A Portland resident and retired USMC officer, a military breed composed of the best individuals this nation has to offer, is ringing a bell on police retirements and resignations in the Bolshevik laboratory that is Portland.
BREAKING: Malik Muhammed has been indicted over multiple charges following an FBI & ATF investigation related to the attempted murder of @PortlandPolice officers at #BLM #antifa riots last year. He's accused of traveling to Portland from Indiana & throwing firebombs at police. pic.twitter.com/F8rzEnV5Gg
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 5, 2021
FNC: “Retired Marine Corps officer Gabriel Johnson argued on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Tuesday that many police officers in Portland, Ore., are leaving the department because ‘they are not supported.’ Late last year, Portland’s police department said it received an ‘unprecedented’ number of officers leaving their jobs midcareer to take lower-paying jobs elsewhere — and on Sunday the city’s main newspaper published an article offering a glimpse into the reasons why many decided to leave. The Oregonian reported that a total of 115 officers have left the department since July 1, 2020, representing ‘one of the biggest waves of departures in recent memory.’ In July, living only a block away from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland, which has become an epicenter of violence in the city, Johnson marched into the chaos carrying his American flag.”
He told press, “I was being called the N-word by black people. People were chasing me around with baseball bats.” He said he also witnessed a 65-year-old black veteran attempt to stop the burning of Johnson’s flag, only to be beaten by alleged Black Lives Matter protesters.
On Tuesday he told media, “I was actually kind of surprised because I was greeted with this hatred, hatred for the American flag and for what it stands for and for me, it was really a symbol of justice and a uniting symbol that people should remember to bring us back together…people in the city really have lost a sense of community and the community for everyone including the officers that are out there serving night in and night out.”
Johnson added, “The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchist fantasy. What’s worse is command is arrogantly incompetent and cowardly. We knew going into the new year that we were going to have a massive retirement, but now what we’re seeing is a massive exodus and I think it’s purely just from the way that they are not supported,” he said.
Johnson concluded, “This is one of the only cities in America where you can actually throw Molotov cocktails at police officers and expect them not to do anything, but what we’ve seen in return from them is professionalism. These folks have stood there. They have taken it. They’re human just like us and believe me it does affect them.” No wonder they are leaving.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on April 7, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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