Homeland Security – Portland Police’s New Tactics Leave Rioters in Disarray

After months of violent rioting that has caused numerous injuries to police officers and citizens and cost the city of Portland millions of dollars in damages, Portland Police finally took the gloves off, striking first. Monday night, the police declared a planned march to a police administration building “unlawful,” moving through the would-be rioters’ base camp, and confiscating riot tools, before they marched on the building.

Oregon Lives reported that the new proactive technique took the Marxist protest movement by surprise and left demonstrators dazed, angry, and confused, as many of their black-clad “Antifa” marchers ended up in police custody.

The Daily Wire noted that  after the Department of Homeland Security withdrew federal law enforcement officers deployed to Portland to protect the federal courthouse, “protests moved to Portland’s residential neighborhoods, and Portland’s police department has been struggling to contain the unrest, often waiting until a demonstration becomes destructive before beginning the process of clearing streets and detaining individual marchers.”

Now, however, the police aren’t waiting for the rioters to start burning buildings.

“Several dozen Portland police moved on protesters gathering in a North Portland park Monday night even before the group started marching,” Oregon Live reported Tuesday. “The armored officers swept through the park, confiscating homemade shields and other articles…Police also deployed pepper spray.”

The Daily Wire noted that:

The raid delayed the march and splintered it into smaller, more manageable factions. When demonstrators eventually regrouped, police immediately declared sidewalks and public roads off-limits. Eventually, Portland police declared the march an “unlawful assembly” and began arresting those suspected of inciting violence.

“Twenty-four people were ultimately arrested. The vast majority are accused of interfering with a peace officer, disorderly conduct, or both charges,” Oregon Live added.

Oregon Live reported that Portland police expect that all the arrested  individuals will be back on the street shortly since the Democrat Portland District Attorney will not prosecute protesters for crimes like “interfering with a peace officer” or “disorderly conduct.”

Still, for the first time in several weeks, noted The Daily Wire, “protesters were unable to set the police administration building on fire.”

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Wyatt
3 months ago

It’s a start ! Perhaps the good and law abiding folks of Portland will realize their mistake and rid themselves of their liberal government and their do nothing DA !

James Green
3 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt

Any district attorney who refuses to prosecute should be disbarred for dereliction of duty. He or she should be thrown out of office. We have laws which must be enforced

jsg
jsg
3 months ago
Reply to  James Green

Better is to have a recall, then have him de-bared for dereliction of duty

Richard Haley
3 months ago
Reply to  James Green

Why don’t they just arrest her because of her dereliction of her duties!!

Mark
Mark
3 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt

one could only HOPE

Sandy
3 months ago

Great proactive , we need law and order enough of rioters taking and destroying our cities.

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
3 months ago

FIRE TRUCKS with WATER CANNONS sweeping the feet out from under the rioters, then blasting them down the street for a block also leaves them bruised, injured, soaked to the bone, cold and too tired to protest anything.

Minimal risk to LEO.

Pick them up, zip tie back to back 3 to a group makes movement difficult.

OUT OF AREA persons are scheduled BEHIND all the local protesters for their hearings WITHOUT BOND OR BAIL!

Quadruple FINES and DOUBLE INCARCERATION sentences for all non-local.

Jack Dalm
Jack Dalm
3 months ago

Instead of just Plain Water. Mix up something very Putrid…Skunk Water or something similar. Non Toxic — Extremely Funny

JnM
JnM
3 months ago

Put dye in the water so they turn some color that lasts for days! Then you will know who they are in the day time and can ________ (fill in the blank!)

Don V
Don V
3 months ago

Also add a non-toxic dye to identify future problem makers

Larry
3 months ago

Well they’re months too late .. So ,one night in how many .. ?? What about the next time ?? I realize the governor and mayor control the police,but to this point,considering,as the article pointed out,all of the damage and people injured ,and nothing being done to stop them!! I’m sorry,but the Lame attempt now to actually look like they can or are willing to do anything major ,looks phony !Want this crap to stop ? Then vote them out of office !! No,not another Democrat that promises more of the same ! They are not for the citizens,they are for themselves and their party !!

