Reinforcements in the form of “several dozen” additional federal officers are about to hit the streets of Portland, Oregon, to take the offensive and stem the violence. The urban landscape surrounding the city’s federal courthouse has been a nightly battleground, with liberal groups “organizing and supplying” professionally planned riots.
Two months of violence
So far, Sunday night was the worst episode of violence in over 60 days of nonstop nonsense. As the burning and looting raged, “Portland police officers reportedly found a bag, potentially left for rioters, containing improvised explosive devices and several loaded rifle magazines,” ABC grudgingly reports. The demonstrations are supposed to be totally peaceful.
Coincidentally, “the discovery came just hours after two people were arrested following reports that a shot was fired in the same park.” Someone with a gunshot injury showed up later at the ER on their own. “Officers did not explicitly say whether the weapons or the shooting incident were connected” to the riots and violence. No, someone just left them there for the heck of it.
The violence has gotten so far out of control that “dozens of federal officers in Portland and Seattle, Washington, have been injured by rioters.” In Portland specifically, “at least three federal agents, protecting the Portland courthouse, are now believed to be ‘permanently blinded’ after protesters used high-powered lasers in clashes with CBP.”
I spent the weekend inside the Portland federal courthouse w/ the US Marshals. Mortars were being fired off repeatedly, fireworks & flares shot into the lobby, frozen bottles, concrete, cans & bouncy balls regularly whizzed over the fence at high speeds. https://t.co/PU4xbzwniY
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) July 27, 2020
Time to start shooting back
According to the White House, on top of that, “A federal agent’s hand was impaled by planted nails,” while yet another federal agent “was shot with a pellet gun, leaving a wound deep to the bone.” With this level of violence, it’s time for the police to start shooting back, some say. They might be right. The area’s left-leaning public radio station has been anxiously warning that “officers are looking to move beyond non-lethal forms of crowd control,” but nobody is willing to officially acknowledge that so it might just be more divisive propaganda.
Every day, the anarchist children of darkness come out to play, taunting the federal agents who they know are there to protect the premises. The elite unit of Customs and Border Patrol agents is there to provide at least a small degree of law and order, and put an end to the violence. The courthouse has been attacked daily for weeks, as part of the regularly scheduled Black Lives Matter riots.
During the day, the innocently brainwashed progressives wander around and wave their signs in what are generally peaceful demonstrations, when the sun dips below the horizon, Antifa-aligned minions of Darth Soros take over and the violence begins. They soon start “setting fires, tossing incendiary devices, and staging attacks on the chain-link fence surrounding and protecting the federal property.”
As one reporter embedded in the federal courthouse describes a typical night of violence, “I watched as injured officers were hauled inside. In one case, the commercial firework came over so fast the officer didn’t have time to respond. It burned through his sleeves & he had bloody gashes on both forearms. Another had a concussion from being hit in the head w/ a mortar.”