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    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...
    Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL and host of “Can You Survive This Podcast?” spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about surviving 2020, political unrest throughout the country and more. “I was asked — when we first found out we had a pandemic — and so many people were like, ‘what should we do? What’s going on?'” Courtley said, “I said, ‘look, relax. This will run its course. The thing that scares me is when the frustration and the desperation start coming out and we start seeing civil unrest. That’s the part you need to be concerned with.” Courtley explained further, “people are desperate. People are scared. People are angry. But folks, that does not give you the right...
    Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, a left-wing group partially funded by billionaire George Soros, is calling for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an agency created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on U.S. soil that killed 3,000 people. Romero wrote a commentary in USA Today on Sunday where he claimed getting rid of the agency was necessary to “preserve our freedoms and our security.” Romero made his argument by repeating the false narrative that federal police from DHS were a “paramilitary” unit sent to Portland, Oregon, in early July to quell violent protests that had continued nightly for weeks and that those officers “abducted” peaceful protesters...
    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...
    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...
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin expressed frustration with the Washington Post's coverage of his wide-ranging interview with Attorney General William Barr over the weekend. "Despite Barr’s claims, there have been no arrests or solid proof connecting antifa to violence at Black Lives Matter protests," the Washington Post concluded in a piece titled " Barr slams Black Lives Matter, accuses the left of ‘tearing down the system.'" "The far-right boogaloo movement, meanwhile, has been tied to a murder and several bomb plots aimed at escalating violence," the report said, citing the news organization's own in-house fact-checkers. Levin called that characterization of the events that unfolded in the wake of George Floyd's death "a shocking lie." "Not only...
    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...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Monday suggested Oregon authorities call in the National Guard in response to sustained protests here, claiming state officials were “putting people’s lives at risk” by failing to do so. “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard,” Trump 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!”Trump's renewed threat to send National...
    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...
    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...
    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...
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    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'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...
    The police union building in Portland, Oregon, was set on fire Saturday night, leading police to declare a riot and order the area cleared. Federal authorities left the city at the end of July after weeks of violent clashes between them and protesters, and local leaders have hoped for calm after the federal agents withdrew. Three officers were injured when police tried to disperse the crowd, Portland police said. Police said there were several protests on Saturday that were peaceful, but a small group lit a fire at the Portland Police Association (PPA) building. According to The Oregonian, it's the second time a fire has been lit at the police union building, a regular site of protests since they began...
    Police officers in Portland declared Saturday night’s protest a riot after demonstrators set a fire in a police union building. Saturday marked the 73rd straight day of protests and riots that have taken hold in Portland since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, and it was not the first time that a fire had been set at that building. Overnight on 8–9 Aug, hundreds of antifa descended on the @PortlandPolice union building again in north Portland. They blocked the road, started street fires & tried to burn down the union hall again. Video from inside shows the arson attack #PortlandRiots https://t.co/WAvyCdYjVm pic.twitter.com/mpHi9fQAcr — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 9, 2020 Oregon Live reported, “The night marked the...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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...
    Far-left rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Portland on Saturday night and set an arson fire inside of a police building that they breached. The group of rioters, estimated by police to have numbered in the hundreds, marched to toward the Portland Police Association (PPA) Office and “illegally block[ed]” traffic along the way. “People within the crowd committed crimes when they erected a fence, pushed dumpsters into the street to block traffic, set a dumpster on fire, vandalized the PPA office with spray paint, and destroyed security cameras,” the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “At 11:35 p.m., people within the crowd broke the window to the PPA Office, unlawfully entered, and started a fire, committing the crimes of...
    Protesters at a pro-police rally in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Saturday reportedly beat several far-left activists after the far-left activists allegedly went after a veteran who was in a wheelchair. Several dozen pro-police protesters walked alongside the veteran in the wheelchair, who was carrying an American flag, as they seemingly forced the far-left activists out of the neighborhood. Numerous people who were on the pro-police side said that the far-left activists went after the man in the wheelchair and suggested that was what ended up starting the fight. Several people among the pro-police protesters stated repeatedly throughout the video that there was a kid’s birthday party in the area and suggested that the far-left activists had disturbed the event. At...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. Three officers were hurt, including two who were taken to a hospital, during efforts to clear a crowd of several hundred people outside the Portland Police Association building late Saturday, police said in a statement. The two hospitalized officers have since been released. Rallies had been held earlier in the afternoon and evening throughout the city, including at Peninsula, Laurelhurst and Berrydale parks, local media reported. Police said a group from Peninsula Park...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. Three officers were hurt, including two who were taken to a hospital, during efforts to clear a crowd of several hundred people outside the Portland Police Association building late Saturday, police said in a statement. The two hospitalized officers have since been released. Rallies had been held earlier in the afternoon and evening throughout the city, including at Peninsula, Laurelhurst and Berrydale parks, local media reported. Police said a group from Peninsula...
