It has been 53 consecutive days of rioting in Portland, and now the police are laying the blame on elected Oregon officials for their unwillingness to stop the violence. The focus of much of the attention is on Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler who wants to blame everyone else for his unwillingness to deal with the nightly rioting.
Daryl Turner is Portland’s police union chief and at a recent news conference he told the citizens of Portland that their politicians are to blame. Turner added this violence is no longer about George Floyd.
The Daily Wire provides some of Turner’s comments:
Portland police union boss Daryl Turner held a press conference in front of the union’s offices in Portland on Sunday, less than a full day after rioters had broken into the building and set fires inside, according to The Oregonian. Video taken after the Saturday night ransacking showed offices strewn with trash and supplies and charred from fires.
“This is no longer about George Floyd. This is no longer about racial equity or social justice. This is no longer about reform or the evolution of policing. This is about violence, rioting, destruction, chaos, anarchy, buildings on fire, dumpsters on fire, broken glass, and damaged businesses,” Turner said.
“It is time to stand up. It is time to tell your elected officials that the city is under siege because of their inaction. Our elected officials have condoned the destruction and chaos of our city. They have invited privilege and entitlement to burn and destroy our buildings, businesses, and livelihoods,” he continued.
Andy Ngo provided some footage of Portland’s 53rd night of violence: