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A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing.

 

By 
Andy Ngo
Aug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET
 

Portland, Ore.

Along the trolley tracks behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, a biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat. The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition. They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

 

A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway. They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital. Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help. Hours later, the remaining ICE workers were finally evacuated by a small federal police team. The facility shut down for more than a week.

 

Signs called ICE employees “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” Others accused them of running a “concentration camp,” and demanded open borders and prosecution of ICE agents. Along a wall, vandals wrote the names of ICE staff, encouraging others to publish their private information online.

Federal workers were defenseless. An ICE officer, who asked that his name not be published, told me one of his colleagues was trailed in a car and confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp. Later people showed up at his house. Another had his name and photo plastered on flyers outside his home accusing him of being part of the “Gestapo.”

 

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

 

The mob set up camp behind the building, where they harassed journalists and banned photography. The open-borders advocates also erected an 8-foot wall around their site. I walked through and saw young children, including infants, in squalid conditions and 90-degree heat. Every American flag was defaced. Anarchist and communist flags were unsoiled.

 

Stuart Lindquist, the ICE facility’s 79-year-old landlord, visited his property on June 21. “The political powers in the city of Portland have stopped the police from doing what they normally would do,” he told me. When he attempted to drive into the parking lot, occupiers swarmed and pounded his windows. In the commotion, Mr. Lindquist’s car struck someone in the mob, who wasn’t injured. His home address later appeared online, and he says the harassment hasn’t stopped.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anarchy-breaks-out-in-portland-with-the-mayors-blessing-1533331454

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7 minutes ago, LoreD said:

This was an opinion piece written by a college student:

 

Andy Ngo -- Portland State University

 

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/author/andy-ngo/

So, it's not true?

 

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

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3 minutes ago, rippy38 said:

So, it's not true?

 

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

 

https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-mayor-police-calls-ice-protest/

 

Portland Mayor Says Police Did Respond To 911 Calls Regarding ICE Protest

by Amelia Templeton OPB Aug. 1, 2018 12:42 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 2:16 p.m.


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is disputing a claim that the city’s police did not respond to requests federal workers made for help during a five week long protest outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office building.

The claims were made by Sean Riddell, an attorney for the union representing federal workers at the ICE facility.

 

In a cease-and-desist letter, Riddell alleged that the mayor’s decision not to order Portland Police to remove protesters from the federal facility created a zone of lawlessness and constituted an unconstitutional policy of refusing to provide police protection to ICE workers on the basis of their employment.  

In a letter, Wheeler called the union’s allegations “inaccurate and inflammatory.” He said the city does not have a policy of ignoring calls for police service from ICE employees.

 

“Portland Police did respond to various calls for service placed by FPS and ICE employees when there were imminent life safety threats,” Wheeler wrote.

Wheeler said that in conversations with city attorneys, Riddell failed to cite any specific examples of 911 calls placed by ICE workers that police didn’t respond to.

 

During the protest, the Portland Police Bureau provided OPB with a log of calls it had received regarding the encampment.

That log indicates that Portland Police opened investigations into at least three incidents.

 

On June 21, police received a complaint that a woman in a motorized wheelchair had been assaulted by protesters. 

On June 21, police received a complaint that protesters had thrown items at a vehicle that drove through the protests flying a confederate flag.

And on June 27, protesters reportedly threatened a person’s daughter.
 
Wheeler requested that Riddell provide further information to support the union’s assertions.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ice-facility-protests-federal-agents-in-riot-gear-portland-oregon/

 

Federal agents were there.  I watched the video.  There was a group of Federal agents in full riot gear protecting the ICE building.

 

 

https://katu.com/news/local/portland-police-post-eviction-notices-for-occupy-ice-protesters

Portland police post eviction notices at Occupy ICE protest

 

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police officers posted notices at a Southwest Portland Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility Monday night alerting protesters their campsite will be cleared out starting Tuesday.

During a Monday afternoon news conference, Mayor Ted Wheeler asked the protesters to leave. Protesters have been camped out for weeks at the facility to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy toward people entering the United States illegally.

Wheeler said the protesters have a right to express themselves, but the camping, especially the wooden structures set up by the protesters, is an unsustainable situation.

