The Portland Police Association (PPA) warned, “Portland is lost,” after an appalling plea to Mayor Ted Wheeler and the new district attorney. The appeal was to make the necessary alterations in the riot policies and allow the rule of law to be implemented, or else, Portland cannot survive.
After feeling utterly disgusted with the current state of Portland, the PPA President, Daryl Turner, urged the Mayor and newly appointed District Attorney Mike Schmidt to prosecute the rioters and allow the Police Department to save the citizens, saying “Portland has had enough.”
He sharply criticized the Mayor and District Attorney officials of supporting policies allowing rioters to destroy, burn, hurt, and vandalize the city almost to the point of no return.
According to Turner, twice in the last two days, the rioters exhibited extreme chaos and destruction. It has happened because of the City Council’s direction of keeping the police inactive while the rioters continually and ultimately wreak havoc. The direction is ridiculous as the police should be authorized to prevent crime, not just watch it happen and respond after the fact.
Turner further stated that the Police Bureau had made 21 arrests in those two days, but the PPA President thinks that those arrested will get away with their crimes without facing the consequences. The primary job of District Attorney and Police Commissioner should be ensuring people’s safety, but they are miserably failing at doing so.
For more than 70 nights, the city has been under siege by Antifa, and Black Lives Matter anarchists and communists attempting to burn buildings, vandalizing private and public properties, and endangering the lives of residents.
The main objective of these rioters is to defund and eliminate the police department to bring down the entire nation. Such is a destructive initiative. The rioters are determined to continue until…they clearly have no idea. Anyone who blocks their way is labeled as racists, fascists, harmed, and canceled.
What Turner asks is definitely not something hypothetical. He asks Wheeler and Schmidt to perform their job as expected.
Turner is undoubtedly disgusted to witness his city has come to this stage. According to him, if it is acceptable for rioters to commit acts of violence against community members and try to burn down occupied buildings, and if this conduct is allowed to continue, then Portland is definitely lost.
The community members want accountability from the two governmental officials, Mayors, and Commissioner being accountable to the public. They should allow the police officers to exercise their oath in stopping the crime and the fear of crime. A proper criminal justice system should be in place to hold criminals accountable for their crimes.
Turner said: “Let the Police Chief, his command staff, and the rank-and-file officers do their jobs in protecting the City from the rioters who are bent on destroying our City, burning our police precincts, and assaulting officers or anyone else who gets in their way.”
According to the PJ Media report, the Portland Police Cops are retiring at a record rate this year. There’s a marked increase in stress-related disability among police officers.
According to Turner, police officers have suffered from constant indignity, dodging rocks, IEDs, racist slurs, and rape threats from rioters. They have been barricaded in buildings by rioters attempting to set the building on fire to burn them alive.
Turner finally ends this discussion with “Portland has had enough.”