Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, rebuked the activities of left-wing criminal rioters in the city of Portland in a press release issued on Thursday. ANTIFA-affiliated street criminals have rioted for more than 40 consecutive days in the liberal city, causing millions in damages to small businesses and public property and repeatedly attacking a federal courthouse.
“The city of Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city. Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.
A federal courthouse is a symbol of justice – to attack it is to attack America. Instead of addressing violent criminals in their communities, local and state leaders are instead focusing on placing blame on law enforcement and requesting fewer officers in their community. This failed response has only emboldened the violent mob as it escalates violence day after day,” said Secretary Wolf.
Remarkably, the city has opted to blame the federal government for the violence unleashed upon the streets by left-wing riots, with neoliberal mayor Ted Wheeler demanding that U.S. Marshals leave the city or either restrict their presence to the interior of the federal courthouse.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 14, 2020
While the Portland Police have been largely called by by liberal city officials hoping to give ANTIFA a free pass, the federal law enforcement presence remains, with agents from a variety of federal agencies continuing to make arrests of violent and destructive left-wing criminals. Seven suspects were arrested in one of the most severe attacks on the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, in which ANTIFA militants deployed the use of crude firework mortar devices against the federal facility.
Wolf went on to slam Portland city officials for their fecklessness in the face of ANTIFA criminality.
“This siege can end if state and local officials decide to take appropriate action instead of refusing to enforce the law. DHS will not abdicate its solemn duty to protect federal facilities and those within them. Again, I reiterate the Department’s offer to assist local and state leaders to bring an end to the violence perpetuated by anarchists.”
Deterrence of criminal activity on the part of left wing rioters in Portland is complicated by a general refusal by county prosecutors to charge leftists arrested by the police for their alleged crimes.
Left-wing rioters continue to engage in street violence and destruction in the city as of Thursday night, escalating the behavior in light of increasing federal scrutiny.
Left-Wing Extremist Charged in Alleged Florida Capitol Attack Identified Soros as “Sponsor”
Daniel Alan Baker had bragged of a Soros sponsorship.
A left-wing extremist arrested and charged with a terrorist plot to confront and kidnap protestors at the Florida Capitol identified billionaire George Soros as his “sponsor” in a YouTube video. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, has been federally charged with transmitting a threat to kidnap or injure.
Baker appears to have fought overseas with a Kurdish militia group identified as a terrorist organization by the State Department, the Marxist PKK. He’s an Army veteran who appears to have been discharged after going AWOL before a deployment.
Baker has been charged for an alleged plot involving a group of armed leftists surrounding pro-Trump protestors at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s unclear if right-wing protestors even intend to demonstrate at the site, and Baker’s dangerous attempt to incite an armed confrontation may never have advanced beyond speculative stages.
A “call to arms” flier seen on Baker’s YouTube channel calls for Florida residents to surround supposed “racists” and to “trap them inside” the State Capitol, advocating for the kidnapping of supposed Inauguration demonstrators.
In a YouTube video calling for doxxing attempts on individuals present at the raucous US Capitol riot, Baker brags of having acquired the globalist oligarch as a “sponsor,” implying that the megabillionaire had provided him with an “antifa card.”
Baker’s remarks may have been hyperbole, intentionally seeking to draw attention from critics of the Hungarian-born liberal kingpin.
A charging affidavit also alleges that Baker advocated for the assassination of United States military officers on his YouTube channel, a threat that could potentially incur even more serious criminal charges.
The FBI believes that Baker intended to assassinate Turkish military personnel training in the United States, and that he was on the scene during Seattle’s Capital Hill Autonomous Zone anarchist rebellion. Baker identified himself as a “hardcore leftist” on his personal social media, as well, urging his followers to “prepare for war” after the November 3rd election.
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