As I reported earlier, the Proud Boys are rallying today in Portland.
That prompted the Oregon Democratic Governor, Kate Brown, to declare a State of Emergency enabling the state police to respond and take the lead over the Portland Police. She also approved the use of tear gas which Democrats had been railing against using against BLM/Antifa, showing how political the enforcement of justice is and how hypocritical Brown and the Democrats are.
Mayor Ted Wheeler decried the group.
“On 9/26, alt-right groups and white nationalists are intent on coming into our community. These groups empower racism, intolerance and hate. Those are not Portland values, and they are not welcome. Hate has no home in Portland,” Wheeler tweeted.
Wheeler failed to explain the “hate” he’s been allowing for the past few months from the BLM/Antifa rioters in assaulting, even killing people, setting fires, and causing millions in damage.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 25, 2020
The Proud Boys declared victory at the rally.
Good morning from Vancouver, Washington, where Proud Boys are already declaring victory ahead of today’s planned protests. The wins? @OregonGovBrown state of emergency and the decision to allow @PPB to use tear gas pic.twitter.com/jCgtUrSKie
— Karina Brown (@karinapdx) September 26, 2020
The Proud Boys explained that’s part of what they said they have been asking the government to do to contain Antifa. They basically cheered the decision.
They definitely showed the hypocrisy of the varying response to them and to BLM/Antifa.
The mainstream media frequently suggests that the Proud Boys are “white nationalists”, yet their ranks have people of all races including black, Hispanic, and Asian members.
Speaker at The Proud Boys rally in Portland:
“I’m not an African American, I am an American.” pic.twitter.com/TFPgnIgNAy
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) September 26, 2020
We’ll have to see what happens Saturday night. But another good aspect of the response is that the federal agents deputized the Portland Police so that if the officers are attacked, they can charge the attackers with attacking a federal officer. And it wouldn’t be the Proud Boys attacking the cops.
At 9:00 A.M. this morning, members of @PortlandPolice Rapid Response Team were deputized as Federal Marshals. This will allow federal prosecutors to charge allegations of assault on a federal officer to anyone who attacks Officers-https://t.co/1pUrFr4Brr pic.twitter.com/iP1ZG6X1Nc
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) September 26, 2020