The mayor made a similar statement earlier and the council woman is now trying to seize local police control from the mayor which he won’t relinquish. The infighting is glorious.
"Last night, an event that was clearly intended to intimidate, provoke and endanger individuals resulted in a fatality. The loss of life is tragic and unacceptable.
They don’t care about him being killed, just the optics of it being a conservative.
"We are witnessing the self-perpetuating cycle of violence fueled by white supremacy. We cannot forget that the protests Portland has seen for more than 90 days began in response to the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was then the latest victim of a long and horrendous history of police brutality against Black people, itself a feature of the systemic racism that poisons our country.
WTF, it’s a cycle of soyboys and blacks beating, destroying and trying to burn down occupied police buildings.
"While the overwhelming majority of protestors have engaged in non-violent demonstration to call for police accountability, racial justice and the dismantling of racist institutions, we have also seen instances of interpersonal violence, vandalism and destruction.
Don’t they do guilt by association if you’re conservative and just happen to be at a rally earlier in the day and it turns violent due to communists agitating and starting fights.
All liberals are guilty by their own standards.
"Then last night — stoked by a president who has gone out of his way to demonize this city and encourage vigilantism in service to white supremacy and his own fragile ego — armed participants of a pro-Trump caravan terrorized downtown Portland, driving their vehicles and shooting paintballs and pepper spray directly at community members and journalists. They came to create confrontation and were able to do so.
Where to start. People came to exercise their first amendment but were scared to walk or be on the ground and did a car rally instead. When blocked they used paintballs and pepper spray to escape the mobs.
They local leaders have fiddled while the city has burned. Nothing to do with Trump pointing out the chaos.
And a Trump caravan terrorized the city. as liberals burn, loot and beat every night and The police arrest every conservative who protests and ends up having to defend himself. So much for the first amendment for all.
"This tragedy will be used to justify escalating violence. It will be used to paint an entire movement with a broad and misleading brush. And sadly, it will be used by the occupant of the White House to deepen divisions and fear.
Local government and rioters have already painted this picture for the American people.
I love how they can’t say president, just occupant.
"Those of us who believe in, and are working toward, a more just and equitable community must take an unequivocal stand against the violence that structural racism inflicts on Black and other people of color, against violence inflicted by police, and against violence between community members.
30 years and you’ve accomplished nothing and will continue to accomplish nothing, just trying to rule the negro up to vote.
"And the most effective way to do that is to stand for and build toward something better -- to engage in the hard work of transforming the public safety system, ensuring equal opportunity and making tangible progress toward racial justice. Multnomah County is doing that work now, and we are wholly committed to the long-term work ahead."
They have no idea what hard work is. They’d have to carry every black person on their back to accomplish anything. They’ll cobble together a few feel good laws that won’t do shit but will piss off both sides.