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TRUMP attacked Portland with Armed U.S. Agents. WHAT NEXT will this moron pull with his executive powers ???

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"moron" ???

What our President has done with his executive powers is paying the unemployed $400 a week because thanks to Ms Pelois and Chuck Schumer they could not make a deal...they wanted 3 trillion with most of not going to the unemployed.

Thanks for asking.

Riots in another liberal city...FYI...Democratic run cities


Not true. Nothing has happened. Give us the list of States that have agreed to pay their $100.00 share.

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TRUMP attacked Portland with Armed U.S. Agents. WHAT NEXT will this moron pull with his executive powers ???

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"moron" ???

What our President has done with his executive powers is paying the unemployed $400 a week because thanks to Ms Pelois and Chuck Schumer they could not make a deal...they wanted 3 trillion with most of not going to the unemployed.

Thanks for asking.

Riots in another liberal city...FYI...Democratic run cities

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sunluvngal   ----IOWA    GEORGIA    TEXAS …...etc.   etc.     ARE  RED STATES   that you listed.    

 

Pence the fundamentalist Christian misogynist praises Trump to a point it's nauseating. all because he doesn't want Trump to attack or replace him too. .

Key Republicans know enough to steer clear of any candidate for prez who is an intellectual cause the "smart " people won't appeal to their base.  

Trump has an intellectual disability but nonetheless is devious and his moronic ideas for science to defeat the virus or even solve the problems of unemployment making everything even WORSE....   EHH---GOD SAVE US  !!   

 

Comes a time....we need sanity back and since TRUMP didn't get elected by the popular vote things have been REALLY REALLY bad.   .

 

 

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Over 10,000 people participated in PEACEFUL protests in Portland OR over the police killing of George Floyd.

 

Of those 10,000, about 200 PEACEFUL demonstrators marched on a Portland Police Station and would not leave, so THE POLICE DECLARED THE SITUATION A RIOT, AND ATTACKED THE PROTESTORS.

 

Total damage done by the handful of anarchists in Portland in the last 75 days is estimated at $4 Million, mostly graffiti on the Court House and some looting that took place well away from the protests.

 

Now the protestors are marching in opposition to tRump's unidentified Gestapo forces in their city. The nameless tRumpthugs kidnap citizens off the streets and charge them with minor crimes. The District Attorney's office in Portland refuses to prosecute these tRumped-Up crimes for lack of evidence.

 

Meanwhile ToadPOTUS stupidity and incompetence kills over 1,000 Americans EVERY DAY.

WHO then is doing the greatest damage to America?


Neighbors unhappy as demonstrations move east into residential Portland

As Portland’s protests against police violence and systemic racism approach 80 consecutive nights, the location of the main action has shifted from downtown to residential neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette River, bringing crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets.

People who live and work in areas where protests have taken place are not happy.

In downtown Kenton, protesters used wooden items, including picnic tables and road barrier signs, to build a barricade across Denver near Schofield Street. The standoff between police and demonstrators continued past midnight.

 

On Reddit and Facebook, people who live in the area expressed anger about property destruction.

 

“Lots of people worked hard to make our little neighborhood pleasant and to help the local businesses stay open,” wrote Redditor WheeblesWobble in a post called “Leave Kenton Alone!”

 

“Now it’s trashed,” the user wrote. “This was not a BLM protest, this was a tantrum by a bunch of entitled kids.”

The writer of the post and many commenters noted that some of the damaged property was at Po’Shine’s, a Black-owned business.

 

The damage was to a dumpster, Po’Shine’s head chef James Bradley, said Tuesday.

 

“What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” Bradley said.

 

Bradley is Black himself and supports protest, but he believes in the power of non-violent protest, he said.

 

“If people want to protest,” he said, “find your hands busy doing something for the people that you’re protesting for. There’s a blueprint, and the blueprint is called the civil rights movement.”

 

He called what happened in Kenton Saturday night “tomfoolery.”

Billy Burch lives near the police union building with his family.

 

“The violence and fires have definitely disturbed my family,” he said Tuesday. “Having to close all of the windows so that tear gas doesn’t get in isn’t fun as we don’t have air conditioning.”

 

Burch also said he didn’t think the current incarnation of protests supported the message of the Black Lives Matter movement. And he associates the ongoing demonstrations with a rise in violence in other parts of town.

 

“I feel sad about the state of Portland right now in general,” Burch said. “If I could have family visit, I would tell them not to.”

Unhappy neighbors can also be found in East Portland, where two women in their 70s ended up splashed with paint after trying to tell people vandalizing a police building on Burnside Street to stop.