    Protesters had been again on the streets of Portland, Oregon, Saturday evening as violent demonstrations have continued within the metropolis that had hoped for calm after federal brokers withdrew greater than every week in the past and native police attempt to quell the unrest. A crowd of a number of hundred folks fashioned late Saturday exterior the Portland Police Affiliation constructing, about 5 miles north of the federal courthouse that had been the goal of nightly violence earlier this summer time. Dwell video confirmed a number of dumpster fires close to the constructing, lower than half an hour after police tweeted that “prison actions together with, however not restricted to, vandalism, illegal entry to the constructing, or hearth beginning,”...
    Protesters were back on the streets of Portland, Oregon, Saturday night as violent demonstrations have continued in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago and local police try to quell the unrest. A crowd of several hundred people formed late Saturday outside the Portland Police Association building, about 5 miles north of the federal courthouse that had been the target of nightly violence earlier this summer. Live video showed multiple dumpster fires near the building, less than half an hour after police tweeted that “criminal activities including, but not limited to, vandalism, unlawful entry to the building, or fire starting,” could be subject to arrest, the use of tear gas...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. A group of demonstrators broke into the Portland Police Association building, set the fire and were adding to it when officers made the riot declaration late Saturday, police tweeted. Video shot by a journalist shows smoke and flames arising from inside the building. Several hundred people had gathered outside the offices, which are located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of the federal courthouse that had been the target of nightly violence earlier this...
    PORTLAND, OREGON - Protesters in Portland, Oregon, defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early Saturday. An Oregon State Police trooper was hit in the head by a large rock and suffered a head injury, police said in a release. The trooper's condition was not immediately known. Some demonstrators filled pool noodles with nails and placed them in the road, causing extensive damage to a patrol vehicle, police said. Oregon State Police worked with Portland officers to clear the protesters. "Officers are having rocks and chunks of concrete thrown at them," police said on Twitter. "Individuals in the crowd are shining lasers trying...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland, Oregon, defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early Saturday. An Oregon State Police Trooper was struck in the head by a large rock and suffered a head injury, police said in a release. The trooper’s condition was not immediately known. Some demonstrators filled pool noodles with nails and placed them in the road, causing extensive damage to a patrol vehicle, police said. Oregon State Police worked with Portland officers to clear the protesters. “Officers are having rocks and chunks of concrete thrown at them,” police said on Twitter. “Individuals in the crowd are shining lasers...
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police responded to reports of two shootings that happened in the span of 10 minutes Friday night. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the victims in both shootings were taken to the hospital and one victim, shot multiple times, had injuries that are considered life-threatening. Just after 9:30 p.m. Friday, Portland police responded to a shooting near North Interstate Avenue and North Thunderbird Way. They found an adult man with multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries were life-threatening, police said. No arrests were made and police did not release any information about possible suspects. Just after 9:20, police responded to a shooting at an apartment on North Marine Drive. An adult female victim with a gunshot wound was found...
    In early June, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) published a now-famous op-ed in The New York Times that called for “an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain, and ultimately deter lawbreakers.” Cotton noted: The pace of looting and disorder may fluctuate from night to night, but it’s past time to support local law enforcement with federal authority. Some governors have mobilized the National Guard, yet others refuse, and in some cases the rioters still outnumber the police and Guard combined. In these circumstances, the Insurrection Act authorizes the president to employ the military “or any other means” in “cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws.” Cotton added, “But the rioting has nothing to do with George Floyd, whose bereaved...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler warned rioters that each additional night of violence against police and residents was a donation of sorts to President Trump’s reelection campaign. Wheeler appeared in a press conference with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell on Thursday after rioters attempted to burn down a police precinct the night before. Wheeler appealed to rioters to stop the violence and asked protesters and gawkers to stop encouraging violence targeting police. “Last night, 200-300 people went to East Precinct intent on violence. The purpose was to attack the East Precinct facility and the people therein,” Wheeler said, later adding, “Exits were blocked; they were barricaded shut with cars and with two-by-fours. Security cameras were disabled, and accelerants were used to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MARK HOSENBALL The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reviewing “a number” of complaints that its agents used excessive force against anti-racism protesters in Portland, Oregon, though so far no one has been disciplined, the department’s acting head said on Thursday. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the federal response to long-running protests in Portland, where state and city officials complained that the presence of federal officers inflamed protests. He did not say how many complaints were being reviewed or provide any specifics of what had been alleged. Largely...
