Portland, Oregon has been the scene of ongoing nightly protests and unrest for weeks now.
One police officer, a black man named Jakhary Jackson, recently described the hypocrisy, racism and ignorance of many of the young white people who are part of the mob.
Hot Air reports:
What It’s Like To Be A Black Police Officer On The Front Lines Of Portland’s Nightly BLM Protests
There have been a seemingly endless series of Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, some of which eventually get declared riots as the protesters get out of hand.
One week ago KGW8 was on hand for a press availability where Officer Jakhary Jackson was questioned by Lt. Tina Jones about what it’s like to be on the front line of those nightly protests. His responses were eye-opening to say the least.
“I got to see folks who really do want to see change like the rest of us that have been impacted by racism,” Jackson said. He continued, “And then I got to see those people get faded out by people that have no idea what racism is all about.
Never experienced racism. They don’t even know that the tactics that they are using are the same tactics that were used against my people.”
He added, “Coming from someone who graduated from PSU with a history degree it’s actually frightening…They say if you don’t know your history you’re doomed to repeat it. And watching people do that to other people just because of what they’ve decided to do with their life.”
Asked for an example, Jackson said people of color will frequently come up to speak to him during protest to ask him what he thinks about the death of George Floyd or some other issue. But inevitably when he tries to engage with these people, “someone white comes up ‘F the police. Don’t talk to him.’” Jackson said that after a while he could see it coming.
Watch the video below:
Based Portland police officer calls out hypocrisy of Antifa
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) July 16, 2020
That’s rather enlightening, isn’t it?