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    Oregon State Police said Thursday that they are pulling officers out of Portland as unrest continues. The announcement comes as the city’s district attorney released a statement that protesters would not be charged for rioting and most other offenses. State police are “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,” said Capt. Timothy Fox, spokesman for the Oregon State Police, according to Reuters. Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pushed back against the apparent claim that state police left over lack of prosecution, tweeting that state police withdrew because their agreement with the state ended....
    Oregon State Police are no longer on the ground in Portland, Oregon, where nightly riots continued on Thursday. The agency said the departure was based on the city’s decision not to prosecute rioters charged with crimes. We are nearing 80 days of daily protests & riots in Portland. Last night, #antifa rioters attacked both the Justice Center & federal courthouse, severely injuring one officer. Oregon State Police have pulled out. Watch this report by @lisabKOIN. https://t.co/nOGElL9vr5 pic.twitter.com/lFghk4sDp6 — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 14, 2020 “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 resources back to counties where persecution of criminal conduct is...
    The Oregon State Police will no longer be assisting with Portland riot control, pulling out of the city after the district attorney announced that many crimes committed by rioters would not be prosecuted, according to the Oregonian. About 100 state troopers had been assisting Portland police in controlling riots and protecting property during the nightly unrest that has been taking place in the city for at least 78 days. After Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Tuesday that crimes such as disorderly conduct, interference with a police officer, and resisting arrest might not be prosecuted in many cases, OSP Capt. Timothy Fox said the department would not be extending its assignment in the city, which he...
    Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after spending two weeks in the state’s largest city to help protect a federal courthouse that has been the target of ongoing protests. The law enforcement officials are “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,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told area television stations. “Last night was our last night in Portland,” he said. President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE...
    State police are leaving the city of Portland two weeks after they had been dispatched to defend a federal courthouse, which has been a target of protests and vandalism. They are “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,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations, according to the Associated Press. “Last night was our last night in Portland.” President Trump sent federal law enforcement to the city to protect federal property in response to the protests, some of which have devolved into violence and destruction, dating back to the death of George Floyd...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week task to assist defend a federal courthouse that’s been a goal of protesters throughout months of battle in Oregon’s largest metropolis. The state police are “frequently reassessing our assets and the wants of our associate businesses and at the moment we’re inclined to maneuver these assets again to counties the place prosecution of felony conduct continues to be a precedence,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox instructed tv stations. “Final night time was our final night time in Portland.” Nights of unrest that more and more focused the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse beforehand prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. brokers to protect the constructing in July, which...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “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,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations. “Last night was our last night in Portland.” Nights of unrest that increasingly targeted the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse previously prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. agents to guard the building in July, which reinvigorated Black Lives Matter demonstrations...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “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,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations. “Last night was our last night in Portland.” Nights of unrest that increasingly targeted the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse previously prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. agents to guard the building in July, which reinvigorated Black Lives Matter demonstrations and...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Democrat leader under fire over his handling of the weeks of unrest in the city’s downtown, said the city’s early resolution essentially banning any interaction between city police and federal authorities was rushed and has since been revised, a report said. DHS CHIEF DETAILS ATTACKS BY RIOTERS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT IN PORTLAND WITH SLEDGEHAMMERS, IEDS The Oregonian reported that Wheeler said on Wednesday that last month’s resolution missed a few “key points,” including the fact that state police were federally deputized to protect federal assets in the city. The new policy allows communication between city police and federal authorities in the city who are normally based there, the report said. PORTLAND DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AT POLICE PRECINCT...
    Oregon State Police (OSP) ended its defense of a federal courthouse in downtown Portland, OR, on Thursday as part of a broader withdrawal of approximately 100 state police from the City of Roses. KOIN News, a Portland-based CBS affiliate, reported, “The Oregon State Police is ending its agreement to help Portland police protect the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, the scene of many of the protests over the past 76 nights.. … The reason they’re ending their agreement is because they are angry over new Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s decision not to prosecute most of those arrested.” “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined...
    The Oregon State Police announced on Thursday that it was pulling out its roughly 100 state troopers from protecting the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in downtown Portland after the city’s district attorney announced that he is not pursuing charges against the rioters who have been arrested. 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...
    The Oregon State Police (OSP) will no longer be safeguarding the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, located in downtown Portland, the site of frequent rioting, a police official announced Thursday. “At this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” OSP Capt. Timothy Fox said. PORTLAND MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AFTER ALLEGEDLY SETTING FIRE TO DOWNTOWN COURTHOUSE The notification follows District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s announcement that a portion of the more than 500 misdemeanor and felony charges brought against protests since May 29, will be dropped. The DA’s office noted that they do not have unlimited resources to handle the 74 straight nights of protests that accrued after...
