For nearly a year, violent leftist riots have been caused by Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Portland. In September of 2020, fully 70% of “riot-related” cases had been dismissed by Portland’s far-left District Attorney and feckless leftist Mayor. Shootings are up by 250%. Now, the number of riot-related dismissals has climbed to a staggering 91%.
Portland D.A. Mike Schmidt (left) and rioters throwing molotov cocktails at law enforcement officers in Portland who were released by Mr. Schmidt.
Far-Left Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, doesn’t seem to mind violence if it is caused by people who are not conservative. He let it go on consistently unabated for months throughout 2020. He now calls it “occasional violence” and claims that he will arrest these violent thugs and then hold them accountable. However, his actions indicate crystal clearly that that is precisely not what he or his district attorney are doing.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Since late