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Catch me on @foxnation tomorrow with @greggutfeld. We discuss hate crime hoaxes, Portland’s politics, and victimhood culture.
What are the consequences of hate crime hoaxes that we need to be thinking about? Watch a clip from my interview with @greggutfeld on @foxnation:… #HateHoax
How do I respond to my detractors who call me a "lap dog for white supremacy"? Watch a clip from my interview with @greggutfeld on @foxnation:…
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I’m shocked that the conservative comedy @Deplorableshow came to Portland of all places. People are not happy about this here.
“Oregon Women for Trump” group. The woman on the left took off her jumper to show off her “Hispanic for Trump 2020” shirt.
Three young women sing a song about a border wall. This is the most un-Portland thing to have happened here in downtown.
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Portland has been freaking out over @wweek's biased story that @PortlandPolice colluded with right-wing extremists. That is disinformation. The mayor excoriated our law enforcement for the standard practice of communicating with protesters on both sides.…
The Mayor now says this news creates a "mandate" for all city staff to be re-educated on how to fight "white supremacy." This is a power grab.…
Portland's city council also just voted to pull out of the FBI terrorism task force, saying they devote too many resources to investigating Portland's extreme left-wing groups. They also expressed fears that officials would cooperate with federal authorities on immigration.
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Portland PD has been using a fascist gang called Patriot Prayer as a paramilitary group to attack leftists, literally giving them directions on where to find left-wing marches and promising them immunity on outstanding warrants. "Some of those that work forces..."
#portland pd has a long history of white-power activity, most/all of which has gone unpunished. In 1981, officers Craig Ward and Jim Galloway tossed dead possums in front of a black-owned restaurant. "Possum" is a common slur for Black people in the PNW.…
Ward and Galloway kept their jobs, of course. In 1985, #ppd officer Gary L. Barbour killed Lloyd Stevenson, a Black former marine and security guard, with a chokehold, for no clear reason.…
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Portland Mayor/Police Commissioner @tedwheeler & @ChiefDOutlaw want to imprison Eli F Richey (@HightowerPDX), an innocent man of color, simply for exercising his first amendment rights - all on publicly available video for sane humans to view at will.
Dirty Multnomah County D.A. Rod Underhill’s alleged lethal-weapon-packing victim is none other than paranoid shut-in agoraphobic Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw.

Placing black men in jail is an American tradition - alive and well in Portland, Oregon.
All eyes are on new commissioner @JoAnnPDX (Joann Hardesty), to see if she quietly allows the railroading of an innocent black man - or if she is the one city council member with the courage to stop the anti-constitutional Wheeler/Outlaw cabal. #FreeEli
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See me on @TuckerCarlson tonight.
Preview of my @TuckerCarlson Tonight appearance: "There's an erosion of traditional sources of purpose and instead, people are turning to political ideologies." #Antifa #Portland
Link to my full @TuckerCarlson interview about Portland's antifa problem:
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protest events are officially underway in Portland, as about 60-70 people march behind this Democratic Socialists of America banner on their way to counterprotest a Patriot Prayer/Proud Boys-related “him too” protest in downtown Portland. follow along at this thread for updates
Schrunk Plaza, federal property where the him too rally will be held, is now a restricted access area. part of Chapman Square, where many of the counterprotesters will congregate, is closed for the protest. im told by police nearby that despite the crime scene tape theres no crme
Portland Police Bureau cops are now patrolling around the counterprotest
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On Sat there will be a #HimToo rally in Portland. The event, organized by a local conservative young woman, is meant to bring attention to men who have been falsely accused of sex crimes. Antifa, Democratic Socialists of America, etc planning mass protest.…
This is the mild event description for the Portland #HimToo event. In response, Portland’s far left has chosen to rage and claim this is an event for misogyny, racism, and fascism.
I was assaulted by a mob of masked individuals in black. They also targeted my equipment. They called me a fascist & Islamophobe. They said my parents & grandparents would be ashamed of me. It feels surreal to be treated this way by people who don’t even know me.
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Getting settled in for the @PBOTinfo Central City in Motion plan hearing at City Hall. Should be a long one! Here’s list of invited testimony... (thx @bikeloudpdx for the pic)

