Following a series of violent protests, the mayor of Portland has proposed new measures aimed at separating conservatives and liberals before anybody gets hurt.
On Monday afternoon, Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed an emergency ordinance which would allow police to physically separate protesters and counter-protesters - corralling anyone with a history of violence into designated zones with enhanced police supervision .
"I will not allow continued, planned street violence between rival factions to take place in Portland, Oregon," said Wheeler at a Monday press conference.
His comments come two days after leftist members of Antifa brawled with right-wing activism groups Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer - which saw protesters beating and assaulting each other with pepper spray. Several injuries were reported.
Huge brawl just happened and police came in to firenless lethal rounds on people. Right-wingers were clubbing people w clubs outside of Kelly’s Olympian, way worse than NYC last night. proud Boys and Patriot prayer and Antifa just had a huge wild fight pic.twitter.com/a750y2ai7J— Mike “Vampire Hunter B” Bivins (@itsmikebivins) October 14, 2018
Portland has become ground zero for violent protests by leftist mobs. In August, Antifa protesters stormed City Hall to protest the city's crowd control techniques used by police during a counter-protest of a conservative march the week before.
City Hall chief of security, Dorothy Elmore, was struck in the arm by a protester, while an unidentified bandana-clad man who was found sprawled on the floor outside the mayor's office was arrested and carried out by his arms and legs. Also arrested was 67-year-old Diane Keeauve, according to Portland police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.
In July, Antifa engaged the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer in the "Battle of Portland," which resulted in a viral video of an masked member of Antifa getting knocked out by a Proud Boy known as Rufio.
Doxing in Seattle...
As documented by Far Left Watch, Twitter has been allowing Seattle Antifa members to post private, identifying information (Doxing) of ICE agents - which isn't the first time the Social Media giant has allowed this behavior against conservatives and others with divergent views.
Recently Twitter took no action after controversial journalist Caitlin Johnstone was doxed. Johnstone writes:
After my August Twitter suspension a #Resistance account publicly doxxed me, posting my home address, phone number and other information. I didn’t make a public ordeal out of it at the time because I obviously didn’t want to draw attention to it, but I did report it because I wanted it deleted. I was not expecting Twitter Support to reject my report, especially after they had me jump through a bunch of hoops to prove that I did in fact live where the doxxer was saying I lived, but they did.
“We understand that you might come across content on Twitter that you dislike or find offensive,” Twitter wrote back.
“However, after investigating the reported content we found it was not in violation of Twitter’s private information policy. As a result, it won’t be removed at this time.”
And as Far Left Watch notes, one of the best examples of this double standard is Twitter’s inaction regarding the violent Seattle Antifa cell, Greater Seattle GDC. On June 21st of this year, this Anitfa cell used their Twitter account to distribute a blog post from the Puget Sound Anarchists that included the names and home addresses of 37 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and even included the personal contact information for their spouses. This violates multiple Twitter Terms of Service and this has been brought to Twitter’s attention on numerous occasions throughout the last two months. Despite being reported multiple times, the account is still active and the tweet that targets and endangers ICE agents and their families is still live.
Here is a timeline of all the separate times we have reported this tweet and attempted to bring it to the attention of Twitter Support and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.
After reporting both of the the tweets in the screenshots below, we sent out our own tweet exposing the selective enforcement of Twitter’s TOS and tagged Jack. This was retweeted over 1,400 times.
Antifa accounts actively violate @Twitter TOS without consequence.— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) August 16, 2018
Not only do they openly encourage people to carry out violence against @ICEgov agents but it appears they also use the platform to disseminate the personal addresses and information of those agents. @Jack? pic.twitter.com/SbPBc8KCo1
We reported this tweet again and then sent out our own tweet this time also tagging @TwitterSupport and pointing out that we had reported it previously but no action had been taken. This was retweeted over 500 times.
Hi @Jack and @TwitterSupport,— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) August 23, 2018
These antifa accounts are doxing @ICEgov agents and instructing their followers to carry out terror attacks against @ICEgov facilities.
We told you about this last week but the accounts and tweets are still live.
Does this not violate your TOS? pic.twitter.com/iXn1BakO53
After Twitter suspended Gavin McInnes and all of the Proud Boys accounts claiming they were a “violent extremist group”, we again reported this tweet and shared a screenshot trying to determine why Twitter had still taken no action. This was retweeted almost 200 times.
Twitter recently suspend Gavin McInnes and all Proud boys accounts claiming they were "violent extremist groups".— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) September 5, 2018
Meanwhile, violent antifa groups actively use this platform to threaten and dox @ICEgov agents. This account and tweet is still active. Why?@repgregwalden #AskJack pic.twitter.com/SxYxJYnKQ5
After Twitter suspended Alex Jones we again reported this tweet and shared a screenshot trying to determine why Twitter had still taken no action. This was retweeted almost 300 times.
BREAKING: Twitter has banned Alex Jones but the violent antifa group that doxed @ICEgov agents and their family members is still active and this tweet is still live.— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) September 6, 2018
Live tweet: https://t.co/x8QZZUFfvq …
Archived tweet: https://t.co/yFVOYu1tv0#StopTheBias pic.twitter.com/zlkxh1MkSm
After Twitter temporarily suspended Benghazi survivor, Kris Paronto, we again reported this tweet and shared the screenshot trying to determine why Twitter had still taken no action.This was retweeted almost 200 times.
.@Twitter has temporarily suspended Benghazi survivor, Kris Paronto.— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) September 9, 2018
But this antifa group that threatened and doxed @ICEgov agents is still active and this tweet is STILL live. Why?
Live tweet: https://t.co/x8QZZUFfvq
Archived tweet: https://t.co/yFVOYu1tv0#StopTheBias pic.twitter.com/c3vHeSXVyi
We reported the tweet again and then shared a screenshot pointing out that while numerous right-of-center influencers had been either temporarily or permanently suspended, that Twitter had still taken no action against this violent far-left extremist group. This was retweeted almost 1,000 times.
Suspended by Twitter:— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) September 10, 2018
Milo (full ban)
Alex Jones (full ban)
PJW (temp ban)
Crowder (temp ban)
Candace Owens (temp ban)
Not suspended by Twitter:
This antifa group that doxed @ICEgov agents.
Live tweet: https://t.co/x8QZZUFfvq
Archived tweet: https://t.co/yFVOYu1tv0 pic.twitter.com/vsxqTKPKxn
We reported the Tweet and then again shared the screenshots and asked Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey why in spite of being reported numerous times was this tweet still live. This was retweeted over 300 times.
This antifa group doxed @ICEgov agents and their spouses and shared that private information on Twitter. It has been reported multiple times but is STILL live. At what point is @Jack complicit in aiding and abetting these domestic terrorists?— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) September 13, 2018
Full report: https://t.co/JuOtjBRbmr pic.twitter.com/ikMSpZx3hW
Throughout the last two months we personally reported this tweet and the account multiple times. We also received numerous screenshots from other Twitter users who also reported this account. Despite the clear violation of Twitter TOS and being reported numerous times, why has Twitter decided to take no action against this account? I think it has been made abundantly clear that Twitter selectively enforces their Terms of Service in order to advance a left-wing ideology.
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