An Antifa group responsible for organizing the violent Portland riots is now compiling a blacklist of pro-police companies in the city. Conservative columnist Rita Panahi commented: “Businesses are going to be coerced into supporting certain groups to avoid being targeted. It’s tantamount to extortion.”
The dismissal of all misdemeanor crimes, excluding DUI and domestic violence, effectively legalizes those crimes. The new law was introduced into the budget process, rather than in the open with a hearing, and would open the floodgates for crime, including theft, assault, harassment, trespass and more.
An analysis of nearly 100 arrest records found only 32% of those arrested listed Seattle as their hometown, while the majority were from communities outside the city. Arrest reports indicate the common thread among most suspects is their hostility toward government, the police, and corporate America.