Don't expect a #ccimpdx today. With an implementation plan & a separate, but related, parking mitigation plan on the agenda.. it's a lot of policy and commissioners are still learning about it. Today will be abt testimony & first impressions... test of political winds if u will.
Looks like Mayor @tedwheeler won't be here. Not surprised given his last 24 hrs (his controversial protest ordinance went down and then there was the "mutter" heard 'round the world).… /// #ccimpdx
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Extreme far-left groups descending on downtown Portland tonight for election day.
They are rallying to demand the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “...what immigrant families are experiencing today, closely resembles life in Nazi Germany.” #Portland
Footage from the open borders protest on election day in #Portland. "ACAB. All cops are bastards." "F— ICE, no KKK, no fascist USA."
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1. Block crosswalk w/car. Record video of bicyclist who cared enough to report illegal parking to city.
2. Lie and blame racism in viral video.
3. Dox victim.
4. Profit—literally.

My new feature on the most recent tale of race grifting out of #Portland:…
The people who participated in trying to destroy this woman’s life based on a lie are truly vicious.
Twitter has a whole cottage industry of online activists who do things like this. They usually make no effort to verify the accusations: "The trend of white people calling the cops on black people is sadly continuing. Twitter, do your thing & identify this woman."
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I’ve tweeted about our @GlobalIrish communities in #SanDiego, #Seattle, #BayArea & tweeted throughout the visit to #LosAngeles but there are so many other fantastic organizations & communities in Western US celebrating their Irish heritage & links to Ireland. Here are a few ...
Did you know that #Portland is home to a beautiful cross commemorating the famine? Portland is also home to the wonderful @CorribTheatre, led by the fantastic Gemma Whelan, delivering high quality productions of contemporary Irish productions such as Charlie O'Neill's HURL.
I recently visited Salt Lake City & was delighted to meet the Hibernian Society there. Next year #Utah will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the #GoldenSpike - the completion of the transcontinental railroad - in which the Irish community in the US played such a prominent role.
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Democrat Mayor of Portland stands by #Antifa, believes in the mob, not the rule of law. Only matter of time before someone is going to get killed if you continue to allow anarchy like this to thrive in the streets.…
This is the same Mayor who implemented restrictive police procedures during criminal protests by Occupy rioters against ICE & ordered officers to ignore calls for help from federal law enforcement personnel.…
Moreover, on July 30, the National ICE Council sent a cease and desist letter to the Mayor of #Portland: "Your policy has created a zone of terror and lawlessness. We ask that you end your policy of not responding to calls for police services from ICE employees immediately."
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Follow along here for my protest coverage of the Patriot Prayer protest in downtown Portland. Someone put up some signage in downtown Portland, mentions the Proud Boys. Stay tuned
Here is the planned route through downtown Portland. Absolutely subject to change. And those fliers are everywhere down here. I wouldn’t be quick to assume that local antifascists put those up. Would absolutely fit the far-right’s MO to hype themselves up in this way
First sign of action at the Patriot Prayer event: dude circling the block with an American flag. “Alpha male” looks to have been drawn onto the back of his shirt.
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Right-wing group, Patriot Prayer—who Antifa clashes and fights with—is hosting a “flash march” tonight in Portland.
Flyers warning people in Portland.
“I hunt Antifa cowards”
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This is the type of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live. Here is video from 6 Oct showing Antifa directing traffic in downtown & threatening people who don’t obey with violence. Mayor @tedwheeler, who really runs this town?
And here is video of an elderly man who didn’t heed their street orders — so they chased him down. #Portland
Saturday’s street take over was just one in a string of events where the city’s leaders abdicated responsibility to uphold the rule of law. Here’s an example I investigated from the summer that lasted for weeks:…
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So much has happened over the last two weeks, it can be hard to process the collection of emotions: pain, sorrow, rage, + joy. But as we look back one year after #Charlottesville, there is still a large hole in our discussions of these events, primarily: the role of the police.
Over the coming days, many of us will be asked a similar question by loved one, friends, + co-workers: "Why do the police protect the Nazis?" "Why did they attack one side in Portland, + not the other?" While it is easy to resort to bumper sticker answers, the truth is complex.
The recent piece from @ACInvestigates + @ProPublica begins to scratch the surface. In their recent doc, they talk with an ex-FBI agent who rightfully concludes that coddling by law enforcement acts as a green light for the far-Right to engage in violence in a variety of settings.
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Hey #Portland, it's been almost two weeks since e-scooters hit the streets so we thought it might be a good time to remind you of a few #scootpdx rules of the road.

