Portland ANTIFA/BLM Issued Mayor Ted Wheeler Death Threat After He Asked for Help Unmasking Rioters
After the most recent round of rioting and arson in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler decided he’d had enough. The mayor came out and started talking tough about standing up to the mob. He’d done all of that before and there was no reason to think this time would be any different or result in any real change, but apparently the mayor’s tough talk struck a nerve.
[Spokesman Jim] Middaugh said the mayor’s office has seen a dramatic uptick in messages following the press conference, most of them critical of Wheeler and the remarks he made. Some claimed the mayor’s comments would encourage right-wing vigilantism while others said hardline approach was too-little, too-late.
Civil rights groups also had choice words.
“His comments are inappropriate, irresponsible, and dangerous,” said the ACLU of Oregon, which also accused the mayor of promoting vigilantism. “After more than four years as police commissioner, Ted Wheeler must finally recognize the role that unchecked police violence has in escalating tension in Portland.”
Part of that backlash to condemning months of Antifa’s pointless destruction came in the form of this creepy, threatening video which looks like something terrorists would release in an action movie.
We are not just challenging the idea of having Ted as a mayor,” the narrator said, “We are challenging the idea of having mayors at all. We want abolition.” The clip ends with an implied threat: “Ted we are asking for the last time that you resign. If you ignore this message outright, the destruction to your precious way of life is going to escalate. Blood is already on your hands Ted, the next time it may just be your own.”
(h/t Hot Air)