Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Oregon, My Oregon - Elections Have Consequences

John Sexton at Hot Hair, March against murder: Portland has had more homicides so far this year than in all of 2019

Portland continues to be an object lesson in how not to deal with violent crime. After a year of nightly protests that often turned into riots or unlawful assemblies, you would think Portland had done all the consciousness-raising that was possible about the value of black lives. But as of Sunday, Portland has now had more homicides this year than it had in all of 2019 and most of the victims have been minorities.
As of Sunday morning, 37 people had died in Portland homicides this year, a more-than-sevenfold increase compared with the first five months of last year, and a stark contrast to Seattle, a larger city, where 11 homicides had been recorded as of late May. So far this year, the victims have disproportionately been people of color.
Last weekend a couple of local activists held a march designed to focus on these deaths and the more than 400 shootings that have taken place so far this year. It was dubbed the March Against Murder, but turnout was disappointing. . . .
They couldn't fear reprisal, could they? Vicky Taft at PJ Media, 'They're Trying to Kill Me.' A Portland Antifa Death Squad Goes Head Hunting for Andy Ngo and Somebody Gets a Beatdown

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