AntiProfa/BLM rioters are at the level of civil insurrection, if you ask me. One of their victims speaks from his hospital bed. Excerpt:
The first question a Portland police officer asked the man beaten and held at gunpoint by antifa and Black Lives Matter “protesters” on a city street on Wednesday was “what did you do to agitate the crowd?”
And that tells you everything about why militant thugs run the streets of Portland with impunity. The cops blame the victims. Worse, victims who dare defend themselves become the bad guys.
Joe Hall is a former Marine and handyman, who currently lays his head in a Portland hospital trauma unit. He’s laid up with broken ribs, four fractured vertebrae, a dislocated shoulder, a partially collapsed lung, and a broken eye socket from when he was kicked in the face while he was down.
As PJ Media reported there is video of Hall getting the stuffing beaten out of him by BLM and antifa “security” thugs who boxed in his vehicle and then surrounded him with their AR15s and AK-style weapons at him. His wasn’t the only car stopped by the militants at gunpoint. See the other video of the incident below.
His offense? He got cut off in traffic by a moped, flipped off the moped driver, and the next thing he knew he was surrounded and blocked by drivers providing cover for a Black Lives Matter march. He didn’t drive through a crowd. It appears that his only offense was to try to drive on the one side of the street where there were no protesters. He later told me that didn’t even know there was a march going on.
And for that, he apparently deserved to be beaten to within an inch of his life, and then have the local cops, who have apparently taken the side of the actual insurrectionists, what he did to agitate them.
What he did to agitate them? Seriously? Trying to drive down a public street agitates these assholes to the point of a near-lethal assault?
Sooner or later, unless local officials and law enforcement do something to rein these troublemakers in, the citizenry will grow frustrated enough to start making other arrangements. What if some informal armed security groups start springing up, along the lines of the Roman vigiles? You know, the informal watchmen in old Rome, from whom we derive the modern term “vigilante?”
Nature abhors a vacuum. If Portland’s civil authorities can’t do something about this, sooner or later, inevitably, someone else will.