    Portland police declared a riot again Wednesday night as rioters burned a severed pig’s head, an American flag and a Trump flag, and threatened and injured officers with a wide range of weapons – including rocks, bottles, fireworks and cans of paint. Antifa in downtown Portland are burning another pig head wearing a cop hat outside the Justice Center. They also burn a Trump flag. Video by @TheHannahRay #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/g5mRQKyStN — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 13, 2020 Local television station KGW reported that a riot was called shortly before midnight: Protesters gathered Wednesday night at Chapman Square near the Justice Center as demonstrations continued in Portland for an 11th straight week since the killing of George Floyd. A post...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon’s largest city approaches 80 days of nightly protests following the death of George Floyd, the Black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer Portland State President Stephen Percy said the decision to have officers patrol the campus unarmed is the first step in a broader policy to re-imagine safety at the state-funded university in the heart of the city. The university has more...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon's largest city approaches 80 days of nightly protests following the death of George Floyd, the Black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer Portland State President Stephen Percy said the decision to have officers patrol the campus unarmed is the first step in a broader policy to re-imagine safety at the state-funded university in the heart of the city. The...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon’s largest city approaches 80 days of nightly protests following the death of George Floyd, the Black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer Portland State President Stephen Percy said the decision to have officers patrol the campus unarmed is the first step in a broader policy to re-imagine safety at the state-funded university in the heart of the city. The university has more...
    Environmentalists in Portland are still trying to clean tear gas residue from the streets as more than two months of protests continue throughout the city and officials worry the chemicals could pollute local waterways. PORTLAND PROTESTERS, RIOTERS, TARGET POLICE WITH LASERS AND FIREWORKS OUTSIDE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE Police and federal officers have come under heavy scrutiny for using pepper spray and tear gas to disperse crowds of demonstrators calling to defund the police and stop the use of force against minorities, particularly Black people. Officers have said that protesters have thrown fireworks and other projectiles at police as well. FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Federal officers deploy tear gas and crowd-control munitions at demonstrators during a protest...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in downtown Portland in a demonstration that lasted into the predawn hours of Thursday, with some in the crowd setting a fire and exploding commercial grade fireworks outside a federal courthouse that’s been a target in months of conflict for Oregon’s largest city. Officers used tear gas to break up the crowd of several hundred people who gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station. Protests have been held nightly in the city since the police killing of George Floyd in May, who died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck Protesters hurled rocks, bottles and paint...
    Voters support law enforcement cracking down on violent protests with a majority indicating that the “growing level of violent protest” is important to their vote in November, a Rasmussen poll released Thursday found. The revelation could bode well for President Donald Trump, who has made sweeping efforts to address the chaos in Democrat-run cities such as Portland. The survey found that 72 percent of likely voters remain concerned about the growing level of violent protests across the country, and 62 percent said the “growing level of violent protest” is important to their vote in November’s election. Over one-third, or 35 percent, indicated that it is “very” important.  That sentiment follows President Trump’s vow to end violence in Democrat-run cities like...
    Hollywood actor, far-left agitator, and conspiracy monger John Cusack fired off his latest unhinged rant theorizing to his 1.6 million Twitter followers that President Donald Trump is “the anti Christ for dummies.” “Trump is basically a test run for true evil: the anti christ for dummies,” John Cusack said. “The gods saying We’re going to give you a version so obvious with such Unimaginable Stupididty & abject cretinism & sloth – to show how decadent & empty yr culture & institutions have become – change.” Trump is basically a test run for true evil: the anti christ for dummies – The gods saying We’re going to give you a version so obvious with such Unimaginable Stupididty & abject cretinism &...
    Portland protesters and rioters returned to a federal courthouse late Wednesday into early Thursday morning, launching fireworks toward police, shining lasers into officers’ eyes and splashing at least one cop with paint, authorities said Thursday morning. Several hundreds of people in the Oregon city gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station after nights of demonstrations elsewhere, including a different precinct and the offices of Portland Police Association. The group set off commercial-grade fireworks in the direction of the fence protecting the courthouse shortly after 10:30 p.m. Police ordered them over the loudspeaker to “stop launching fireworks and starting fires,” according to a press release. PROUD BOYS MEMBER MAY FACE...
    A Portland attorney called out an Oregon district attorney for violating “fundamental principles of equal protection of the laws” by deciding not to prosecute hundreds of Portland protestors. “We have a prosecutor who has discarded centuries of common sense about criminal law and deterrents and incapacitation and all the other benefits of arresting people for the purpose of promoting public disorder in Portland,” attorney James Buchal told “Fox & Friends First” on Thursday. Buchal made the comments two days after Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that charges will be dropped against protesters who were arrested and accused of interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer; disorderly conduct; criminal trespass; escape; harassment and riot, unless they were accompanied by some other charge of physical violence or...
    A unanimous Wednesday vote from the Portland City Council has put a new wedge between local law enforcement and the federal agents sent to guard the city’s federal courthouse from protesters. Introduced by Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, the resolution follows up on past promises from city officials to clamp down on the Portland Police Bureau’s ability to coordinate with federal authorities. It specifically says that the PPB “shall not provide, request, or willingly receive operational support from any agent or employee representing or constituting part of deployment under executive order from the president.” Federal agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been policing protests against police brutality around the city's federal courthouse over the...
    Law enforcement officials were attacked in Portland on Wednesday by far-left rioters at a police precinct and at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse as the city suffered its 76th night of violence. Roughly 100 miles southeast of Portland, in Bend, Oregon, federal law enforcement officials encountered activists who interfered with arrests being made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. The Portland Police Department said that members of the group of rioters “threw an unknown foreign substance towards the front doors of Central Precinct” while other members of the group “began launching commercial grade fireworks towards the fence protecting” the federal courthouse. “Most of these people were seen wearing helmets, gas masks, and carrying shields and batons. Because of the criminal...
