Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Inside Look at What Appears to Be Random Violence

 

The following video gives the viewer an inside look at what appears to be random violence in a riot situation. The mob is a bit more organized than you might be led to believe, by the mainstream media, and those politicians that see the mob as political allies to transform not just Portland, Oregon but the rest of the country as well.

This is a news briefing conducted by Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis of the Portland Police Bureau:

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Nothing is random, is it?

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:23 PM PDT
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  2. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Nothing is random, is it?

    I agree. I hated mysteries and surprises when I worked the streets. I didn’t believe in coincidences.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  3. Sisyphus Coolidge
    Sisyphus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Nothing is random, is it?

    Hasn’t been from the start.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:36 PM PDT
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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    It seems to me that there is very little spontaneous going on but more a well funded, organized attack on our nation. Personally I suspect government money of some sort supporting this movement with a lot of useful idiots and opportunist.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:44 PM PDT
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  5. Full Size Tabby Member

    I have some trouble reconciling the level of violence and volume of projectiles with the deputy chief’s repeated insistence that the majority of people were “peaceful protestors.” Even if the majority of people were not hurling projectiles and setting fires, the majority had to know that they were facilitating violence.

    I guess the deputy chief has to kowtow to the politicians who are trying to maintain the fiction that Antifa and BLM are not violent organizations intent on spreading violence and mayhem. 

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:49 PM PDT
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  6. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I have some trouble reconciling the level of violence and volume of projectiles with the deputy chief’s repeated insistence that the majority of people were “peaceful protestors.” Even if the majority of people were not hurling projectiles and setting fires, the majority had to know that they were facilitating violence.

    I guess the deputy chief has to kowtow to the politicians who are trying to maintain the fiction that Antifa and BLM are not violent organizations intent on spreading violence and mayhem.

    There are two different groups in Portland. One would march downtown and were non-violent. The second group would appear later in the night and was combative.

     

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    • July 10, 2020, at 4:52 PM PDT
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  7. Richard Fulmer Member

    Apparently, the goal is to get videos of “police brutality,” and the strategy is to pelt the police officers until they react. If the cops aren’t doing it already, I’d have a few undercover “cameramen” in the mob recording everything from start to finish in order to provide context in the event something happens.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:42 PM PDT
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  8. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    Apparently, the goal is to get videos of “police brutality,” and the strategy is to pelt the police officers until they react. If the cops aren’t doing it already, I’d have a few undercover “cameramen” in the mob recording everything from start to finish in order to provide context in the event something happens.

    The PPB does their own recording of demonstrations.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  9. Sisyphus Coolidge
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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    Apparently, the goal is to get videos of “police brutality,” and the strategy is to pelt the police officers until they react. If the cops aren’t doing it already, I’d have a few undercover “cameramen” in the mob recording everything from start to finish in order to provide context in the event something happens.

    Set up a competitive special forces exercise, all besieged cities, the squad that does the best job of “discouraging” the agitators gets an all expenses paid two week trip to Maui. 

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:50 PM PDT
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  10. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    Drones! Maybe I don’t understand how drones work, but hundreds of drones buzzing all over the crowd, recording and uploading everything, seems possible.

    College students can’t find work? I’m sure at least a few of them play video games, and can control a drone. Others might be good with computers, and can collate the video and produce concise histories of the riot/protest. So we recruit whoever would like a job and have them show up at these scheduled protests and do their stuff. All of these techniques described in this talk can be presented later in living color, complete with faces and details.

    Then the arrests begin. Hundreds of arrests. And the interrogations, leading to tracking down the organizers.

    Then the prison sentences.

    Our normal prisons are too crowded, but we could create special prisons, low security, where they spend their sentence with no social media, no electronic technology. There are books available – the Western Canon, and discussion periods. They can air their objections, and hear – for the first time probably – an honest defense of the West. There could be classes on comparative history, analysis of Zinn vs. American history. Etc.

    Exercise would consist of work parties, traveling to riot-affected areas where they would learn the useful trades of graffiti removal, window replacement, and statue erection and repair.

    Employment, learning a useful trade, hearing a wholly new version of American thought and philosophy – win, win, win.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 7:03 PM PDT
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  11. Chris Member

    Very interesting, but I wish he had done some more screen sharing so we could see the videos he was referencing.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 7:11 PM PDT
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  12. Aaron Miller Member
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    Can the RICO Act apply to mob violence? 

    Where is the FBI? Militias fall under federal jurisdiction. If a mob behaves as a militia, they should be policed like one. 

    When dangerous projectiles are thrown over the front line and those protestors continue to hold the line, they know they are enabling violence. Every single one of them should be arrested — ideally on the spot. 

