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UPDATE: Portland Official Who Called 911 on Lyft Driver Now Blames POLICE for the Incident

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.16.20

A Portland official who wants to “defund the police” made national headlines earlier this month after calling 911 on her Lyft driver for canceling the ride. Now she’s blaming the POLICE for the incident.

“City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and her Lyft driver made dueling 911 calls during a Nov. 1 ride from hell, as Hardesty griped about everything from confusion over the pick-up location to the car’s windows being open,” reports the New York Post.

“This is another example of being black in America and being put in a position where I have to be the one to look out for my personal safety,” she said. “I didn’t expect the Lyft driver to do it, certainly didn’t expect the police to do it. It was my responsibility to make sure I got home safe.

“When you’re living in a city where white supremacists are proudly riding around in their big trucks with their flags and you’re a black person and somebody wants to put [you] on the side of the road at night,” Hardesty continued. “Not gonna happen.”

Read the full report at the New York Post.

PORTLAND SPIRALS: Police Declare ‘RIOT’ After Officers Attacked with Glass Bottles, Ball Bearings

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.14.20

The Portland Police Department struggled to contain another night of civil unrest in the city Monday; confirming officers were repeatedly attacked with glass bottles and ball bearings.

“Members of the crowd are still not dispersing despite numerous orders to leave and opportunities to do so,” posted the Department on Twitter. “To those on N Fenwick/Lombard, disperse to the North. This has been declared a riot and you are being ordered to disperse.”

“Some of the items thrown at officers include paint, ball bearings, and glass bottles, which are all criminal acts,” adds the Portland PD.

PORTLAND SPIRALS: Police Tell City Residents ‘Fires Have Been Lit, Leave the Area, It is Not Safe’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.17.20

The Portland Police Department urged residents to flee sections of the city late Monday night; telling people “fires have been lit, a store was looted, leave the area, it is not safe.”

“A group continues to stay downtown in the streets. One officer was injured after being hit in the head with a large rock. Ofc. transported to hospital. Fires have been lit. A store was looted. Arrests are being made. Leave the area, it is not safe,” posted the Department on social media.

“The crowd is now in the streets near the Pearl District. Traffic may be impacted in the area,” adds the Portland Police.

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