    Police declared a riot late Wednesday night after hundreds of demonstrators returned to downtown Portland after more than a week when the biggest events were held in other parts of the city, reports the CBS affiliate there, KOIN-TV. As many as 300 people had gathered by about 9:30 p.m. The gathering remained largely peaceful until about 11 p.m., when a couple of small fires were lit near the federal courthouse. A fake pig's head and a Trump flag were set ablaze in the middle of a major thoroughfare. Some fireworks and other objects were thrown over the fence surrounding the courthouse. Meanwhile, private vehicles kept traffic from entering the protest area. Less than half an hour later, police warned the...
    Police fired tear gas at Portland protesters last night as they returned to Downtown on the 77th night of demonstrations as neighbors expressed their fury over violent riots in the suburbs.   Hundreds of people gathered around the steps of the Justice Center, the focal point of the past 77 nights of protests, with speakers addressing the crowd.  Activist Edreece Phillips, 48, a Black hip-hop artist who's been protesting for weeks, addressed the crowd, criticizing what he called 'opportunists' for using the protests to cause destruction.  'We're not about destruction', he told the growing crowd. 'We're about the rebuild.' A second activist, TommieMC, added that the cause of the protests was still important and that the 'fight is not over', though...
    Police have declared a riot outside a justice center, next to a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the federal building. They told people to leave and used tear gas in an attempt to push people out of the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week had been much smaller and targeted local...
    (Reuters) - Fireworks and fire were being set around the United States federal courthouse building in Portland by protesters late on Wednesday, the police said in a tweet, declaring the gathering a riot. Anti-racism protests in cities, including Portland, Oregon, have at times erupted into arson and violence, and federal officers sent into the Northwestern city have repeatedly clashed with crowds targeting the federal courthouse there. "We know there are people in the crowd who do not want violence or vandalism to occur but know there are some people in this crowd who are engaged in criminal activity," the police said. "To those outside of The Justice Center, this gathering has been declared a riot." The crowd that converged on...
    Police in the northwestern U.S. city of Portland, Oregon, used tear gas Wednesday night to disperse protesters at a building that houses a police precinct and jail. Authorities declared the latest in what have been several months of nightly protests a riot and said some demonstrators engaged in criminal activity that included setting fires and lighting fireworks outside a federal courthouse. The protests began after the death in police custody of George Floyd in the state of Minnesota, with those in Portland and many other places across the country calling for police reforms and steps to address racial inequality. Portland gained prominence when federal agents deployed there in July over the objections of local officials.They have since withdrawn. 
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have declared a riot outside a justice center, next to a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the federal building. They told people to leave and used tear gas in an attempt to push people out of the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have declared a riot outside a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the building. They told people to leave the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week had been much smaller and targeted local police facilities. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
            by Gillian Flaccus  PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months won’t be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to the city’s often violent protests and the practical realities of the court system, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said. It is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19. In this July 29, 2020, file photo, members of the “Wall of Moms” protest group march during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore....
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The presence of U.S. agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice. The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services cleaned and took samples from six storm drains last week around the federal courthouse and a building with a police station and jail that have been targeted in nightly demonstrations. Environmental officials aimed to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, which runs through downtown and is popular with kayakers, canoeists and boaters, and determine the possible impact...
    The presence of U.S. agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice.  The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services cleaned and took samples from six storm drains last week around the federal courthouse and a building with a police station and jail that have been targeted in nightly demonstrations. Environmental officials aimed to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, which runs through downtown and is popular with kayakers, canoeists and boaters, and determine the possible impact if contaminants did flow...
    A group calling themselves the Youth Liberation Front is credited in media reports with organizing anti-police rallies in Portland that have often turned violent.  The group openly cheers violence and explicitly rejects peaceful protesting on social media.  YLF says it wants to “destroy the United States of America.”  A radical group credited with organizing anti-police rallies in Portland openly cheers violence and explicitly rejects efforts to keep protests peaceful, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found. The Youth Liberation Front is credited with organizing protests in Portland last week that extended into the early morning hours and turned violent, The Seattle Times and the Associated Press have reported. Portland police declared riots on multiple nights throughout the week. The...
    HUNDREDS of Portland protesters who have been arrested during the Black Lives Matter demos will not face charges after new policies were announced on Tuesday. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said the new rules mean those arrested for rioting and trespassing will be let off. 3A protester is arrested while wearing a mask to prevent from tear gas during a demonstration in PortlandCredit: AP:Associated Press “Members of our community have taken to the streets every night since the murder of George Floyd to express their collective grief, anger, and frustration,” Schmidt wrote in the new policy. Schmidt said, that as prosecutors, his office recognizes the “depth of emotion” motivating the demonstrations and supports “those who are civically engaged through...
    In the almost three months of nightly rioting in downtown Portland, Oregon, hundreds of people were arrested and face misdemeanor charges. But police now say they would “prefer” not to make arrests. and the District Attorney said he won’t prosecute many of the cases. Heres Multnomah Countys new District Attorney promoting a sit-down interview with an antifa guy who is his "buddy." The DA announced yesterday his office will not prosecute a whole list of crimes, essentially giving immunity to most violent rioters in Portland. #PortlandRiots https://t.co/RATg3Caf4B — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 12, 2020 Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said in an Oregon Live report on Tuesday that his officers “prefer not to make arrests during demonstrations” while also saying...
