A violent mob of anarchists has laid siege to Portland for 54 straight days trying their damnedest to destroy a federal courthouse while violently attacking federal law enforcement officials who have the audacity to stand in their way.
That’s right Greta! How dare those federal police officers do their job and protect the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse from rioters bent on commandeering and destroying the $129 million structure that was built with federal taxpayer dollars?
Denver Mayor Hancock and 13 Democrat mayors have had enough of this law and order nonsense and are demanding federal police abandon Portland and the courthouse to the mob.
Their enablers in the media report breathlessly each day about the atrocities of
storm troopers Gestapo military federal police officers for using tear gas to disperse the young peaceful protestors and their “moms.”
I recognize a lot of the so-called “moms” as the same antifa women who dressed in black as recent as a couple days ago. They just put on a yellow shirt now for optics. Most of these people aren’t mothers & many don’t even identify as female. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/UPffcao0fv
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 22, 2020
The media coverage is so shockingly biased and widespread it does not bear repeating.
The Wall Street Journal and Washington Times are some of the few media outlets actually reporting both sides, and the so-called “Gestapo” is posting regular updates on their arrests and police responses on this homeland security website.
What the mainstream media and Democrats like Hancock aren’t telling the public: Federal law enforcement officers are there to guard a federal courthouse, and every night a violent mob gathers to attack police and try to gain entry to the building.
The problem is not just the graffiti, paint-filled balloons and lasers that protestors are using to try and blind police. They’re throwing bricks at officers, fecal matter, rocks, bottles, and using metal pipes, even a machete to attack police.
These so-called peaceful protestors are using plywood and fences to block officers inside the building then launching fireworks at them.
Since rioters have destroyed the beautiful elk statute, they now use the base to set nightly fires. They also set fire to the Portland Police Association.
When Portland Mayor Tom Wheeler tried to march in solidarity with the mob after releasing the letter insisting there was no need for police on the scene, this is what happened to him.
A riot was declared in Portland just after midnight Thursday morning after Mayor Ted Wheeler’s tense visit with protesters– where he was booed, told to resign, given a list of demands and tear-gassed by federal agents.
His visit ended with his security detail engaging in a struggle with protesters late Wednesday night as they worked to get the mayor to safety, a report said.
Wheeler leaves the scene. Protesters throw water bottles at him and curse him. He manages to get inside a building after a scuffle between protesters and his security detail. pic.twitter.com/eRn2gWlpqm
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) July 23, 2020
We’re not surprised Portlanders are freaked out that police are driving “unmarked” cars, because no one there apparently drives a car or has encountered a speed trap in their 20 years of life on this planet.
Someone should also let them know that when 10 people video an officer arresting a person in public, it’s not a “secret arrest” or kidnapping.
Secret arrest is what happens when your socialist overlord sends storm troopers to your house in the middle of the night to assassinate you.
Anarchists who are worried about arrested friends should Google “bail bondsman near me,” give them daddy’s credit card number, and their buddies will be back on the front line of arson in no time.
Also not so secret is who these officers are or where they are staying. This from the Homeland Security Department (DHS):
Violent anarchists published personal lodging and rental details of DHS employees on social media, detailing exact locations including entrance and exit points of lodging, harassing rental and lodging staff, and asking individuals to acquire tools for attacks.
Compared to what’s happening in Portland, Denver’s weeks of protests and vandalism look like amateur hour.
Hancock would do well to worry less about federal cops showing up in Portland and Chicago, and be more concerned with maintaining law and order in Denver and keeping anarchists away from federal buildings.
Meanwhile, protesters down the street have started shooting fireworks at the federal courthouse. pic.twitter.com/XVmfVI1ty5
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) July 23, 2020