Portland, Oregon seems to be quickly becoming a “3rd world country” within the borders of the United States thanks to out of control rioting that has been endorsed by the Mayor, Ted Wheeler.
It seems that Wheeler has set his target on the good guys and is now going to go after Federal officials who have moved into the city to protect Federal property and citizens lives.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will file a lawsuit in an effort to halt the DHS from nabbing violent anarchists off the streets which she claims is beng done without probable cause.
The ACLU is also planning lawsuits based on what seem to be hyped up charges spewed by feckless state and local officials.
In one charge Oregon officials claim that the Department of Homeland Security agents are not identifying themselves, (this is a disputed point).
Even if this is the case, where the agents are not heard during the mayhem, agents also prominently wear gear and a DHS patch on their shirts. This is also being challenged by Portland officials.
AG Rosenblum also claims that DHS officials are arresting people without probable cause.
I believe their real beef is that federal agents are arresting those people who damage federal property and attack federal employees.
Instead of dropping all charges like the Democrats do, US Attorney Billy J Williams is prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.
“I share the concerns of our state and local leaders – and our Oregon U.S. Senators and certain Congressional representatives – that the current escalation of fear and violence in downtown Portland is being driven by federal law enforcement tactics that are entirely unnecessary and out of character with the Oregon way. These tactics must stop. They not only make it impossible for people to assert their First Amendment rights to protest peacefully. They also create a more volatile situation on our streets. We are today asking the federal court to stop the federal police from secretly stopping and forcibly grabbing Oregonians off our streets, and we are announcing a state criminal investigation, with the Multnomah County District Attorney, into the incident resulting in serious injuries to a peaceful protester — apparently committed by a federal police officer in downtown Portland last week.
“The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”
Unbelievable. There were violent attacks by violent protesters in Portland for over five weeks prior to the DHS moving in to protect federal property, however she claims that it was the feds who started the violence.
More on the Portland riots to come.