    People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months wont be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to the citys often violent protests and the practical realities of the court system, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said. It is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19, As a result, at least several hundred people arrested over the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. The same no prosecution policy applies to those arrested on similar charges...
    An Oregon district attorney's decision that hundreds of Portland protesters will not face any charges “is a complete surrender of the criminal justice system,” former Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that charges will be dropped against protesters who were arrested and accused of interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer; disorderly conduct; criminal trespass; escape; harassment and riot, unless they were accompanied by some other charge of physical violence or property damage. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric, and this frustration can escalate to levels that violate the law,” Schmidt said. “This policy acknowledges that centuries of disparate treatment of...
    Hundreds of Portland, Oregon, protesters arrested during two months of clashes with law enforcement won’t be prosecuted, the city’s district attorney announced. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt unveiled the policy change Tuesday regarding hundreds of the 550 protest-related arrests since late May. Under the new policy, Schmidt’s office will “presumptively decline” to prosecute cases that don’t fit his criteria, including interfering with a peace, parole or probation officer; second-degree disorderly conduct; first- or second-degree criminal trespass; third-degree escape and harassment. Rioting charges will also not be prosecuted unless accompanied by another crime not included in the list, Schmidt said. The move will likely lead to no charges for “hundreds of people” arrested since May 29, a spokesman for the...
    Ongoing nationwide protests and riots have engulfed the United States following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The majority of recent protests have been peaceful, but a number of demonstrations have spiraled into violent riots. Democrats and corporate media have largely ignored the violent nature of the riots in favor of a narrative that emphasizes peaceful protest against police brutality, according to Newsweek. While “Black Lives Matter” protestors have largely been peaceful and lawful protest is a constitutionally protected right, Democrats and their media organisms are finally admitting the riots are not only violent but could aid in President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts. Authorities in Portland, Oregon declared protests over the weekend a riot as demonstrators...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland's city council will examine spending trends in the city's police and public health budgets in a meeting Wednesday. The city's spending on policing has increased almost 40% since 2010, while spending on public health has decreased by more than 50% in the same period, the Portland Press Herald reported. The budgets are drawn from different sources, with property taxes funding the police department, while grants and revenue from direct services fund most public health spending in Portland, the newspaper reported. The coronavirus pandemic has delayed a review of the proposed city budget for next year until Wednesday, the finance committee's website said. A weekslong encampment of activists and homeless people outside Portland's city hall has...
    Hailea Berglund, left, and Tanzania White hold hands while marching toward the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct on the 75th day of protests against racial injustice and police brutality on August 10, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the United States following the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May. Demonstrations in Portland took the national spotlight in July when the Trump Administration deployed federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security to the city, further raising tensions between protesters and law enforcement. On July 23, E.D. Mondainé, the president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that city's...
    Portland residents are complaining after agitators started fires, sprayed graffiti and sparred with police in their neighborhoods, The Oregonian reported. Police pushed demonstrators into Portland residential neighborhood Kenton after agitators set fire to a police union building, according to The Oregonian in a Tuesday report. The demonstrators blocked a road with picnic tables and road barrier signs. The confrontation with police lasted past midnight, according to the outlet. “The violence and fires have definitely disturbed my family,” Kenton resident Billy Burch told The Oregonian. “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.” “Lots of people worked hard to make our little neighborhood pleasant and to help...
    Hundreds of protesters in Portland who were arrested in the past 80 days of demonstrations will not face any charges, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Tuesday. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric, and this frustration can escalate to levels that violate the law,” Schmidt said. “This policy acknowledges that centuries of disparate treatment of our black and brown communities have left deep wounds and that the healing process will not be easy or quick.” The policy drops charges against people who were arrested for interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, escape, harassment and riot -- unless they were accompanied by some other...
    The Multnomah County district attorney dismissed charges against an activist stemming from a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland that was declared a riot. Demetria Hester, who leads Portland’s Mothers United for Black Lives group, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. The district attorney’s office said it dismissed Hester’s charges because it’s “in the interest of justice upon reviewing the police reports in this matter.” “This is about our future,” Hester told a crowd on Monday after her release. “This is about our peace — our peace of mind to walk down the street and care for each other again, peace to go to your neighbors and say, ‘I love you....
    Multnomah County District Attorney (DA) Mike Schmidt says protesters who took part in George Floyd protests can only be charged with assault, theft or property damage in a new retroactive policy. The policy comes as Schmidt says the DA’s office needs to “recognize that we will undermine public safety, not promote it, if we leverage the force of our criminal justice system against peaceful protestors who are demanding to be heard,” according to an official statement. “We  will presumptively decline to charge cases where the most serious offenses are city ordinance violations and crimes that do not involve deliberate property damage, theft, or the use or threat of force against another person,” according to Schmidt. The DA will not prosecute...
