Three Portland police officers spoke out to share their personal experiences while working on the front lines of Portland protests and described the violence they had to incur.
Sgt. Maxey said that way too many resources over the last two months have been dedicated to violent riots, and he added that officers have been subjected to “some of the most horrific displays of hate” that he’s ever seen during the ongoing protests.
People have gathered each night in downtown Portland for the past 10 weeks to protest police brutality and systemic racism following the killing of George Floyd.
Sgt. Brent Maxey, Sgt. Derrick Foxworth and Officer Rehanna Kerridge spoke about that, and Kerridge also talked about funding being cut for the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT), of which she was a member.
Kerridge said too many resources are redirected to the protests every night, including her position.
In the early weeks of the protests, during widespread calls for defunding the police, Portland City Council announced that the GVRT would be disbanded. Kerridge said that news was devastating for her, and that it was a step in the wrong direction.
She said sentiments against the GVRT, including that it was racist, were just not true.
“It was a sacrifice to work in that unit,” she said. Upon learning funding was cut: “insulting was the first word that comes to mind. I had to find out about that by watching a press conference.” More
These officials have no intention of ending any of this until it has served its purpose, and that’s to get rid of President Trump. And then, and only then, will the useful idiots no longer be useful. Right now this is exactly what they want, and to hell with the people and cops suffering because of it.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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