The word "terrorism" is bandied about a lot today. The accepted definition of terrorism is and attack carried out by a person or group of people in the hopes of instilling fear into a populace. Normally, the attack has attached to it some sort of demands.
Would a group of Occupy Portland hoodlums firebombing a luxurious building count as terrorism? I think so.
Police in Portland, Oregon suspect a group of OWS protesters in the firebombing of World Trade Center, a building that caters to business conferences, weddings, and other gatherings. In the attack, criminals threw a Molotov cocktail into the building, causing a fire which damaged stairs.
The Portland police suspecte Occupy Portland of the crime, as protesters have been causing violence. Here is the internal police memo that went out:
The city of Portland is proactively allowing "Occupy" protesters, apparently including violent elements who think they have a right to attack buildings that represent what they are against, to expropriate a public park and make up their own rules as they go along. Therefore, it not only has nothing to complain about, it is effectively abetting what they do.ReplyDelete
When Portland decides enough is enough, clears them out, and give the parks back to the people, it will end. Until then? Enjoy your self-created problem.
Oh my God! "Stairs were damaged," according to an unconfirmed, unverifiable report. That is so violent. Want some confirmed and verifiable violence? Look at Koch Brothers exposed. It will show you how people are actually being killed by the guys that fund this website.ReplyDelete
This is dereliction of duty on the part of the mayor.ReplyDelete
All over the US, politicians want more and more money for the police and for the park districts.
But do the mayors allow the police to enforce the laws in the parks so that the rest of us can use the parks that we are paying for?