Radical Portland city council member Joann Hardesty hates the cops and her votes guarantee she’ll get more of us killed.
Portland cut almost 10% of its police budget last year.
This year we’re headed for a record number of homicides.
Hardesty flatly denies Portland’s murder problem is a gang problem. Gangs are mostly criminals of color. For Hardesty, color’s a chip she wears on both shoulders. This week the Biden FBI identified gangs as the central issue in Portland’s violence and murders.
With Hardesty’s ignorance, don’t bet on re-funding police…which means more blood on the streets.
The Commissioner calls police liars. She has falsely accused them of setting fires actually set by rioters. She fired a private company that repairs sidewalks for the city because its private trucks display a “back the blue” flag sticker.
Yet when JoAnn herself runs into trouble…a bit tipsy on a ride home from the casino she frequents…and a rideshare driver finds her obnoxious, she calls cops to resolve a personal matter.
In her home, she has a special police “900” box. When YOU or I call the police, 9-1-1 decides if we get anything at all. When JoAnn pushes that button she gets an immediate, two-car, lights and siren police emergency response.
Without double standards, JoAnn would have none at all.