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May 11, 2021
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Joe Hall is a disabled former Marine and handyman from Portland, Oregon. He mistakenly drove his truck (which had Marine and Trump stickers on it) too close to an Antifa march. He was surrounded by armed Antifa thugs carrying AR-15 and AK-style rifles. They began banging on his truck, calling him a racist and fascist, and pointing guns at him. Scared for his life, he showed his pistol to try to warn them away, but he was jumped and brutally beaten. He’s still in the hospital with serious injuries, but when he finally recovers, he says he’s leaving Portland for good.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/05/08/i-thought-i-was-going-to-die-man-held-at-gunpoint-and-beaten-by-portlands-antifa-blm-terrorists-talks-from-hospital-trauma-center-n1445448

When pressed on why militant thugs openly carrying guns are allowed to run the streets of Portland, assaulting citizens at will, Mayor Ted Wheeler evaded the question, saying he didn’t know if they had a parade permit, as if that’s the major concern here. His police department was equally evasive.

That’s actually weaker than a few weeks ago, when Wheeler “got tough” with Antifa by saying this:

“They want to burn. They want to bash, like they did to the nonprofit Boys and Girls Club in Northeast. Really, they want to intimidate. They want to assault…If BLM leaders can show the courage to stand up to this mob, then we all should … Make a stand and take our city back.”

Memo to Ted Wheeler: It’s not the job of the citizens to stand up to armed, violent thugs and take the city back. You’re the Mayor. That’s a job for you and your police department. In fact, it was your job to keep them from taking over the city in the first place. Did you seriously not know this when you ran for the office?

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  • Tom Fletcher

    05/26/2021 06:03 PM

    The situation in Portland is outrageous for City Management and the PD to allow this to continue. We need to get back to basics and get these assholes off the street.

  • Steve Salisbury

    05/26/2021 12:47 PM

    Mayor and police should be fired , and forced to pay for the marines medical bills and punitive damages, and the army ,not national guard should be called in to disarm and arrest all armed militants and a question where's the outcry for the Marine and the FBI for hate crimes

  • James Postell

    05/26/2021 11:32 AM

    I would back a petition demanding that Wheeler and the police chief resign immediately for allowing Antifa criminals to walk the streets with weapons.

  • Jerri Steele

    05/12/2021 01:32 PM

    If I were stopped by an angry bunch of scumbags, I would hit the gas pedal.

  • Scott Sheehan

    05/12/2021 11:52 AM

    Wheeler should be put in jail!

  • Billy Bob Cox

    05/12/2021 10:24 AM

    I am sorry for what happened to this young man very however if you are going to show your gun you should be ready to use it. A similar incident occurred in the people's Republic of Austin and the Driver in that situation used his firearm and left the same with no injuries.

  • Joseph Anthony DeRuvo

    05/12/2021 07:51 AM

    " The Tree of Liberty must be Refreshed from Time to Time with the Blood of Patriots and TYRANTS " ... Thomas Jefferson.