    Portland police declared a riot Wednesday night after insurgents tried to burn down a police station and attempted to run over officers with a truck. Protesters demonstrated near the Portland Police Department's East Precinct, which is located in a residential area. A person with a megaphone asked, "Who's ready to raise some hell tonight?" The crowd cheered in response, according to KOIN reporter Hannah Ray Lambert. Rioters began attacking the police station located on the city's east side on the 69th night of protests. Around 9:30 p.m., rioters wearing helmets and carrying shields attempted to tear down surveillance cameras at the police station. Others spray-painted the cameras to try to prevent their identities...
    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday detailed to senators the assaults that federal law enforcement had been subjected to from rioters in Portland -- saying officers had been attacked with weapons including sledgehammers and improvised explosive devices (IED). "Our federal officers have faced assaults from bricks, baseball bats, sledgehammers, Molotov cocktails, mortar-style commercial-grade fireworks, accelerants, IEDs and other violent weapons," Wolf told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. FBI HAS OPENED 300 'DOMESTIC TERROR' INVESTIGATIONS AS A RESULT OF RIOTS, ATTORNEY TELLS CAPITOL HEARING ON ANTIFA  He also said that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement officers have experienced 277 separate injuries from minor to serious, including three officers who may have suffered permanent...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reviewing "a number" of complaints that its agents used excessive force against anti-racism protesters in Portland, Oregon, though so far no one has been disciplined, the department's acting head said on Thursday. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the federal response to long-running protests in Portland, where state and city officials complained that the presence of federal officers inflamed protests. He did not say how many complaints were being reviewed or provide any specifics of what had been alleged. Largely peaceful protests have been held across the United States since the May 25 death of George...
    Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan spoke with the Daily Caller in an exclusive interview while on the ground amid months of riots and protests in Portland, Oregon. Most recently, the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland was the home of multiple nightly battles between federal officers and protesters. The Trump administration appeared to reach an agreement with Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on a plan to stop the violence, but confusion ensued regarding whether and when federal troops would be withdrawing. During the interview, Morgan addressed Brown’s claims that officers would begin withdrawing from the city beginning June 30. (RELATED: Inside The Riots: These Reporters Were On The Ground In Portland For Five Nights) “There is confusion,”...
    Portland neighborhoods with mostly minority families and crowded public housing have higher rates of the novel coronavirus.  Stumptown has become a tale of two cities with blacks and Hispanics living east of 82nd Avenue, also known as Cascade Highway, at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.   An analysis from Willamette Week found that residents of this area were more than twice as likely to fall ill compared to those living west of 82nd. The towns with higher rates are far from where the nightly protests have been occurring, dispelling the myth that demonstrations are causing outbreaks. Health experts say that people of color are more likely to have a lack of healthcare access, more...
    (CNN)Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf defended the department's response to unrest in Portland, Oregon, saying that violence in the city directed at federal property and personnel eventually required him to deploy supplemental law enforcement officers. Testifying Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Wolf sought to draw a distinction between the peaceful protests in Portland and the violence directed at the federal courthouse and police officers. "The department is aware of the national dialogue taking place around racism and law enforcement practices, and we continue to support and defend every American's right to exercise their First Amendment rights," Wolf said. Wolf blamed local and state officials for providing "little to no" support for DHS officers protecting...
    BLACK Lives Matter protesters in Portland confronted a woman wearing a swastika armband outside of her house. "Take it off! Take it off, you Nazi!" one protester yelled at the middle-aged woman. 3The woman was wearing a swastika armbandCredit: Laura Jedeed via Storyful 3People pointed lazers at the womanCredit: Laura Jedeed via Storyful Other demonstrators that were stood outside of the East Portland house pointed green lasers and spotlights at her face. The woman, who was wearing a red swastika armband on her left arm, yelled back "I didn't say anything racist!" before shoving protesters and shouting "Get off my property!" One of the protesters told her to "Go back inside your house" and warned that she would get "f***e...
    Rioters attacked the Portland Police Department’s East Precinct on Wednesday night, which is in a residential area, and reportedly tried to run over police officers while fleeing the scene after attempting to set the building on fire. Late at night a group of a few hundred people blocked traffic, shined green lasers at police officers, attempted to tear down protective boarding on the building, and worked to disable surveillance cameras in an attempt to conceal their criminal activity. A member in the group was seen attempting to tear the surveillance camera off of the front doors of the East Precinct. Other people in the group began spray painting the camera as well as the front doors of the precinct. Lots...
