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‘Peaceful Protesters’ in Portland Set Fire to County Government Building

‘Peaceful Protesters’ in Portland Set Fire to County Government Building

The rioters damaged “the Office of Community Involvement, which aims to engage historically marginalized communities in local political decisions about social services and the distribution of public resources.”

But I thought everyone would calm down when the federal agents left the federal courthouse in Portland!

The latest riot in Portland proves it has everything to do with mayhem and nothing about black lives, systematic racism, or police brutality.

Rioters attacked the Multnomah Building, which has offices for the local sheriff, but mostly “houses offices for county departments that provide social services that have no connection to the police.”

The rioters once again hurt those they supposedly riot for:

Tuesday night’s fire damaged important county resources that have nothing to do with policing, officials said, including the county’s Office of Community Involvement, which aims to engage historically marginalized communities in local political decisions about social services and the distribution of public resources.

“The lobby where the first same-sex marriage in Oregon took place, and where millions of pieces of personal protective equipment are being distributed to help our community battle covid-19, was damaged,” Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury said in a statement.

The first gay marriage in Oregon took place in the Office of Community Involvement. The fire damaged personal protective equipment meant for people battling the coronavirus.

The crowd of almost 200 people “started fires in dumpsters” outside of the building. They then smashed windows with rocks “and tossed burning material inside.”

That was not enough because “some people squirted lighter fluid inside the building and tried igniting the accelerant.” The fire eventually set off the sprinkler system.”

From KGW8:

Sheriff Reese said destruction is serving no one.

“A line is crossed when peaceful protests become violent, the unprovoked actions by those who engaged in criminal behavior last night is reprehensible, the damage and destruction, profane and hateful graffiti and setting fire to public buildings is simply violence,” said Reese.

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell weighed in with a statement, writing in part, “Breaking windows, using accelerants to ensure a fire catches and damaging property are not solutions, but further demonstrate the intent to engage in anarchy at the expense of the entire community. To effect change, we must work to build and not destroy.”

Mayor Ted Wheeler wrote in part, “I continue to support and encourage demonstrations calling for racial justice and police reform. I condemn the criminal destruction that occurred last night at the Multnomah County Building. This type of destruction makes the community less safe.”


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The Mayor has condemned the “criminal destruction “. That will end it.

    legacyrepublican in reply to lichau. | August 21, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I applaud your sarcastic optimism. I needed the laugh.

    But, I worry that only a 44 or a 357 magnum being fired judicially might be the actual end of all things if this mayor doesn’t find a quick way to stop this outlandish behaviour soon.

      Too selective. Offing a violent protester here or there may not solve the issue. Only when every rioter with certainty fears that they are in the gun sights that some semblance of order will prevail. The longer this plays out the greater the firepower needed to stop it. This is anarchy and war… It could have been extinguished before cops starting taking a knee.

    Why, that it practically Nobel Peace Prize material! Too bad for Wheeler that Kamala Harris locked that award up when she was nominated as the Communist’s Veep candidate.

Morning Sunshine | August 21, 2020 at 9:21 am

color me sad and disappointed.

when will they learn that the left eventually eats its own.

    TrickyRicky in reply to Morning Sunshine. | August 21, 2020 at 9:28 am

    The left eats everything in it’s path in it’s quest for total power and control, unless it is put down in the back yard like a rabid dog.

It’s well past time for some “peaceful” police imposed retribution.

Welcome to Joe Biden’s American. In yesterday’s self-contradictory nattering, not a word about the anarchists running his Party.

the chief needs to be frank–arson is not just violent, reprehensible, etc.–it is against the fvcking law

arsonists/looters should be shot on sight/in the act–whether an effective long-term solution or not, at least the perps who are summarily shot won’t be around to loot/burn again


“A line is crossed when peaceful protests become violent”

Flag on field. A line is cross when a protest becomes harassment, stalking and terrorist in rhetoric.

Over two months of fail law enforcement. How stupid are these people. What ends this is going to be ugly. The smartest thing for them to do is disappear.

Can’t fix stupid!
This guy was trying to help someone from being attacked and so far had no connection to anything other than trying to help someone out. His girlfriend got her ribs broken.

Martial Law should have been declared in Portland weeks ago. The cowardice of civil authorities has made life worse for everyone in that city.

Local politicians don’t want to arrest their core constituency.

    rabidfox in reply to maxmillion. | August 21, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I’m not sure these ARE their local constituents any more. I wonder just how many are from elsewhere, bused in and supported by Soros.

smalltownoklahoman | August 21, 2020 at 10:31 am

If these riots aren’t over by the election then I imagine Trump will finally send in NG troops to reestablish law & order in these cities.

“A line is crossed when peaceful protests become violent,

And that line was crossed the first day of the “protests”. It’s been totally obliterated since, and the sheriff has been turning a semi-blind eye. The time for a forceful response was the first day, and that might have spared us everything that’s happened since. But that requires a police force that is not afraid to do its job, no matter how many people it has to hurt to do it.

    MajorWood in reply to Milhouse. | August 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    This has been going on for just about 4 years now. In poker-speak, it was only in the last few months did they decide to go all-in. People in Portland for the most part are just living in denial. Sadly it is too late to field a 2-party election for mayor. We have the useful-idiot Wheeler who failed to get 50% in the primary and the whack-job socialist in a run-off.

    henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | August 21, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    The police aren’t afraid to do their job because it might hurt too many people. They are afraid to do their job because City Hall is telling them not to.

Sorry, Mayor, but things are way too far gone for you to expect that, “Could you protest peacefully, OK?” will cause the rioters to suddenly change their tune. They know the only people backing up charges with prosecution are the feds, and the guy who beat a man unconscious is running around free, ignoring requests to turn himself in, and even fundraising for the time he does finally get caught.

    murkyv in reply to p. | August 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Turned himself in this morning

    $260,000 bail, meaning that the Hollywood bail fund will have him out in time to riot again tonight

Maybe they were protesting tRump’s dastardly scheme to steal the election by replacing public mailboxes with new ones that contain sensor thingamajigs and electronic dealiebopers that detect votes for Biden and automatically shreds them!

To maintain inventory in New York these days, U-Haul is charging people roughly twice as much to take a truck out of the Big Apple as it is to bring one in. For example, if you need a big 26-foot box-truck to move your stuff from Manhattan to West Palm Beach, Florida, it will cost you (as of this writing) $3,892. Go from West Palm to the city that never sleeps, and it will only cost you $2,115.

Or take poor, hapless Portland, Oregon. A truck to take you away from there to the calmer precincts of Boise will set you back $1,242.
Boise to Portland? $91. Anyone? Anyone?

Gotta love this article:

It would be as if al Qaeda renamed itself “Save the Children.” The words do not represent the actions of the organization. They are a ruse to attract support from well-meaning people.

Democrats stay silent on violence in their cities: Devine

Chaos in Portland is no longer news.

Please let me know when the male population of the PNW gets their testicles back and beats the man-bun brigade into bloody lumps.

Now THAT would be news!

Some people need killing. Sad to say, there’s no other alternative.

So now they’re burning down the offices of liberal do-gooder social workers?

“Don’t they understand?!? We’re just here to help!”

I guess it’s true, the Left always eats its own.

(Hosea 8:7 predicted it centuries ago.)

    henrybowman in reply to CorkyAgain. | August 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    This is a strategic move in the revolution. First, destroy social worker HQ, then defund the police and redirect all their calls to social workers. Step 3: Profit!

Time to start shooting anyone with a flaming Molotov cocktail.