25 Molotov Cocktail-Throwing Crackpot Criminal Leftist Goons Arrested After Portland May Day March Turns into Riot

PORTLAND, Ore. — What began as a peaceful march for labor rights on May Day in Portland turned violent as a group of self-described anarchists threw objects at officers and officers fired non-lethal weapons back. Police canceled the permitted march and deemed it a riot as tensions escalated.

“Various fires were set in the street and in garbage cans, a police car was spray-painted and vandalized, and there were attempts to set at least one business on fire.”

Portland police arrested 25 protesters, on charges ranging from arson to assault, criminal mischief and theft. All 25 suspects were cited for failing to obey a peace officer, and police said the arrests will be reviewed for additional charges.

Three minors, ages 17, 14, and 17, were among those arrested (full list of names and charges below). All three were charged with riot and released to their parents.

Rallies began at noon and a march started at about 3 p.m. Portland police reported members of an anarchist group threw rocks, smoke bombs, a full Pepsi can and other objects at police officers at about 4:10 p.m.

The Pepsi can struck a Portland Fire and Rescue paramedic, police said.

Police first said protesters with children should leave the march, then told everyone to disperse.

At 4:30 p.m. police said the permitted march was canceled as it was an “unlawful march” based on the violence. Police said anyone in the roadway was subject to arrest.

“Various fires were set in the street and in garbage cans, a police car was spray-painted and vandalized, and there were attempts to set at least one business on fire,” said a news release from Portland police late Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »


Portland Police: One of the more interesting outfits seen on an arrestee tonight #pikachu

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Portland Police via Twitter 


[VIDEO] Anti-Trump Protests Turn Into Riots in Oregon

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Portland protesters sing ‘Deck the halls with rows of dead cops’ [video]


Portland, Oregon, Police Shoot Man Suspected of Trying to Carjack Motorists on I-84 Offramp

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Riots, looting, and TV satellite trucks from all over the globe expected in Portland at any moment

PORTLAND, Ore. –  Police in Portland, Oregon, say an officer shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 offramp Monday.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street. Read the rest of this entry »


Portlandia is Real: Naked Woman Climbs Downtown Portland Flagpole

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they’ve sent a 34-year-old woman to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she made a naked flagpole climb on the roof of a downtown Portland office building.

Police said she stripped about midnight Wednesday, hauled down the flag and then wrapped herself in it, brandishing a lighter and fire extinguisher.

“Arson investigators said they didn’t know whether she was linked to a rooftop fire at the nearby 15-story Yeon Building that broke out about the same time.”

Then, officers said, she began throwing construction glue from the building, listed as having 12 floors. Several vehicles were damaged.

Officers say she appeared to be in a mental health crisis and may have been taking stimulant drugs. Read the rest of this entry »


Confirmed, Portlandia is Real: ‘Chicken Crossing Road Blocks Traffic in Oregon’

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“Police ‘were unable to determine the chicken’s intent.'”

PORTLAND, Ore. –  Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken — and it was attempting to cross the road.

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In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken’s efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill.

“He assured the dispatcher he was not joking.”

The dispatcher chuckled — and asked a clarifying question.

“It’s just the one chicken?”  Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] BREAKING: Shooter Reported Dead at Reynolds High School, Troutdale Oregon

Fox news video from earlier…

UPDATE: NBC News reports: Shooting suspect at a suburban Portland, Oregon, high school was found dead Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Police said the situation was “stabilized” an hour after calls came in at 8:07 a.m. of reported gunfire at Reynolds High School in Troutdale….(read more)


Cops: Shooting, injuries at Oregon high school

Multiple law enforcement agencies responding to a reported shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday.  CBS AFFILIATE KOIN

Multiple law enforcement agencies responding to a reported shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday. CBS AFFILIATE KOIN

Multiple law enforcement agencies responding to a reported shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday. CBS affiliate KOIN

TROUTDALE, Ore. – There has been a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., east of Portland, police tell CBS News….Police say there are injuries… developing…CBS News


Jon Stewart’s Former Sidekick Rips Oregon’s Obamacare Debacle in New HBO Show

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: “Oregon Spirit” by Lisa Loeb (HBO)

“your passion for cuteness may kill your whole state.”

