(Liberty Bell) – The Oregon State Police have had about all they can handle of the total lack of common sense governing by the folks in charge in Portland, and announced on Thursday that they were pulling out the 100 state troopers they had sent in to protect the Mark O.. Hatfield United States Courthouse in the downtown area.
What was the straw that broke this camel’s back?
The district attorney of Portland has stated they will not be prosecuting criminal behavior against any protesters and rioters that have been arrested.
In other words, the folks participating in this chaos and madness are getting a free pass to be violent and destructive. Idiotic, isn’t it?
Here’s more from The Daily Wire:
The Oregon State Police had committed to helping local law enforcement officials deal with the violent riots for a period of two weeks, which has now expired.
“We’re in a county that’s not going to prosecute this criminal behavior,” said spokesman Capt. Timothy R. Fox.
Fox also said: “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority.”
The Oregon State Police shared a photograph on Thursday that showed a rock that had been thrown at one of their troopers, writing, “OSP Trooper sustained a concussion & whiplash after being struck in the head during the protests in Portland.”
OSP Trooper sustained a concussion & whiplash after being struck in the head during the protests in Portland pic.twitter.com/uzaPjJc8Ng
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) August 14, 2020
“State police were sent to Portland on July 30 under an agreement between Gov. Kate Brown and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to try to curtail the clashes throughout the month between federal officers” and violent rioters, The Oregonian reported. “Once state police took over control of the front portico of the courthouse and generally stayed out of sight, a group of protesters turned attention to Portland police precincts in Northeast and Southeast Portland and the police union headquarters in North Portland.”
Why in the world would these brave law enforcement officers want to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the courthouse when none of the individuals involved in the attacks on the building are going to be held accountable for their actions?
These folks will just keep coming back and doing the same things, since there’s no need to worry about consequences.
Attorney General Bill Barr has called out the Democratic Party for not doing their job and condemning the violent actions of folks in Portland.
“What makes me concerned for the country is, this is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our great two political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts,” Barr said. “Why can’t we just say: ‘Violence against federal courts has to stop?’ Could we hear something like that?”
This stuff has been going on for months now. It’s time to stop playing politics. The radical left is in charge of this city. If they want to be taken seriously, they need to drop the war against Trump and focus on upholding law and order.
Portland is a disaster. And it’s all because of political correctness. It must stop. It must end.