Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler finally called out the ANTIFA criminal organization by name in a Friday press conference, calling upon state and Multnomah County authorities to buff criminal penalties for left-wing street violence and rioting. Wheeler’s denunciation of the criminal movement came a night after Portland suffered thousands of dollars of property damages in a New Year’s Eve riot in which ANTIFA militants forced Portland Police to retreat.
Antifa rioted in downtown Portland for New Years in a planned & pre-announced night of violence. They smashed up small businesses, started fires & even pushed outnumbered law enforcement back. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/MlBoJJSOU9
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 1, 2021
Wheeler admitted that the city’s feckless “deescalation” approach of tolerating ANTIFA violence had ended in failure.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 2, 2021
“It will be necessary to use additional tools, and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end. Lawlessness and anarchy come at great expense, and with great risk to the future of our community. It’s time to push back harder against those who are set on destroying our community.”
The Democrat mayor is calling on state legislators to act against left-wing property destruction and political crime, and wants to implement new laws that require convicted ANTIFA vandals to meet with the employees and owners of small businesses they vandalize.
Left-wing Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has a de-facto “do not prosecute” approach regarding arrested members of ANTIFA, frustrating city police and county sheriff’s who are powerless to to stop the criminal thugs from terrorizing small businesses and behaving like animals.
Portland’s reputation has been severely damaged from an epidemic of legally tolerated left-wing crime, with a Patriot Prayer Trump supporter murdered in cold blood by “100% ANTIFA” Michael Reinoehl.
Wheeler expressly promised an action plan to combat “anarchist violence” and expressly identified ANTIFA, using language he would’ve never dared to use months ago as left-wing thugs terrorized the Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
It took little more than an election in which Donald Trump appears to have lost for the left-wing mayor to finally move against the criminal ANTIFA movement, revealing the riot phenomenon as an effective political prop for the Democratic Party. Some have speculated that “polite” left-wing Democrats will seek to quietly shoo the riot terror movement into the closet as Biden ascends to the presidential throne, but the mentally challenged members of the street riot movement don’t intend to shy away quietly.
Portland ANTIFA Runs Wild as Biden Inaugurated – Attacking Oregon Democratic Party HQ!
Is ANTIFA here to stay?
Portland ANTIFA commemorated Joe Biden’s Inauguration with a mass-scale vandalism and riot operation, even attacking the headquarters of the Oregon Democratic Party in a protest of Biden’s right-wing “fascism.”
The party HQ appeared largely undefended as rioters smashed windows and doors, sprayed graffiti, and caused considerable property damages.
The Democratic Party Of Oregon building was vandalized moments go by an Antifa group in Portland Oregon. The group gathered at Revolution Hall and blocked roads off as they made their way towards the building pic.twitter.com/joDxZ30yA0
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) January 21, 2021
More video of the damage showed the mob’s coordination.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has actually started talking about cracking down in Antifa in recent months. Will the attack on the Oregon Democratic Party give him the event he needs? pic.twitter.com/4cmM4tU7gs
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) January 21, 2021
(Footage by Julio Rosas, Townhall)
Banners carried by the mob expressed their lust for “revenge.”
ANTIFA militants also appeared in force in the city of Seattle, carrying out a “J20” mob action in a manner roughly akin to what was seen on the day of Donald Trump’s Inauguration in 2017.
Antifa insurgents control Seattle tonight. pic.twitter.com/Hblrb4XyaA
— @amuse (@amuse) January 21, 2021
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 21, 2021
An Amazon store in Seattle was later targeted by the mob.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 21, 2021
Some “polite” Democrats have begun to hope that the most uncouth of their ANTIFA pets will quietly go away, but from the looks of it in Portland, the riotous and socially maladjusted street crime gang doesn’t intent to go out silently. Feckless Portland Ted Wheeler even seems to have had enough, forcefully calling for buffed criminal penalties to those who carry out ANTIFA violence in a speech earlier this month.
With Trump seemingly out of the picture, it’s possible that neoliberal mayors and local governments will quickly move against the most undesirable elements of their own political coalition. If not, the political violence group could perceive continuing immunity from prosecution as a sign of weakness, enabling them to continue a reign of street terror perhaps unprecedented in modern American political history.
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