Portland’s tantrum-throwing Mayor Ted Wheeler is not happy with President Donald J. Trump’s agents rounding up and arresting his rioters and anarchists. City officials have allowed Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters to destroy the city of Portland for 53 days and now demand that Federal troops be removed from the City of Roses.
“The elected officials have condoned the destruction and chaos,” said Daryl Turner, the head of Portland Police Association. “They have placed their political agenda ahead of the safety and welfare of the community. This must stop.”
As Portland burned and politicians prioritized their own political agendas, Turner contends, that the community has “had enough.”
Police unions and federal buildings, seen as power structures that prevent police reform, have become the focal points of Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters and the officials who protect them.
Last week, armed military police began to round up rioters and protesters by picking off suspects and taking them away in unmarked vehicles.
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said that Mayor Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown refused federal help in securing Portland, according to The Daily Wire. The Democratic leaders are taking umbrage with the fact that Federal agents are not identifying themselves before scooping up criminals when by law, they are not required to do so.
Amid calls to defund the police department, Governor Brown and Mayor Wheeler blatantly refuse to secure Portland, but the Feds say they aren’t leaving. They are not going to allow anarchists to destroy property that taxpayers nationwide have paid for.
In the wake of the carnage, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Marshals Service after the federal agents were sent in.
According to The Hill, the lawsuit seeks to prevent federal law enforcement from arresting and using physical force against journalists, promising more lawsuits alleging “constitutional attacks” on protesters.
Kelly Simon, interim legal director with the ACLU of Oregon, stated “Under the direction of the Trump administration, federal agents are terrorizing the community, risking lives, and brutally attacking protesters demonstrating against police brutality.”
But this is not the way that law enforcement officials see it. They feel that city officials’ failure to act has resulted in anarchists and protesters who are emboldened each day to perpetuate the mob violence.
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said that federal agents are in contact with Portland’s police officers but do not control each other.
“We do communicate with federal officers for the purpose of situational awareness and deconfliction,” Lovell said.
in support of Leftist lunacy, an unidentified woman wearing only a face mask and a stocking cap, walked into the intersection of Taylor Street and NW 3rd in front Avenue of where police were standing.
Dubbed “Naked Athena,” the nudist paced the area near the crosswalk, lay down and kicked up her feet, another temper tantrum for a once great city. She also did ballet poses. After about ten minutes, the police left the area and, shortly thereafter, she did, as well. There were no charges filed for indecent exposure.
So much for the bare facts. It makes ya want to scream.