After Elderly Driver Attacked By Antifa Mob, Mayor Stands By Decision for Police to Not Intervene

After video surfaced of Antifa members blocking the road and chasing down cars, including that of an elderly driver, Portland’s mayor Ted Wheeler said he stands by the police’s decision to not intervene.

“I trust them. I believe them as the law enforcement professionals who have to weigh complex legal and safety issues, not only for the people on the streets but also for themselves,” Mayor Wheeler tweeted.

Video taken during the incident showed members of Antifa in the middle of the road to protest the police shooting of Patrick Kimmons, who was killed earlier this month.

The Oregonian reported police presence was “minimal” during the protest, with officers “seen monitoring the protest from a block away.”

Watch the video below:

Kent Houser, the 74-year-old driver in the above video, told The Oregonian he was trying to leave the area as fast as possible.

“When you have an angry mob yelling at you and beating on your car you just want to get out of there,” he said.

“I saw them, they saw me, and they rushed my car,” he explained. “Admittedly, I might have given them the one-finger salute when I rolled up.”

Protesters accused Houser of trying to run them over.

“If I was really interested in running someone over, I could have just gunned the engine and that guy would have been under my car,” Houser said. “He would have been toast.”

What do you think?

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It shows that Mr. Houser is an animal lover. Because I would’ve ran the damm animals over in a heartbeat. Somebody come chasing after me with a baton, I sure would’ve found reverse.

Linda
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Linda

The mayor is a liar. My son is a Portland police officer. They get their orders from the mayor. The mayor told them to stand down. They could lose their jobs if they tried to intervene. The police are very frustrated because they are not allowed to do their jobs. They are constantly thrown under the bus!

rich
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rich

That mayor should be forced to resign for being a pussy and letting law breakers run amok!! What a Pussy!!!

Mort
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Mort

Portland appears to be run by the Antifa wing of the democrat party! It looks like the mayor is in with the urban terrorists! The cops were probably told not to arrest the democrat terrorists by the mayor. The cops ‘hands off policy’ only applied to Antifa, if a citizen had fought back, the citizen would have been arrested! Portland is not a safe city to be in so avoid it at all costs!

Fred
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Fred

I can’t wait until one of those fascist pieces of garbage gets killed. And if the police won’t do their job that citizens will have to.

Abelard Lindsey
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Abelard Lindsey

Perhaps the Guardian Angels need to return to Portland to protect bystanders and drivers from violent thugs

Abelard Lindsey
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Abelard Lindsey

If the police stand down, that should be treated as abdication of any law enforcement authority by the police department and the court system.

Woody Williams
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Woody Williams

Being 73, and from North Carolina, I can only say that the blind prejudice displayed by the “peaceful protesters “ is beyond reason. They area hate filled ignorant mob. May Teh Good Lord have mercy on them.

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