The Backstory on the Portland Police RRT Mass Resignation

 

The Rapid Response Team of the Portland Police Bureau has endured over 150 nights of rioting. Not protests, riots. Riots that have not only destroyed the city’s reputation but have physically destroyed different neighborhoods in the city. Almost every member of the team has sustained injuries. Channel 2 News released a 14-point memo sent to the PPB Chief:

At the top of the list, Clark said nearly every team member had been injured during the protests last year.

“The injuries received ranged from multiple members with broken bones, torn ligaments and cartilage, traumatic brain injuries, hearing damage, damaged eye sight, lacerations, and burns,” he wrote.

He said members felt that bureau directives were being interpreted retroactively, leading to members being disciplined for policy changes that had not been in place when the officer acted during a protest.

Who has the George Soros prosecutor in Multnomah County started to prosecute? He’s searching for police officers to prosecute. He’s contacting attorneys whose rioting clients are suing the city. Some PPB officers allege he’s investigating police officers in hidden backdoor investigations. He does appear to be involving outside attorneys in the investigation of PPB officers.

“We reached out to other attorneys to see if their clients would be interested in pursuing any criminal cases,” Schmidt told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmidt said Budworth’s indictment may encourage others to come forward with information on alleged police excessive force.

“I hope it gives people in Multnomah County confidence that the system works,” the district attorney said. “That nobody is above the law.”

Over 1,000 rioters have been arrested in Portland. The District Attorney hasn’t spent much time investigating and charging rioters.

One wonders if merchants in Portland have confidence in the “system works” when they see the damage done to their stores, and the looting of their stores. Police officers and deputies in Portland, as well as officers in counties surrounding Portland, have no confidence in George Soros’s man in Portland.

The Feds are starting to pile on as well. I find it rather ironic that US Attorneys watched night after night of their courthouse being vandalized, and watched as federal officers attacked by rioters are now going after the PPB.

 I do have one question for the Feds: When will we be able to see the Ashli Babbitt shooting investigation? A fair question in light of the fact that in 150 nights of rioting, not one rioter was shot by a Portland officer.

Published in Policing
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 18 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    The people of Portland get what the deserve–good and hard.

    That said, the police need a national organization to establish standards and procedures, instead of relying on cities.  Then, they will have a good defense against any bogus prosecution.   Any cop will be able to bring in 1000 expert witnesses on standard of conduct.  It works for doctors.

    • #1
  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Who do they plan on replacing the RRT with? a SWSWAT team?

    (Social Worker Special Whining and Tactics)

    • #2
  3. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Police are not permitted to strike, but they are permitted to resign.  Every police officer in Portland who is eligible, should resign immediately and start drawing their pension.  The Portlanders who elected this Schmidt character should bear the consequences of their vote.  So far, it’s mostly downtown merchants.   I would hope they would simply abandon downtown for the suburbs, or the cloud.

    • #3
  4. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    So, they’ll order non-volunteer cops out there. It will be those cops who will suffer the injuries, run up overtime, get accused of “assault” by knuckleheads. Some of those cops will retire. Some will take early retirement. Some will take positions in jurisdictions not being administered by morons.

    • #4
  5. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    Percival (View Comment):

    Who do they plan on replacing the RRT with? a SWSWAT team?

    (Social Worker Special Whining and Tactics)

    Perhaps some well-placed billboards?

    billboard blank - RIOT SAFELY

    • #5
  6. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Any more prosecutions and convictions of police officers and you will see them resign nationwide.  My concern is that even though it will start in Democrat hellholes, it will spread to towns with a nary a Democrat in office . . .

    • #6
  7. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Stad (View Comment):

    Any more prosecutions and convictions of police officers and you will see them resign nationwide. My concern is that even though it will start in Democrat hellholes, it will spread to towns with a nary a Democrat in office . . .

    Could be.  Since even if the local prosecutors don’t go after them for properly doing their jobs, you can always count on Attorney General Merrick Garland to swoop in with a “civil rights” case.

