Another riot fatality, this time in Portland

Why are progressives surprised
when violence breaks out in the middle of a riot?

The New York Times is headlining its story this way: “One  person dead in Portland after clashes between Trump supporters and protesters.” (Not “Trump supporters v. Biden supporters.” Not citizens weary of 90-straight days of rioting versus the looters and burners. But let’s move on.)

After reporting that “A caravan of supporters of President Trump had driven into downtown Portland, which has seen nightly protests for three consecutive months” the Times reveals — one headline, a subhead, and four paragraphs later — that the victim “was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in the Portland area that has clashed with protesters in the past.” In other words, a “Trump supporter”! (Presumably, anyway.)

Mostly Peaceful

It’s a formula that CNN knows so well, whether it’s Madison, Kenosha, or Chicago. Peaceful protest (if F-bombing, blocking traffic, and harassing citizens can be called peaceful) followed by criminality. Here’s the NY Times again:

On Friday, after a peaceful demonstration in front of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence, a crowd went out to a police association building, where some of the protesters set fire to the front of the building before the police dispersed the crowd.

President Trump keeps offering help — having deployed and then (when the Left scapegoated federal law enforcement) — withdrew it. As late as Friday, Portland’s progressive mayor told Trump to stay away, saying the earlier federal presence had made things worse. “Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city,” he wrote.

No, mayor Wheeler, the real work of your city is buying body bags and putting up more plywood.

Meantime, we see that The (“Cops out of our Schools”) Capital Times has received its emergency talking points from the Biden campaign. Editor emeritus Dave Zweifel is only today denouncing riots after three months of chaos in Wisconsin’s capital city. Only because the chaos in Democrat(ic) fiefdoms is electing Trump.  

Back to Kenosha, the Werkes believes that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old mama’s boy who killed two white BLM protesters in Kenosha and injured another, is (to some extent) a victim himself, however foolish. (High-profile lawyers are bidding to clear him on self-defense charges.) We yield to the hometown Kenosha News:

“[Gov. Tony] Evers’ statement on Sunday [blaming police for the Jacob Blake shooting] fueled the fire before any rioters got here. His insufficient response has put a Wisconsin city and its residents in danger. Now he needs to do everything the state can to help Kenosha and protect its citizens.”

Meadowood, Madison

Meanwhile, 3 a.m. this Sunday morning (08-30-2020) in Madison WI, police were called to the 5800 block of Balsam Road (just off Raymond Road on the city’s SW side) for shots fired. Officers located approximately 13 shell casings from different caliber handguns, 3 projectiles, and a building that was struck twice by gunfire. No victims were located.

One Meadowood neighbor reported, “Shortly after that you could hear a car so speeding away followed by sirens.” Another added, “It’s an apartment. The building next to mine was struck, too. And the street looks like a concert just ended — so much trash!

Don’t need no stinkin’ cameras

The Kenosha police union argues that Jacob Barnes was shot only after he vigorously fought Kenosha police. A camera on the bodies of the three police who responded to a woman’s call for help might have settled the issue. The Black Lives Matter cabal will have none of that.

The WI State Journal reports today that M. Adams of Freedom Inc. doesn’t want policy body cameras:

“It’s not that we don’t know what happened” in police shootings of Black people, Freedom Inc. co-executive director M. Adams said. “The real question is who has the power to interpret the footage and frankly, who has the power to make a determination of wrongdoing?”

“These things do not produce the outcomes we want,” Adams said of the cameras.

Blaska’s Bottom LineIt’s Alix in Wonderland: “Sentence first, verdict afterwards!” That is what “community control” really means. Like Portland and Kenosha.

What does YOUR body camera show?

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12 Responses to Another riot fatality, this time in Portland

  1. Batman says:

    “The real question is who has the power to interpret the footage and frankly, who has the power to make a determination of wrongdoing?”

    No M. Adams, the real question is why are you so afraid of video documentary evidence?

    “These things do not produce the outcomes we want,” Adams said of the cameras.

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  2. jyvurentropy says:

    I wish someone would give these assholes some police brutality to protest. There obviously isn’t enough police brutality if these jerks can burn shit down and cause chaos for months straight. Crack some freaking skulls already. Throw them all in guantanemo.


    • Batman says:

      But that would be RACIST even if they are white.
      Don’t think about it too much, it does not make sense except when considering the source.

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  3. Batman says:

    The young lads shooting up and terrorizing Madison sure could use strong positive male role models.

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  4. dad29 says:

    Patriot Prayer, a far-right group

    So says Da Nooz. Patriot Prayer, unlike Proud Boys, does not seek fights, does not provoke fights. In fact, they’re a lot like Kyle Rittenhouse.

    There’s video and the perp has been ID’d by 4Chan. This was an execution, not a ‘fight,’


  5. AdamC says:

    What is alarming is that the Lt. Gov. said no investigation is necessary!

    Blake had a warrant for his arrest, was involved in a domestic violence situation, resisted police, a taser was ineffective at subduing him, and he ran from police to reach into a car for a weapon.

    This whole situation is ridiculous! And Democrats including Biden are mute when a Wisconsin city is destroyed by arsonists, looters, vandals, and violent thugs.

    Our weak governor said no to federal help until a teenager defended himself against mob attacks by 3 adult males with criminal records including a pedophile…. then suddenly the Governor said yes to Trump’s offer…. because he had no other choice. It was too late and after the pathetic Evers already failed the most basic test of government leadership: public safety.

    No peace–no order–no justice

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  6. georgessson says:

    “Gilbert Rosales and Jason Ottum patrol the entrance of their Kenosha subdivision”.

    And Evers and Barnes rush-to-judgement inflammatory comments? “Nuff said…


  7. Amy says:

    I couldn’t believe my ears when the Mayor of Portland said of the killing, we all knew this day was coming. We all knew that 90 days ago.


    • Gary Kriewald says:

      Well, he’s right–we all did know it was coming … because the pathetic little prick in charge of Portland did nothing but indulge the BLM thugs for three straight months. Like all liberal elites, he assumed no one would do anything to push back because they were too cowed by the prospect, carefully encouraged by the media, of being called racist if they raised the tiniest squeak of criticism. Human beings have limits and it’s pious little c**ts like Wheeler who invariably push them past those limits. No Pity for Portland.


  8. Ted says:

    Burning buildings, broken glass, looted malls. Communists hate private property which is why CNN promotes such occurrences as peaceful to mostly peaceful. For them it does bring peace along with much needed ratings.


  9. Gary Kriewald says:

    “Fiery but mostly peaceful protests.” The same twisted logic that produced the famous line from the Vietnam War: “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”


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