Police Abolitionists Winning by Attrition, Still

Last week Multnomah County District Attorney MIke Schmidt charged a Portland cop with assault for an extra baton push or two to the back of a fallen rioter’s head last August 18, the same night the group tried to set fire to the Multnomah County Office Building. Police internal affairs cleared him after an investigation.Continue reading “Police Abolitionists Winning by Attrition, Still”

Portland Dispatch June 23: Lost Highway

Portland Police will no longer stop drivers for traffic violations not deemed an immediate threat to safety. On Tuesday, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell announced that he’s directed all officers to only focus on policing traffic violations that threatens [sic] public safety. This would limit officers from pulling over drivers for low-level infractions, like aContinue reading “Portland Dispatch June 23: Lost Highway”

Portland Dispatch June 2: Flags and Hags

Andy Ngo was discovered infiltrating an antifa march last Friday night, beaten and chased into a hotel. People in a May 28 protest crowd in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center chased, tackled and punched someone they believed to be right-wing author Andy Ngo, pursuing him through the streets of Portland until he hidContinue reading “Portland Dispatch June 2: Flags and Hags”

Carnac the All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Omniscient, All-Woke…

Much is being made of the performance of faux-negro teacher Katherine Watkins in a professional development Zoom meeting for teachers sponsored by the Beaverton School District. Beaverton Oregon is outside of Portland; outside of Portland the “browning” of the population with recent immigrants has been policy and is leading to predictable outcomes in student testContinue reading “Carnac the All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Omniscient, All-Woke…”

Oregon Lawfare Beat April 14: And the Walls Came Down

Nearing a year into our “racial reckoning” there is no prospect of political opposition to the progressive juggernaut in Portland, and police abolitionists continue advancing their primary goals of limiting police authority, tactics and contact with the public, especially blacks, as well as ending qualified immunity and union rights. The new trope of “reimagining” lawContinue reading “Oregon Lawfare Beat April 14: And the Walls Came Down”

Portland Dispatch April 12: The 6 Million Dollar Plan

On Wednesday Portland’s mayor and city council unanimously passed a 6 million dollar plan to address a record-setting pace in gun crimes and homicides, without allotting a cent for more police or prosecutions. The new ordinance is a counter-blow to Mayor Ted Wheeler’s proposed plan of last month to spend 2 million dollars effectively reconstitutingContinue reading “Portland Dispatch April 12: The 6 Million Dollar Plan”