    • #7
  8. Functionary Thatcher
    Functionary
    @Functionary

    The police should and must be the agents of the elected officials of the jurisdiction in which they serve. Those who find themselves serving the insane left should resign or retire. Those who remain will be used to serve those who oppress you.

    • #8
  9. navyjag Lincoln
    navyjag
    @navyjag

    Doug, why do cops want to stay in places like this? Couldn’t they reasonable wages in Boise or Fargo with their experience?  

    • #9
  10. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt
    @DougWatt

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Doug, why do cops want to stay in places like this? Couldn’t they reasonable wages in Boise or Fargo with their experience?

    Some of them have moved on to other agencies.

    • #10
  11. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Seattle cops have  been resigning and retiring in droves.  The city says they are 200 cops short.  However, the city does not care, and the state passed “police reform” this year, confirming that the police are the enemy.

    • #11
  12. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    What is amazing is people like Nick Kristoff at the New York Times believes reports on the riots are overblown 

    • #12
  13. Paul Stinchfield Member
    Paul Stinchfield
    @PaulStinchfield

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    What is amazing is people like Nick Kristoff at the New York Times believes reports on the riots are overblown

    He says he believes that. More likely he sympathizes with the rioters–as long as they don’t burn his home and place of work.

    • #13
  14. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    This.will.not.end.well. Pray for G-d’s mercy when the furies are fully unleashed. Chaos is not a spectator sport.

    • #14
  15. Quietpi Member
    Quietpi
    @Quietpi

    It’s spilling out of Portland, into outlying communities (we knew full well that it would).  

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-declare-riot-after-opposing-groups-fight-at-oregon-city-park/ar-AALcBWp

    This from The Oregonian, a far – left newspaper.  As you read accompanying articles, you discover that what actually happened, eh, doesn’t exactly fit their narrative.  A group had the park reserved for their activity.  “Some of them were wearing the colors of the Proud Boys.”  While most of the pictures are too chaotic to really tell who is whom, the one picture taken before the real disturbance started shows a Proud Boy just standing there, being approached by an Antifa person.   This was clearly not just a clash between two groups.  Whatever / whomever the group of “flag wavers” was, Antifa were the party crashers.  

    Oregon City is about 20 miles south of Portland.    

    • #15
  16. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    It’s spilling out of Portland, into outlying communities (we knew full well that it would).

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-declare-riot-after-opposing-groups-fight-at-oregon-city-park/ar-AALcBWp

    This from The Oregonian, a far – left newspaper. As you read accompanying articles, you discover that what actually happened, eh, doesn’t exactly fit their narrative. A group had the park reserved for their activity. “Some of them were wearing the colors of the Proud Boys.” While most of the pictures are too chaotic to really tell who is whom, the one picture taken before the real disturbance started shows a Proud Boy just standing there, being approached by an Antifa person. This was clearly not just a clash between two groups. Whatever / whomever the group of “flag wavers” was, Antifa were the party crashers.

    Oregon City is about 20 miles south of Portland.

    Note the biased reporting in the MSN article. Proud Boys described as “far right” while Antifa not described as anarchist or far left. 

    • #16
  17. CuriousKevmo Member
    CuriousKevmo
    @CuriousKevmo

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Doug, why do cops want to stay in places like this? Couldn’t they reasonable wages in Boise or Fargo with their experience?

    Some of them have moved on to other agencies.

    I assume they lose their pensions if they leave the Portland Police Department?  I’m very sympathetic to these cops – moving is difficult and expensive, we humans tend to lay down roots, making a move a really, really big deal.  I’d have left California years ago, but I want to stay close to my kids.

     

    • #17
  18. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Doug, why do cops want to stay in places like this? Couldn’t they reasonable wages in Boise or Fargo with their experience?

    Some of them have moved on to other agencies.

    I assume they lose their pensions if they leave the Portland Police Department? I’m very sympathetic to these cops – moving is difficult and expensive, we humans tend to lay down roots, making a move a really, really big deal. I’d have left California years ago, but I want to stay close to my kids.

     

    Are you saying your kids aren’t smart enough to follow you out?

    • #18