    Prosecutors in Portland will not pursue charges against people who were arrested and accused of nonviolent crimes amid large-scale protests that have persisted in the city since the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt outlined his office's position on Tuesday with a policy laying out why he felt it was unnecessary to prosecute those charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. Schmidt said that a prosecution of cases related "solely to protest activities" have a "weak nexus to further criminality" and draw away from the office's mission.  Under the new policy, prosecutors will decline to move forward with cases against individuals where the most serious offenses do not involve "deliberate property damage, theft,...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People arrested on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests in Portland won’t be prosecuted. The policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to the city’s often violent protests and the practical realities of the court system, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said. It is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19. As a result, at least several hundred people arrested since late May will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. The same no-prosecution policy applies to those arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations, he said. “The protesters are angry … and deeply...
    (CNN)Portland prosecutors will not "leverage the full force of the criminal justice system" on protesters who gathered peacefully in the wake of George Floyd's death, the district attorney said. Why dont all cities with high rates of crime get similar Trump treatment?The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will decline to prosecute cases against protesters in which the most serious offense does not include property damage, theft, threats or use of force against another person, District Attorney Mike Schmidt said Tuesday. Charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a public safety officer will be further scrutinized before prosecution, he said."If we leverage the full force of the criminal justice system on individuals who are peacefully protesting and demanding to be heard,...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to sustained, often violent protest in Portland as well as the more practical realities of the court system, which is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said. At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. People arrested...
    Portland’s top newspaper reported Tuesday that after weeks of unrest in the city’s downtown, the “main action” appears to have shifted to neighborhoods just outside the city, prompting residents to post their concerns on various internet forums. The Oregonian reported that protests in the city are approaching their 80th consecutive night and residents are taking to online platforms like Reddit to post their growing safety concerns. BLACK PORTLAND POLICE SERGEANT ON WHY 'DEFUND THE POLICE' CONCERNS HIM One poster who apparently lives in the Kenton neighborhood, wrote, “Lots of people worked hard to make our little neighborhood pleasant and to help local businesses stay open. Now it’s trashed. This was not a BLM [Black Lives Matter] protest, this was a tantrum...
    Donald Trump has called for the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to 'hire back' officers who the president suggested had been fired after almost $1 billion was cut from the New York Police Department (NYPD) budget. City officials agreed on June 30 to reduce the annual budget for the NYPD from $6.1 billion to $5.2 billion.  'I want to address the violence, looting, and rioting taking place in the Democrat-controlled cities of New York, Portland, Chicago, and Seattle,' said Trump on Tuesday afternoon. 'The mayor, Bill de Blasio, should immediately hire back all of the police who were fired without justification.  'They were fired. I guess that's part of 'Defund the Police' by the Democrats. They should hire...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won't be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to sustained, often violent protest in Portland as well as the more practical realities of the court system, which is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said. At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s...
    Not a single Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officer deployed to Portland has left the city in the 10 days since the Oregon governor announced their departure, two senior DHS officials told the Washington Examiner. None of the surged DHS agents and officers have left Portland as of Monday, the first official confirmed, adding that this included Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel. The same official said DHS does not plan to announce a withdrawal any time soon and that the 140 supplemental personnel who were sent to Portland in late June and early July will remain there until federal buildings are secure. A second DHS official confirmed the account, and...
    The nightly riots in Portland, Oregon, that began in late May continued on Monday night with police revealing the dangerous weapons used against city and state police officers. They also cited a mob making another attempt to burn down a station with police personnel inside. Those weapons including large ball bearings, golf balls and lasers, which have been used against police before and resulted in at least two individuals that could be facing permanent sight loss. A police vehicle tire that suffered damage from nail punctures, that authorities said was caused by a pool noodle filled with nails placed on a roadway to damage police vehicle tires during demonstrations in Portland, Ore. Violent protests have often roiled Oregon’s largest city for...
    In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Demetria Hester reacts to verdicts of guilty on all twelve counts at the Jeremy Christian trial in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. Demonstrators took to the streets again Monday night and police broke up a protest outside a police precinct substation after they said protesters shined strobe lights at officers and hurled eggs and water bottles at them. Nine people were arrested when...
    Portland police officers were pelted with “dangerous objects” — including ball bearings, golf balls and potatoes — during another night of riots Monday, cops said. Protesters marched from a park to the North Precinct just before 10 p.m. and squared off with cops once they arrived, KOIN reported. Portland police officers and Oregon State troopers guarded the perimeter of the building, which has been targeted before by protesters. Police issued warnings of arrest over a loud speaker — with protesters shining “bright strobe lights” into officers’ eyes and lobbing items like eggs and water bottles at them, cops said in a news release. The group chanted and drummed for an hour, holding up shields and umbrellas in front of the...
    Video captured by onlookers showed one of the pipe bombs hurled by men wearing dark clothing in the nearby woods towards protesters at Portland's Laurelhurst Park. We’ve seen mounting evidence that right-wing extremists have been working hard to undermine nationwide anti-police-brutality protests, mainly finding ways to amplify the violence at them in ways that they can blame on “the violent left.” This past weekend, it appears they have added another stratagem: directly attacking the protesters themselves with anonymous explosives. Several pipe bombs were thrown at protesters in Portland’s Laurelhurst Park on Saturday, both detonating harmlessly; a bomb that failed to ignite was found nearby. Afterwards, protesters attempted to follow the men who appeared to have tossed the homemade explosives and...
