Portland mayor says it's time take our city back' from violent mob

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   Annabel Grossman For (MSN)

Portland mayor says it's time take our city back' from violent mob
Mayor Ted Wheeler called on the pubic to help him identify the people responsible for the rioting and destruction Portland so he could 'unmask them, arrest them and prosecute them.'

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The Mayor of Portland says he is determined to reclaim the city from the 'anarchistic mob' that has inflicted 'criminal intimidation and violence' on its streets over the past year.

Mayor Ted Wheeler called on the pubic to help him identify the people responsible for the rioting and destruction Portland so he could 'unmask them, arrest them and prosecute them.'

In a news conference on Friday addressing continuing violence in the city, Wheeler praised BLM leaders for showing 'the courage to stand up to this mob' and said that all Portland residents should do the same.

'Together we can make a stand… and take our city back,' he added.

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The city has announced that it will extend its state of emergency through Monday amid fears of continuing violence over the weekend.

The mayor said that the community needs to resume their lives but 'self-described anarchists who engage in regular criminal destruction don't want things to open up, to recover.'

'They want to burn, they want to bash... they want to intimidate, they want to assault,' he continued, referencing the nearly $20,000 worth of damage caused to a local Boys and Girls Club in the north east of the city.

Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.

As well as images showing peaceful protest in the city, photos also have emerged showing officers emerging from clouds of tear gas, dozens of people dressed in all black and throwing fireworks at officers and rows of businesses with plywood covering windows.

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has previously decried what he described as a segment of violent agitators who detract from the message of police accountability.

In the news conference on Friday, he said that he supported police using all legal strategies including kettling, in which officers surround a crowd to keep it in a particular area.

Last month, police used the controversial containment tactic during a protest that turned violent in the city Pearl District.

About 100 people marched through the area, smashing windows and blocking the street using chairs and tables from outdoor dining areas.

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Some threw rocks at officers and one person threw a full can of beer. Officers discovered numerous items left behind by the group including a crowbar, hammers, bear spray, slugging weapon with rocks, high impact slingshot and knives.

At least 13 people were charged with crimes.

Over the summer, there were demonstrations for more than 100 straight days. On April 13 this year, a crowd set a fire outside the city's police union headquarters following recent fatal police shootings.

Protests over the police killings of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago and Daunte Wright in Minneapolis soon spiraled out of control in the city's downtown, with rioters lighting fires and vandalizing businesses.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

Isn't it odd that the "peaceful" protesters would allow the infamous "right wing agitators" to completely corrupt their protests with violence?

Has the mayor undergone surgery to have his spine implanted?

Or did he fare poorly in polling regarding his handling of the protests which keep going on and on and on and on?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1    3 weeks ago
In a news conference on Friday addressing continuing violence in the city, Wheeler praised BLM leaders for showing 'the courage to stand up to this mob' and said that all Portland residents should do the same. 'Together we can make a stand… and take our city back,' he added.

So...  If BLM leaders are courageously standing up to the mob then who are the mob?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.1    3 weeks ago
So...  If BLM leaders are courageously standing up to the mob then who are the mob?

According to some folks, it just has to be those infamous right wing agitators who travel all around the country, infiltrating "peaceful" protests everywhere and managing to incite peaceful folks into rioting and looting and destroying property.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
1.1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

You may be right Tex.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago
those infamous right wing agitators who travel all around the country, infiltrating "peaceful" protests everywhere and managing to incite peaceful folks into rioting and looting and destroying property

... like they did in DC on 1/6/21.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.4  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.3    3 weeks ago

You seem confused.

Would you like a refresher course on the topic?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2  Tacos!    3 weeks ago
Wheeler praised BLM leaders for showing 'the courage to stand up to this mob' and said that all Portland residents should do the same.

Thank you, Mayor Gaslight

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @2    3 weeks ago

Wheeler is an idiot who is now reaping what he sowed.

Had he manned up and protected the citizens and their property from the violence all along, maybe it wouldn't have taken 3 years to get to this point where NOW he is finally willing to "do" something.

 
 
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