Not surprisingly, the worst violence has occurred in cities where local politicians have at least tacitly supported the rioters. This is completely wrong-headed. Taking criminals off the street and restoring public order must be job No. 1.
Judging by their public statements and actions, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch seem either unaware or unopposed to the organized, violent rioting being waged nightly in Portland by Antifa and other leftists.
The protests and riots in the streets of American cities have been raging on for months now, and it seems there is no end in sight. But fact is, there exists a very easy fix — if our leadership were only willing to implement it.
Actors, models and singers have donated large sums to left-wing organizations including Color of Change, Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Movement for Black Lives, all of which are open about their desire to defund police departments across the country.
There is nothing random or spontaneous about the “peaceful protests” we see on the nightly news. None of the riots that incite violence, looting and vandalism are “our youth expressing their frustration.”
July was the deadliest month in Portland since the 1980s, as the city continues to be roiled by weeks-long riots and violence. In addition, homicides in 50 of America’s largest cities rose by 24%, a new analysis found.
A videographer was stabbed after confronting a man who he claims was following him while he covered the protests in Portland, Oregon, the Oregonian reported.
How have identity politics, victimhood, and identitarian division contributed to the destruction of America? How can this ideology be rebuffed?
Their policy of provocation is cold-blooded, cynical and deceptive. Get some unprepared schlub to blurt out statements on camera, convince the public that everyone who supports the police is just like this Bad Guy, and create division. It’s a ploy.
“We must put an end to this now. The rioters and statue topplers must be arrested and prosecuted. We must educate the public about the truth of the founding of the most exceptional nation on Earth.”
“We support and we will protect those who want to peacefully protest,” Wolf said Tuesday. “Unfortunately, what we’re seeing in Portland every night, roughly from midnight to 4:30 or 5 a.m. is the complete opposite.”