    PORTLAND -- A drive-in movie series in Portland has pulled its opening night screening of Arnold Schwarzenegger's comedy, "Kindergarten Cop" after some people complained that the film may be out-of-step with today's political climate.Portland's Northwest Film Center was slated to screen the 1990 comedy to kick off its summer cinema series. It received plenty of pushback from residents, with tweets saying things like, "There's nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools."It was replaced with a showing of the John Lewis documentary, "Good Trouble."
    Last week, this column argued that the only constitutional role for armed federal forces in Portland, Ore., was to assist U.S. marshals in protecting federal property and personnel there — in this case, the federal courthouse and those who come to it. The column also argued that under the U.S. Constitution, the feds have no lawful role in policing streets unless requested to do so by the governor or legislature of any state. In Portland’s case, the governor of Oregon and the mayor of Portland both asked acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to bring his forces home. He agreed to do so when Oregon’s governor offered to beef up security at the federal courthouse. RIOTERS VANDALIZE, SET FIRE...
    Tensions ran high at a Senate hearing on Antifa on Tuesday as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning the leftist extremist group more directly for the violence that has erupted in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. FBI HAS OPENED 300 'DOMESTIC TERROR' INVESTIGATIONS AS A RESULT OF RIOTS, ATTORNEY TELLS CAPITOL HEARING ON ANTIFA Andy Ngo, a conservative journalist from Portland who has documented the movements of Antifa for years and was allegedly attacked by members of the group in 2019, said they have 'mastered the art of making its violence appear innocuous.' “I don't think Congress currently is equipped to handle domestic terrorism because it's so politicized and that's very dangerous for this country,” said Ngo,...
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    Violent attacks against federal buildings and police in Portland, Oregon, have diminished in the week since the Trump administration and local officials reached an agreement to increase the state police presence and pull out most Department of Homeland Security employees. “After weeks of rioting and nightly attacks on federal officers and property, activity in the vicinity of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse continues in an overall trend of diminishing violence,” a senior DHS official wrote in an email Wednesday. “While violent criminal activity persists elsewhere in Portland, Monday night marked the second straight night during which rioters did not attack federal property or officers.” The official insisted the decline in violence, which had included commercial fireworks being...
    The Democratic Party continues to deny the grim truth about antifa, insisting that the ongoing wave of violence across America is merely a figment of our collective imagination. Just days ago, Rep. Jerry Nadler — one of the most influential Democrats in Congress — openly claimed that Antifa’s streak of destruction in Portland is “a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.” As bewildering as it might seem, Nadler’s denial of antifa’s true nature follows a familiar script that the Democrats have peddled for many years. In the eyes of the “progressive left,” riots are a necessary form of political subversion — particularly when the desired reforms are too radical to make it through the democratic process — necessitating a...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A riot was declared early Wednesday during demonstrations in Portland after authorities said people set fires and barricaded public roadways. Unruly protest have happened in Oregon's largest city every night for more than two months since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. People gathered outside the Portland Police Association in North Portland. KOIN reports a group of people breached the doors of the Portland Police Association building. While inside, some set a fire and caused other damage — prompting the police to declare a riot around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police say several arrests were made overnight. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Oregon, Washington,...
    Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democrats in Congress of enabling violent outbursts that have broken out during anti-government demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle in recent weeks. "What's happening, unfortunately, is not free speech," Cruz said Tuesday night on Fox News. "... and those who are peaceably protesting are seeing their protests hijacked by violent anarchists, by Marxists who are engaged in acts of terror." Cruz on Tuesday afternoon led a Senate hearing examining, "How antifa and other anti-American anarchists engage in riots and violence across the country." He criticized Democrats following the hearing for not denouncing antifa. "Seven Democrats spoke and ... questioned the witnesses. Not a single one dared to ... criticize antifa in any...
    An Aug. 6 outdoor screening of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Kindergarten Cop,” scheduled to commemorate both Oregon filmmaking and the movie’s 30th anniversary, has been canceled after a Portland author claimed the comedy makes light of the “school-to-prison pipeline.” According to Willamette Week, Portland’s NW Film Center (NWFC) decided, after discussions with “staff and community members,” that screening “Kindergarten Cop” to open their “Cinema Unbound” drive-in summer movie series at Zidell Yards would be ill-advised, given the current political climate. The 1990 movie, which features Schwarzenegger as a cop who goes undercover at an elementary school, will be replaced with a screening of “Good Trouble,” a documentary about late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). NWFC’s decision came shortly after Lois Leveen complained on...
    Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the remaining federal agents in Portland, Ore., would be transitioning away from the camouflage military-style uniforms they have been wearing. Cuccinelli, the No. 2 official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), testified in front of a Judiciary subcommittee along with several other officials and public figures at a hearing focused on the federal response to the Black Lives Matter protests that have dominated Portland's downtown area for the past couple months. “To address concerns about military-like appearance of some of Customs [and] Border Protection’s (CBP) officers’ uniforms, which are the normal uniforms used by some CBP teams in the course of regular duty, we are moving rapidly to replace those uniforms for...
