2,500 people attended a “Trump cruise rally” outside the city, and then some cars re-routed through downtown Portland where they engaged in conflicts with BLM and Antifa, exchanging pepper spray and projectile volleys. It ended in violence when a man wearing a hat with the Patriot Prayer insignia was shot to death.
The legislation would eliminate the mandatory minimum sentence for assault against a police officer, judge, magistrate, prison guard, warden, firefighter, or paramedic. Critics contend that this will signal that it is ‘open season’ on officials who maintain peace and safety, thus eroding law and order.
This event will test if Americans are allowed to defend themselves and their property or the property of others. Video appears to show that Rittenhouse was attacked by BLM and Antifa rioters and, in self defense, shot three of them, killing two. He has been charged with six crimes, including first-degree homicide.