Portland politician who called 911 over Lyft spat blames ‘white supremacists’

Portland politician who called 911 over Lyft spat blames ‘white supremacists’


A Portland, Ore. politician who called the cops over an argument with her Lyft driver despite her support for the “defund the police” movement now says she acted out of a fear of “white supremacists.”

City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and her Lyft driver made dueling 911 calls during a Nov. 1 ride from hell, as Hardesty griped about everything from confusion over the pick-up location to the car’s windows being open, The Oregonian previously reported.

Hardesty — who caught flak for the move in light of her claiming most 911 calls aren’t for real crimes — said during a City Council meeting on Thursday that she was motivated by a fear of far-right demonstrators who have recently rallied in the City of Roses.

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“This is another example of being black in America and being put in a position where I have to be the one to look out for my personal safety,” she said. “I didn’t expect the

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