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In what is can only be described as the end result of abject failure from Democrats running the city, Portland marked the 100th day of lawlessness Saturday night.
Nothing could mark the sad occasion better than a rioter setting himself of fire. After all, the anarchists and radical revolutionaries are not exactly the sharpest tools in the shed, and when Molotov cocktails are added to the equation, you end up with what some described as the “Antifa shuffle.”
There is generally little humor in watching someone on fire struggling to douse the flames, but given the sad state of affairs in Portland, sometimes all a person can do is laugh.
Unless, of course, radical Antifa guerillas are allegedly gunning down Trump supporters in the streets, as seen last week.
Clashes with police marked the night as the alleged racial justice mob is seen brazenly throwing Molotov cocktails at officers — after seeing a senseless death last week, one might wonder how many people have to die in Portland before Democratic leadership gets serious about shutting down the nightly rioting.
Hundreds of protesters are out in Portland tonight for the 100th night of demonstrations. Police have blocked the road. We are already seeing molotov cocktails from protesters and riot-control munitions from police. pic.twitter.com/O6b1fC0OHq
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) September 6, 2020
Part of the macabre dance that takes place nightly in the city is the Portland Police Bureau taking to social media to declare a riot and warn that arrests “may result.”
Police are making repeated announcements. This remains a riot. Members of the group have thrown Molotov cocktails injuring at least one community member. Failure to disperse may result in arrest citation crowd control agents including tear gas and/or impact weapons.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 6, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responded to a tweet from conservative journalist Andy Ngo accurately characterizing nightly events in the city as a “war zone.”
“This is insane,” the senator tweeted, as he noted that Democratic politicians refuse to prosecute the violent rioters.
This is insane.
Every single rioter committing violence (including shooting fireworks at innocent people) should be arrested immediately, prosecuted & sent to jail.
Dem politicians refuse to do so. https://t.co/TMPDiWdMQd
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 6, 2020
One of the biggest challenges law enforcement faces in the city is that as fast as they bring arrested rioters in the front door, the city is releasing the violent offenders out the back door — without bail.
And arrests are being made:
The police arrive again. Lots of arrests pic.twitter.com/ZXmj0JynY5
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) September 6, 2020
In many cases, charges are later dropped. This was seen with Michael Forest Reinoehl, the deceased Antifa supporter who allegedly gunned down a Trump supporter. Reinoehl was cited for carrying a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police back in July, only to see the charges dropped.
Remarkably, Police Chief Chuck Lovell responded to the nightly violence by publicly rebuking city leaders last week, beseeching them to “hold people accountable.”
Lovell said, “Our elected officials need to do their part to draw a line in the sand and to hold people accountable. The violent behavior must end.”
But back to the fire dance marking the 100th day, police did their part to protect and serve after the hapless victim and half a dozen or so fellow radicals failed repeatedly to put the flames out.
As seen in the video below, several officers eventually descend on the so-called victim with fire extinguishers.
There is adult language in the video, as someone is heard saying, “F*cking idiot!”
ANTIFA lights themselves on fire—
5 minutes into the March, officers attempted to put him out. pic.twitter.com/FVBoEeQJVH
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) September 6, 2020
As previously acknowledged, sometimes all you can do is laugh at the insanity that is the progressive left.
(Portland protestor set on fire, breaks out Skip-It skills!) pic.twitter.com/9p3CBDDDF9
— ‘obo Bleu Claun (@BluesClown) September 6, 2020
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
If they didn’t “quickly release” all the arrested rioters it would stop. No bail … trial in 45 days. They’d put a large dent in the problem. It’s also hurt the Oregon schools because a lot of them are teachers 😳
— Jefferson51 (@BobbyDaleSims) September 6, 2020
We’ve tried two recalls on that useless Governor. The runoff in Portland is between an outspoken Antifa supporter and Ted Wheeler. We need decent candidates. And sadly, Multnomah County — the most liberal — has more votes than the rest of Oregon combined.
— TriciaK (@Tribble_Bait) September 6, 2020
I hate saying this but it’s really hard to feel any sympathy for any Antifa member getting hurt considering they have zero remorse for anything they’ve done and anyone they’ve hurt.
— Rayne Leonard (@RayneLeonard) September 6, 2020
Gosh, these people are such losers. It’s painful to watch. Critical Race Theory has been such an epic fail.
— Mr. Dallas M. Noon (@Reddishpilz) September 6, 2020
Never interrupt your enemy when they’re making a mistake…
— Pixel Pusher (@pixel_pusher84) September 6, 2020
I know this is terrible but watching him do the running goose step out of the flames had me laughing harder than I have in a long long time.
— FDRs Legs (@LegsFdrs) September 6, 2020
I couldn’t resist adding Michigan J. Frog’s song to this. He did the same exact dance while singing about fire. pic.twitter.com/bGlINUHmHG
— 𝕴𝖆𝖓 𝕭𝖔𝖞𝖑𝖊 (@TheGeekHoard) September 6, 2020
— Freedom Defender (@freedomisnojoke) September 6, 2020
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