Journalist Andy Ngo, who covers Antifa activity, was attacked at a Portland rally Saturday and has reportedly been admitted to the hospital.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called upon federal law enforcement to take a look at what happened, particularly actions taken by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D).
A few Portland police officials decided to share their opinion on this matter!
First Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner echoed the condemnation of violence on city streets, but further called on the mayor to stop allowing the clashes between anti-fascist protesters (also called Antifa) and the alt-right group Proud Boys, and to “remove the handcuffs from our officers and let them stop the violence through strong and swift enforcement action.”
Today we have Police Chief Danielle Outlaw who called for anti-mask laws, asserting, “We cannot allow people to continue to use the guise of free speech to commit a crime. A lot of people are emboldened because they know they can’t be identified.’’
At a press conference, Outlaw “called for laws that would bar masks worn by demonstrators, allow police to fully videotape protests and give authorities greater control of protests by groups with a history of violence,” according to Oregon Live. She stated, “We have to do something differently … There were entities that planned a brawl in the city of Portland and no one seems to be upset about that. … Entities came here for a fight. … I don’t even know what they were protesting against.’’
Outlaw dismissed accusations from Portland’s police union president that Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also the city’s police commissioner, has “handcuffed’’ the police response to demonstrations.
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