    Portland police officers were pelted with “dangerous objects” — including ball bearings, golf balls and potatoes — during another night of riots Monday, cops said. Protesters marched from a park to the North Precinct just before 10 p.m. and squared off with cops once they arrived, KOIN reported. Portland police officers and Oregon State troopers guarded the perimeter of the building, which has been targeted before by protesters. Police issued warnings of arrest over a loud speaker — with protesters shining “bright strobe lights” into officers’ eyes and lobbing items like eggs and water bottles at them, cops said in a news release. The group chanted and drummed for an hour, holding up shields and umbrellas in front of the...
    Antifa attacked Portland police officers on Monday night during a violent riot in a neighborhood as the city has failed for numerous consecutive weeks to stop the violence. “With shields at the front of the march, the group proceeded west on Northeast Killingsworth Street, ending at Portland Police North Precinct at 449 NE Emerson Street,” the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “There have been previous attempts to storm this building and burn it down with people still inside. Portland Police Officers and Oregon State Police Troopers stood at the perimeter of the property to prevent the gathering from approaching the building.” The police said that some individuals in the crowed shined “bright strobe lights in the officers’ and...
    Acting Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf tweeted Monday that in the ten days since federal law enforcement officials had been withdrawn from their posts in Portland, Oregon, local police had declared twelve official riots. Reality Check: It’s been 10 days since the agreement between DHS and Oregon. During that time, @PortlandPolice has declared riots or unlawful assemblies 12 times. Rioting and arson are not actions of peaceful protesting. pic.twitter.com/4hdZ5Vi90b — Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) August 11, 2020 Riots have taken place for months in Portland, ever since the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, triggered nationwide unrest and inspired a new wave of the Black Lives Matter movement to take to the streets. Portland...
    The far-left Washington Post attempted to blame President Donald Trump for the riots in Portland by falsely declaring the Democrat-run city “calm” after federal law enforcement retreated from the city. Since the Post’s false declaration, Portland has exploded in an orgy of left-wing terrorism that is now moving into residential areas. “Trump ordered federal forces to quell Portland protests. But the chaos ended as soon as they left,” a WaPo tweet announced on July 31. No, it didn’t. “Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw,” WaPo tweeted on August 1. No, it didn’t. The Post, an anti-Trump outlet that is frequently caught lying to its gullible readers and spreading conspiracy theories, made the false claim of “calm” in Portland to...
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets for the 75th night running to demand an end to police brutality, as Donald Trump declared that the city is 'out of control' and said the National Guard should be deployed.  About 150 people had gathered at Alberta Park shortly before the scheduled 9pm march.  Some people were handing out pizza, water and snacks. Others offered homemade shields. As night fell chants of 'Black Lives Matter' rose in to the air. 'If you're not here for Black Lives Matter, you're in the wrong place,' one speaker told the gathering.  Protesters then set off to march towards the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct, where previous protests have turned destructive. Demonstrators gathered in...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during protests in Portland, Oregon, of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. More demonstrations were planned in the city Monday night. Portland has seen more than two months of often violent, nightly protests since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. Authorities said Demetria Hester, 46, won’t be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists,...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during protests in Portland, Oregon, of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. More demonstrations were planned in the city Monday night. Portland has seen more than two months of often violent, nightly protests since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. Authorities said Demetria Hester, 46, won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from...
    Calls to defund the police have left one pragmatic Black cop in Portland with a high level of concern, according to a report in The Oregonian. “It’s really counterproductive to having well trained officers,” police Sgt. Derrick Foxworth said amid heated protests, increasing gun violence, calls for reforms and budget cuts. To train, there must be funding, he said. He noted good cops can’t come from money taken away from law enforcement. TRUMP RIPS PORTLAND RIOTERS: 'THESE ARE REALLY SICK, DISTURBED PEOPLE' He said training is always about how to get better. He said budget cuts always affect training first. In June, the City Council cut nearly $16 million from the Police Bureau budget. The cuts shuttered programs like the...
    President Donald Trump asked Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Democratic Oregon Governor Kate Brown to address the “out of control” protests in Portland after police declared a riot following more than a dozen arrests. “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard,” the president tweeted. “The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!” Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to...
    An article published by the Washington Post over the weekend amazingly opted to praise the protest culture in Portland, Oregon, and honor the protesters who have attacked police and ravaged the city every night for over two months. Law enforcement officers stationed in the city have been assaulted relentlessly by mortars, lasers, rocks, and bottles — some possibly left permanently blind from the assaults — yet the article barely makes mention of such violence and never, not even once, refers to the gatherings as "riots" nor the participants as "rioters."What are the details?The article, titled, "Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best," paid tribute to several protesters by name, displaying photos of them...
    A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security claimed a federal courthouse would have been burned down if federal police had not been there to defend it from rioters. "If we had left, we all would have watched as a courthouse was taken over and burned to the ground," acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said during a webinar with the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank on Monday. CBP was one of the federal law enforcement agencies whose personnel were deployed to Oregon in late June and early July following physical attacks to the Hatfield federal courthouse downtown, which federal law states must be protected by DHS's Federal Protective Services officers. The FPS officers were unable to...
