Oregon Republican Lawmakers React to Arrest of Dem House Speaker’s Aide in Portland Riots

A photojournalist reacts as riot police fire tear gas in Portland, Ore., September 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)Republicans in the Oregon legislature are accusing Democrats of sanctioning “lawlessness” after the arrest of a top aide to the Democratic Oregon House speaker this month during protests that devolved into riots in downtown Portland. Kristina Narayan, who serves as legislative director for Oregon House Speaker Representative Tina Kotek, was arrested late at night on Saturday, September 5 and charged with interfering with a police officer after Portland Police declared a riot. Advertisement “Kristina Narayan was arrested for Interfering with a Police Officer after the event became a riot and the crowd was given multiple orders to disperse, which she did not do,” a Portland police department spokesperson said. Narayan, 29, has worked for Kotek since September, 2016 and has served as the House speaker’s legislative director since May, 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile. Republican state lawmakers in Oregon criticized their colleagues across the aisle for declining to denounce the ongoing nightly violence wracking Portland, and accused Democratic lawmakers of protecting their staffers and supporters who participate in the riots. Advertisement “The Democrat supermajority in Oregon have had instances where their publicly-employed staff have been involved in the violent riots and looting in downtown Portland,” said GOP state Senator Dennis Linthicum, who represents the southeast city of Klamath Falls. “Knowing this, it becomes obvious why Democrats in Oregon and across the nation have not stood up for law enforcement and condemned the lawlessness in the streets because within these Democrat-controlled cities — they would be alienating their own staff members who are participating in the riots,” Linthicum said. Advertisement Republican Oregon Senator Alan Olsen agreed, adding that Democratic lawmakers in the state “despise” the very police protecting them. “Oregon Democrats are the party of lawlessness because instead of denouncing the violence, they largely have remained silent. The top Democrat leaders are protected by the police but despise and have absolute animosity towards them,” said Olsen, who represents Canby, a city just south of Portland. “It’s obvious that Oregon Democrats are protecting their own extremist staffers and supporters over innocent Oregonians who are the collateral damage of over 100 days of violence,” Olsen added. Advertisement Narayan’s arrest came a week after pro-Trump demonstrator Aaron Danielson was fatally shot in the chest during clashes between Black Lives Matter protesters and a caravan of pro-Trump demonstrators who drove through the streets of downtown Portland. Two days later, Portland Police declared a riot after about 200 demonstrators marched to Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence to demand that he resign as violent demonstrations continue to rock the city. Kotek’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Send a tip to the news team at NR.

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It’s Open Season on Cops

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here When two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot in an apparent “ambush” on Saturday, it set off a series of events that have left the nation more shaken and more divided than at any other time since the riots began. The violence itself and the anti-cop protests that followed have been swiftly condemned by politicians on both sides of the divide, yet this has not stopped certain elements attempting to play political games. Both deputies were recent graduates, a female aged 31, and a male aged 24. They were shot at close range as they sat in their squad car. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the officers “sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition.” But their ordeal and that of their families was not over. Protesters soon gathered at the hospital where they blocked entrances and began chanting “death to police,” “kill the police,” and other derogatory terms. Swift Justice President Trump has called for “swift justice,” and wrote that, “If [the deputies] die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!” Joe Biden released a statement, saying: “Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America — as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on.” Notably, Biden’s remarks seem to directly tie the shootings in with the lawlessness that has been plaguing American cities since the death of George Floyd. By suggesting that the attempted murders were an “unacceptable” method of pursuing “greater peace and justice,” the presidential hopeful has perhaps inadvertently linked this tragedy to the overarching unrest in the public mind. With protesters at the hospital screaming, “That’s why you’re dying one by one, you stupid f—s. Y’all gonna die one by one. This ain’t gonna stop,” and “I hope they f—— die,” there does not seem to be much effort to distance themselves from the attack. Two of the protesters were arrested at the scene: an unidentified man refused a dispersal order and later grappled with the police, and a woman, who, according to reports, interfered with the arrest. She was later identified as a journalist. Abhorrent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, speaking on NBC, said: “There’s no place in civilized society for anybody to draw an arm and to shoot our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line … And I won’t ever let a couple [of] voices that not only are uncalled for, but it’s abhorrent to say something like that when we have two deputies, who are sheriff’s deputies, in grave condition.” There is now a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the capture and conviction of the shooter. A Rising Tide of Violence There appears to be a growing use of violence against police officers that has spawned from the riots and protests across the country. In Chicago, officers have been warned by the FBI that 36 different gangs have entered a “shoot-on-sight” pact to open fire on any officer they see with a gun drawn and to film it. More than 700 police officers have been injured during the unrest that has rocked the nation. Chicago is facing an unheard-of number of both murdered cops, and officers committing suicide. Law enforcement leadership in cities with riots is resigning en masse as members’ ability to effectively police is stripped from them by politicians who refuse to end the carnage. Until politicians do more than just put out pithy soundbites and platitudes, it will be open season on law enforcement. And that makes everyone less safe.

