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Antifa Is Dangerous and Itís Time for the Feds to Step In
The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky and Greg Walsh

Posted on 07/08/2019 8:52:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Enough is enough. The U.S. Justice Department needs to immediately open a criminal civil rights investigation of Antifa, an affiliation of radical activists and left-wing groups whose name, ironically enough, is short for “anti-fascists.”

Its attack on journalist Andy Ngo was beyond the pale. Federal law enforcement has an obligation to stop any extremist organization that is apparently organizing and precipitating violent attacks, especially if state and local authorities seem reluctant to take action against what has all the makings of a domestic terrorist organization.

We cannot have any confidence that the political leadership of the city of Portland will allow its local law enforcement to do anything about this, either.

The Portland Police Association released a statement after the attack criticizing the mayor for restricting the ability of the police to stop Antifa, saying, “Our hands are tied.”

The association also says it has no doubt that no such restrictions would not have been in place “if this violence had been directed at Antifa.”

Mayor Ted Wheeler claims that he had not “directed Police Chief Danielle Outlaw or other officials to change their approach to arrests,” in addition to “defend[ing] the city’s response, or lack thereof, to members of Antifa who [have] blocked traffic and harassed bystanders” in the past.

But even the U.S. ambassador to Germany criticized the city’s executive in a series of tweets, questioning what more needs to happen to Wheeler’s citizens before protective action will be taken. Wheeler’s inaction is even less defensible because the mayor of Portland is also its police commissioner.

Ngo was punched, pushed, robbed, and hit with tossed milkshakes purportedly mixed with quick-drying cement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: adamkelly; andyngo; antifa; assaults; battery; communists; federallaw; johnblum; kkk; leftists; liability; marxists; mobviolence; oregon; police; portland; riots; socialists; tedwheeler; thugs; uscode
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1 posted on 07/08/2019 8:52:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
These people seem to have a lot of time on their hands to commit havoc and violence.

My question is, how do they support themselves, as they obviously aren't working any regular job.

Student loans, the disability gravy train, other welfare, the parents?

2 posted on 07/08/2019 8:56:02 PM PDT by franksolich (Scourge of the primitives)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

RICO


3 posted on 07/08/2019 8:56:12 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Criminal activity against conservatives is happening in canada too:

Two Canadian cinema owners receive death threats ahead of Unplanned screening

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/two-canadian-cinema-owners-receive-death-threats-ahead-of-unplanned-screening


4 posted on 07/08/2019 8:57:55 PM PDT by Bob434
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ANTIFA TERRORISTS HAVE ASSAULTED JOURNALISTS 15 TIMES SINCE 2017
https://www.pacificpundit.com/2019/07/01/antifa-terrorists-have-assaulted-journalists-15-times-since-2017/


5 posted on 07/08/2019 9:01:03 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: franksolich

Report Shows Online Ties Linking HuffPost, the Guardian, and SPLC to Antifa
https://pjmedia.com/trending/report-shows-online-ties-linking-huffpost-the-guardian-and-splc-to-antifa/


6 posted on 07/08/2019 9:01:22 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Think of Alabama and Mississippi when the KKK was attacking people in the 60s. Law enforcement refused to protect clearly targeted people.
The Federal government started civil rights prosecutions.

How is Portland ANY different? The local mayor and police refuse to impede the modern KKK and stand quietly to the side, doing nothing.

It’s Selma and Montgomery, west coast.


7 posted on 07/08/2019 9:01:42 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

‘Antifa’ is paid LARPing deployed for tripwire purposes only...


8 posted on 07/08/2019 9:06:07 PM PDT by northislander
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Align yourself — or your organization — with the Democrat Party, and the law doesn’t apply to you. You can get away with anything.


9 posted on 07/08/2019 9:08:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: franksolich
Student loans, the disability gravy train, other welfare, the parents?

Also billionaire money. Soros, Steyer, the Pritzkers, the Tides Foundation, and many others.

10 posted on 07/08/2019 9:15:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

YA THINK!!?!?!?

Not you, the writer. :)


11 posted on 07/08/2019 9:36:40 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Fastest route to resolving the Antifa problem starts with the heaviest possible criminal charges against the Mayor.

Antifa couldn’t do what they do without the knowing and willful cooperation of local authorities. Note that they only act where the government will allow them to break the law with impunity.


12 posted on 07/08/2019 9:56:20 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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Antifa is stupid. Local cops should take care of these neredowellian yards.


13 posted on 07/08/2019 9:59:37 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Free-Wwg1wga)
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But they don’t, because Antifa only acts where they know the local cops will be ordered to stand down.

Which is why there is really no separating Antifa proper from the mayors of Portland and Charlottesville and elsewhere where they are permitted to operate.


14 posted on 07/08/2019 10:08:57 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The FBI is busy using informants to commit crimes. So one would expect quite a few FBI informants wear black masks. Which means they will never clamp down on AntiFa. Not when they control it through informants.


15 posted on 07/08/2019 10:09:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How can you allow these thugs to go around with masks and weapons?


16 posted on 07/08/2019 10:12:51 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: thoughtomator

Dont think it’s a fed problem unless its funded by outside agitators who want to see the destruction of the USA. Pretty much a local problem. When was the last time you saw a antifa wanker in real life?


17 posted on 07/08/2019 10:17:09 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Free-Wwg1wga)
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To: CJ Wolf

It’s been considered a federal problem since the civil rights laws that should be enforced here were written... to stop the KKK.


18 posted on 07/08/2019 10:26:38 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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To: justa-hairyape

Hell, for all we know, the FBI may itself be running Antifa directly. It ain’t like it’s out of character for the bureau.


19 posted on 07/08/2019 10:27:55 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I recently saw them referred to as “Klantifa”.

Totally appropriate.


20 posted on 07/08/2019 10:32:10 PM PDT by Let's Roll ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality" -- Ayn Rand))
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