 

But while some neighbors decry the actions of protesters, others are unhappy with the police.

 

In the Reddit thread, several people said it seemed like people were more interested in protecting property than human life.

“Downvote me if you like,” wrote user Illegalacquiescence, “but as a person of color all I read and see here is white privilege asking politely that the protesters leave their insured property out of the struggle for equality and the defunding/abolition of the police.”

 

It’s an ideological battle that hasn’t played out just in neighborhoods, but across the city.

 

Some in Portland, including the leader of the local NAACP, E.D. Mondainé, have said the Black Lives Matter movement is being co-opted. Earlier this month, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell were among those who said that they support Black Lives Matter but condemn the violence of some protesters at the nightly demonstrations.

“If you are a nonviolent demonstrator and you don’t want to be part of intentional violence, please stay away from these areas,” Wheeler said. “Our community must say that this violence is not Portland, that these actions do not reflect our values and these crimes are distracting from reform, not advancing.”

 

But during a virtual event held Sunday evening, several people involved in the nightly protests, including Demetria Hester, activist and survivor of a hate crime committed by MAX train murderer Jeremy Christian, and writer Mac Smiff, said the nightly protests were still an important vehicle for dismantling racist systems.

 

“We’ll be in these streets until we can feel the change in our bodies,” he said.

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/08/neighbors-unhappy-as-demonstrations-move-east-into-resid...

 

Not so peaceful it seems, and now moving to private neighborhoods and damaging small businesses just trying to make a difference in these tough times. Indiscriminate damage and assault on citizens - this is not peaceful protesting for a cause, it's rioting by a bunch of thugs with nothing better to do than cause mayhem.  

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Incredible! In Trump World, they actually believe America's cities are crumbling because Fox shows rioting / looting 24/7. But if one lives outside of the FOX Alternate Reality Bubble, we know America's cities are just fine.

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"America's cities are just fine." Sounds like something a radical left winger would say and believe ... like what you would hear from of the commentators on MSNBC...if you do not know about MSNBC I suggest that you watch them and then do a little of your critical thinking.
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RE---the RIOTS 

 

 TRUMP attacked Portland with Armed U.S. Agents.   WHAT NEXT will this moron pull with his executive powers   ???    Senate republicans allowed this loose cannon to stay instead of impeaching and removing this dangerous imbecile.     

 Federal Agents Invade Portland, Citing Trump’s Executive ...
http://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/07/...

Agents from US Marshals Service, Federal Protective Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been in Portland since early July.    

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Over 10,000 people participated in PEACEFUL protests in Portland OR over the police killing of George Floyd.

 

Of those 10,000, about 200 PEACEFUL demonstrators marched on a Portland Police Station and would not leave, so THE POLICE DECLARED THE SITUATION A RIOT, AND ATTACKED THE PROTESTORS.

 

Total damage done by the handful of anarchists in Portland in the last 75 days is estimated at $4 Million, mostly graffiti on the Court House and some looting that took place well away from the protests.

 

Now the protestors are marching in opposition to tRump's unidentified Gestapo forces in their city. The nameless tRumpthugs kidnap citizens off the streets and charge them with minor crimes. The District Attorney's office in Portland refuses to prosecute these tRumped-Up crimes for lack of evidence.

 

Meanwhile ToadPOTUS stupidity and incompetence kills over 1,000 Americans EVERY DAY.

WHO then is doing the greatest damage to America?

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Incredible! In Trump World, they actually believe America's cities are crumbling because Fox shows rioting / looting 24/7. But if one lives outside of the FOX Alternate Reality Bubble, we know America's cities are just fine. 

 

On the real news networks, they occasionally show the tiny fraction of protesters who are rioting or looting, so we have everything in perpsective.

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@easyed598 wrote:--------------------------------TWO weeks after 61 days of  the tough mayor not being able to control her city. YEAH! but thanks for proving my point.

You are saying extending the protests two more weeks was the plan?

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------No-I`m saying Trump didn`t want to wait another 6i days before the cities were  completely destroyed

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-I only replied to what you post-You are implying that if cities are crowded and many ethnic groups that people are more prone toward criminal behavior. I just disagree. NYC under Guliana was a relatively safe city considering it is the most populated city in the United States and crime was way down compared to what it is today.  Leadership and letting Law enforcement do it`s job is everything.

 

The same population yet in NYC the crime is soaring.  Why you ask?  Could be the Democrat Mayor who took money from the police (defunding the police)!  Liberal cities always have crime because that's the way they like it!

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