    Speaking on Tuesday at a hearing titled, “Hearing on Protecting Free Speech and Preventing Violent Protests,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave a fiery defense of the federal government’s intervention in the Portland riots that targeted a federal courthouse, snapping, “If we hadn’t intervened they’d burn the godda***d thing down.” Graham addressed Acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli and Erin Nealy Cox, the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He began, “So just to put this into context for myself, to those who accuse the United States of being a totalitarian state, I don’t buy it, because I don’t remember many hearings like this in Germany, where you call the Gestapo...
    The deputy director of the Department of Homeland Security says federal officers in Portland suffered 113 eye injuries while guarding a courthouse from activists armed with powerful lasers. The usually green beams produce uncomfortable heat, unlike common small red pointers, Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the clashes in Oregon. “We’ve had a number of officers who have days-long blindness. So far they’ve all kind of come back, if you will,” Cuccinelli said. “But you also get what’s called flash blindness. Think of it as the old Kodak cameras where you get that blue spot and you can’t quite see your entire field of vision for a period.” Cuccinelli brought a high-powered laser as a prop...
    A protester was allegedly stabbed by a woman taking photos and videos at a park in Portland Monday evening, according to the police. Portland Police Bureau said a woman was in Lownsdale Square Park across from the federal courthouse before an argument with a group of protesters arose. The woman stabbed one of the protesters in the chest, according to police. The incident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Video shows people following the woman who allegedly stabbed the protester, the Oregonian reported. The protesters yelled to “call the cops” and told the woman to drop her knife. “I told you not to fuck with us,” a man can be heard saying to the woman in the video posted to Twitter. “You...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested two people and declared an unlawful assembly Tuesday night as protests that have happened nightly for more than two months continued. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports two groups gathered on opposite sides of Portland on Monday evening in the 68th consecutive day of protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis. A crowd of about 150 marched to a Northeast Portland sheriff’s office and rallied before being pushed back by Portland police. Another crowd of more than 100 gathered near the downtown Portland Justice Center. Two people were arrested in the demonstration on Portland’s east side, and authorities say a 15-year-old boy suspected of pointing a gun at people was detained downtown....
    A confrontation in downtown Portland on Monday evening resulted in one woman stabbing another at the site of nightly racial justice demonstrations, according to authorities. Portland Police said the victim is being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect left the scene before returning and is now being interviewed by authorities. The female suspect had entered Lownsdale Square Park around 6:20 p.m., which is located across from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse. Police said that after taking photos or videos she got into an argument with other people in the park before stabbing another woman in the chest. PORTLAND MAN, 18, CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING US MARSHAL DURING COURTHOUSE PROTEST Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland after rallying at the Mark O....
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is aiming to highlight the role Antifa and like-minded groups are playing in riots across the country, convening a Senate hearing Tuesday on the issue while alleging that radical left-wing groups are engaging in "organized terror attacks" designed to tear down government institutions. “Across the country, we’re seeing horrific violence, we’re seeing our country torn apart. Violent anarchists and Marxists are exploiting protests to transform them into riots and direct assaults on the lives and safety of their fellow Americans,” Cruz told Fox News in an interview. SEN CRUZ: DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR 'LETTING THEIR CITIES BURN'  On Tuesday, Cruz will chair a hearing of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution to investigate groups such as Antifa, which,...
    Helen Raleigh, a Centennial Institute Fellow and a senior contributor to The Federalist, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s recent comments on China, her own experience growing up in the communist county and more. Recently, Feinstein labeled China as “a country growing into a respectable nation among other nations,” despite growing tensions following the coronavirus fallout and human rights abuses. “I find it very surprising because Senator Feinstein has access to a lot of classified information we do not have,” Raleigh said, “but you really do not need to have access to classified information to recognize the issues that China presents.” Raleigh also discussed her great-grandfather, who she described as a “normal wheat...
    The New York Times published an op-ed Monday afternoon in which Portland Police Department Chief Chuck Lovell describes the violent tactics used by “Black Lives Matter” protests that have raged in the city since the end of May. The op-ed is titled “I’m the Police Chief in Portland. Violence Isn’t the Answer,” and the sub-headline is: “As a Black man and a public servant, I see that spectacle is drowning out the voices that need to be heard to make positive change.” While describing non-violent protests in the city as an “awesome expression of First Amendment rights,” Lovell notes that there was also constant rioting and violent protest — long before federal law enforcement officers arrived. (Lovell says federal involvement merely...
