This time, the rioters’ target was the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service; fliers read, “No borders! No nations! Abolish deportation.” But not “no vandalism”: They smashed windows of restaurants, banks and grocery stores, destroyed a security car and left anti-ICE graffiti on buildings along the way.
Police, stretched thin by multiple shooting incidents around the city, made only two arrests. Then again, Portland prosecutors routinely spring these thugs, so what’s the point?
I reckon if the police are that busy and the DA unwilling to do the job he was elected to do then there should be no real harm done if some nice Portlander, fed up with the utter scum of the earth, borrowed a police car or a fire truck and squished the rioters in the streets. With the police too busy to keep the streets safe it should be possible to end a couple of dozen of the scum every night until they get the message that they're unwanted and leave town. OTH, they might decide to come to your town. OTGH, your town has fire trucks too.