Portland Police: Bunch of Cowards!

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They stand by while people get beat and abused by the Antifa terrorist organization and they say there's nothing they can do! Really! Bunch of P**sies!

You want to know what the 2nd Amendment exists? It's because of p**ssies such as the Portland "police" department.
 

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I live in the cesspool area they call Portland...... The mayor is a joke and the police are ordered to stand down.. This is not the 1st antifa disaster here where the police stood by while citizens are attacked and beaten to bloody pulps. They also did nothing when they took over an ICE building a few months ago as well...
 

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I live in the cesspool area they call Portland...... The mayor is a joke and the police are ordered to stand down.. This is not the 1st antifa disaster here where the police stood by while citizens are attacked and beaten to bloody pulps. They also did nothing when they took over an ICE building a few months ago as well...
Decent people would ignore such an order. The fact the police are hiding behind the mayor is what makes them a bunch of p**ssies.
 
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No clue what you’re talking about, how about a link for a proper discussion.
Actually, I imagine he thinks he as more a clue than he imagines. The far right media has him spun up, with half a story. But he should tell it, then we can clarify. I figure if you look it up yourself, you can get your own interpretation as the frothing ratchets up.

In the meantime to help out, you may want to read up on Andy Ngo, the milkshakes that get thrown, and that no, there are not cement shakes.

Also the police that has him so worked up, have been suspected of having ties and cozy up to some far right groups.
 

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Actually, I imagine he thinks he as more a clue than he imagines. The far right media has him spun up, with half a story. But he should tell it, then we can clarify. I figure if you look it up yourself, you can get your own interpretation as the frothing ratchets up.

In the meantime to help out, you may want to read up on Andy Ngo, the milkshakes that get thrown, and that no, there are not cement shakes.

Also the police that has him so worked up, have been suspected of having ties and cozy up to some far right groups.
Then by all means give me the full story.
 
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Cool, you can start out by explaining to him who Andy Ngo is.
What does that have to do with antifa attacking others, rioting, beating elderly and overtaking City streets whenever they please as the police stand by? What does that have to do with the mayor telling them to stand down and do nothing? What does that have to do with them overtaking an ICE building and the mayor and the police doing nada?

Spin, spin, spin..... I knew we were in for a ride and you are not disappointing...
 

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No, no, no, you started this, you are already worked up. I will interject with the seeming counterpoint afterwards if necessary. Since you couldn't be bothered to provide your reasons for your ire, I think others should go ahead in the meanwhile and read up from their own favorite sources.
You were asked to provide me the full story. Either provide it or retract.
 
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What does that have to do with them attacking others, rioting, beating elderly and overtaking City streets whenever they please as the police stand by? What does that have to do with the mayor telling them to stand down and do nothing? What does that have to do with them overtaking ICE building and the mayor doing nada?

Spin, spin, spin..... I knew we were in for a ride and you are not disappointing...
You are there, you know everything about this, so you can explain more in depth about this whole recent situation.

Despite the OP's claims, various media have covered this, and it's because of the various narratives it's become a bigger story.
 

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I'd love to hear his version of the whole story as well since I live here and am aware of all that's going on...

I doubt we will get it though and it will be much of the same from that poster....
We'll never get it. An honorable person would state this is unacceptable. Anyone else will try to excuse it.
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Despite the OP's claims, various media have covered this, and it's because of the various narratives it's become a bigger story.
Do you feel the OP is wrong?
 
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You were asked to provide me the full story. Either provide it or retract.
Retract what? You just admitted I didn't say anything. It's your thread, you were asked to provide a link to what you're going on about. I just commented that any link you provide will probably be half the story, judging by how worked up you are. In the meantime i just steered @mudslag where to go and get his own take.
We'll never get it. An honorable person would state this is unacceptable. Anyone else will try to excuse it.


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Do you feel the OP is wrong?
I can't believe he's wrong, he's avoided saying anything, just ranted.

I said when he does provide the story it may not be the whole story.

In the meantime...
 

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We'll never get it. An honorable person would state this is unacceptable. Anyone else will try to excuse it.
The mayor is a liberal coward.. You can't even walk downtown anymore as it's infested with druggies, homeless, trash and Antifa scum... The police don't do squat as they've been ordered to stand down by the mayor.

The police chief appears to be a decent woman but is caught up in the lefts miserable politics...She is trying though..

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/po...shes/283-584da4bf-b325-4da1-af00-76e8cf9ff804
 
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Retract what? You just admitted I didn't say anything. It's your thread, you were asked to provide a link to what you're going on about. I just commented that any link you provide will probably be half the story, judging by how worked up you are. In the meantime i just steered
Reference was already provided. Put up or shut up.
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The mayor is a liberal coward.. You can't even walk downtown anymore as it's infested with druggies, homeless, trash and Antifa scum... The police don't do squat as they've been ordered to stand down by the mayor.