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police reported another night of peaceful protests Sunday in downtown Portland, Oregon, with no interaction between officers and protesters. The relative calm outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents had come after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration. Sunday's demonstrations spilled out into the streets near Lownsdale Square park downtown causing traffic for several hours, but by midnight a majority of the crowd had left the area. Thursday and Friday’s protests, which attracted more than 1,000 people, were also peaceful. Saturday was slightly different. A group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park...
    Portland’s police department recorded a record number of homicides in July, Oregon Live reports, as law enforcement struggled to handle both typical crime in the city and a growing, nightly protest that often turned into a riot. The Portland Police department says that 15 people were killed in the city in July — a very low number for a major American city, but a far higher number than Portland has experienced in years passed. In fact, the number of July homicides is triple that of any single month period in the city going back nearly three decades. So far, 2020 is on track to be one of Portland’s most violent years ever, with 24 homicides so far. There were 63...
    Portland recorded 15 murders in July — the most homicides in one month in more than three decades, according to a new report. The spate in killings comes as the city winds down from more than two months of nightly protests, which often turned violent as protesters clashed with police. So far this year, the West Coast city has seen 24 murders — the most recent on Tuesday night, when a 34-year-old woman was fatally stabbed after attending a vigil for another homicide victim, the Oregonian reported. Homicides, assaults, burglaries and vandalism are all up this year, though total person-to-person and property crimes are down from previous years, the outlet said. There were 63 shootings in July compared to 28...
    As violent protests and riots stemming from George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis continue across the country, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is blaming Democratic leadership in the country’s major cities for creating “the mess” that has caused strife and unrest. Paul highlighted on New York WABC 770 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” the fact that Democrats have been running the major cities like New York City, Portland and Minneapolis, which he argued is why they are to blame for the anarchy. “They see the spreading racial tension, they see the spreading rioting, they see … Portland’s been on fire for 55 days. I think the most important thing to come of this — because you have to figure out how do we...
    Heather Digby Parton August 3, 2020 1:19PM (UTC) Donald Trump isn't the first president to fail on a grand scale, and he certainly isn't the first to test the boundaries of the system to see what he can get away with. But he is unique in certain respects. The full panoply of grotesque personality defects and openly corrupt behaviors is something we've never seen before in someone who ascended to the most powerful office in the land. People will study this era for a very long time to try to figure out just what cultural conditions allowed such an advanced, wealthy nation to end up with such an ignorant, unqualified leader. But that's actually less interesting in some ways that how party...
    Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic told reporters Sunday that his grandmother was doing better and was out of her coma as she battles the coronavirus in Bosnia. Nurkic told the media on Friday grim details of his grandmother’s battle, according to Oregon Live. He gave a more positive prognosis after his game Sunday against the Boston Celtics. He said he was encouraged by the news and would learn more Monday. He added that he didn't plan to leave the team. SPURS EDGE GRIZZLIES 108-106, MOVE INTO 9TH PLACE IN WEST “I know what I mean to this team and I came here to make the playoffs,” he said. Nurkic gave the initial update Friday, according to NBA.com. “The last...
    Portland Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler announced in June that he was authorizing radical changes to how policing was done in his city, including disbanding the city’s gun violence reduction team. Now the city is grappling with a surge in violent crime. “Portland police are scrambling to respond to 15 homicides in the city so far in July. That’s the most killings in one month in more than three decades,” The Oregonian reported. “So far this year, 24 people have died in homicides in Portland.” While the city has been in the national spotlight for violent riots that have occurred for over two months, the newspaper noted that overall person-to-person and property crimes were down compared to past years, but added...
    At least 15 people were killed in Portland during the month of July, which was the highest number of deadly shootings or stabbings in a single month since the 1980s, according to authorities. Police Chief Chuck Lovell addressed last month's violence which ended on Friday following a 150-round shooting at an apartment building in the city. So far this year, 24 people in Portland have died in homicides. “That’s very concerning to know that that many people have been killed in such a short period of time,” Lovell said on Thursday, according to Portland's KATU. “These numbers were not acceptable.” PORTLAND SEES 150-ROUND SHOOTING AT APARTMENT BUILDING AS CROWDS CONTINUE VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE The number of July homicides in the city included...
    A Portland, Ore. woman was shot and wounded in a hail of 150 bullets on Saturday night — and neighbors are blaming police reform as violent crimes rise in the city, according to reports. Local police said several occupied apartments and vehicles were hit with gunfire along the 600 block of NE 87th Street, with one slug striking the woman in her arm. “Responding officers applied a tourniquet and she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries,” Portland police said in a release. “No other injuries have been reported to police, however bullets struck at least 8 occupied apartments and 7 vehicles (unknown if occupied).” The gunplay happened as Black Lives...
