Rains PDX, a Portland clothing door, recently closed its doors permanently. But along with that, the store manager posted a dramatic message on its door entitled “Our City is in Peril,” to explain the closure, Fox News reports.
In its letter, the store said it was due to the 15 break-ins in the last year and half and the city’s unwillingness to deal with the city’s rampant crime rate.
KATU2 provided the contents of the letter:
“Our city is in peril. Small businesses (and large) cannot sustain doing business, in our city’s current state. We have no protection, or recourse, against the criminal behavior that goes unpunished. Do not be fooled into thinking that insurance companies cover losses. We have sustained 15 break-ins … we have not received any financial reimbursement since the 3rd.”
The city’s woke government, that saw its mayor get tear-gassed when he participated in the BLM riots that struck the city in 2021, along with their soft-on crime DAs has resulted in criminals being released the same day they are charged.
Fox News pointed out the disturbing increase in some of Portland’s crime statistics over the past few years:
- 2020 saw a 58% increase in homicides over 2019; and
- 2021 resulted in a 238% increase in homicides over 2018.