The city of Portland has been under assault from the far left for over a year now. The radicals of Antifa and BLM are basically in charge.
The mayor and other leaders in the city have handcuffed the police and left the public to the wolves.
Now the police who deal with riots have resigned. All of them, all at once.
What could go wrong?
Oregon Live reports:
Officers, sergeants resign en masse from Portland’s Rapid Response Team crowd control unit
Officers who serve on the Portland Police Bureau’s specialized crowd control unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, voted to resign from the team during a meeting Wednesday night.
The unprecedented move by about 50 officers, detectives and sergeants to disband their own team came a day after a team member, Officer Corey Budworth, was indicted, accused of fourth-degree assault stemming from a baton strike against a protester last summer.
A team lieutenant called Chief Chuck Lovell to inform him Wednesday night after members of the team, who volunteer for the assignment, voted to resign due to perceived lack of support from City Hall and from the district attorney over the past year during more than 100 consecutive nights of protest coverage. The indictment of one of the team’s officers appeared to be the last straw.
“Have I ever seen anything like this in my career? No, I don’t think any of us have,” said Deputy Chief Chris Davis, serving Thursday as acting chief while Lovell is out of state for a week in St. Augustine, Florida, for training.
The murder rate in the city is through the roof.
Portland's police riot team resigns after officer indicted over alleged assault on photographer
Woke Portland just lost 50 experienced cops.
Portland’s murder rate is up 800% over last year. https://t.co/p4LouaizNH
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 17, 2021
None of this is the fault of the police.
This is the fault of city leadership, which deserves to be replaced.