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Portland Riot Team Disbands after a Member is Indicted for Striking an Antifa Terrorist

The entire Portland Police Bureau Rapid Response Team decided to disband after one of its members was brought up on charges.

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The entire Portland Police Bureau Rapid Response Team decided to disband after one of its members was brought up on charges of striking an Antifa terrorist during a riot last year.

The Portland Police Department issued a statement about the disbanding of the all-volunteer unit on Wednesday.

“The Rapid Response Team is an all-hazard incident response team that has received advanced specialized training to respond to incidents requiring higher levels of technical expertise including public order policing, natural or man-made disasters,” the department said. “The primary role has been to provide public safety at crowd events when there was a threat of harm to the community.”

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According to the Oregonian, the officers gathered on Wednesday evening after a grand jury indicted their teammate, officer Cody Budworth, for allegedly striking an Antifa rioter last year.

The paper added:

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt described Budworth’s baton strike as excessive force that was legally unjustified.

The district attorney also told The Oregonian/OregonLive Tuesday afternoon that he had asked the Oregon Department of Justice to review for potential criminal prosecution the force used by another Rapid Response Team member, Det. Erik Kammerer, during protests. His office, he said, continues to review other protest-related uses of force by officers.

The officers say that the indictment of their fellow is politically motivated. And Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner demanded that Portland Mayor Tex Wheeler and his hard-left city council members “stop using RRT members as political pawns.”

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces, and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” Turner said in a written statement. “Nor do they volunteer to have threats of rape, murder, and assaults on their families hurled at them. They do not volunteer to suffer serious injuries, to be subjected to warrantless criticism and face allegations by elected officials, or to suffer through baseless complaints and lengthy investigations devoid of due process.”

Turner is exactly right. The leftist city fathers are making their city less safe by targeting the police with political attacks all in fealty to dangerous, anti-American, Antifa terrorists.

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Big Apple’s De Blasio Makes NYC First In U.S. To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Dining

NYC’s worst mayor ever Bill De Blasio announced a vaccine mandate that didn’t follow science (the mayor can’t spell science).

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Mayor Bill De Blasio made a big announcement on Tuesday that could be the launch of vaccine mandates in other jurisdictions all over the country. But if one mayor was going to be first, why not the Socialist De Blasio. De Blasio vaccine mandate The Democrat mayor of America’s largest city announced that beginning on August 16, customers will need to provide proof of vaccination to go to restaurants, go to public entertainment, and work out at gyms. The vaccine requirement will also extend to employees of those venues. Enforcement will not begin until mid-September. Jeff Note: One result of that announcement was that my wife spent much of her day looking for my son’s vaccine card. He just moved into the city, and being a single man in his 20s, he is very dependent on eateries for nourishment (he had it all the time). The move is to force more people in NYC to “get the jab.” Customers and workers will have to show proof that they’ve had at least one dose of a vaccine under plans to pressure New Yorkers to get a shot. The policy will go into effect on August 16, but inspections and enforcement won’t begin until September 13, the week that the city’s public schools reopen for the fall. The announcement came just 24 hours after de Blasio broke from Governor Andrew Cuomo and said he would not bring back an indoor mask mandate in the city. De Blasio said Tuesday: ‘If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated. It’s time.’ He added: ‘This is a miraculous place full of wonders, and if you’re vaccinated, all of that is gonna open up to you.’ Here is Mayor de Blasio making the announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvCE_XZ9i0U Democrat politicians and their hacks…

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CNN Faces Calls to Punish Anchor Chris Cuomo after Helping Brother Andrew Evade Sex Harassment Charges

CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that anchor Chris Cuomo tried to help Gov. Cuomo evade charges of sexual harassment

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CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that its top anchor, Chris Cuomo, tried to help his brother, the Gov. of New York, evade the coming charges of sexual harassment that were about to fall upon him. As more of information about the charges against Andrew Cuomo emerge, it was also learned that Chris “Fredo” Cuomo engaged in deep consultations with Andrew to help the gov. get out of his predicament “Do not overlook the Cuomo report appendix,” New York Times political reporter Shane Goldmacher tweeted, “which includes Charlotte Bennett’s texts about her Cuomo interactions and this email from Chris Cuomo appearing to draft a statement for his brother.” https://twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/status/1422593799419801603 Reporter Alex Weprin added: https://twitter.com/alexweprin/status/1422602936434167810 CNN is facing a mountain of calls for them to do something about Fredo. People want to know, how Fredo can claim to be a “journalist” when he worked behind the scenes to help a soon-to-be disgraced governor escape justice. Shouldn’t he have steered clear of this act, brother or no? And if he simply had to do so, shouldn’t he have taken a leave from his “news” job, or at the very least told his audience that he was breaking against journalistic ethics to help his brother? And what of CNN? What is their culpability? Fox News analyst Ari Fleischer amplified the point well recently: CNN has a real ethical problem on its hands. I mean the fact that the upper management at CNN, starting with Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, has not disciplined Chris Cuomo, the anchor for his taking a hand and guiding his governor brother through all this? The fact that the CNN anchor actively helped to cover up what the governor was doing — and worked on message points for the governor to deliver — this is…

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