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Citing anti-police policies, Oregon Sheriffs reject Gov. Brown’s plan to deploy their officers to Portland

Citing anti-police policies, Oregon Sheriffs reject Gov. Brown’s plan to deploy their officers to Portland

“The lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly.”

https://youtu.be/WDS-jyOWdeo

Democrats believed, for some unfathomable reason, that months of rioting, looting, arson, vandalism, assault, and murder in Democrat-controlled states and cities would somehow be a winner for them in the 2020 election.  “Unexpectedly,” the American people are appalled by the on-going rioting and violence, and as a result, support for Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and Black Lives Matter are all slipping.

In a panic, Democrats are desperately attempting to pin the antifa/BLM #BidenRiots in Democrat strongholds on President Trump.  This is laughable on its face given Trump’s consistent condemnation of the Democrat riots and his repeated (mostly rejected) appeals to Democrat governors to permit federal law enforcement to quell the rampant leftist urban violence.

Democrats also appear to, finally, understand that they need to step up and get their cities under control.  Granted, they are doing it for political reasons and not humanitarian ones, but at least there is, after over three months, some Democrat agreement that lawlessness is bad.

To that end, Oregon governor Kate Brown devised a plan to try to get the rioting under control in Portland.  Part of her plan includes sending law enforcement from neighboring counties into Portland to establish a strong police presence.

The problem?  She didn’t consult with these neighboring counties first, and the sheriffs in these counties rejected her plan due to the lack of support for law enforcement and to progressive “restorative justice” that acts, effectively, as catch and release.  Caught committing acts of vandalism, arson, assault, and assorted mayhem?  No problem!  You’ll be back on the street in time for tomorrow night’s burning, looting, murder riot event.

For some reason, neighboring sheriffs aren’t willing to sacrifice their officers on the altar of Brown’s demagoguery and left-wing lunacy.

Fox News reports:

The sheriffs of Clackamas and Washington County in Oregon said they won’t send staff to help with the nightly unrest in Portland after Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a plan to bring an end to violence in the city.

Brown had asked the sheriffs and the Gresham Police Department to support the Portland Police Bureau with personnel and resources “to keep the peace and protect free speech.”

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts on Monday said the governor never approached him before unveiling her plan to mobilize local law enforcement agencies in the Portland protests, and that he has no plans to send his staff to nightly demonstrations.

. . . . “Had Governor Brown discussed her plan with my office, I would have told her it’s about changing policy, not adding resources,” he said, according to a statement released by Kellee Azar, a reporter with Portland’s KATU. “Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder.”

He said that Portland’s newly elected district attorney had dismissed charges against hundreds of protesters arrested for non-violent, low-level crimes.

“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office. The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again,” Roberts continued. “The criminal justice system will need do its part and hold offenders accountable.”

The sheriff added that his staff would still assist Oregon State Police with service calls that they normally handle in Clackamas County.

. . . .  Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett also released a statement on Monday, saying he’s committed to supporting Portland Police through “indirect ways, like analyzing risks associated with social media, air support, assisting with a specific criminal investigation, etc.”

“I do not plan to send deputies to work directly in Portland,” Garrett said, according to the station. “The lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly.”

A Gresham police spokesperson told The Oregonian, “We are in agreement with the other agencies.”

Meanwhile, the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police released a statement on Monday, saying “we cannot dedicate our limited resources away from the communities we serve,” according to KATU.

Brown, who just extended Oregon’s Wuhan coronavirus emergency declaration until November 3, 2020, is apparently going to pretend that their refusal to comply with her plan was built into her plan all along.  Or something.

Fox News continues:

After the statement by Sheriff Roberts was released, Brown’s office told the station the plan is “meant to allow for this kind of flexibility in supporting each other as we all collectively deal with the difficult situation in Portland.”

Um, okay.

Brown is going to have to get this lawlessness under control, but it seems a task she is unwilling to take seriously.  You don’t quell violent mobs by letting them run loose and hoping the violence “burns itself out,” by catch and release, by appeasement, or by any of the the other suggestions offered by feckless Democrat “leadership.”

Watch Brown talk about her plan and that if it doesn’t work, she’ll try something else:

With the sheriffs’ rejection of their surprise inclusion in her plan, the ball is back in Brown’s court.  So far, she seems woefully unfit to meet the challenge.

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I’m sure the feds would love to help you out.

    Deborah Bloom @deborahebloom

    Oregon State Police are sending in federally deputized troopers to respond to protest-related violence in Portland — effectively circumventing the Multnomah County DA’s office, which OSP has criticized in the past for not prioritizing prosecutions.

    This means state troopers can now crack down on protestors in Portland knowing they’ll likely face harsher punishment from the US Attorney’s Office rather than the local DA.

    OSP PIO tells me: “OSP is not criticizing any officials and we respect the authority of the District Attorney, but to meet the Governor’s charge of bringing violence to an end we will use all lawful methods at our disposal.”

