Portland police chief says riots not helping cause of racial justice: ‘Enough is enough’

FOX: Portland, Ore., police Chief Chuck Lovell on Wednesday morning decried violent instigators who he said are marring the message of mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters.

“Portlanders need to send a strong message that enough is enough,” Lovell told reporters at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, according to KGW-TV in Portland. “This is not forwarding the goals that are going to lead to better outcomes for people of color. This movement is really powerful, but the violence has taken away from it. … This is not what Portland is about. This is not what we need in our city.”

The protests, which have sometimes turned into late-night riots focused on the Multnomah County Justice Center and the federal courthouse, have continued unabated for more than two months since the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Lovell said there have been many large peaceful protests that required no police presence but the smaller offshoot actions — setting fires, breaking windows and throwing objects at police — are taking away from the larger message.

Late Wednesday, Portland police declared a riot and said they believe an explosive device had been left outside a precinct. People were ordered to disperse, and some streets were closed. more

23 Comments on Portland police chief says riots not helping cause of racial justice: ‘Enough is enough’

  1. But the first 2+ months of riots didn’t but a black spot on the mostly peaceful BLM saints?
    Welcome to the party Mr. Lovell. Glad you are possibly considering maybe doing something, even if it is a mild request for the little delightful people to please don’t create any more felonies.

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  2. Who in the hell is this tool trying to kid. What office is he planning on running for next, Ministry of Information?

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  3. oh, ….. now it’s enough?

    wtf????

    if only Hitler had said that when the Soviets were invading, we wouldn’t have had to fight that whole Cold War thing, huh?

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  4. Just WTF IS “racial justice” anyway??!! A reprise of the halfrican queen’s Hoax and Chains??

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  5. Well, yah, because when I call the fire department I always say, “But my house is mostly not burned down yet.” Or when someone gets shot, “Well, they’re mostly uninjured.” Or when a tree falls on the roof: “The rest of the roof is mostly okay.”

    Who does he think he’s kidding? We’ve seen enough videos of these “mostly peaceful” protests, haven’t we, to know a majority of those protesting aren’t averse to anarchists doing their dirty work.

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  6. I missed all the so called peaceful protests. Aren’t we on day 60 something of trying to burn down the federal courthouse? And no mention of those pesky lasers they are using to blind people. Fortunately the three officers are regaining some of their lost sight. I saw last night they went into a residential area with their lasers. It was all great until they decided burning down the federal courthouse wasn’t enough.

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  7. No one has mentioned yet today that it has been 75 years since the United States dropped the A bomb on Hiroshima and a couple days later on Nagasaki thus ending World War 2. I just finished watching Seven Days In May on TCM and after wards they showed the infamous Duck & Cover PSA with Bert the Turtle telling all the kids to duck and cover and you’d be safe just in case the Russians nuked us. SURE, I think the Cold War and our constantly being told it was the end of the world back then and we lived in fear of being nuked at any moment was far more of a real crisis than all this wu flu bullshit we’re going thru now. Like FDR said , “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Now everyone (supposedly) has become fearful of the wu flu because the democraps and the media, hollyweird etc. tells us so. I am not fearful, I’m just tired of all the lies and bs foisted upon us to make us all fear so the govt. can take control of our lives. And that’s more scary because if the democraps regain power we all will be in big trouble.

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  8. I’m having trouble keeping up with all of the chiefs in Portland. Maybe I’m confusing Portland and Seattle. Ahh, who gives a fuck.

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  9. You and yer so-called “mostly peaceful protesters” can kiss my ass and any federal tax money away! You made yer own shithole. Now YOU fukin sleep in it! I shouldn’t have to have my hard-earned, over-taxed dollars going to pay for ANY restoration cuz guess whut? We’ve learned that there is no amount of “White Guilt” available in the Universe to stop it! It’s Fairy Dust. It’s Unobtanium. Total fiction!

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  10. When you compare the number of combat personnel to the number of support personnel. Wars are fought by mostly peaceful troops.

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  11. ENOUGH?? It was enough when it got violent. Enjoy your commie oppression.

    It’s past time America said enough to these traitorous demoncrats and their minion Oz flying monkeys armies of destruction.

    Enough overwhelming restrictions due to COVID.

    Communist Oppression, Victory In Destruction.

    Damn bastard power hungry dictators just keep pulling the drawstrings of tyranny tighter and tighter as they enjoy their elitist privilege.

    ENOUGH.

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  12. Glad to see the chief has finally, after 10 weeks, moved from the “passive observing” stage to the “stern verbal warning” phase. Next he will give the rioters a “time out”, and if that doesn’t work they will all be grounded!

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  13. Those communists win they aren’t going to pussyfoot around, they are going to start killing us.

    Better get real idiot.

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  14. What kind of horse shit is this? Racial Justice doesn’t have a damn thing to do with the anarchy in the Pacific North Left!

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