Don’t worry, folks. Those were not domestic terrorists in Portland, we are assured by DOJ pick Merrick Garland. After all, it happened at night.

One night after vandalizing a federal courthouse, antifa was at it again. They marched through the Pearl section of Portland, smashing windows and drawing anti-police slogans on businesses such as Safeway, Starbucks, and Chipotle, among others.

But police were not able to respond to the riots in force because there were multiple shootings throughout the city they had to deal with. Portland is quickly becoming the same as Anna Navarro’s lady parts. Everyone knows where they’re at but no one wants to go there.

You have to wonder why the citizens put up with this nonsense. Their only hope is forming a Vigilante Committee, which I would oppose 100%.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) explained:

“Police response was constrained by multiple shooting incidents happening across the city, limiting the officers available to address the criminal behavior in the protest. Still, officers responded to the criminal behavior and made two arrests. Items that could be used as weapons were seized, including a large bat.” 

The riot began at about 9 p.m. Pacific and lasted over two hours. Police warned the rioters over the loudspeaker with this message:

To those marching in the Pearl District: Officers have observed and community members have reported members of this group have damaged buildings in the Pearl District. Immediately stop participating in criminal behavior including damaging property. Failure to adhere to this order may subject perpetrators to detention, citation, arrest, or use of crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Immediately stop participating in criminal activity.

Last year, Portland cut the police budget requiring the department to eliminate 84 positions and man police took their retirement or just quit to move elsewhere. You will see further cuts and more violence. The FBI is going to great lengths to track down anti-Trump supporters who may have been in the vicinity of the Capitol, yet let these savages roam at will. Is there a better reason to eliminate the FBI? Defund those crooks.


Steven Ahle

Steven is a syndicated columnist for, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa's Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It's All About me.

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  • You know… most of us stopped caring what happens in Portland sometime last summer or autumn. About the same time Portland residents stopped caring.

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