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Mayor Begs For Help Against Antifa Attacks

The thugs have taken to the streets to get what they want.

“My good-faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical Antifa and anarchists,” Wheeler said in a New Year’s Day press conference. “In response, it will be necessary to use additional tools and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end.”

“It’s time to push back harder against those who are set on destroying our community and to take more risks in fighting lawlessness,” the Portland mayor continued.

The mayor’s remarks follow violent attacks by Antifa on Portland Police Bureau officers and destruction of businesses in the downtown district on New Year’s Eve. The anarchists attacked their officers with commercial-grade fireworks and firebombs. Antifa rioters threw at least two Molotov cocktail-style firebombs and launched multiple commercial-grade fireworks at Portland police as they attempted to defend the downtown business district and the federal courthouse.

“We should be clear what this was last night, it was about violence and criminal destruction, period,” Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said during the press conference.

Mayor Wheeler called upon federal, state, county, and local law enforcement partners to work with him to develop “clear plans to address anarchist violence.” He also asked the Oregon Legislature to increase the penalties for people who engage in repeated acts of criminal destruction and vandalism.

Antifa-related violence ran rampant in Portland through much of 2020 as prosecutors in the city dismissed charges against 90 percent of the protesters arrested in September alone, Breitbart’s Ildefonso Ortiz reported. During the first week of October, only 19 of the 213 people arrested in September had pending charges.

Between May and September, prosecutors dismissed more than 70 percent of charges. In one case, charges of attempted murder, attempted assault, arson, possession of a destructive device, and rioting were dismissed against a man who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at police officers.

In December, Antifa built an autonomous zone around a foreclosed house to stop law enforcement from executing an eviction order. At one point, the mayor issued what now appears to be a toothless edict, saying, “There will be no autonomous zone in Portland,” Breitbart’s Joel Pollak reported.

When police arrived to execute the eviction order, Antifa anarchists became violent and chased the police away. The mayor pledged last week that the police were authorized to use “all lawful means” to end the occupation of the foreclosed house and surrounding streets.

That did not happen.

After a week-long occupation of the three-block autonomous zone, Wheeler caved and actually apologized to Antifa. The mayor and his chief of police apologized for statements they made earlier that week where they referred to the encampments as an “autonomous zone” and for threatening to use “a lawful means” to end the occupation.

Following the apology statements, admitted his weakness in enforcing the law might encourage others to follow similar acts of anarchy.

“I hope it is not an ongoing phenomenon,” Mayor Wheeler said in an article published by The Oregonian. “Our objective is to protect lives and end the occupation. And nobody should take this as an invitation to do it anywhere else. The end result could turn out very differently.”

In his New Year’s Day statement, Wheeler talks tough again, saying, “We need more accountability and we need to hold people responsible for their criminal conduct.”

The mayor said he did not understand the New Year’s Eve rioters that came at a time with others in the city focused on “hope and optimism that can come with the dawn of a new year, why would a group of largely white, young and some middle-aged men, from all reports, destroy the livelihood of other people who are struggling to get by?”

“It’s the height of selfishness,” Wheeler concluded. “There are just some people who want to watch the world burn. That’s what we’re up against here.”

Sources: Breitbart: Portland Mayor Admits Failure in Dealing with Antifa, Asks for Federal, State Help

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  1. No financial or police help until DeBlasio resigns from politics. HE AND HIS ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE REMOVED AT GUNPOINT.

    • I didn’t know that DeBlasio was mayor of Portland, OR. Of course if the article was about my city of birth, you’d be quite right. 🙂

  2. The mayor should have 2 words for the people of Portland. “I RESIGN”. Surely the people of Portland deserve better.

  3. I say …..up your’s DsBlasio ! You and other pin head democrat mayors allowed this to go on and now you have had enough and you want help. Not that long ago President Trump offered help to all you arrogant democrat mayors but you being a perpetual arrogant incompetent refused the offer. Kiss your city goodbye. I agree with an earlier posting that stated you should be removed from office at gun point and marched to a jail cell. For an added nice touch the same should happen to your incompetent governor.

  4. OK mayor, you learned your lesson, you can not bow to Antifa. You need to take the storm to them. All your resources must be on the same page including your prosecutors and judges. Let the law enforcement and all their partners do what is needed with your 100% support. Don’t be selective in the arrest, disorderly conduct, J walking, spitting on the street, dispense of ordinance without a license, arson, littering,charge them with everything.

  5. He had the chance to fight this summer and cowed down even after being attacked! Now, he wants help? Good luck with that

  6. She needs to give the police and prosecutors the authority to take BLM down! And when they are arrested, don’t set them free! Duh!

  7. The BLM/Antifa trash should have been taken out on day 1. Those brain-dead zombies deserve nothing but a bullet between the eyes.