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5 minutes ago, LoreD said:

Wheeler said that in conversations with city attorneys, Riddell failed to cite any specific examples of 911 calls placed by ICE workers that police didn’t respond to.

 

During the protest, the Portland Police Bureau provided OPB with a log of calls it had received regarding the encampment.

That log indicates that Portland Police opened investigations into at least three incidents.

 

On June 21, police received a complaint that a woman in a motorized wheelchair had been assaulted by protesters. 

On June 21, police received a complaint that protesters had thrown items at a vehicle that drove through the protests flying a confederate flag.

And on June 27, protesters reportedly threatened a person’s daughter.

Why not shut it down?

 

The "protest" was clearly out of control.

 

What if it had been a bunch of Proud Boys outside of the NAACP or BLM offices?

 

Do you think they would have been allowed to stay for over a month and assault the "opposition"?

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Portland ICE Protesters Say Federal Agents Have Been Blasting “Walking Dead” Torture Song at Them for 10 Hours

The chipper song’s only pop-culture fame comes from being used as musical torture.OccupyICE_Gehrke_ICE22June_28_2018_web.jpgFederal officers outside the Portland ICE headquarters on June 28. (Sam Gehrke)
 
 
Published July 15 
 Updated July 15
 

Protesters camped outside the Portland headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say federal agents have been broadcasting a chipper pop song from the parking garage for more than 10 hours.

As temperatures in Portland reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon, the same song has played on repeat all day: "Easy Street," a banjo-and-horn driven ditty with maddeningly happy lyrics. (Protesters recorded a snippet for Twitter, with the complaint: "ICE has been playing children's music for 5 hours now.")

ICE has been playing children’s music for 5 hours now#OccupyIcePDX pic.twitter.com/OPxZVEF3jK

— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 15, 2018

In fact, the song's only pop-culture fame comes from being used as musical torture for a prisoner in a 2016 episode of the zombie-apocalypse TV series The Walking Dead.

"It seems to play for a couple minutes and is a continuous loop," a spokesperson for Occupy ICE tells WW via email. "It's been playing for 10+ hours now."

 

The occupants of Portland's ICE building have previously used music to agitate the protesters camped outside.

 

Last month, federal agents played the Metallica song "Enter Sandman" from atop the building's roof, shortly before sweeping out the protesters blocking the building entrance. Occupiers disparaged the song as "threatening dad rock" and said it was being used to unnerve them. A Federal Protective Services spokesman said the agents were grilling out on the deck and played music with dinner.

 

Since the June 28 sweep, federal agents have grown more aggressive toward the first Occupy ICE camp in the country. Last week, agents shot protesters point-blank with pepper balls as the occupiers linked arms to block a deportation van.

And a visitor to the camp tells WW that last night people inside the ICE building shined floodlights on the Occupy camp, using a generator to power the lights.

A spokesman for Federal Protective Services did not immediately respond to WW's request for comment.

 

After a Dawn Raid, Federal Agents In Riot Gear Stand Watch Over “Very, Very Peaceful” Protest at Portland ICE Building

"We’re going to be here for a while."ICE17.jpg(Sam Gehrke)
 
 
Published June 28 
 Updated June 28
 

After a dawn raid that dislodged a protest blockade, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officers plan to hold a barricade between the protest camp and the building used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Portland's South Waterfront.

"We're going to be here for a while," says Federal Protective Services spokesman Robert Sperling. "The intent is to make sure the employees, as they return to work, are safe and secure and the facility remains safe and secure."

Sperling says ICE agents will likely return to work next week, though he did not offer specifics about their plans.

Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)
Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)

In the hours after today's raid, protesters milled about on one side of a strip of yellow police tape, occasionally yelling obscenities at DHS officers in full riot gear who formed a barricade just steps away.

 

How would you like it if someone came and took your family and put them in dog kennels?" one protester shouted at the federal agents.

Scattered behind the black-clad riot squad, a few Special Response Team officers in camouflage uniforms carried bright yellow rifles. The Special Response Team is the federal equivalent of a police SWAT team.

Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)
Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)

Despite the heavy law enforcement presence, FPS says the protesters have overwhelmingly cooperated with official orders.

"It's been very, very peaceful," Sperling says. "Other than the yelling and screaming and calling of names, but I consider that peaceful. No one has thrown anything or hit anybody. There's been no violence."