    Portland police have endured literally months of nightly rioting that left-wing politicians and reporters routinely brushed off as "mostly peaceful protests." They've been getting pelted with rocks, explosives, and other projectiles. They've put up with physical violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter militants whose latest escapade was trying to burn down a police precinct — and splashing paint on an elderly woman who dared to stand up to the mob. Image source: Twitter video screenshot So with that, one Portland cop apparently couldn't resist any longer.What are the details?Early Sunday morning before the sun rose, a freelance journalist noticed Portland's finest had handcuffed a female protester. Video was running as the obligatory pat-down commenced, and the...
    Likely voters say that President Donald Trump supports police while Democratic leaders support protesters as anti-police demonstrations continue in several major cities, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey. The survey found that two-thirds of respondents said Trump supports the police, according to Rasmussen. Another 15% said Trump tries to be impartial and 11% said he supports protesters. Meanwhile, 60% of respondents said Democratic leaders support protesters, while 23% said Democrats try to be impartial and 8% said Democrats support the police, according to Rasmussen. The survey comes after months of unrest across the country. Violence continues in cities such as Portland and Chicago. In a previous survey, most of the likely voters, 57%, said the violent protests against the...
    President Trump on Monday warned officials in Oregon to call on the National Guard to quell unrest in Portland or they will be “held responsible.” “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible,” Trump posted on Twitter. “The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!” Protests in the Pacific Northwest city have been taking place since George Floyd was killed while in Minneapolis police custody in May. The demonstrations – while smaller but more violent – continued over the weekend as rioters set fires outside a police union building and lobbed...
    President Donald Trump wants Portland to “bring in the National Guard” to handle ongoing protests. In a Monday morning tweet, the president called for Portland to respond to demonstrations that have turned violent and destructive. "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump wrote. "The Mayor and the Governor are putting peoples lives at risk. They will be held responsible." Trump added that “The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!" On Sunday, a riot was declared in the city after officers attempted to stop protesters from throwing objects at officers, blocking the road and setting dumpster fires near a police union building, Fox News...
    President Donald Trump returned to weeks of attacks on officials in Portland after another night of street clashes and told them to bring in the National Guard, which he said is ready to act 'immediately.' The president pushed at Portland's mayor Ted Wheeler as well as Gov. Kate Brown on Twitter, returning to weeks of threats to send in the guard, after reaching an agreement in late July to remove federal officers amid ongoing protests and clashes. His language was more restrained than a few weeks ago, when he called the city a 'beehive or terrorists,' although he did accuse the Democratic officials of 'putting people's lives at risk.'     President Donald Trump on Monday told the governor of Oregon...
    President Trump on Monday urged Portland to "bring in" the National Guard, after months of unrest, calling the city "out of control," and warning local officials that they will "be held responsible." "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump tweeted Monday. "The Mayor and the Governor are putting people's lives at risk. They will be held responsible." He added: "The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!" Trump’s tweets come after a riot was declared in Portland, Ore., on Sunday evening, as officers tried to quell unrest that saw protesters march on a police union building, throw objects at officers, block a road, and set dumpster fires, according...
    Two Portland police officers were hurt on Sunday when rioters used a mortar to hurl fireworks at them during the city’s 74th night of protests, according to officials and photographs released Monday. Sixteen people were arrested after the night’s events near the Portland Police Association office, where officers declared around 10:10 p.m. that the protest had devolved into a riot, according to updated information released by police Monday morning. RIOT AGAIN DECLARED IN PORTLAND AFTER CROWD MARCHES ON POLICE UNION BUILDING People from the crowd of roughly 200 protesters first began hurling eggs at police before moving on to “commercial grade fireworks,” throwing them at officers who were trying to disperse the crowd, authorities said. next Image 1...
    Riots continued in Portland on Sunday, where a police facility was attacked, officers were injured, and 16 people were arrested for “interfering with a peace officer”–despite claims by Democrats in Oregon and Congress that the protests are mostly peaceful and turned violent only because of the presence of federal police. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is tasked with protecting the federal courthouse in Portland and federal buildings across the country, increased the number of federal officers in mid-summer but have returned to being stationed inside the facility while local and state police are responsible for the exterior: Officers Injured By Mortar Attack, Riot Declared (Photo) https://t.co/Ju0OnOzjeo pic.twitter.com/trvqLY0lbx — Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 10, 2020 But Portland Police issued...
    Portland, Oregon — A riot was again declared by authorities Sunday night in Portland when protesters marched to a police union building, blocked a road and set dumpster fires as officers work to quell nightly unrest in Oregon's largest city. The protest was over almost as soon as it began outside the Portland Police Association building - the same building where protesters were dispersed after a fire was started inside the offices the night before. Demonstrators Sunday night marched to the building from a park a few blocks away. The road was blocked with fencing, and flames were seen rising from dumpsters in the middle of the street. The Portland Police Association is a labor union that represents members...
    Portland police declared another riot in the Oregon city on Sunday night after fireworks were thrown injuring two officers during demonstrations around the Portland Police Association office.  Police said protesters barricaded streets with dumpsters and fencing and a fire was lit on the sidewalk outside the police association office. An unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was given “multiple warnings over a loudspeaker to disperse to the west,” according to the police statement.  Police said protesters began to launch eggs at officers and people who did not leave were moved away by Portland Police and Oregon State police. As protesters were moved, commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at officers and at least two officers were injured, police said. One officer...