      The Drill SGT in reply to Neo. | September 3, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      The backstory

      two weeks ago pulling out of Portland

      “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” he said. “

A good deal of the blame should be placed on former California Governor Pat Brown and uxor for raising such lunatic children.

For those unaware, the bisexual Kate Brown is a sister to the former governor of California named Governor Moonbeam, Yep, Jerry Brown.

What a family.

Quote,
“My son [the aforementioned Moonbeam] asked me what I hoped to accomplish as Governor. I told him: essentially to make life more comfortable for people, as far as government can. I think that embraces everything from developing the water resources vital to California’s growth, to getting a man to work and back fifteen minutes earlier if it can be done through a state highway program.”

Fail. Boy o boy, Pat, did you ever strike out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Brown#Personal_life

    SeekingRationalThought in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I didn’t know this, but it explains everything. No wonder Governor Brown makes Cuomo and even DeBlasio look good…er…better. Luckily for her, the mayor of Portland, Wheeler I think, is even less competent than Brown, or any other human this side of Paul Krugman who, at least, can claim to have once been competent as something even if it was just voodoo economics.

    Milhouse in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    For those unaware, the bisexual Kate Brown is a sister to the former governor of California named Governor Moonbeam, Yep, Jerry Brown.

    No, she is not.

    Where is this even coming from? Brown is a very common name.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I’m sure her being bisexual is at least part of why she is a scatter-brained nincompoop.

    What’s Cuomo’s reason?

    The downtick is not mine.

    n.n in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Transgender/homo, bi, inter, neo is trendy.

    Tommy Two Gears in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    No kidding? And here I hadn’t put that “Brown” name on her as a relative. Spawn of Pat and sibling of Moonbeam. Don’t it just figure. UFB………

      Except that it isn’t true. Someone seems to think all Browns are related. Probably the same idiot who thought Jussie Smollett is related to Kamala Harris.

    Nope. Kathleen Brown, daughter of Pat Brown, is a completely different person. Follow your own link to Pat Brown’s page, then click the Kathleen Brown link and you’ll see it’s not Governor Kate Brown staring back at you.

    According to Wikipedia, Kate Brown was born in Spain to a member of the US Air Force. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Brown

    This is what’s known as “fake news”.

    Dusty Pitts in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Kate Brown was born in Spain in 1960; her father was in the USAF at the time. Finding these facts is easy for anyone who can operate a web browser. Jerry Brown was born in 1938.

    Pat Brown was governing California from 1959 to 1967. He was never in the Air Force. His daughter Kathleen was born in 1945 and is currently a partner in a Los Angeles law firm.

    The Drill SGT in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    She is not connected to Pat or Jerry Brown.

    Pat has a daughter, called Kate as well but lives in CA and 15 years older, e.g. now 75

    CorkyAgain in reply to pfg. | September 3, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks to everyone who has debunked the theory that Oregon’s Gov. Brown is Jerry’s sister.

    The relationship, I guess, is only spiritual. I.e., they’re channeling the same demons.

Lovely response.

My response would have been a bit more salty in regards to the governor and mayors incompetence in dealing with Portland. lol

Governor: “Hey, we want you officers to deploy into a war zone without equipment to protect yourselves or tear gas to disperse violent crowds, and we’re not going to pay you overtime or defend you in the event any of you get attacked by peaceful protesters. Oh, and if you get sued, we’re taking their side, not yours. And we have a list of people we arrest every night, so you can treat them gently since they’ll come popping out of the courthouse exit door before you’re done filling out paperwork. And we’ll probably give your names and addresses to the ‘protesters’ while you’re at work so they know where to find you and your families in case anything goes wrong.”

Police: “We have a two-word answer, and the second word is ‘you’ “

JackinSilverSpring | September 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

With the Soros-backed DA in charge, who can blame them? The DA seems intent on prosecuting the law-abiding and releasing the criminals. He certainly violates the Deuteronomic command: Judtice shall you surely seek.

Epitome of leading from behind. Sending officers to stand, be berated and assaulted, and not fight back. A weak ROE and a prosecutor in a pussy hat and a governor with her head up hers…

“The sheriff added that his staff would still assist Oregon State Police with service calls that they normally handle in Clackamas County.”
Not saying the Sheriffs’ Dept.’s wouldn’t be available to assist their neighboring counties, but more to the fact they would be choosing who they would partner with.In August, Oregon State Police began being deputized by the US Marshals Service to make arrests where warranted and indited in Oregon Federal District Court. Troopers now being sanctioned to conduct law enforcement via Local, State and Federal Laws are at liberty to present their arrest in Federal Court for legal prosecution thus avoiding the County or Cities Court system and their D.A.’s who follow a “Catch, Release w/no prosecution”. To date, 8 of the 22 charged with Federal criminal charges are looking at a minimal 5 year sentence for conducting, organizing, inciting destruction of property and resisting arrest by “Federal” officers. The Mayor didn’t see this coming but have to believe the Gov. must have signed off deputizing troopers to avoid his having to call or PDJT to call in the National Guard.

