If you are a citizen of Portland, liberals have put you in danger as over 50 police officers have quit the city’s police force because of the insane, left-wing policies pushed by the criminal Antifa movement on city hall.
But it is getting worse for Portland. The city’s leadership is descending deeper into anti-American, left-wing policies.
As Gateway Pundit noted, the latest example is the city’s meeting to take direction for Black Lives Matter extremist DeRay Mckesson.
According to The Oregonian:
Staff for Portland Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty and Chloe Eudaly met Thursday with national Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson to strategize over the city labor contract with the Portland police officers’ union, an official in Hardesty’s office said.
Mckesson, 33, met with the officials as part of his work managing Campaign Zero, a group that reviews police union contracts nationwide and points out what it says are policies that shield officers from accountability for misconduct.
The official in Hardesty’s office said Mckesson gave “a detailed presentation about policing, contracts, accountability and their relationship to violence.”
So, Portland is now programing its police to suit the extremist Mckesson?
This is very bad for the people of Portland.
Unsurprisingly, all this has led to an exodus of Portland police officers who are afraid for their lives. Not only is the city refusing to back them, the city’s policies make them more unsafe every day.
As Gateway notes:
Another anonymous source, who happens to be a former Portland police officer, tells The Gateway Pundit that he knows of about 50 officers who are retiring within the next month.
The officer cited the political landscape forced upon them by Mayor Ted Wheeler. “They are all leaving as soon as they can. Evidently there was a catch in the pay period this time that gave this month’s retirees a bit more, so that may have pushed the numbers up a bit,” the anonymous source tells us, “But the Jeff Niiya fiasco didn’t help. I had a command level officer tell me that was the straw that broke his back. Now this business of bringing in a BLM activist to “advise” on the contract… You can’t make this stuff up!”
There are already 100 vacancies that the city has been unable to fill. No one wants to be a police officer in Portland.
Can you blame them?
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