JnM
JnM
3 months ago
Reply to  Larry

Problem is that most Democrats won’t vote against other Democrats…. that would be cannibalistic to them, they just won’t do it. They have been indoctrinated since birth that you always vote D!

D D
D D
3 months ago

Hell yeah!!! Good move law enforcement. Stay safe!!

CHARLES NOLAN
3 months ago

I suggest that someone from Portland must ask the US attorney to file a civil rights criminal complaint against the Democrat Portland District Attorney, for violation of our rights to equal protection. As soon as a conviction is achieved, demand disbarment.
Secondly, DHS should declare that rioting and looting are an insurrection, allowing prosecution for treason by all giving aid and comfort, such calling looting justified as reparations. In lue of prison, offenders should be offered a plea of insanity, resulting in life in a mental hospital, until certified as safe to release.
As a citizen, I demand equal protection under the law.
If a person block the road in front of my vehicle, I will consider this an attempt to take me hostage. Rather than stopping and risking being dragged from my vehicle and murdered, I will rundown the hostage taker, making sure that I do enough damage to their body to prevent them from pulling a gun and shooting me as I try to escape.
As our founders explained, the right to armed self defense is a natural or God given right, not a wim of our rulers. As our rights have been infringed to carry at all times a firearm for self defense, I am given no choice, but to use my vehicle as an improvised weapon. A gun, properly aimed, can provide more options than just crushing our attacker under the vehicles wheels.

THOMAS
THOMAS
3 months ago

This type of action should have been done on day one of the riots !

Lorene
Lorene
3 months ago

It is about 100 days late for this. They should have used this tactic as the way to handle the rioters at the onset. . Riots are NOT prtests.

Valdez
3 months ago

Allowing these “protestors” free speech is enough; anything more would be cause for charges of sedition and unlawful criminal acts. You allow anything more and you are complicit in the criminal act. RECO, and various laws on the books should enforce the policing of these traitors.

Joseph A. Fioravanti
Joseph A. Fioravanti
3 months ago
Reply to  Valdez

We are all mostly inclined to believe that no one is above the Law. But as you look at what the Obama Administration has done in trying to over rule the Election of our duly Elected President of the United States and try to impeach our President on false claims paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton. Obama and his administration including VP Joe Biden played a very big role in their attempt to oust President Donald J. Trump. VP Joe Biden brought up the idea of the Logan act against a decorated U.S. Military General to continue the Fake probe into the Russia collusion, which was a Clinton/Russia Collusion and paid for by Hillary. These Politicians get paid by us the tax payors money and should be on the job working to make our Country better by being united. The Congress has taken off more time then School teachers get on their jobs. Congress Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has complained about President Trumps handling of the Corona Virus yet she wanted people to visit China Town in San Francisco. They said President Trump reacted harshly by stopping incoming international flights. They ought to give out a test to all those who said President Trump mishandled the Pandemic, on a hypothetical question on handling a problem. And they should be graded according to their almost inevitable difference in their answers. It is always great to do Monday morning Quarterbacking trying to make yourself look like you had the correct answers. I myself am tired of the fake news and most of the Democratic party continuously putting down our President on any mater that he has handled as POTUS. I am a firm believer that there is good and bad in everyone. Maybe 99% bad and 1% good or 99% Good and 1% bad. No one is born totally Good or Bad. We are what we are due our upbringing and also from our schooling. When I was going to school it was instilled in me that I could be whatever I wanted to be but I had to work at it. Now in todays schools especially our Colleges our Children are being indoctrinated into a demanding society of wanting every thing for free. If someone has more than you have then you want the same as they have but you are not willing to put the hard work into getting it. It’s time to put God and our Flag back into our Children’s Education. Another important issue is our History being destroyed because some feel offended mostly by a race issue. Let me tell you that I moved to North Carolina from New Jersey and The Black Community here knows about slavery mostly through their ancestors and most, 99.9% if not all want our History to be available for their children to know the great pain and suffering their ancestors have gone through so they can stand up and be proud of their race and heritage. There is no way in HELL that we as a Nation can move forward if we can’t look back in History so we can correct all the mistakes that have been made in the past so our next Generation can prosper and move ahead as “One Nation under God.” AMEN

