The Department of Justice has officially identified New York City, Portland and Seattle as cities where violence and destruction of property is being allowed or enabled by local officials.
“The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein,” DOJ released in a statement Monday morning. “The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled ‘Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.’”
Or to illustrate this post visually:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 21, 2020
I’m not sure it’s fair to include Portland on the above list of anarchistic cities, when its mayor is micromanaging the truly big issues of the day:
If you think Democrats like this guy aren’t enjoying the unlimited power to shut down your business, make you stay away from fellow human beings and strap a pointless rag over your mouth as a sign of political subservience, you aren’t paying attention t.co/oAurBFstE9
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 20, 2020