Portland police chief Danielle Outlaw (yes, her name is literally Outlaw) has broken her silence and held a press conference this afternoon to speak about the dueling protests over the weekend that resulted in several people getting assaulted by antifa thugs, most notably journalist Andy Ngo.
Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said Wednesday the city, police and community need "a better way'' to address protest groups bent on brawling on Portland streets and called for laws that would bar masks worn by demonstrators, allow police to fully videotape protests and give authorities greater control of protests by groups with a history of violence.
She spoke of how the bureau’s reduced staff with 128 officer vacancies and the lack of support from outside agencies -- Washington County, Clackamas and Clark County sheriff’s offices have refused to come into the city to assist police with protest coverage -- has constrained her agency’s ability to respond quickly to outbreaks of violence during large, fluid protests.
The bureau aimed Saturday to separate the competing groups and directed officers to move in as a team “whenever we can do it safely,’’ she said. Deputy Chief Jami Resch, who also attended the news conference, added, “You have to be careful you don’t create a flashpoint.'' If officers are outnumbered when violence breaks out, though, it doesn’t make sense to send in officers who could be injured, Outlaw said.
She called for a law that would bar the wearing of masks by demonstrators in the commission of crimes.
“We cannot allow people to continue to use the guise of free speech to commit a crime,’’ Outlaw said. “A lot of people are emboldened because they know they can’t be identified.’’
About 15 states, and some counties and cities, have adopted some type of anti-mask law. In New York, it’s illegal to congregate in public with two or more people while each wearing a mask or any face covering that disguises identity. The law has existed since 1845, when tenant farmers, in response to a lowering of wheat prices, dressed up as “Indians” and covered their faces with masks to attack the police anonymously, according to The New York History Blog. There are exceptions for masquerades and other entertainment events.
Outlaw also pushed for changes in the law that would allow police to continually record protests, instead of only when crimes are committed, which she said slows police investigations because they only have snapshots of what occurred. Civil rights activists in Portland and Oregon, though, have objected to police videotaping people during their exercise of free speech.
The Proud Boys and conservatives are planning a large “End Domestic Terrorism” rally to push back against Portland Antifa following a weekend of violence that saw journalist Andy Ngo brutally beaten and attacked with milkshakes, and an elderly man’s skull fractured after being attacked with a metal bar.
Enrique Tarrio, Chairman of the Proud Boys and co-organizer of the D.C. “Demand Free Speech” rally that has been threatened with acid attacks from Antifa, is planning a large rally to push back against what he considers “domestic terrorism” on behalf of the far left organization responsible for brutally beating Ngo last weekend.
“We’re planning this massive rally with the calm, peaceful intention to push back against the violence from Antifa,” Tarrio told Big League Politics. “The Portland Mayor and police need to understand that conservatives are peaceful people who just want to our First Amendment protected.”
Portland based radio host Lars Larson welcomed journalist and videographer Andy Ngo into the studio for an extended interview in the wake of Saturday’s protest-turned-riot-turned-attack against Ngo.
“Portland’s progressive monoculture creates this bubble where people are radicalized in their own echo chamber,” Ngo starts off with, before going on to describe the events of Saturday. “I kept thinking that at any moment the police were going to come in and swoop me up and save me, but that didn’t happen,” he says, while explaining that this attack happened right out front of the justice center, where the police headquarters are. Police apparently directed him to turn back toward the mob to go find an ambulance, as many of the streets were shut down due to the protests.
“Does it have to take a death for the policing tactics to change?” he asks.
In an earlier interview Tuesday on FOX Business Network Andy Ngo said he still had issues with memory and speaking following the attack. He told Lars doctors say his memory issues might last 6 months.
Full video of the interview on Lars’s facebook page:
Early Monday morning Harmeet K. Dhillon, lawyer of journalist Andy Ngo, tweeted that she planned to sue Antifa insurgents "into oblivion" after her client was brutally beaten at a protest.
Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 1, 2019
Dhillon called out the lifestyles of the millennial Antifa thugs while simultaneously criticizing the feckless government of Portland. Her comments come two days after Ngo was attacked by Antifa at a protest in Portland. He was later admitted to the hospital for injuries he sustained.