Bama Bill
Bama Bill
3 months ago

I’d still vote for the “Old Chain Gang”. Shackled together they can’t move very fast. Or zip tie them to a chain link fence? Daisy chain them around trees, telephone poles, other similar objects.

OH Conservative
OH Conservative
3 months ago

Great! The police should be consfiscating the trailers and U-hauls that are filled with shields, gasoline and other potentially riotous material and arrest those people bringing them to the sites of protest.

Kookie
Kookie
3 months ago

Sorry I wasn’t trying to vote negative but for some reason when I’m voting positive it comes up negative. I’m just going to quit voting.

Dar
Dar
3 months ago

About damn time! But while it’s a good start, it’s still only a start. They need to find charges against that idiot DA.

P W
P W
3 months ago

You think Ted Wheeler understands that he will never get re-elected in Portland as mayor of ever win an election again? I wonder if that has set in yet for mayor Ted or how long it took into the months of rioting before he grasped that reality.

Kookie
Kookie
3 months ago

I’m sorry this thing voted negative on several comments that I was trying to vote positive.

Floyd Hardee
3 months ago

What is harsh about defending yourself. It is time everybody comes down hard on looters, rioters, and hoodlums! By the way was the story about Ricin being intercepted at the WH fake or true? Also isn’t it strange that about an dozen Republicans are suddenly positive Covid 19? Also why isn’t the News Media and the FBI checking out who financed the illegal biological Lab in China. Who funded the Wuhan lab? Are not these culprits behind all the deaths attributed to the deadly virus? Demand that your Congressmen investigate who was behind this. Also who has been funding the riots, protests, and looters? Has the FBI and CIA sold out to our enemies?

Gib
Gib
3 months ago

This is why Hong Kong’s streets are now peaceful. Your rioters learnt from our rioters, now your police are learning from our police.

Michael A. Gilliam
Michael A. Gilliam
3 months ago

Imagine that. It’s front page “news” that the Police did what they should have done all along which is ENFORCE THE LAW. Tomorrow’s headline will read: “Trash collections will go on as scheduled, please separate your recycle items in cans marked “Recycle”.”

MR DAVID DELIA
MR DAVID DELIA
3 months ago

To enforce law and order like Malcom X once stated “by any means necessary”

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

I hear that Lead pieces flying through air at 2500 FPS work really good to put an end to Riots.

Marlene deRonde
Marlene deRonde
3 months ago

Stop the money feed from $ oros and the rioters will stop. He needs to be questioned. He has citizenship in the USA, UK, and his native Hungary.

Jim Pierce
Jim Pierce
3 months ago

Sick em’ Police! Take back your citizen’s streets!

Joy Smart
Joy Smart
3 months ago

Should have been done long ago. Portland mayor should be sued for allowing this crap to continue

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

This suggests an old tactic still works. At the first sign of incursion, hit them with maximum force.

jsg
jsg
3 months ago

One way to make the arrests more meaningful, is after they are arrested transport them to another county jail where they can be processed and then released. It will be a while before they are back to Portland

Omega 2
3 months ago

WELL IT IS A START BUT THEY HAVE TO nail the D A OVER NOT PROSECUTING THESE punks AND IF HE REFUSES THEN fire the useless idiot!

Jack Branson
3 months ago

GET THE COMMUNIST OUT OF OFFICE


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