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This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 3

Left-wing protesters continued to chase, threaten, and assault their opponents this week, while blocking the media from covering their actions. A group of privileged white protesters claimed to be the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party," police arrested a top Democratic staffer in the Oregon state legislature for rioting, and the media celebrated reports that protests over the summer had been "93 percent peaceful." 6. Portland Police Arrest Dem Staffer During Riot | Washington Free Beacon Police arrested a top Democratic staffer in Oregon's state legislature this weekend for being part of a riot that threw rocks, set off fireworks and mortars, and lobbed firebombs at officers. Recent Stories in Culture 5. Washington Post Reporter Gets Blocked by BLM Protesters Black Lives Matter protesters blocked Washington Post reporter Fredrick Kunkle from filming a demonstration, shining bright lights into his face and shielding themselves with large umbrellas. Some groups have recently told their supporters to prevent reporters from recording acts of vandalism against federal property, while they have also called for stabbing reporters. Protesters are now blocking media from filming their demonstration, shining lights into a reporter’s face, blocking shots with fans umbrellas and following like "minders" #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/H0nZR6AuhG — Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) September 6, 2020 4. Study Finds Widespread Violence, But Media Claim Victory That Protests Are ‘93% Peaceful’ Despite protesters' open hostility to the free press, the media presented a study finding instances of violent protest in about 220 different places around the country as evidence of nonviolence, a level of spin on par with dubbing Kenosha protests "fiery but mostly peaceful." 3. Portland Mayor Appeases Rioters by Banning Police Use of Tear Gas | Oregonian After 105 consecutive days of demonstrations in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler has given into protesters' demands to take away the police's option to use tear gas when protests turn violent. State police called the decision "reckless and short sighted," but Wheeler, whose favorability ratings are underwater, said, "We need something different." 2. Pittsburgh BLM Polish Off Diners’ Drinks, Push Cyclist, and Fight Police on Mayor’s Doorstep Black Lives Matter protesters in Pittsburgh harassed diners and downed their own drinks in front of them. They also harassed and shoved a passing cyclist. Later, they clashed with police near the mayor’s house. PITTSBURGH PA pic.twitter.com/PxZGxpJIca — Next POTUS – Dr RollerGator PhD Rt'd by DJT (@drrollergator) September 6, 2020 1. Upper-Class Whites Claim Mantle of ‘New Afrikan Black Panther Party’ to Trash NYC Stores | Daily Mail A daughter of a Columbia professor, a college student and yacht club singer, a freelance art director who's worked campaigns for Pepsi and Samsung, and the son of a famous comic book author were among those who destroyed storefront windows and caused over $100,000 worth of damage to stores in Manhattan. The charmed lives of the seven BLM 'comrades' arrested for rioting https://t.co/NL7J2X3xg6 — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 11, 2020

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The Anarchist Daily Report

Liberty Nation Staff We consider ourselves genuine patriots — the kind of people who get chills when fireworks go off on the Fourth of July, who reflexively stand up when the National Anthem is played and believe America is still the greatest nation on earth. And we believe this nation is filled with others like us who have not been afforded the opportunity to be heard.

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New York City is apparently fully reopened as Jacob Blake protesters fill the streets

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