The police chief appears to be a decent woman but is caught up in the lefts miserable politics...She is trying though..

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/politics/portland-police-chief-says-banning-masks-protest-ordinance-would-help-prevent-violent-clashes/283-584da4bf-b325-4da1-af00-76e8cf9ff804
We all know the mayor is a coward. It's the police hiding behind the mayor's cowardice that bothers me. At least the coward of Broward was involved in an active shooting. These p**sy police in Portland can't even claim that.
 
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Reference was already provided. Put up or shut up.
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We all know the mayor is a coward. It's the police hiding behind the mayor's cowardice that bothers me. At least the coward of Broward was involved in an active shooting. These p**sy police in Portland can't even claim that.
Oh I agree...

I also don't buy her 'we were not told to stand down' mumbo jumbo as I know a few PPD officers and she is full of crap there but what do you expect her to say? If she does not back the mayor up he'll replace her tomorrow...

I do hear she is a good person and the few officers I know at PPD are frustrated with the mayor...
 

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Reference was already provided. Put up or shut up.
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We all know the mayor is a coward. It's the police hiding behind the mayor's cowardice that bothers me. At least the coward of Broward was involved in an active shooting. These p**sy police in Portland can't even claim that.
I will say this, since you have already equated that I am somehow in support of Antifa. Which absolutely no one has. I just want it clarified, how many other journalists were attacked, and the whole cement shake was how does @raqball put it? "Fake News."
 

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No clue what you’re talking about, how about a link for a proper discussion.
That's odd, it's been a fairly big topic of the last week:




https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/02/andy-ngo-antifa-attack-happened-pictures/

Warning: At the bottom of this article, beneath a subheading noting what follows, are grisly photographs of injuries.

I have known Andy Ngo for several months. I am not sure how we met, but I may have written him on Twitter and he wrote me back. That is to the best of my memory.

We both live or have lived in Portland and both of us have had experience with Antifa. I suppose we connected over that. We have gone to a few things together and spent enough time in the car to have those conversations you wouldn’t normally have just hanging out. While I don’t know Andy very well, I feel like I know him enough to speak about his character and professionalism.

I respect him. His intellect and curiosity about people. He has such a lovely way of asking questions and getting people to talk in conversation. His mind is quick, he is funny and sweet. He also takes his work seriously and strives to be fair in his coverage. I think he is what a journalist should be.

Andy and I planned to go together to this rally and counter protest set for June 29th. He expressed concern about Antifa targeting him, and asked if I would be there to be a witness and document what happened. We met up on the edge of the park, where Antifa had planned their counter protest.

While walking into Lonsdale Square, I could see people handing out free milkshakes, complete with the Antifa symbol on the cups.

The people serving the milkshakes were also making them in the square. I am skeptical of the story going around that said they were adding quick-setting concrete mix to the milkshakes. It is possible someone was picking up a single shake, walking off with it, then adding cement mix, but there have been no official confirmations of this. Several people were drinking their shakes.

As Andy was walking around Lonsdale Square, he was recording with his GoPro video camera and narrating the scene. Frequently Black Bloc, the more militant wing of Antifa, would come up to physically block him from filming by surrounding him very closely. People also taunted him and us and waved signs in his face.

This guy above walked up to Andy from behind, not realizing I was watching him and taking pictures of the scene. I saw him reach into his fanny pack as he got close to Andy. Then I said, “Hey, what are you doing?”

He immediately swerved away and took off at a jog. I gave chase to try and get a better picture, but was blocked by people to keep me from doing so. I don’t know what he was going to take out of his fanny pack, but it wasn’t a milkshake.

The picture above is a perfect example, if fairly tame, of how Antifa would block and crowd Andy while he was filming and reporting. He was not loud or obtrusive at all. They were determined to block and harass him at every turn.

For some reason they don’t bother Katie Shepherd of the Willamette Week or Jason Wilson of The Guardian. Both have given Antifa very favorable coverage compared to their coverage of the opposing groups of Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys, and Haley Adams.

The above is the typical proximity of the Antifa crowding. I am not easily intimidated in these settings, and neither is Andy, but it is unnerving to have people so close to you covered head to toe in black and knowing it isn’t possible to identify them if they do commit a crime.

Sometimes they are silent, and other times they are aggressive or mocking, whatever seems to rattle you the most. Not reacting is the best defense. Shortly after this picture was taken, Andy was assaulted for the first time.

A tall man wearing medic clothing and a medic backpack walked up in between us and threw a milkshake on Andy. He turned and calmly walked away. I gave chase, and when he saw I was coming after him with my camera, he ran. I was then blocked repeatedly byAantifa as I was trying to get a good shot of the attacker.

