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Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler on Wednesday blamed continuing violence on a “a few dozen individuals” who he said are hijacking the city’s proud tradition of protesting. “They’re intent on creating mayhem and attacking and harming people, not just property. That’s a line that we can’t allow our community to cross. Not […]

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she would not send the National Guard to help deal with continued unrest in Portland. Hours later, another riot took place. A group of about 150, many wearing helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carrying shields, descended on City Hall after 9:30 p.m. Some smashed windows and entered the building, including people […]

2 Shot Dead, One Injured as Kenosha Riots Enter Third Night

2 Shot Dead, One Injured as Kenosha Riots Enter Third Night

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN Two people were fatally shot and at least one other was injured in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, as riots and civil unrest continued for a third night over the Sunday police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who has been since been left paralyzed and “fighting for his life.” At least two people were killed amid rioting, […]

The Truth About Black Lives Matter

The Truth About Black Lives Matter

by Naomi Fisher     I spent time going through Black Lives Matter web site and it reads as if they wish only peace and love and prosperity for all black lives in our U.S.A. But let’s get to the truth: How many of you proclaiming Black Lives Matter know that movement and their web site […]

People Only See A ‘Snippet’ Of What’s Happening At Protests, Portland Police Sergeant Says

  KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter A Portland Police Bureau sergeant said it was time for someone with “firsthand knowledge” of what happened at the protests and riots to “speak up,” local outlet KGW8 reported. Sgt. Brent Maxey said in an interview that he disagrees with Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek’s claims that police contributed to violence […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, were involved in assaults on multiple people late on Aug. 16, including a man who was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to witnesses. “They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black […]

“Anarchist” is not an Insult

“Anarchist” is not an Insult

    By Thomas L. Knapp “These are anarchists, these are not protesters,” US president Donald Trump said on July 20th, defending his decision to unleash Department of Homeland Security hooligans on anti-police-violence demonstrators in Portland.  Anarchist-bashing  — referring to “radical left-anarchists” in Minneapolis, “ugly anarchists” in Seattle, etc. — has become a consistent Trump […]

Anarchists Didn’t Start the Fire

Anarchists Didn’t Start the Fire

    By Joel Schlosberg When Joe Biden declared that “arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted” at a campaign speech in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28, he echoed his archrival Donald Trump. The Democratic candidate’s words could have come from a recent tweet by the  incumbent, who conflated “arsonists, looters, criminals, and anarchists” on June 4. […]

‘Feds Go Home’: Protest Leaders Say ‘War Zone’ Demonstrations Haven’t Taken Away From Their Message

‘Feds Go Home’: Protest Leaders Say ‘War Zone’ Demonstrations Haven’t Taken Away From Their Message

Kaylee Greenlee  The number of people participating in Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon increased after federal agents were deployed, the Associated Press reported, but protesters claim it has not affected their movement’s goals. Protesters say the new focus on opposition to federal intervention combined with increased chaotic activity has not diverted from their […]

Justice Department Announces First Federal Arrests in Chicago Under ‘Operation Legend’

Justice Department Announces First Federal Arrests in Chicago Under ‘Operation Legend’

BY JANITA KAN The Justice Department (DOJ) announced that three people had been federally charged this week for offenses related to illegally possessing guns or ammunition in Chicago, Illinois—the first federal arrests made in the city in connection to the department’s “Operation Legend.” The three arrests come after the Trump administration announced on Wednesday the expansion of the department’s […]

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