Portland Mom Surprised She Was “Shot” During Riots

If you’re attending a mostly peaceful violent protest, why would anyone be surprised that law enforcement fights back? Especially since she seems to know what has been happening. Of course, she wants to play the Victim

I’m a Mom Who Came Out to Protest for Black Lives in Portland. I Was Shot by Federal Agents

Our president wants you to believe I am a terrorist, a professional agitator stalking the Pacific Northwest.

Four days before federal agents shoot me in Portland, Ore., I riffle through the garage, shooing spiders from my son’s snowboarding helmet. Will it buckle beneath a steel baton? I press my daughter’s swim goggles to my face, testing the fit. Can they repel tear gas? I run my hands over my husband’s life jacket. Can it stop a bullet?

I don’t yet realize how many other moms are slipping oven mitts into backpacks (to minimize burns when tossing aside flaming grenades and tear-gas canisters), how many dads are hoisting leaf blowers from sheds (to clear tear gas), how many teens are gathering plastic toboggans to shield themselves from officers in combat fatigues aiming stun-grenade launchers through temporary fencing around the federal courthouse. This is what happens when you rattle the barricade that policymakers hide behind, screaming “Black lives matter,” protesting for 60-plus nights the brutal tactics officers use to kill Black men on camera and Black women in beds.

People do not need helmets during peaceful protests. They don’t need goggles. They don’t need body armor. They don’t need oven mitts. They don’t need leaf blowers. This isn’t the 60’s where police officers in Democratic Party run areas were sent in to run off blacks protesting. The police are responding strictly to the violence from civilians, many of whom weren’t even from Portland, or even Oregon.

The night I am shot, the sky shimmers with a leftover Fourth of July firework lit by a privileged son whose college closed in the spring. He is here because Black lives matter to him but also because he senses the video game he now plays nightly has sprung to life and he won’t be left out. That boy is pretext, he and his friends tossing plastic water bottles at stone walls, justification for an elite force to quell a gathering of Black people and their allies at the door of the same courthouse where four years earlier the white militiamen who led an armed takeover of another federal building in Oregon were acquitted of any wrongdoing in a 41-day siege.

She does understand that those fireworks were being shot at the federal building….no, she sees things through her Marxist colored glasses, failing to see the violence that originated through her Comrades.

And that is when they shoot us, point blank, with impact munitions. The woman on my right falls forward; the woman on my left is struck in the head; I feel my bone break. My right ankle is encased in a bulky cast after a fall the previous week, and those American sons shoot my other foot out from under me.

Perhaps you shouldn’t be part of a riot.

Today, now that federal agents have withdrawn, our protests go on peacefully. But America, be wary. Forget Portland at your peril. Everyone thinks they’d have joined the Resistance if they lived in 1940s Europe, when we know that most stayed inside, served supper, tucked the children into bed with a kiss and a lie: “All is well, close your eyes.”

Peaceful?

We were told that if the federal law enforcement agents left violence would stop.

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3 Responses to “Portland Mom Surprised She Was “Shot” During Riots”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Self righteous, self-absorbed little bint ain’t she?

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  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach is a liar for tRump.

    The police are responding strictly to the violence from civilians

    Perhaps you shouldn’t be part of a riot.

    “If you protest you may get shot by tRump’s fascist troops!”, is what he meant.

    • alanstorm says:

      “If you RIOT you may get shot by police doing their jobs!”, is what he meant.

      There, that’s better.

      Property destruction is not protest.

      Sorry to see Jeffty is still five.

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