The Portland branch of the aclu demanded …”Portland Police not wear riot gear in response to protests and potential riots.” Potential riots huh? OK, how about these little anarchists not break the law and destroy property, block traffic and otherwise being a general pain in the butt?
A number of the “peaceful protesters” were arrested at one of their latest riots/demonstrations/protests. Yes, the police officers were in riot gear. Several officers escaped serious injury as rocks, bottles, fireworks and assorted debris bounced off their protective gear.
The aclu claimed the riot equipped officers only added to the volatile situation. WRONG!! The law breaking snowflakes who taunt, insult and harass officers, destroy public and private property and interfere with the public’s right to freely travel the streets of Portland are to blame. Not the cops.
The aclu also bitched about people arrested after they returned to the sidewalk after given numerous lawful orders to, and refusing, to get off the street and quit blocking traffic.
It’s too late to avoid arrest after numerous warnings and they finally retreat to the sidewalk. It’s not home free after a certain point. Oh yeah, about that riot gear…the cops will continue to wear the protective gear. It’s for their safety. They would just as soon be riding their beat, Protecting and Serving.
One more thing, the pepper spray and riot batons will also be in use. You’re call boys and girls.