DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll move after protest outside his condo building draws arrests, widespread calls for change
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’s looking for a new place to live,
After his Pearl District condo building has been the site of repeated demonstrations,
In an email Tuesday from Wheeler to other residents of the 16-floor high-rise tower,
The mayor said it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” that he finds a new home.
He assured people that police are taking their safety concerns seriously,
And invited them to a Thursday evening meeting that will include himself and officers to voice their concerns.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,”
according to a screenshot of the email sent to The Oregonian/OregonLive.
“It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
The building has 114 units and retail space on the bottom floor.
Wheeler bought his two-bedroom condo for $840,000 in 2017, according to Multnomah County property records.
DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY PORTLAND MAYOR TED WHEELER
Protests calling for policing and social justice reforms have taken place daily throughout the city since late May.
Demonstrators have gathered outside Wheeler’s condo building sporadically since mid-June, At least twice when he was not there.
On Monday, Wheeler’s 58th birthday, some in a group of more than 200 graffitied and damaged the building,
And sidewalk and threw a burning bundle of newspapers into retail space in the building.
Police arrested 19 people during the demonstration.
Most are accused of disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer;
The latter is the most common accusation levied against protesters arrested during demonstrations over the last three months.
A widely circulated video recorded by an Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter during the overnight demonstration,
The mayor’s office said Tuesday that case will likely be reviewed by the city’s Independent Police Review.
In a public statement, Wheeler described both the officer’s punches and damages to the area buildings as “senseless violence.”
“These acts range from stupid, to dangerous, to criminal,” Wheeler said.
“The violence must stop. None of this should sit well with any thinking Portlander.”
DAWG SAYS: THIS IS SERIOUS KARMA,
THIS MAYOR TRIED TO APPEASE VIOLENT PEOPLE BY ASS KISSING
AND LETTING THEM DEGRADE HIM PUBLICLY.
NOW THEY KNOW HOW VULNERABLE HE IS,
AND HE IS PAYING A BIG PRICE FOR NOT ACTING LIKE A MAN.