Federal authorities in Portland have arrested 18 people on federal charges stemming from the riots and in particular to the siege on the federal courthouse there. Mayor Ted Wheeler has shifted from being tolerant of the rioters and into being tied to them at the hip. The residents of the city will never be able to feel safe as long as he and the city council are in office. If you aren't an illegal alien or a rioter, they really don't care about you.
The riots have been ongoing now for 57 days and counting. The damage to the city has been devastating and anyone who tries to rebuild their businesses there are a pack of fools. The best thing that could be done is to make it a ghost town and allow it to remain as a reminder to the rest of America what can happen when social justice warriors take over an American city.
The suspects and the charges against them:
- Jennifer Kristiansen, 37, is charged with assaulting a federal officer.
- Zachary Duffly, 45, is charged with creating a disturbance.
- Wyatt Ash-Milby, 18, is charged with trespassing on federal property.
- Caleb Ehlers, 23, and Paul Furst, 22, are charged with failing to comply with a lawful order.
- Jerusalem Callahan, 24, is charged with willfully damaging government property.
- Joseph Ybarra, 21, is charged with arson.
- Marnie Sager, 27, and Ella Miller, 26, are charged failing to comply with a lawful order.
- Taylor Lemons, 31; Giovanni Bondurant, 19; and Gabriel Houston, 22, are charged with assaulting federal officers.
- Joseph Lagalo, 37; Baily Dreibelbis, 22; Nicholas Kloiber, 26; David Hazan, 24; Hailey Holden, 30; and Cameron Knuetson, age unknown, are charged with failing to comply with a lawful order.
"Around midnight rioters attempted to set the courthouse on fire, as they have done numerous times before. They also threw smoke bombs into the flames causing the interior of the courthouse to fill with smoke,” a Department of Homeland Security official wrote in an email obtained by the Washington Examiner. “In response, a team of federal officers was forced to leave the building, taking one individual into custody. When they did, a rioter threw a bag filled with hard objects at officers.”
On Wednesday night, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) joined protesters and garnered booes and was hit with tear gas by federal officers. Wheeler, flanked by the police commissioner, said he would attend the protest in solidarity against federal law enforcement. “The reason I am here tonight is to stand with you,” the mayor said, as quoted by The Oregonian. “If they’re launching the tear gas against you, they’re launching the tear gas against me.” While addressing protesters, Wheeler decried President Trump’s crackdown on rioters an “egregious overreaction” and accused him of engaging in “urban warfare.”