    Portland police say there were 15 homicides in the month of July, the most killings in a one-month period since the 1980s, and 63 shootings, the Oregonian reports. The number includes two people killed this week at vigils held for other victims. The news comes as protests continued for a 66th straight night Saturday over police violence. “That’s very concerning to know that that many people have been killed in such a short period of time,” Chief Chuck Lovell said according to KATU2. “These numbers were not acceptable.” Shootings are up each of the last three months, too. Police answered calls for 167 shootings in May, June and July, compared to 96 in the same time frame last year. “Our...
    Violence continued in Portland, Oregon, this weekend even after federal law enforcement pulled back to allow state and local police to take over. Yet the media, including the Wall Street Journal, described the Portland violence as “mostly peaceful.” On Thursday night, the first night after the Department of Homeland Security struck a deal with the State of Oregon, the violent demonstrations continued, with protesters setting various fires, including one in which a pig’s head was set alight atop an American flag. On Friday night, the fires in the streets continue, with radical leftists burning Bibles on a U.S. flag. On Saturday night, riots continued, with rioters targeting the Portland Police Department with some of the same weapons they had used against...
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Damian Lillard turned Sunday’s game around for the Blazers. Early in the first half of Sunday’s game between the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers, Jayson Tatum’s welcome return to form was the big story. The Celtics wing, after scoring just five points on 2-of-18 shooting in his first seeding game, came out on fire against Rip City, torching the Blazers for 21 first-half points. As the Celtics’ built up a seemingly insurmountable lead that stretched as high as 24 points, it felt like a game that might be over halfway through the third quarter. Fortunately for Portland, Damian Lillard wasn’t quite ready to let his team die just yet. While the Blazers ultimately came...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three 3-pointers from Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, to...
    Cody Fenwick August 2, 2020 8:02PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. On Wednesday morning, as he often does, President Donald Trump started his day by sharing a series of links and tweets on Twitter — always more obsessed with shaping public perceptions than actually governing. But one tweet, in particular, caught some observers' eyes and stood out from the rest. : Trump retweeted the following post from the Washington Times: Andrew P. Napolitano: "Feds may not deploy police or military domestically unless the state governor requests it." @judgenap #washtimesopedhttps://t.co/zOlK5VsyEN — WashTimesOpinion (@WashTimesOpEd) July 23, 2020 Unlike much of the propaganda the president usually shares, this piece was sharply critical of his administration. In the op-ed, Andrew...
    A Portland, Ore. woman was shot and wounded in a hail of 150 bullets on Saturday night — and neighbors are blaming police reform as violent crimes rise in the city, according to reports. Local police said several occupied apartments and vehicles were hit with gunfire along the 600 block of NE 87th Street, with one slug striking the woman in her arm. “Responding officers applied a tourniquet and she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries,” Portland police said in a release. “No other injuries have been reported to police, however bullets struck at least 8 occupied apartments and 7 vehicles (unknown if occupied).” The gunplay happened as Black Lives Matters...
    Portland police officials are investigating the highest number of homicides over the course of a single month in more than three decades. There were 63 shootings and 15 homicides in Portland in the month of July, according to Oregon Live, which police say is more killings than they’ve dealt with in one month for more than 30 years. “That’s very concerning, to know that that many people have been killed in such a short period of time,” Portland Police Department Chief Chuck Lovell told reporters. The deaths and gun violence come amid the repeated nights of violence and riots that have plagued the city since George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day. Overall, 24 people have died in...
    Portland protesters were filmed burning Bibles and the American flag as protests continue in the city for more than two months. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responded to a Friday video of people burning what was described as a “stack of Bibles” on Twitter Saturday, saying, “This is who they are.” This is who they are. https://t.co/02bNNnJuG4— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 1, 2020 The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also reacted to the footage, appearing to lay blame on the far-left antifa movement. "Now we move to the book burning phase," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm pretty sure ANTIFA doesn't actually stand for what they say it stands for. Maybe just remove the anti part of them name...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., denied on Sunday that he compared federal law enforcement in Portland to Nazi Germany’s Gestapo police force last month. “I know myself a little bit. I don't know if I ever compared what they're doing to the Gestapo,” Clyburn told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday. “It's right there in the transcript,” host Pete Hegseth responded. “I said I don't think so,” Clyburn said. “Maybe I did. I'm never one to think I never can misspeak, but that is not to say that's not what I feel.” “What I do feel – and I've said this – what I said seeing in Portland reminds me very much of what I saw in Anniston, Ala., back in the '60s, what I saw on the Edmund Pettus Bridge back in the '60s, where a...
