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Striking a welcome contrast to the Seattle experience, Portland greeted rioting Antifa terrorists in a more appropriate manner. From the Washington Times:

Black community leaders decried Friday the protesters who wreaked havoc on a predominantly minority Portland neighborhood in an attempt to set up a Seattle-style autonomous zone, telling the rioters to “get your knee off our neck.”

Protesters were thwarted as they tried to build a fence around the North Precinct, but instead set fires, looted and vandalized the surrounding buildings, at one point blocking and nailing shut exit doors so that police and others inside the precinct were trapped.

At a Friday press conference, community leaders said that all the Northeast Portland businesses damaged in the melee were minority-owned.

“Get your knee off our neck. That is what you are doing when you do stuff like this,” said J.W. Matt Hennessee, pastor of the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland. “If I were to walk in your neighborhood — because 95% of you are White — just showing up would cause calls to the police bureau. I don’t have to set anything on fire, all we have to do is show up.”

He added: “And you think you’ve got the privilege to come into our community and start knocking out windows and doors? You’ve got something totally messed up.”

Amen, brother! Preach it! I wonder what he has to say about Seattle’s Mayor Durkan and her political philosophy.

Opposition mayoral candidate Iannarone responded to the looting, arson, and violence with the tweet: “I thought we banned the use of tear gas? If we haven’t, why the hell not? This is insanity.” It’s always nice when they reveal themselves before the election rather than after.

The police chief had some choice words for the terrorists that attacked his precinct building:

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell, who is Black, called the actions “not only reprehensible, but they’re evil.”

“Barricading a building and setting fire to it with people inside … and the acts that have been going on throughout this city while regular Portlanders are asleep [are] reprehensible, and it needs to stop and stop today,” Chief Lovell said.

Several speakers said that the protest violence had distracted from the push to address systemic racism and implement police reform, with some calling the destruction “terrorism.”

“We’ve got to call terrorism, terrorism,” said Pastor Steven Holt of the Kingdom Nation Church.

Added Lionel Irving of MenBuildingMen, which seeks to reduce street violence: “We cannot allow those guys to steal the narrative.”

There was considerable damage done, but the scene was brought under control and arrests were made. A better showing than many of late.

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  1. Doug Watt Moderator

    Opposition mayoral candidate Iannarone responded to the looting, arson, and violence with the tweet: “I thought we banned the use of tear gas? If we haven’t, why the hell not? This is insanity.” It’s always nice when they reveal themselves before the election rather than after.

    Although city leaders would like to ban the use of CS it is left up to the OIC (Officer In Charge) at the scene of any riot to use CS in Portland.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 7:15 AM PDT
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  2. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
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    The Beverly Hills Cops made short work of a BLM cell vandalizing residential areas. I guess Beverly Hills has more clout than Capital Hill. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 7:20 AM PDT
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  3. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) (View Comment):
    I guess Beverly Hills has more clout than Capital Hill. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 8:32 AM PDT
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  4. cdor Member
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    Was BLM involved in Portland or just Antifa, or is there even a difference?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 8:44 AM PDT
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  5. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Was BLM involved in Portland or just Antifa, or is there even a difference?

    Andy Ngo reported Antifa graffiti and tactics, and did not mention BLM. So I’m guessing not.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 8:47 AM PDT
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  6. Doug Watt Moderator

    BLM in Portland hasn’t been the problem. Antifa has been. Most of the violence has come from Antifa in the last month or so.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 8:50 AM PDT
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  7. cdor Member
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    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    Was BLM involved in Portland or just Antifa, or is there even a difference?

    Andy Ngo reported Antifa graffiti and tactics, and did not mention BLM. So I’m guessing not.

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    BLM in Portland hasn’t been the problem. Antifa has been. Most of the violence has come from Antifa in the last month or so.

    So a bunch of stupid, selfish, angry, and disrespectful white people are going into a Black neighborhood and burning, looting…causing mayhem…and the Black residents and business owners are upset. Gosh, I wonder why. BTW, how does the Democrat Mayor justify allowing this to happen?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 9:22 AM PDT
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  8. RightAngles Member

    cdor (View Comment):

    Was BLM involved in Portland or just Antifa, or is there even a difference?

    There is little difference when you realize that both are being manipulated and made into useful idiots by the same people operating in the shadows. The riots are not about a dead black guy, and the Covid lockdowns are not about a virus with a 99% survival rate.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 10:06 AM PDT
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  9. Richard Fulmer Member

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing): From the Washington Times

    I’m glad that this is getting coverage in the MSM. Antifa’s rationale for doing this, especially in a black neighborhood, should be interesting – if bizarre – to hear. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  10. Boss Mongo Member

    What the heck is wrong with using CS?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:33 PM PDT
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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    What the heck is wrong with using CS?

    The military uses that stuff!!1!

    Don’t point out to them that the military wears pants too, else the police come out with a new dress code.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:38 PM PDT
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  12. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing): From the Washington Times

    I’m glad that this is getting coverage in the MSM. Antifa’s rationale for doing this, especially in a black neighborhood, should be interesting – if bizarre – to hear.

    We know what the real reason is — they want to provoke a violent counter-attack by law enforcement, but not against their own neighborhoods, but against the majority black neighborhood in Portland and its local residents. The question is do the people who saw through this and kicked them out get that the current Democratic Party structure is more on Antifa’s side than it is on their side, or will they join with the white troublemaking interlopers this November in all voting for Joe Biden and all the down-ballot candidates with (D) next to their names?

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  13. Jim McConnell Member
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    What the heck is wrong with using CS?

    Because it makes their poor little eyes burn so they can’t see to light fires to businesses.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 4:11 PM PDT
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  14. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    What the heck is wrong with using CS?

    Because it makes their poor little eyes burn so they can’t see to light fires to businesses.

    Isn’t there a flammability issue, too? Increasing the chance the dear little arsonists will burn themselves down accidentally?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 4:35 PM PDT
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  15. kedavis Member

    Yeah, come on, Antifa! Black people can burn down THEIR OWN neighborhoods!

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:19 PM PDT
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  16. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Yeah, come on, Antifa! Black people can burn down THEIR OWN neighborhoods!

    Ummm. No. Just no.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:23 PM PDT
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  17. kedavis Member

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Yeah, come on, Antifa! Black people can burn down THEIR OWN neighborhoods!

    Ummm. No. Just no.

    Except that’s what happened in Minneapolis, and Los Angeles before, etc etc.

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  18. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Yeah, come on, Antifa! Black people can burn down THEIR OWN neighborhoods!

    Ummm. No. Just no.

    Except that’s what happened in Minneapolis, and Los Angeles before, etc etc.

    There was an awful lot of outside help. The difference between 1968 and 2020 is the huge number of white looters caught on camera in riots being sold as organic local black uprisings. This led one newsreader to insist that a picture of looters looting did not show looting because the looters were white. No racism there, nosiree. All across the nation, police reported arresting out of towners at the heart of the violence.

    When corporate giants give you hundreds of millions of dollars and the states let violent prisoners out as fast as they can, easy peezy. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:58 PM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    Actually for L.A. I meant 1992.

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  20. Ansonia Member
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    I’m remembering the bottle rockets my brothers used to make and wondering if people can make something to shoot off pepper spray.

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  21. Boss Mongo Member

    Ansonia (View Comment):

    I’m remembering the bottle rockets my brothers used to make and wondering if people can make something to shoot off pepper spray.

    Yes. Yes they can.

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  22. Quietpi Member

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    What the heck is wrong with using CS?

    Anybody who doesn’t like CS has never met my friend OC.

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