Portland Police say that Mayor Wheeler Ordered them to stand down as Antifa rioted. A Gay conservative journalist, Andy Ngo, was savagely beaten by Antifa in Portland, now his lawyer is also accusing Mayor Ted Wheeler of telling police to stand-down.
Portland Police released a statement on Tuesday, that placed the blame for the Antifa riots, on the mayor’s “lack of action”.
“It’s time for our Mayor to do two things: tell both ANTIFA and Proud Boys that our City will not accept violence in our City and remove the handcuffs from our officers and let them stop the violence through strong and swift enforcement action. Enough is enough,” said
Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner.
“It doesn’t matter if our citizens are democrats or republicans; no one should be attacked in the streets of our city. Good leadership means taking the reins and stepping forward to let people know when there is wrongdoing. The law is applicable no matter which side you’re on.”
“Where are the voices condemning the lawlessness and violence?” Turner continued. “If this violence had been directed at Antifa, there would have been an immediate call for an independent, outside investigation. This is a perfect example of Portland politics at work and why our great City is now under fire in the national news.”
“The Mayor, our Police Commissioner, is not allowed to use the rank and file officers of the Portland Police Bureau as a shield to deflect Portland’s negative press nationwide. As we have said before and will continue to say: Police officers work to uphold the Constitution, including the right to free speech. It’s our job to ensure that our community can peacefully protest without fear of violence but right now our hands are tied.” said Turner.
It seems odd, though, why Turner, would condemn the “Proud Boys” in his statement. The Proud Boys are not terrorists like Antifa, they were the only ones protecting fellow conservatives! The Proud Boys did the job that the police weren’t allowed to do, and most likely, didn’t want to do either. So why vilify them?