Portland antifa has sent out the call on social media for a night of decentralized actions around the city, and even their conditional ally Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is promising to prosecute the expected property crimes.
“Target the state” suggests they’ll go after the court buildings and police. The ICE facility at the riverfront will no doubt be targeted.
Myanmar is now a cause for the anarchists.
Since the new era of “police accountability” and criminal indulgence effected by antifa and allied political leaders Portland’s weekends are filled with the gunfire of newly liberated gangstas and others. Antifa’s planned actions for Saturday coincide with an already stretched-thin police department’s efforts to put more cops on the streets in the eastside neighborhoods. This will leave fewer police to deal with rioters downtown. Portland Police Bureau:
In response to community concerns about the rise in violence in Portland, and the calls to increase public safety and respond to calls in a timely manner, the Portland Police Bureau will take steps over the next two days to provide additional officers to respond to incidents of gun violence and public disorder.
Eight officers from the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) will work Friday and Saturday evening with the express purpose of following up on shootings that have occurred and responding as quickly as possible to shooting calls. ECST officers will enhance the work already being done by patrol officers.
Police response to shooting calls, especially when there are gunshot victims, takes multiple officers to locate fleeing suspects, render aid until medical help arrives, secure the scene, preserve evidence, and contact witnesses.
“The Enhanced Community Safety Team officers will focus on high visibility and an enhanced police response to incidents of gun violence in progress,” said Assistant Chief of Investigations Jami Resch. “Their priority will be apprehending those engaged in this violence which threatens the safety of our community.”
In addition, PPB has listened to community members’ calls for a stop to vandalism and senseless destruction that has occurred periodically over the last several months. Portland Police will deploy additional uniform presence from its three precincts to keep watch in areas commonly targeted by vandals and respond quickly to any calls of public disorder. The community has expressed its desire for peace and safety in neighborhoods and shopping districts city-wide, and these additional officers will be as responsive as possible to those concerns.
Ideally for antifa police will be unable to effectively oppose their rampages. The last action antifa undertook, breaking windows and the like in the gentrified Pearl District was met with an ineffective bike platoon that could do little more than trail them and try to contain their damage somewhat.
Two protesters were arrested in a Pearl District protest Saturday night that left windows broken at several businesses.
The protest began at The Fields Park, near the north end of the neighborhood, and continued through the Pearl District. Photos show an estimated 150 people gathered at the park about 9 p.m. Fliers for the protest called for “No borders! No nations! Abolish deportation.”
Police said their response to the demonstration was constrained by multiple shootings happening across the city, limiting the officers available to address the protest.
Antifa has not pulled back with the election of President Klain’s doddering sock-puppet Joe Biden. The hangers-on and naive who swelled their ranks early on are gone, but committed antifa, who I estimate (on just a hunch) to be around two hundred in number, remain committed and crazy.
Should make for an interesting weekend.