Good news! ?@MrAndyNgo? has been cleared to leave the hospital! He’ll have more to say in coming days about what happened to him & others yesterday in Portland. He is very thankful for the overwhelming support from decent people, especially ?@michellemalkin? & donors. pic.twitter.com/gK3ZEHfRyE
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 1, 2019
Dhillon is referring to a GoFundMe campaign Michelle Malkin launched to support Ngo. So far the campaign has raised $142,000.
Ngo's lawyer later criticized the city of Portland itself, calling it "worse" than San Francisco.
San Francisco rightfully gets a lot of flack from the media for its homelessness problem, drugs, being the utopian petri dish of America, etc., but Portland is way worse -- it's run by gangs of fey black-clad, armed proto-fascists who commit mayhem & create no-go zones at will.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 1, 2019
Dhillon's tweets come after multiple conservative influencers and legislators have condemned the attack against Ngo. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has called for "legal action" against Portland's mayor, Ted Wheeler. So far, only three people have been arrested in the aftermath of the protest. It is unclear whether the arrests were made in relation to Ngo.
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Hillary's Communications Director shows what Hillary's people are all about:
Richard Grenell, the openly gay Trump ambassador to Germany, lashed out at Clymer following her hateful tweets.
This is from an @HRC Communications person. Justifying violence on a gay Asian because he’s conservative is a new low for their partisan politics. They become what they say they hate.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 30, 2019
A new report has surfaced that Antifa thugs beat an elderly man with a crowbar.
Suspect Identified: Joseph Christian Evans.
Seen during Portland #Antifa Riot Assaulting Adam Kelly over the head with a metal pipe sending him to the Emergency Room.
You can sign a petition here to request they declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization:
Along with being a six-term lawmaker who represents Minnesota’s 5th District, Ellison is the first Muslim to ever be elected to the U.S. Congress, and has served as the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2017. When he was sworn into office, Ellison refused to be sworn in with a Bible, and instead demanded that a Quran be used as a way to emphasize “religious tolerance.”
In 2017, it was revealed that the FBI has been investigating members of ANTIFA who they say have been traveling to the Middle East to train with ISIS in an effort to plan for the destruction of President Trump.
Despite being classified as a terrorist organization, Ellison tweeted a picture of himself posing with the official ANTIFA handbook, saying, “At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
What a lot of people don’t know about KEITH Ellison:
Ellison was an active supporter and local LEADER of the Nation of Islam before his election to Congress.
Ellison first sought office as Democrat in 1998 as Ellison-Muhammad, a self-avowed member of the Nation of Islam (This is just one of three known Nation of Islam names Ellison has used over time).
In 1992, Minneapolis Police Officer Jerry Haaf was executed at the Pizza Shack by four members of the Vice Lords Gang. The gang’s leader, Sherif Willis, was shown to have been involved in the planning of the murder, but he was never charged because police said they lacked sufficient evidence. At the time, Ellison was a Minneapolis attorney in private practice. Willis was a convicted murderer who ran a gang front called United for Peace. Following this public execution, within a month of Haaf’s murder, Ellison stood shoulder to shoulder with Willis, going so far as to participate in the organization of a gang demonstration against police. Months later, Ellison spoke at another demonstration in support of one of Haaf’s killers.
In October, 1992, Ellison helped organize a United for Peace demonstration against the Minneapolis Police. Ellison stated, “The main point of our rally is to support United for Peace in its fight against the campaign of slander the police federation has been waging.”
Ellison publicly supported the Haaf murder defendants. In February, 1993, he spoke at a demonstration for one of the defendants during their trial, leading them in chanting, “We don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace,” which is almost word for word what the modern day Black Lives Matter movement chants at their demonstrations.
In 2000 Ellison spoke at a fundraiser for Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) member Kathleen Soliah, who had been a fugitive on the run from justice for 25 years, on charges of attempting to bomb L.A. police officers in 1975. In his National Lawyers Guild speech, Ellison had kind words of support for cop killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and “Assata Shakur” aka Joanne Chesimard, who was wanted for the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973.
Minnesota voters will decide on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at the polls whether or not they want to elect Doug Wardlow, a man of law and order, or Keith Ellison, a radical Leftist who has been accused of beating women and has been photographed palling around with known jihadis, anti-Semites, and domestic ANTIFA terrorists.
On Friday, the Minneapolis Police Union held a press conference where they endorsed Doug Wardlow, and warned voters not to vote for Keith Ellison.