  8. You know the best was to stop lawlessness? Enforce the law. When you set on your rear and do nothing, tell the police to stand down and then turn the thugs loose that have been arrested, what else do you expect? These cities are in the mess they are in right now, because they have Mayors and Governors who do nothing but look the other way when these thugs start protesting.
    They don’t need help, they just need to throw those idiots out and put someone in there that will enforce the laws.

  9. Oregon is getting exactly what they asked for. The whole west coast has turned into an uninhabitable hellhole for any decent person.

  10. What did you think would happen when this whole thing started in Portland, so my question to you Mr. Mayor, is , why are you a Mayor at all?? You let this thing start, continue and now you’re crying poor me? You really are someone that needs to step down from your position and find another occupation because you are obviously no good at it!!

  11. Probably should get in touch with Sleepy Joe and Kamala to ask for help. They started it all and they should be responsible for shutting it down

  12. Deblasio and Wheeler are worthless pieces of trash and should be thrown out of office with the rest of the trash. No bailouts for either of them.

  13. Portland used to be a great place to live. They chose this idiot and they’ll have to pay the piper! We don’t [au taxes to bail out irresponsible cities and states! CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS!

  14. Typical Democrat moron! Why do you idiots keep voting for Democrats? Have not you seen the anti-american damage they have created? You must have no brains and certainly no morals.

  15. After years of protecting the anarchist and helping them reorganize as antufa not the democrats want help getting rid of antifa becuase BLM is more politically practical now that the democrats are the fascists

  16. The people of Portland do not deserve better they vote democrap they get democrsl. Every single person in Portland deserves the continued antufa riots.

    You loved them when trump was in office. You even paid them to start fires you called climate fires. Now live with the pile of schiff you made.

    Vote republican next time morons

  17. Mayor you must admit you made some major mistakes. Form a task force of your police and their partners along with the prosecutors and judges. Take on this group with one swift move, arrest all in the even if they are J-walking and do not give out get out of jail free cards. Let the task force know you, your staff and community member support them 100%. You must establish law and order and it starts now.

  18. AMEN AMEN MIKE T. MAYOR WHEELER IS A LIBERAL PARASITE NO HELP NO HELP FOR YOU YOU IDIOT YOU COULKD HAVE PUT AN END TO THE SCAB BLM & ANTIFA BUT YOU LET ALL THE DESTRUCTION HAPPEN AND YOU DID NOTHING SOOOO NO NO NO GOVERNMENT AKA TAX PAYER MONEY YOU LET IT HAPPEN YOU PAY FOR IT you butt wipes continued getting your pay check while thousands of innocent people that had their businesses destroyed by the scab blm & antifa and now you want president trump to give you funding to

  19. Hope he didn’t forget he call Portland a SANCTUARY CITY BACK IN 2017! SO HE DOESN’T DESERVE ANY FEDERAL FUNDS MONEY!

  20. New York and Portland as well as Chicago are SANCTUARY CITY! These people refuse to follow guidelines of the federal agency who were trying to round up illegal immigration! All three of them declare this back in 2017-18! So no Taxpayers money should be going to these city getting destory by their army of ANTIFA and BLM.

  21. Go save yourself, they’re your goonies, and you were given the chance for help, before and refused. NOW you want help? Good luck with that.

  22. I will say it again! You better be ready for what coming! Cheating again in Georgia elect! Republic polls worker was not able to witness the vote! These POLITICAN are out to destory AMERICA from WITHIN! No help or federal funds to any DEMONCRAT CITY OR STATE! WASTEFUL SPENDING THE MONEY ON THEMSELVES! THIS FOOL DECIDED TO BE A SANCTUARY CITY BACK ON 2017! AS IS ALL OF CALIFORNIA!, NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, WASHINGTON DC, ALL SANCTUARY CITY AND STATE! TIME TO START OUR OWN COUNTRY! TEXAS , AND OTHER STATE DON’T WANT TO BE UNDER THESE POLITICAN WHO ARE COMMUNIST SOCIALISM GROUP. BUILD A CHAIN LINK WALL AT THE BORDER TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT SOCIALIST OUT OF OUR STATE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE WEST COAST STATE, CHINA OWN THEM! OBAMA NEVER PAY BACK THE SEQUENCE MONEY HE BORROW FROM CHINA! LIBERAL WITH BE WEARING BALL AND CHAIN FOR CHINA!

  23. Before last year, I don’t think I would have ever thought this way, maybe. but now I hope Portland and the people running it, is scorched to the ground, along with any other city that has allowed this to go on. I feel sorry for the normal people, but it’s already been allowed to happen for the last eight months, now all of a sudden the people in charge want it to stop.

  24. Don’t know, but I wonder if Wheeler thought he could let the destruction go on until they finished stealing the election and then the sun and rainbows would come out and the destruction would be gone, because the democrats were in, then everyone would be walking around with a big smile on their faces, under the f—— masks of course.

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