Good catch by Andrew Johnson at The Corner:

“That has got to be a bitter pill to swallow for the people of Oregon — or it would be if they could get the pill, which they can’t because their sh***y website is broken”

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Man Run Over by Train While Posing for Photo

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AUBURN, Washington – Fire officials say a 42-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Saturday after he was hit by an Amtrak train around 3:30 p.m. in Auburn.

According to the Auburn Fire Department, the man’s girlfriend was taking pictures of him sitting on the rails when an Amtrak Cascades Train mowed him down.

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[VIDEO] New World Record: Carnivore Extraordinaire Molly Schuyler Devours 72 oz Steak in Two minutes 44 Seconds

Amanda Macias reports:  Earlier this month, Molly Schuyler competed in the 72 oz. steak challenge at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland, Ore. A video posted to LiveLeak shows Schuyler setting the new world record of devouring the 4.5 pound steak in only two minutes and 44 seconds.

“I was just born that way. I started doing this about a year ago, and I guess it’s like a stupid human trick.”

According to the video, 1,5oo people have participated in this competition, including 10 women.

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Molly Schuyler’s New World Record – YouTube

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People Care About Oppressive Business Regulations When They Ensnare Cute Little Girls

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Too cute to be regulated

 reports:  The holiday outrage du jour comes from Portland, Oregon, as adorable little Madison Root, 11, was barred from selling her dad’s mistletoe at a local weekend craft market to pay for her braces.

KATU in Portland reported the initial incident and what happened afterward:

Madison’s saga started on Saturday morning when she was banned from selling the mistletoe she collected in downtown Portland because city code forbids unauthorized sales activity in public parks, which is where vendors hold the weekly Saturday Market.

KATU News aired a story about the 11-year-old on Sunday night after her dad called its newsroom.

By Monday, KATU viewers had placed hundreds of orders and a local entrepreneur even donated $1,000 in seed money to help Madison grow her business.

Meanwhile, officials in City Hall were silent, refusing to return phone calls or speak on camera about the city code that appeared to encourage begging rather than selling.

By Tuesday, television and radio stations across the country aired KATU’s report for their own local viewers.

Now that there’s a wave of outrage that business regulations can also be used against adorable little moppets, Portland’s mayor is discussing possible changes to the city’s codes:

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales confirmed Tuesday morning he met with Commissioner Amanda Fritz to discuss why city code would ban a child from selling mistletoe from a public park while allowing begging, pan-handling, singing, and protesting.

A spokesman for Mayor Hales said he plans to contact the staff at Portland’s Saturday Market to better understand what happened and whether procedures could be tweaked to allow kids to sell.

But only kids! If some greasy old homeless guy wants to sell knick-knacks to try to save up money for an apartment, to hell with him. Well, unless the Portland Saturday Market (the private nonprofit organization that oversees the sales in the city park) agrees to waive the fee and give him a free membership, which is exactly what they did for little Madison once the news got around. Read the rest of this entry »


150,000 In Oregon To Face Health Plan Cancellations

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(Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 150,000 Oregonians enrolled in individual health care plans will see their plans cancelled by the end of the year because the plans don’t provide the minimum level of coverage required under the new health care law, Oregon officials said on Wednesday.

[SEE RELATED: WA STATE TO LOSE 290,000]

Some of those facing cancellations could see a break in coverage if they don’t enroll in a new plan on the state’s problem-plagued online exchange by Dec. 15, the state’s Insurance Division spokeswoman Cheryl Martinis said.

Many of the insurance carriers plan to automatically enroll people in another more expensive insurance plan if the person is not enrolled in the other exchange, Martinis said. Read the rest of this entry »


‘No Herb Is Safe:’ Portland’s Urban Gardeners Can’t Keep Chefs From Stealing Their Crops

FOODIE CRISIS: This is not an episode of “Portlandia.”

knife-cutting-herbsKaty Steinmetz reports: The thread started with a simple, if bizarre, question: How do you keep local sous chefs from harvesting urban edibles on your property? The frustrated query came from a resident in Portland, Ore., a foodie mecca that’s generally proud of its alternative, steampunky ways. Posted on Reddit earlier this week, the plea for advice generated hundreds of comments, and a local news outlet soon uncovered another tale of herbal thievery. Read the rest of this entry »