Bodies piling up in Portland — duh!

In one month — July — there were more homicides in Portland  than in the entire  year for 2019.

That’s what Mayor Wheeler wrought caving in to Antifastan  and Black Lives Matters.

In June, Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland (hereby known as Antifastan) knelt before the rioters of Black Lives Matter and agreed to fire his brand-new white female police chief in favor of a black male lieutenant and cut the cop-shop budget by $7 million. The cuts included the dissolution of the gun-violence reduction team (GVRT).

Mayor Wheeler of Portland said the money would help fund new programs for “communities of color.”

Now the bodies are piling up.

The Portland police union, which has given Wheeler and all of city hall a vote of no confidence, has run the numbers on what this political defunding is doing to the public safety of Portland.

In a news release, the disgruntled officers report that the number of homicides in July alone more than doubled the number of murders for all of 2019. The number of homicide investigations underway is the highest in three decades. 

  • In July alone there were 15 homicides compared to 31 homicides in all of 2019.
  • There were 99 verified shootings in July 2020 compared to 35 in the same month last year.
  • There was a total of 388 shootings in 2019.
  • At the end of July 2020, we are already at 376 shootings year-to-date.
  • Of the 99 shootings last month, there were 38 victims shot (34 males, 4 females, 25 Black, 4 Hispanic, and 9 White).
  • For reference, Portland has averaged approximately 28 homicides per year in 2015-2019.

Cannot tell rioters from press in Portland [what to do?]

  Protesters disguised themselves as members of the press and harassed officers during Wednesday night’s demonstrations in Portland, the city’s police bureau said.

Several people who had labeled themselves as “press” threw eggs, rocks, and shined lasers into the eyes of police officers, the Portland police bureau said in a Thursday press release. The protesters continued to interfere with officers . as they tried to disperse the crowd. 

“Since several people with ‘press’ affixed to them continued to interfere with officers performing their lawful duties, a public address announcement was made which closed Southeast 106th Avenue from Southeast Washington Street to Southeast Cherry Blossom Street to all people including members of the press,” the news release said.

Protesters threw glass bottles, heavy rocks, and other objects at police.  Where are the grownups? 

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Firenze Sage:   The press is in bed with the rioters.  So what’s new.

behold the Jerry Nadler myth [who says no riots in Portland]

An Associated Press (AP) reporter watched several U.S. Marshal agents sustain wounds as thousands sparred with police during the journalist’s stay at a federal courthouse in Portland  over the 7/25/2000 weekend.

An estimated 4,000 people converged on Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, and demonstrators made their presence known by hurling concrete and launching fireworks from behind the massive fence that stood between them and federal agents, according to an AP report.

On Sunday the fence surrounding the courthouse was breached by protesters.

AP reporter Mike Balsamo was inside the building during the siege and watched a total of six agents sustain injuries, including one who was bloodied after taking a direct hit from a firework, he reported.  Not reporting what’s actually going on in Portland has gone on for some time.

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Firenze Sage: New York  Democrat Jerry  Nadler says it never happened.  Is he lying or stupid or both?     The east coast media does not show Portland at night.