1: E-scooters must be WALKED on sidewalks. Riding is only allowed in bike and travel lanes.

#pdxtraffic #pdx Please walk your e-scooter on sidewalks. Riding is only allowed in the bicycle and travel lanes.
2: Please wear a helmet while riding when scooting. It's the law.

#scootpdx #pdxtraffic #pdx
3: Please park e-scooters on the sidewalk, by the curb. Don’t block the sidewalk, bike lane, or vehicle lanes.

#scootpdx #pdxtraffic #pdx Please park scooters with care, on the sidewalk, by the curb.
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I am 100% in favor of mocking the nazis and the stupid gear they wear to marches like we saw this weekend in #Berkeley and #Portland. But it's important to remember that costumes have been used by groups like the KKK to encourage people to minimize the very real threat they pose.
The reconstruction era KKK used costumes & stupid names like "Grand Wizard" intentionally, in the same way today's far-right extremists use "irony" to make their dangerous ideology seem like a big joke. While the KKK was murdering people, most of society saw them as pranksters.
Some historians also believe that costumes worn by the KKK served the function of making their violent acts seem almost like performance art — a spectacle to watch, rather than a political movement. The same could be said of today's far-right movement.
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The only thing that stopped #Portland from being next #Charlottesville was several centimetres of helmet. Police sent two people to the hospital for head injuries in attacks justified by claims of non-existent "thrown projectiles" in order to protect the heavily armed far-Right.
This was carried by police who for months have used the same tactic - shoot one side to allow the other to escape. In this case, Proud Boys, who for months have attacked citizens walking on the street, were allowed to march and attack more people.
The Portland police are also on record saying that Patriot Prayer is "more mainstream" (guess Kek flags, people who attended Unite the Right, and shirts celebrating mass murderers are mainstream now) despite the ongoing links between far-Right violence and out right killers.
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At the #Portland rally today, Proud Boy and close associate of Joey Gibson Tusitala “Tiny” Toese is wearing a T-shirt once sold by a hate group.
The front of Tiny's shirt reads "PINOCHET DID NOTHING WRONG!" and on the sleeve it reads "RWDS," which stands for Right Wing Death Squads.
RWDS was a clothing company that was once the most popular white nationalist apparel outlet. The company designed and sold clothing based on numerous racist "alt-right" memes.
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Ok here’s my thread for #AllOutPDX today #Portland
Proud Boys / Patriot Prayer kicked out of parking lot in Vancouver WA by property owners.

Russell Schultz of Patriot Prayer says they’ll march outside Portland waterfront park today because they don’t want to be subjected to police search.
About 80 Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer gearing up to go into Portland. They’re at the boat launch in Marine Park in Vancouver, WA
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So I’m now in downtown Portland covering the Patriot Prayer rally and counterprotest. There’s a cop slowly driving a cruiser around the grass, stopping at times. A barricade system has been setup north of the Salmon Springs Fountain, just waiting for the crowd. #DefendPDX
Wouldn’t hurt to have a boat in the water in case someone goes over the waterfront’s railing and into the Willamette river 🤷‍♂️
#DefendPDX #AllOutPDX #Portland
Meanwhile: Police around the corner outside of central precinct, some are putting on riot gear for the upcoming Patriot Prayer event/counterprotest. There’s the police vehicles w the bumpers that the police will ride around on, too.
#DefendPDX #AllOutPDX
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