    Two Portland police officers were injured when rioters shot commercial-grade fireworks at them Sunday night, according to cops. The officers were struck around 10 p.m., as protesters tried to take over the Portland Police Association office, prompting cops to declare a riot for the second night in a row. One officer suffered burns to her neck and had her face mask partially melted, while a piece of the firework injured the other officer’s leg, Portland police said. Sixteen people were arrested on charges ranging from interfering with a peace officer to disorderly conduct. Earlier in the night, about 200 protesters gathered at a park for the march to the police union building about a half-mile away, with one declaring...
    Black residents of Portland, Oregon, are reportedly feeling silenced and drowned out by ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, which have been dominated by nightly riots and violence caused by predominantly white Antifa extremists. The Associated Press reported Monday: Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Some feel the overwhelmingly white crowds of protesters — and particularly those committing vandalism — are co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement. Others welcome white demonstrators because with their larger numbers they can draw attention to the city’s racial inequity in ways that...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - A riot was again declared by authorities Sunday night in Portland when protesters marched to a police union building, blocked a road and set dumpster fires as officers work to quell nightly unrest in Oregon's largest city.     The protest was broken up almost as soon as it formed outside the Portland Police Association building — the same building where protesters were dispersed after a fire was started inside the union's offices the night before. Demonstrators had marched to the building from a nearby park. The road was blocked with fencing, and flames were seen rising from dumpsters in the middle of the street. Portland police hang off the side of a riot van while searching...
    Two Portland police officers were injured when rioters shot commercial-grade fireworks at them Sunday night, according to cops. The officers were struck around 10 p.m., as protesters tried to take over the Portland Police Association office, prompting cops to declare a riot for the second night in a row. One officer suffered burns to her neck and had her face mask partially melted, while a piece of the firework injured the other officer’s leg, Portland police said. Sixteen people were arrested on charges ranging from interfering with a peace officer to disorderly conduct. Earlier in the night, about 200 protesters gathered at a park for the march to the police union building about a half-mile away, with one declaring through...
    The Portland Police Department arrested numerous rioters on Sunday night as the city continues to grapple with Antifa violence. In a statement, the department said that “commercial grade fireworks were thrown at officers trying to clear an unlawful assembly, including a mortar that injured two officers, and a riot was declared.” A couple hundred far-left rioters marched toward the Portland Police Association (PPA) Offices late at night and quickly began “barricading streets with dumpsters and fencing.” “A fire was lit on the sidewalk outside the PPA office,” the department added. “Fire and an ambulance was enroute to a medical call and had to reroute to get around the street blockage.” As police tried to disperse the rioters, some individuals engaged...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A riot was again declared by authorities Sunday night in Portland when protesters marched to a police union building, blocked a road and set dumpster fires as officers work to quell nightly unrest in Oregon’s largest city. The protest was over almost as soon as it began outside the Portland Police Association building — the same building where protesters were dispersed after a fire was started inside the offices the night before. Demonstrators Sunday night marched to the building from a park a few blocks away. The road was blocked with fencing, and flames were seen rising from dumpsters in the middle of the street. The Portland Police Association is a labor union that represents members...
    A riot was declared in Portland Sunday evening as officers tried to quell another night of unrest that saw protesters march on a police union building, throw objects at officers, block a road and set dumpster fires, according to multiple reports. Roughly 200 people marched from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association building just before 10 p.m., which was the site of another protest on Saturday. When protesters arrived outside the building, police warned them not to participate in criminal activities. BLACK PROTESTERS IN PORTLAND STRUGGLING TO HAVE THEIR VOICE HEARD "To those gathering on North Lombard Street, you are at the PPA office. Do not engage in criminal activities such as vandalism or attempt to set the building on...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A riot was again declared by authorities Sunday night in Portland when protesters marched to a police union building, blocked a road and set dumpster fires as officers work to quell nightly unrest in Oregon's largest city. The protest was over almost as soon as it began outside the Portland Police Association building — the same building where protesters were dispersed after a fire was started inside the offices the night before. Demonstrators Sunday night marched to the building from a park a few blocks away. The road was blocked with fencing, and flames were seen rising from dumpsters in the middle of the street. The Portland Police Association is a labor union that represents members...
    Portland's Black Lives Matter protests, which came to the forefront in mid-July have exposed a tension between Black demonstrators and their white allies, as well as disagreements among Black residents about the meaning of progress. “It happens so much that the things that we care about get hijacked and get put on the back burner. And that just gets put into a big barrel with everything else,” said Neil Anderson, a Black business owner. “We all want the same thing. But so often we get drowned out.” TRUMP RIPS PORTLAND RIOTERS: 'THESE ARE REALLY SICK, DISTURBED PEOPLE' Demetria Hester, a Black woman who leads the new Moms United for Black Lives, said the departure of federal agents and the dissolution of...
    PORTLAND, OREGON - Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse.   Some feel the overwhelmingly white crowds of protesters — and particularly those committing vandalism — are co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement. Others welcome white demonstrators because with their larger numbers they can draw attention to the city's racial inequity in ways that Black demonstrators alone can't.   Some believe deeply that there can't be a Black Lives Matter movement without defunding the police. Others say a recent vote to cut a specialized gun violence reduction unit...