Oregon Sheriff’s Politely Decline Governor’s Call To Secure Riotous Portland

In real speak, the sheriff’s were saying “you broke it, you fix. You allowed it for months, you hate cops. Deploy some social workers”

Oregon sheriffs reject Gov. Kate Brown’s request to staff Portland protests

The sheriffs of Clackamas and Washington County in Oregon said they won’t send staff to help with the nightly unrest in Portland after Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a plan to bring an end to violence in the city.

Brown had asked the sheriffs and the Gresham Police Department to support the Portland Police Bureau with personnel and resources “to keep the peace and protect free speech.”

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts on Monday said the governor never approached him before unveiling her plan to mobilize local law enforcement agencies in the Portland protests, and that he has no plans to send his staff to nightly demonstrations.

“Had Governor Brown discussed her plan with my office, I would have told her it’s about changing policy, not adding resources,” he said, according to a statement released by Kellee Azar, a reporter with Portland’s KATU. “Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder.”

He said that Portland’s newly elected district attorney had dismissed charges against hundreds of protesters arrested for non-violent, low-level crimes.

“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office. The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again,” Roberts continued. “The criminal justice system will need do its part and hold offenders accountable.”

Sheriff Roberts is 100% correct: why bother trying to keep the peace when those who are causing problems, many, many of them from out of town and even the state, are just being released night after night. Also, why bother helping when “protesters” are allowed to attack police with impunity, and then see the mayor of Portland attack the police?

Sheriff Pat Garrett (yes, that’s his name, and how cool is that?) said in a statement

“I do not plan to send deputies to work directly in Portland,” Garrett said, according to the station. “The lack of political support for public safety, the uncertain legal landscape, the current volatility combined with intense scrutiny on use of force presents an unacceptable risk if deputies were deployed directly.”

Why help those who hate you? Meanwhile, the same Progressive (nice Fascit) groups Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has allowed to run wild for 100 days are calling for him to resign, and

(Fox News) Portland Police declared a riot on Monday after roughly hundreds of protesters marched on Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence at a condominium tower to demand his resignation, according to reports.

The crowd of about 200 were there to mockingly celebrate the mayor’s birthday before the demonstration quickly turned destructive and an “arson fire” was reported, police said.

Protesters lit a fire in the street, as some danced to the “Macarena,” according to Allison Mechanic, a reporter for KATU News who posted the video on Twitter. Others placed a picnic table from a nearby business above the fire to feed the blaze.

Demonstrators shattered windows and broke into a dental office, taking items — including a chair – to add to the fire, the Oregonian reported. A bundle of newspapers was also set ablaze and thrown into a storefront, located on the ground floor of the residential building around 11 p.m. – leading police to declare the gathering a riot.

I’m not finding any information that it was Ted’s apartment building, but, regardless, this is what he has allowed to continue. It’s what Gov Kate Brown should have sent in the National Guard on months ago. Is it any wonder Sheriff’s declined to participate?

I’m guessing that they don’t think social workers can negotiate the situation, eh?

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3 Responses to “Oregon Sheriff’s Politely Decline Governor’s Call To Secure Riotous Portland”

  1. Dana says:

    There are videos on Twitter claiming to be the idiotic Black Lives Matter childish brats trying to set fire to the Mayor’s condominium residence through fireworks, but I haven’t been able to find any corroborating documentation. But, if it is true, that means the spoiled brats would be endangering dozens of other residences at the same time.

    In the meantime, my older daughter, who was reared properly, just got back from E-6 school, and is now a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve.

    Anyone want to bet that the parents of these spoiled brats openly flouted the law by smoking pot? Anyone want to bet that an abnormally large percentage of them were come from broken homes?

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Funny thing is, Portland is in no danger of ever electing Republicans to clean their streets.

  3. formwiz says:

    Think you mean sheriffs.

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