It is scary because it is unexpected, people cheer and laugh, and no one knows what is in the liquid thrown on them. Andy had to walk out of the park to clean up and so he could make a police report.

I asked the police to arrest the person, as I could identify him if they came with me at the time. They said they could not safely go in to the park but would take copies of my photos for the report. Later, I saw a video of the same man hitting a bystander in the back of the head with a bike lock, resulting in a serious injury.

As Andy was making the report, this man above walked up and offered cookies he had baked. He said he thought these protests needed more love and sweetness. He seemed sincere and insisted I take a cookie. He ate one, so I did, too. It was good. Surreal experience. I saw the man later as he was walking with Antifa still handing out cookies. A very Portlandia scene.

This woman above mocked Andy as he walked by, asking how he enjoyed his milkshake.

Above shows the immediate aftermath of the second milkshaking (assault). It’s Andy and the person who assaulted him. I gave chase as well to get another photograph and let the police know it had happened again. They gave the same response as above. Andy made a second report and went back in. I followed.

This time the milkshake had gotten in his eye and we became concerned about what was really in those. He cleaned up, though, and went back in. He was definitely rattled, as I was. Anytime someone is walks up and throws something at you in that hyper-agressive kind of setting, it is unnerving.

The above shows some of Antifa’s rhetoric: “You will be replaced.” The “okay” sign is to them synonymous with Proud Boys and some Trump supporters.

Antifa were gathering to march out of the park and onto the streets of downtown Portland. It was an unpermitted march that closed down several streets on a very busy Saturday.

Here they are marching, a sea of black. They are covered head to toe, so it’s nearly impossible to identify anyone who commits a crime. They took over the street, only receiving pushback from the police when they neared the waterfront, a popular tourist and weekend destination.

They were chanting “ACAB, all cops are bastards.” There were also chants about Proud Boys and about Ngo. The organized groups in attendance that I noticed included: Black Bloc, Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA), and Skinheads, both RASH and SHARPs.

The banner Antifa carried in front of their march had a message for a group known as Proud Boys. This counter protest was planned in opposition to a Proud Boy event that took place on the same day in downtown Portland. The two groups had no interaction that day, unlike previous events where there were massive brawls.

The police were allowed to create a barricade to turn them around at this point. Antifa just turned around and marched a different direction. This is one way the police are able to enforce some rule of law.

This is the last picture I got of Andy. Shortly after this, I was surrounded and mobbed by a group of Black Bloc, who were screaming at me, calling me a fascist, and telling me I had to leave, all while encircling me.

Often at these events the attack comes from the side or back, so I tensed up, waiting for a blow or pepper spray. None came, however, and the crowd thinned. And Andy was gone. The next time I talked to him was after he was viciously assaulted and on the way to the hospital.

Graphic Pictures of Another Brutal Antifa Attack
Shortly after Andy was attacked, a man named Adam Kelly, who had come to downtown to another event, was beaten by at least three assailants. One had a bike lock and strongly resembled the person who threw a milkshake on Ngo earlier in the day.

When Adam went to help another man who had been attacked and was on the ground, he was viciously attacked from behind. These three pictures below are not mine. He took the time to talk to me last night in spite of a vicious headache from the concussion he got, which took 25 staples to close. Photo credit: Adam Brody.

It is difficult to end on this note. Two severely injured men, who had done nothing to deserve what happened to them, and no justice in sight.

The attackers were masked and may not be brought to justice. One man was there to cover the events of the day as a journalist, the other was there to attend a rally, and both were there to express their First Amendment rights. The Portland mayor, Ted Wheeler, seems powerless to stop the violence, or lacks the will to stop it.

I returned home safely, fortunately. My coverage of these events started more than two years ago, and has encompassed three states and several cities. I’m left wondering What happens next time? Who is coming home with his head split open? Or worse, who isn’t coming home at all?
https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/06/proud-boys-antifa-plan-to-protest-in-downtown-portland-on-saturday.html - story as it was happening

Another summary, from the perspective of Portland residents:

 

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Oh I agree...

I also don't buy her we were not told to stand down mumbo jumbo as I know a few PPD officers and she is full of crap there but what do you expect her to say? If she does not back the mayor up he'll replace her tomorrow...

I do hear she is a good person and the few officers I know at PPD are frustrated with the mayor...
She's not a good person if she will not protect the citizens of Portland. PPD can be frustrated all they want. The reality is they (the police) let this happen. No decent person would sit by and allow this to happen. Their blaming the mayor is a cop out.
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That's odd, it's been a fairly big topic of the last week:
It's been a big topic if you follow anything other than the MSM.
 
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