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    • July 11, 2020, at 7:44 AM PDT
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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Can the RICO Act apply to mob violence?

    Where is the FBI? Militias fall under federal jurisdiction. If a mob behaves as a militia, they should be policed like one.

    When dangerous projectiles are thrown over the front line and those protestors continue to hold the line, they know they are enabling violence. Every single one of them should be arrested — ideally on the spot.

    Backtracking these jamokes back to wherever they are coordinating should be child’s play. Actions in furtherance of a conspiracy to commit mayhem? That should be provable too.

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    • July 11, 2020, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  14. Aaron Miller Member
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    Is the mob in this city growing? Is crime throughout the city increasing while so many resources must focus on the mob? Is there more than one violent or destructive mob in that city? 

    I’m sure the police are doing as much as their political overseers allow. But this seems like a problem likely to worsen the longer it goes on. People (police) are being hurt and citizens terrorized in the meantime. And police families are being doxxed? 

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    • July 11, 2020, at 8:09 AM PDT
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  15. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    Chris (View Comment):

    Very interesting, but I wish he had done some more screen sharing so we could see the videos he was referencing.

    I agree. I started the video at the 26 minute mark because that’s when the Deputy Chief started getting into the dynamics of crowd behavior. I felt that is something you’re not going to see from the New York Times, the Washington Post, or any number of major TV networks.

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    • July 11, 2020, at 2:40 PM PDT
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  16. Charlotte Member
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    Percival (View Comment):
    jamokes

    I love this word so much.

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    • July 11, 2020, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  17. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Solving this issue is easy. Stop stepping on the Anti mob side harder than the mob side. These guys are getting no charges, no jail time, most likely not even a record. On the other hand if somebody get drug out of their car and fights back by driving over the mob or grabs a gun to defend their property, they feel the full force of the law. Heck they will even make of laws to charge them with. The government/ police have chosen a side and it is to facilitate the Left and its mob and destroy the Lefts targets.

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    • July 11, 2020, at 7:01 PM PDT
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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    jamokes

    I love this word so much.

    It is a little better than ‘skell,’ which I also like, but I seem to be the only one who knows what it means.

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    • July 11, 2020, at 7:06 PM PDT
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  19. dajoho Member

    Thanks Doug. Mob think is scary stuff and not that hard to do if emotions are involved. Funny what happens when you really look into “random” events. And that is the most non-Portland lookin’ person I have ever seen even for a cop. Should he have a man-bun and some tats? At least a rat-tail……….

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    • July 12, 2020, at 4:07 AM PDT
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  20. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    dajoho (View Comment):

    Thanks Doug. Mob think is scary stuff and not that hard to do if emotions are involved. Funny what happens when you really look into “random” events. And that is the most non-Portland lookin’ person I have ever seen even for a cop. Should he have a man-bun and some tats? At least a rat-tail……….

    Most officers sport a military haircut, not just for appearance, but if you get into a fight a suspect cannot grab you by the hair. Tats are allowed but they must be concealed by your uniform. Samurai type pony tails, rat tails, etc… and man buns are not allowed.

    Veterans get hiring preference points for the simple reason if they have an honorable discharge then that candidate understands the chain of command and has completed training in the past. I had to present the actual copy of my DD-214, and they do a background check on your military history. Some police officers are members of the National Guard.

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    • July 12, 2020, at 8:33 AM PDT
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  21. Rapporteur Coolidge

    Fascinating insight, @dougwatt. Hopefully the police will use the predictable behaviors to target the instigators and not (just) the human shields. 

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    • July 12, 2020, at 8:50 AM PDT
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  22. Aaron Miller Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Solving this issue is easy. Stop stepping on the Anti mod side harder than the mob side. These guys are getting no charges, no jail time, most likely not even a record. On the other hand if somebody get drug out of their car and fights back by driving over the mob or grabs a gun to defend their property, they feel the full force of the law. Heck they will even make of laws to charge them with. The government/ police have chosen a side and it is to facilitate the Left and its mob and destroy the Lefts targets.

    Generally agreed, except that police and DAs / politicians are on opposing sides of that conflict. Police can’t do their jobs if the local citizens elect idiots to govern them. 

    As usual, government is downstream of culture. There is no hope for Seattle or Portland until a majority of voters recognize the real problems. 

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    • July 12, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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  23. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    Rapporteur (View Comment):

    Fascinating insight, @dougwatt. Hopefully the police will use the predictable behaviors to target the instigators and not (just) the human shields.

    The directive in Portland is to target a specific individual if possible, and if that cannot be achieved then to disperse the mob when they become violent. 

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    • July 12, 2020, at 11:27 AM PDT
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