It is a new progressive era.
As we all know, Portland has “some of the loudest folks on the West Coast.”
“PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s hit a grim record.
The deadly TriMet shooting over the past weekend was the city’s 56th homicide this year. That means this year is the deadliest Portland has seen in two and a half decades, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive, and there are still four months left until 2022.
The Oregonian says there were 55 homicides in 1994. KATU asked police to verify that number, but Portland police were unable to accommodate the request Monday. …”
“But with 53 homicides so far this year, Portland is on pace to surpass its all-time high of 70 in 1987, according to Portland police officials. The trend is reversing Portland’s decadeslong history of having one of the lowest homicide rates among large cities. …
Following calls to defund the police, the Portland City Council last summer voted to cut $15 million from the police department, including the 38-person gun-violence team, which they criticized for racial profiling. In 2019, 52% of the team’s stops were of Black people, who make up 5.8% of the city’s population.
After the team was disbanded, homicides rose. This spring, Portland police officials proposed creating a new team. …”
They have already shattered their homicide record in early August. It hasn’t been this bad in Portland since the 1990s. The all-time record is 70 homicides in 1987 and that target is well within reach.
BTW, it should be clear now to everyone how we should handle the Joe Biden era. We should continue to do nothing. We should wait this out, watch and laugh as these lunatics spectacularly self destruct. These people are sowing the seeds of their own Thermidor. It won’t be long.
Note: 33% of Portland residents want to abolish the police.