    (CNN)Hundreds of people gathered and marched on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, marking the 66th night of Black Lives Matter protests in the city, according to the Portland Police Bureau.Police said hundreds of people gathered at the federal courthouse Saturday night to protest and hear speeches before marching through downtown. That march was peaceful, police said.Federal officers preparing to leave Portland, Oregon governor saysSeparately, a few miles east, a group of about 200 people marched from Laurelhurst Park to the Penumbra Kelly Building, and they blocked traffic, directed lasers at officers and threw glass bottles at them, according to Portland Police.One person in the crowd threw a glass jar or bottle filled with paint, which hit an officer in the head,...
    Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli says federal police in Portland, Ore., didn’t escalate violence there, asserting tear gas and rubber bullets were deployed in a “relatively limited fashion.” In an interview on Sinclair Broadcasting’s “America This Week,” which aired Wednesday, Cuccinelli declared federal troops didn’t make violence worse, “we made it better.” “Portland is the only place in America where there’s literally been violence every day since the George Floyd murder,” he said. “On three of those days the target was federal buildings. After that went on for several days in a row and we had intelligence that was going to continue and escalate, we advanced more law enforcement officers there who were not...
    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf appeared on "Justice" with host Jeanine Pirro Saturday to discuss the latest in Portland after the Oregon State Police took over guarding the federal courthouse. "What we've been asking for is both the city and the state to do their job for over 60 days. And again, what we see is we've had over 245 different injuries to law enforcement officers that could have been prevented had they done their job like every other responsible city in the country has done," Wolf said. "When they partner with federal, state and local law enforcement partners, they can get the job done. We see it happening in Portland over the last two nights. Oregon...
    Bricks, batteries, frozen water bottles, sling shots with ball bearings and even feces were among the homemade weapons thrown at a group of federal marshals in Portland, Oregon, who described a daily war zone during recent violent protests in the city. At least 20 deputies from the US Marshals Service have been injured, suffering cuts and concussions, over more than two months of guarding the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse — a focal point of violent protests which began after the May death of George Floyd in police custody, according to a recent report. The “relentless” attacks have included demonstrators launching professional fireworks and mortar rounds stuffed with nails at the marshals — and the violence has taken a toll,...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Diego Valeri and Andy Polo came on in the second half to score key goals as the Portland Timbers defeated New York City FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the final quarterfinal match of the MLS is Back tournament. Sebastian Blanco also scored for the Timbers, who will face the Philadelphia Union in a Wednesday semifinal. The winner will face Minnesota United or Orlando City in the championship game on Aug. 11. NYCFC scored first in the 27th minute of the first half on Jesus Medina’s penalty kick after Portland’s Larrys Mabiala fouled Medina inside the box. The Timbers evened it 16 minutes later when Blanco intercepted a clearing pass and curled a shot...
    A Trump-supporting 69-year-old grandmother has reportedly outed her grandson after seeing him allegedly throw an explosive device on Tuesday night at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland. Karla Fox told the New York Post that she recognized her grandson, 18-year-old Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, because of the vest that he was wearing, which she claims she bought for him. On Tuesday, “in the hours after the IED attack, social-media users analyzed videos showing a slim male, wearing a distinctive olive vest with the word ‘ICONS’ printed on it, throwing something over the fence at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse,” the New York Post reported. “Seconds later, a large explosion erupts, covering the front door in flames. The man picks up...
    Rioters in Portland were caught on camera putting bibles and an American flag into a fire outside of the federal courthouse, which has been a focal point in the protests that have been ongoing for more than a month and a half, numerous sources reported.  Peaceful protests during the day reportedly transitioned into fires being set Friday night, largely without the presence of police or federal officers, according to KOIN.  A Ruptly video shows someone with a “Black Lives Matter” sign beside them adding objects to a fire, where a Bible is seen amid the flames.  This is who they are. https://t.co/02bNNnJuG4 — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 1, 2020 What appears to be a separate bible is seen charred...
    Protests and riots have been waged in Portland for over two months since the death of George Floyd. During Friday night's protests, demonstrators exhibited their rage by burning Bibles and American flags. In the street outside of the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, protesters set bibles and American flags on fire. Video shows demonstrators create a bonfire in the street, and protesters with "Black Lives Matter" signs toss Bibles into the inferno. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) retweeted the Bible-burning video with the caption, "This is who they are."This is who they are. https://t.co/02bNNnJuG4 — Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1596306344.0Donald Trump Jr. commented on the video of Bibles being set on fire. "Now we move to the book burning phase,"...