I think the BIGGEST issue here - Body Politics aside - is that there are Foreign Occupiers in Portland that are apparently making things worse.
The Governor and other politicians there seem to believe they ARE making things worse - the foreign shadow forces.
Why don't Portland Police eject them? Take back THEIR streets?
There aren’t “foreign occupiers”, and the police *want* to take back their streets. From criminals, though, not police. Listen to the head of the police union:
Hours before what is expected to be the 53rd straight night of protests in the city, the head of the Portland police union said the community has “had enough.”
Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner, surrounded by 20 faith leaders, business owners, police officers and neighborhood residents, held a news conference in front of the union’s offices in North Portland. On Saturday, protesters broke in and lit a fire inside. The building itself was covered with graffiti.
“The elected officials have condoned the destruction and chaos,” said Turner. “They have placed their political agenda ahead safety and welfare of the community. This must stop.”
That man speaking truth to power is a strong black man, if it matters:
He, his officers, and the citizens of Portland have been abandoned.
His "Hue" doesn't mean he (or ME or anyone else) - is free from scrutiny.
My questions are THIS:
Why is he "Having Enough".......NOW?
Why didn't Darryl "Have Enough" a month ago? Before the Shadow Forces showed up?
I find it a bit disingenuous for him and these so-called "Faith Leaders" to show up NOW - while the FIRES are burning - trying NOW to take back their city.
And why point the finger at their local elected officials? Why NOW? I mean - I don't think their local elected officials became bad overnight.............
Darryl and Co. could've EASILY did this a month ago.
People have been speaking about this all along. Recently, a woman was killed when a driver struck her on a highway she was attempting to block. Portland city officials had condoned that behavior for about three weeks. Anarchist’s and rioters are openly attacking please, and have attempted to set fire to a federal courthouse. They have a cost tens of millions of dollars in damage.
Do you think that is acceptable behavior?
And what possible basis do you have for calling this man disingenuous? Is it because his truth conflicts with what you see on fake news CNN?
It seems like his actions preempt any talking point you may have heard, anyway. He’s been publicly outspoken at least since 1 July, and he actually seems to be a quite thoughtful man:
The executive board of the Portland police rank-and-file union voted “no confidence'' in Portland’s City Council, questioning why city commissioners aren’t condemning the violence, fires and damage to businesses occurring in the city at the hands of some demonstrators.
Officer Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, on Wednesday repeated a criticism he has made in the last week that “a small number of people have hijacked'' important calls for social justice and racial equity and “used the cover of peaceful protests to burn and loot our City.”
Turner also at a news conference released an eight-point plan with suggestions on how to address changes that many police critics are demanding, though his ideas are called “Fund police reform” -- the opposite of a rallying cry among reformers to redistribute money from police budgets or abolish police departments entirely.
Where in the world have you seen ANYTHING about Portland officicals condoning anything?
And why are you calling CNN "Fake News"? Are you questioning my intelligence?
And AGAIN - I STILL question Darryl's motives....all around this country there HAVE been some issues with Police Departments taking a step back and NOT getting involved...calling out...whatnot.
This has NOT been an issue around the ENTIRE country, thankfully. But I know in ATL there was such an issue a month or so ago.
Could THIS be the reason for the need of the Shadow Forces in Portland?
AGAIN - If Portland Elected officials are THIS bad then why have they NOT been voted out before? Surely they can't be showing their colors NOW....
I just don't believe ALL SIDES of the story are being told.