Eight protesters were arrested as DHS agents cleared the building's entrance and driveway. FSP declined to release their names or charges, though Sperling said they would likely be charged with failing to comply with a directive, obstructing a federal agent, or a similar charge.

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Just now, theLion said:

So, Rippy is channeling lies?

 

i’m shocked, shocked I say. 

Where are the lies?

 

The mayor allowed this to go on for over a month, and even made statements on social media that showed his bias.

 

Are you saying that didn't happen?

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Just now, rippy38 said:

Where are the lies?

 

The mayor allowed this to go on for over a month, and even made statements on social media that showed his bias.

 

Are you saying that didn't happen?

 

 

The reason the Portland PD was not involved was because Federal agents took over jurisdiction.  

 

 

 

Scattered behind the black-clad riot squad, a few Special Response Team officers in camouflage uniforms carried bright yellow rifles. The Special Response Team is the federal equivalent of a police SWAT team.

Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)
Protesters confront federal officers after a raid of Occupy ICE in Portland on June 28, 2018. (Sam Gehrke)

Despite the heavy law enforcement presence, FPS says the protesters have overwhelmingly cooperated with official orders.

 

"It's been very, very peaceful," Sperling says. "Other than the yelling and screaming and calling of names, but I consider that peaceful. No one has thrown anything or hit anybody. There's been no violence."

 

Eight protesters were arrested as DHS agents cleared the building's entrance and driveway. FSP declined to release their names or charges, though Sperling said they would likely be charged with failing to comply with a directive, obstructing a federal agent, or a similar charge.

 

 

 

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Portland mayor has 'failed miserably' as police commissioner, police union president says

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/08/portland_mayor_has_failed_mise.html

 

 

"There is no place for personal, political bias when it comes to providing public safety services to our communities,"

http://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2018/08/03/portland-police-union-president-says-mayor-failed-miserably-in-response-to-occupy-ice-camp/

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1 minute ago, LoreD said:

The reason the Portland PD was not involved was because Federal agents took over jurisdiction.  

 

The Feds took over because the mayor told the local PD to stand down...

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Just now, rippy38 said:

 

The Feds took over because the mayor told the local PD to stand down...

 

This was a Federal building.  The mayor told the PD to stand down because Federal agents were taking jurisdiction.

 

"We're going to be here for a while," says Federal Protective Services spokesman Robert Sperling. "The intent is to make sure the employees, as they return to work, are safe and secure and the facility remains safe and secure."

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PORTLAND SWEEPS UP AFTER ‘DISGUSTING’ OCCUPY ICE PROTEST, CALLS SITE A ‘BIOHAZARD’

 

Portland is sweeping up after an Occupy ICE camp was shut down on Wednesday. Local police calling the protest site a biohazard.

As Fox News reports, the city’s mayor is offering to pay for some of the clean-up costs, but other Portland officials are wondering why the protesters can’t be forced to pay the bill after they created the “disgusting” mess.

“It was pretty disgusting that that’s how they were living back there,” local resident Frank Savage told FOX 12.

Savage looks forward to a return to normalcy. “Getting tired of waking up to the bullhorn and the sounds and the cussing,” he said.

 

The protesters left the area strewn with plenty of garbage — including recyclable material like plastic containers and liquor bottles that the activists didn’t bother to place in the appropriate bins. They even built a latrine.

The demonstrators erected the site by a Portland ICE office to show their opposition to the Trump administration’s tough-line on illegals.

The protesters want to terminate ICE. It is a policy position that has been gaining traction with some top-level Democrats, but they have backed away from a bill advocating the agency’s abolition.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/26/portland-sweeps-ice-protest/

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Just now, rippy38 said:

PORTLAND SWEEPS UP AFTER ‘DISGUSTING’ OCCUPY ICE PROTEST, CALLS SITE A ‘BIOHAZARD’

 

Portland is sweeping up after an Occupy ICE camp was shut down on Wednesday. Local police calling the protest site a biohazard.

As Fox News reports, the city’s mayor is offering to pay for some of the clean-up costs, but other Portland officials are wondering why the protesters can’t be forced to pay the bill after they created the “disgusting” mess.

“It was pretty disgusting that that’s how they were living back there,” local resident Frank Savage told FOX 12.

