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Portland protests relatively calm after federal agents' drawdown

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By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY

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Moms, Dads, Veterans and Lawyers = 1

Chad and Trump = 0

Gestapo - beaten by average citizens with no weapons. A model we need to keep in mind when they come to a city near you.

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Another failure for the Trump/barr regime. Their wag-the-dog did briefly draw media attention away from their failed handling of the pandemic (150,000 dead, 4 million sickened - and counting) and an economy at its lowest level in decades with few if any prospects for a recovery any time soon. But now their assault on American citizens is just another failure.

Trump's legacy will be described in a single word: FAILURE.

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But, but they are wild anarchisticism fascists! A partisanismistic mob of liberal commies! They’ll burn that courthouse to the ground given the opportunity!

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Imagine that.

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Some of us aren't the least surprised. The funny thing I read today in another media outlet was the DHS people on the ground in Portland can't figure out what the purpose of the protests there are! Amazing but then again maybe not.

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"Moms, Dads, Veterans and Lawyers = 1

Chad and Trump = 0

Gestapo - beaten by average citizens with no weapons. A model we need to keep in mind when they come to a city near you."

The problem in Portland and Seattle is there is a small group of actual anarchists who cause all the problems. In another media outlet there is an article about black protesters in Portland growing fed up with this small group of whites who show up around midnight and start problems. They are telling them to go home. They are drowning out the voices and the message of the blacks who want police reform and are not trying to storm the Federal Building.

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Federal Troops withdrawing from cities ?

Is this an article about the Syrian Civil War?

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group of people blocking the street right now, preventing people from returning home from work and taking their children home to go to bed. They just arent throwing things (yet), its still early.

Black people are among those being blocked as white people are screaming Black Lives Matter,

Black person said "if Black llves matter, let me go home".

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@The Avenger, @Bob Fosse

I don’t know what Portland you’re watching, but the riots preceded the arrival of federal officers.

Can you explain that, and why they were necessary in the first place?

Good luck doing so.

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When the people aren't treated like criminals, they stop acting like them.

Go figure.

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so who forced these people to attack the federal building again?

they acted like criminals first, then attracted federal law enforcement.

its cute that one night is "relatively" calm and you think they are done.

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so who forced these people to attack the federal building again?

Damn graffiti artists.

Black people dying at the hands of police was clearly a better state of events.

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oh graffiti isnt spraypainted anymore? it is delivered by thrown explosive device and starting fires?

how does violent white people attacking the federal building stop Black people from dying?

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I love the hyperbole of "gestapo" and "troopers" that the hysterical left uses. If they had any actual knowledge of history, they would see the utter folly and idiocy of such comparisons.

"Peaceful protesters" don't show up with rocks, molotov cocktails, industrial grade fireworks, and lasers. Read any accounts of journalists who were actually on the scene and then get back here. It was utter chaos. Just look at the condition of the buildings in Portland and tell me with a straight face that the damage was caused by "peacuful" protesters.

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how does violent white people attacking the federal building stop Black people from dying?

How do violent police keep killing black people?

See how this goes in circles.

Because your team's hard-line uncompassionate, extremist right-wing stance has led to this.

Then you claim cluelessness, and anger that it happens.

Sucks lying in the bed you make.

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sure its called deflection and not answering the question.

how does attacking a federal building stop Black people from getting killed by police? what is the connection?

How do violent police keep killing black people?

See how this goes in circles.

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Can you explain that, and why they were necessary in the first place?

It’s because of the fundamental inability to listen, by the people you are defending, that this situation has been created.

So, no. I won’t explain anything to you. Figure it out by yourself.

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funniest headline of the day from Portland

"Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, the grandma vest Antifa, has been charged with throwing the explosive at the courthouse."

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Violent police keep killing black (and other) people because they are poorly trained and are part of a paranoid police culture that emphasizes an "us vs. them" mentality rather than focusing on community engagement. On a personal level, I am aghast at the militarization of policing and the unnecessary proliferation of police departments.

Now, why do black Americans kill each other at the rate of more than 7,000 per year? This is considerably more than the 10 or so unarmed blacks killed by police each year.

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funniest headline of the day from Portland

You have 3 more months to enjoy funny headlines. Enjoy it while you can.

Now, why do black Americans kill each other at the rate of more than 7,000 per year? This is considerably more than the 10 or so unarmed blacks killed by police each year.

This again? The same logic the corona deniers use by pointing out that flu kills more to invalidate issue at hand.

Stay on topic.

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