniencing them will be an effective way of reaching them to change their way of thinking. Ya ever wonder why you never succeed in anything?
— The Worm (@ImArturoBandini) April 9, 2022
Under the heading “encouraging or calling for others to harass an individual or group of people,” Twitter states:
“We prohibit behavior that encourages others to harass or target specific individuals or groups with abusive behavior. This includes, but is not limited to; calls to target people with abuse or harassment online and behavior that urges offline action such as physical harassment.”
Adbusters notes in its online manifesto:
“Join us as we take down Big Tech. Clean up the toxic areas of our mental environment.
“Reverse the upward flow of wealth. Punish every corporation that betrays the public trust. Hold corrupt politicians accountable. Wake up a thoughtless, complacent culture.
Now do private jets. pic.twitter.com/EJO4fShO0n
— House of Squirrel (@hofsquirrel) April 10, 2022
“Fight the psychological takeover of the all-seeing advertising–surveillance industry. Quit following and retweeting . . . start thinking, speaking and acting for ourselves.
Driving a gas guzzling SUV to a private jet to give a speech on how evil capitalism and fossil fuels are.
What a good commie Bernie Sanders is. pic.twitter.com/zXeU9dyFMo
— Kambree (@KamVTV) February 19, 2020
“Our aim is to catalyze a sudden unexpected moment of truth, a stunning reversal of perspective — a global mind shift — from which the corpo-consumerist forces never fully recover.
“Join us . . . and fuck up every system that keeps you from living your dreams.”
Joe Biden's "climate czar" John Kerry, took a private jet to Martha's vineyard to attend Obama's super spreader event.
It's never been about the climate or the virus. pic.twitter.com/ixjggCG5Xo
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) August 7, 2021