Shorter Sheriffs: Portland police are perfectly capable of putting down the riots themselves, if only you would let them. If you’ve decided it’s finally time to take the streets back from the gangs they don’t need our help. And if you haven’t then what exactly do you expect us to do?

Hilarious response by sheriffs. Dem leaders wanted protests. they got protests. Normal people are not happy with all this stuff.

so ” she ” extends the state of emergency until nov 3 ?–how convenient–how transparent–how typically dem/prog/leftist

regards the sheriff’s responses–why put men/women at risk in an environment where they cannot act decisively to protect themselves and, even if they did, subject them to arrest/prosecution/incarceration for taking actions necessary for their own personal safety as well as the safety of innocent citizens? governor, if you’re not going to enforce the law then what is the point of having it? of having you?

Nice to know that not everybody in Oregon has moved to crazy town.

Nov 3rd.

Because science, no doubt.

Stupid woman. Why don’t people like this just kill themselves instead of screwing everything up for everybody else? It’s not like anyone is going to miss her. Just off yourself and leave everybody else alone. You don’t have to be an aszhoel your whole life. If she was to kill herself tommorow people would just say “Will she’s better off now,” or “At least now she’s not suffering anymore.” Seriously, oregon would be better off and America would be better off. It’s a no brainer. It’s a win – win.

So, Kate Brown is a bisexual? A major Democrat donor up there is Terry Bean, who, with his partner, had apparently gotten in trouble over an ephebophilic incident. I’m sure Brown was elected because OR is full of people who would rather die than be accounted “bigoted”. Maybe Brown’s idea that fewer police means less trouble is part and parcel of an unreal ideology that thinks sex is only recreational, and X and Y have nothing to do with being male or female. It seems that what once was the land of own-to-earth extractive industry has become more of a land of flakes, fruits, and nuts than its neighbor to the south.

Support for Biden and the dems is slipping? It should be at zero. Says a lot about us. At least half the population are morons.

Hats off to the Sheriffs for standing up to protect their staff. The Governor and Mayor caused the problem. Both should be recalled.

If Portland city leaders wanted to stop the riots, they’d stop housing the rioters in a protected encampment.

https://iotwreport.com/portland-is-housing-and-funding-the-rioters/

No responsible sheriff would send his deputies into this no-win situation. Until state and local governments are ready to authorize the use of whatever force it takes to put down the riots, and government cooperates by prosecuting and punishing those arrested, there should be no outside help. Under those circumstances local police might not need any help.

Hats off to the common sense, good and decent members of law enforcement who will not suffer the consequences of Demon-rats who are letting Portland suffer at the hands of antifa, blm, lefties, communists, socialists, radicals, arsonists, vandals, murderers, violent scum, etc.

These petty DemoKKKRAT controlled fiefdoms like Portland, Seattle, LA, NYC and the rest are discovering that President Trump and American Patriots will not tolerate their support of Marxist anarchy and allowing American Citizens to be terrorized by rioters and looters. The Feds need to deputize local LEO’s to control the mobs, thereby removing them from the feckless supervision and irrational retribution of local politicians.

A Punk Named Yunk | September 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm

I had to force myself to listen to her whole interview. I understand the interviewer not challenging here every outrageous claim; he didn’t want her to clam up. But it was a cringy situation and I wanted to jump through the screen and scream at her “How can you spout such stupid lies?” Good thing I can’t!

Her responses do not represent sincere disagreement; this is total derangement!

”Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Patriot Prayer went to Portland on Saturday “armed and looking for a fight,” The Hill reported.” ………………….This idiotic statement explains the problem right there.
Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a Patriot Prayer member was unarmed and murdered in cold blood by an admitted ANTIFA who has been arrested numerous times and has arrest warrants out for him was in the vicinity verified by camera footage and is the shooter on the lamb! Gov. Brown and Mayor Wheeler are incapable of telling the truth as it does not fit their far liberal leftist views. Both have blood on their hands and should be charged with their complicit criminal behavior. They have allowed this destructive, rioting, criminal behavior by the terrorists ANTIFA and BLM to continue for over 30 days unabated. Oregonians deserve better than these 2 clowns pretending they know what they are doing.
The Federal Marshals under the orders of President Trump, the Antifa militant who murdered Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay” Danielson was caught and killed resisting arrest in Lacy, Washington Thursday night 9-3-20.

    henrybowman in reply to jrcowboy49. | September 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    He’s not on the lam. He’s on a slab. Keep up, please. And thank your local fed.

    A Punk Named Yunk in reply to jrcowboy49. | September 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    > Oregonians deserve better than these 2 clowns
    Well, I will concede that *some* Oregonians deserve better. But a majority of them still voted in these two treasonous fanatics so my attitude is less than sympathetic.

    On the other hand, in NY we have gov. Cuomo and mayor deBlasio, for whom I decidedly did *not* vote for. I vainly voted for their Republican opponents, if such they can be called; I can’t even recall any Republican campaigning in those races nor even their names. That said: By my own reasoning, the majority of the voters in NYS and NYC deserve the clowns they elected and the unfortunate consequences of the bed they’ve made.

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