As the now 50 nightly protests in Portland, Oregon become ever more violent, federal law enforcement officers are using unmarked vehicles to patrol Portland and remove suspected rioters from the streets; plus more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Federal law enforcement working to quell violence in Portland
On a nightly basis, for 50 straight nights in Portland, Oregon Live reported, violent anarchists are causing massive destruction and damages through lighting fires, property destruction, graffiti, and more.
The Department of Homeland Security released an extensive list recording the incidents, part of which can be seen at Daily Wire listing on May 29 through July 15, 2020.
The Trump administration has quietly made good on its promise to go in and clean up the problems in Democrat-run cities if their leaders did not act.
“The city of Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city,” Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said earlier this week in a statement.
“Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.”
On Friday, Wolf tweeted: “Our men and women in uniform are patriots. We will never surrender to violent extremists on my watch.”
All media criticizes law enforcement
However, despite the destructive nature of the protests, liberal, left-wing media has sided with the protesters and reported critically on the law enforcement actions of the federal agents.
“Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14,” Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
“Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off. Federal officers have charged at least 13 people with crimes related to the protests so far, while others have been arrested and released.”
Portland cop says more black police officers against protesters than there are black people in the black lives matter protests.
African-American Portland Police Officer Jakhary Jackson, who says he “graduated from PSU [Portland State University] with a history degree,” commented on the irony and ignorance of white people screaming at black police officers about racism.
“It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest, you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd,” Jackson told a Portland reporter, Daily Wire reported. “You have white people screaming at black officers, ‘You have the biggest nose I’ve ever seen.’”
“I got to see folks that really do want change, like the rest of us, that have been impacted by racism,” Jackson says.
“And then I got to see those people get faded out by people that have no idea what racism is all about, never experienced racism, that don’t even know that the tactics that they are using are the same tactics that were used against my people. And they don’t even know that. They don’t even know the history – they don’t know what they’re saying.”
AG Barr warns US business leaders of what China attempting to do
Attorney General William Barr issued a warning to American businesses on Thursday about what the Chinese Communist Party is seeking that will have a direct effect on industries and economies around the globe.
“While we tend to focus on the next quarter’s earnings report,” Barr said, China “thinks in terms of decades and centuries.”
Barr told the business leaders that China is seeking to totally dominate in order to control the world, as it seeks to monopolize rare earth materials, as well as dominate 5G infrastructure to become the global leader in artificial intelligence, Daily Wire reported.
“The People’s Republic of China is now engaged in an economic Blitzkrieg,” Barr added, “an aggressive orchestrated whole of government, indeed whole of society, campaign to seize the commanding heights of the global economy and to surpass the United States as the world’s preeminent technological superpower.”