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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:08 AM

Portland Police Decry Mayor Wheeler's Decision to Ban Tear Gas

When Portland police officers are unhappy with a decision made by city leadership, they usually take their concerns to their respective union leaders, who use strongly-worded press releases or new lobbying campaigns to express their members' collective discontent.

On Thursday, however, police didn't bother cloaking their growing grievances behind a union statement. Instead, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) used its city-issued email account and official social media pages to trumpet their displeasure with Mayor Ted Wheeler's decision to ban PPB from using CS gas—a commonly-used type of tear gas.

In a lengthly press release sent through PPB's official media channels, PPB detailed how people have damaged property, thrown items at police, and caused general mayhem during the past three months of protests against police brutality.

"Banning the lawful use of CS will make it very difficult to address this kind of violence without resorting to much higher levels of physical force, with a correspondingly elevated risk of serious injury to members of the public and officers," the statement reads. "CS, while effective, is a significantly lower level of force than impact weapons, which would very likely be necessary to disperse riotous groups with its prohibition."

Read more: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2020/09/11/28817893/portland-police-decry-mayor-wheelers-decision-to-ban-tear-gas

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:19 AM

1. Crying like a kid whose parents took their crayons away...

conspicuously ignoring that the reason for the crayon confiscation was because the kid and/or their friends drew all over the fucking living room wall.

Use the stuff right or it gets taken away. Basic childhood lessons. If you don't like it you can apologize for your role in the malfeasance, or you can denounce your friends and report on their malfeasance, AT MINIMUM. Otherwise go stick it in your ear.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:44 AM

2. One Is Tempted, Sir

To send these wretches out barehanded and barefoot in their BVds to deal with the crowds.

Without the brutal excesses they routinely employ, protests would remain peaceful.

"I don't see no riot here! Why you all in riot gear?"

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