On Election Night, about 300 BLM-Antifa shut down residential areas of SE Portland. They had a motor blockade & people on bikes who blocked nearby streets. Their armed security team included those with semi-auto rifles, shotguns, bats and more. They vandalized businesses, a Catholic church was targeted and they harassed people at their homes. The crowd demanded the abolition of police. Portland-based Antifa group Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front announced the mob’s plans for Wednesday night’s terror. “Whoever they vote for, we are ungovernable.” They called for death to America.
The rioting has continued. One of the large banners carried by those in the crowd read, “We don’t want Biden—we want revenge!” Police were hit with glass projectiles and at least one explosive mortar.
Oregon and Portland leaders’ refusal to enforce the law escalates the problem.
Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order allowing multiple agencies, the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau, to make a unified response to election-related riots through Friday. Despite the order, the National Guard was dispatched on Wednesday evening to quell violence that had erupted in the city center. Calling the National Guard is an indication that martial law is the goal.
The Oregon National Guard was activated the day after the election when a marauding mob of militant Antifa smashed up businesses, property and a church in downtown Portland.
Shortly before 7 pm, a crowd of around 100 black bloc Antifa turned violent after marching for several hours around downtown. The previous night, Antifa group Youth Liberation Front announced the planned direct action to protest the election.
“F— Trump, f— Biden, death to America! We want something better than this trash, and we’re going to take it,” tweeted the YLF along with a flyer for the event.
Carrying flags with symbols of Antifa and anarchism, the crowd began breaking windows one-by-one along West Burnside Street in a march of terror. One of the properties targeted was the Saint Andre Bessette Church, a Catholic church in the heart of downtown that provides shelter and services to the city’s large homeless population.
Rioters largely prevented the press from recording but some video clips posted on Twitter by local reporters show them smashing windows of dozens of businesses using hammers and other tools. One of the large banners carried by those in the crowd read, “We don’t want Biden—we want revenge!”
The Multnomah County Sherrif’s Office declared a riot over social media and loudspeakers before officers from multiple agencies rushed the streets in numbers. They were hit with glass projectiles and at least one explosive mortar.
Lawrence Paul Anderson was released early from prison in a so-called Criminal Justice Reform program. He is accused of killing his 67-year old uncle, stabbing his aunt in the eye and killing their 4-year old granddaughter. He is also accused of killing neighbor Andrea Blankenship and cutting out her heart.
If you believe in taking from the rich to give to the poor, then you have just bought into the prime slogan of Socialism and Communism. It’s a bad idea even if it is against someone you dislike. Why? Because there are hundreds of millions of people in the world who consider YOU to be rich. – and you will be next.
Merrick Garland said that his personal definition of domestic terrorism is the use of violence or threats of violence to interrupt the democratic process, therefore, attacks on buildings at night don’t count.
Tennessee lawmakers proposed legislation would keep stores, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, and any other form of business from requiring the wearing of masks or requiring proof of vaccination in order to obtain services.
No one has been charged with possessing or using a gun inside the Capitol. Furthermore, the violence was perpetrated, not by genuine Trump supporters, but by Antifa types who were bused to the event and who were seen putting on MAGA hats and T-shirts in the parking lot.
Justice Thomas wrote: “The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us. I respectfully dissent.” Justices Kavanaugh and Coney-Barret voted with liberals.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new election-integrity reform package to safeguard his state’s elections. The set of reforms would do away with unsolicited mail-in voting, crack down on insecure ballot drop boxes, and ban ballot harvesting in Florida.
The pattern of calling the Capitol incident an armed insurrection is a gross mischaracterization of what actually happened. False narratives are being used to militarize Washington, DC. Both parties are still exploiting it for a new domestic War on Terror. And the FBI is on the prowl for so-called dissidents.
People will have to carry a certificate of vaccination, known as a ‘green badge.’ Masks are still in place for everyone. Yuli Edelstein, the health minister, says: “Getting vaccinated is a moral duty. It is part of our mutual responsibility.” His mantra is: “Whoever does not get vaccinated will be left behind.”
50 people have died in Texas due to a cold snap that caused loss of electricity after wind turbines locked up, pipes froze in natural gas plants, and a nuclear reactor went dark when a five-foot section of uninsulated pipe seized up. In short, Texas power producers failed to adequately winter-proof their systems.
While Australia considers a law requiring tech companies to pay for news content, Facebook responded by blocking users from reading or sharing news about Australia. A critic pointed out that the blackout is a stark reminder of the power the tech giants have over what people see.
The newscasters felt that the significance of the story was, not that the attitude of the board was reprehensible, but that people need to make sure their microphones are turned off when they expect them to be.
Democrats formally introduced Biden’s sweeping immigration bill that would provide a path to US citizenship for an estimated 11-million illegal immigrants in the country, but which faces long odds to passage.
During the impeachment trial against Trump in which he was acquitted, his lawyer, Michael Van Der Veen, played a shocking video montage of Democrat politicians, mainstream media, and leftist celebrities, including Madonna and Johnny Depp, advocating violence.
A diner in Minneapolis, near the police station that was abandoned during the George Floyd riots in 2020, is suing the city for $4.5 million. The mayor made the decision to abandon the station, which encouraged the rioters to go further. There is an expectation for law enforcement to do their job.
President Biden signed an executive order to “protect” 30% of US land and 30% of US oceans by 2030. Much of the land now is privately owned, so the plan is to put an end to private property by any means necessary, including confiscatory taxation and regulation.
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Trump responded to the statement by tweeting, “This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!” [Nice response, Mr. President, as usual. When are you going to do more than make nice comments? Start with your good friend Soros. How long do we have to wait?]
Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming that gentrification by White people has caused destruction of low-income Black communities, sent a letter to local businesses with the alleged goal of increasing diversity but with a more apparent goal of demanding money.
Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, reckless homicide and attempted intentional homicide. He faces up to life imprisonment if convicted. Cash bail was set at $2 million. All three of the men who Rittenhouse shot had violent criminal histories.