Savage looks forward to a return to normalcy. “Getting tired of waking up to the bullhorn and the sounds and the cussing,” he said.

 

The protesters left the area strewn with plenty of garbage — including recyclable material like plastic containers and liquor bottles that the activists didn’t bother to place in the appropriate bins. They even built a latrine.

The demonstrators erected the site by a Portland ICE office to show their opposition to the Trump administration’s tough-line on illegals.

The protesters want to terminate ICE. It is a policy position that has been gaining traction with some top-level Democrats, but they have backed away from a bill advocating the agency’s abolition.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/26/portland-sweeps-ice-protest/

 

So, they brought over a bunch of inmates from the local jail to clean the area.  Problem solved.

 

OMG.  They didn't place their recycling in the proper containers!

 

The protesters left the area strewn with plenty of garbage — including recyclable material like plastic containers and liquor bottles that the activists didn’t bother to place in the appropriate bins.

 

 

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Just now, Duck615 said:

Just goes to show these protesters are a bunch of pussy coward pigs!!!

 

Just goes to show that everyone should always carefully sort their recycling.  lol

 

 

The protesters left the area strewn with plenty of garbage — including recyclable material like plastic containers and liquor bottles that the activists didn’t bother to place in the appropriate bins.

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8 minutes ago, LoreD said:

The protesters left the area strewn with plenty of garbage — including recyclable material like plastic containers and liquor bottles that the activists didn’t bother to place in the appropriate bins.

Speaks to character... or lack thereof.

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1 hour ago, rippy38 said:

A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing.

 

By 
Andy Ngo
Aug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET
 

Portland, Ore.

Along the trolley tracks behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, a biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat. The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition. They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

 

A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway. They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital. Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help. Hours later, the remaining ICE workers were finally evacuated by a small federal police team. The facility shut down for more than a week.

 

Signs called ICE employees “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” Others accused them of running a “concentration camp,” and demanded open borders and prosecution of ICE agents. Along a wall, vandals wrote the names of ICE staff, encouraging others to publish their private information online.

Federal workers were defenseless. An ICE officer, who asked that his name not be published, told me one of his colleagues was trailed in a car and confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp. Later people showed up at his house. Another had his name and photo plastered on flyers outside his home accusing him of being part of the “Gestapo.”

 

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

 

The mob set up camp behind the building, where they harassed journalists and banned photography. The open-borders advocates also erected an 8-foot wall around their site. I walked through and saw young children, including infants, in squalid conditions and 90-degree heat. Every American flag was defaced. Anarchist and communist flags were unsoiled.

 

Stuart Lindquist, the ICE facility’s 79-year-old landlord, visited his property on June 21. “The political powers in the city of Portland have stopped the police from doing what they normally would do,” he told me. When he attempted to drive into the parking lot, occupiers swarmed and pounded his windows. In the commotion, Mr. Lindquist’s car struck someone in the mob, who wasn’t injured. His home address later appeared online, and he says the harassment hasn’t stopped.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anarchy-breaks-out-in-portland-with-the-mayors-blessing-1533331454

 

 

What happened in Portland was such a nothing burger, there hasn't been a single report of it anywhere on national MSM, or cable news. If this was supposed to be some big march by the losers from the Charlottesville failure, where their great victory was killing an unarmed girl, and a lot of them are still sitting in jail, then you can chalk it up as another epic fail.

 

This wasn't about ICE being protested. This was about the pasty white losers with no balls crowd being punked again. And once again, they left town with their tales tucked between their legs. 

 

You fools have no power, or support, and nobody is afraid of you, whether you show up with guns or tiki torches. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, skews13 said:

 

 

What happened in Portland was such a nothing burger, there hasn't been a single report of it anywhere on national MSM, or cable news. If this was supposed to be some big march by the losers from the Charlottesville failure, where their great victory was killing an unarmed girl, and a lot of them are still sitting in jail, then you can chalk it up as another epic fail.

 

This wasn't about ICE being protested. This was about the pasty white losers with no balls crowd being punked again. And once again, they left town with their tales tucked between their legs. 

 

You fools have no power, or support, and nobody is afraid of you, whether you show up with guns or tiki torches. 

 

 

blm and antifa didn't show up because they would have gotten their heads smashed in!!!!!!!

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