By Oregon State Senator Kim Thatcher,
You may have seen this recent Facebook post about crime in Portland found in this article!
Perhaps you saw this recent report you can now find on Youtube by KGW8 about the organized retail theft.
After reading these two stories you may be asking as I am, “Will Portland have any businesses left?” The blatant theft, the impact of break ins into businesses, the destruction of business property, rampant homelessness and other crimes are making it harder and harder on businesses.
Who would want to come to downtown Portland after the lawlessness that has been allowed there?
What business would move their operations to Portland after nights of extreme leftist leadership have allowed antifa and others to control downtown Portland? Isn’t it time we call crime what it is, and allow law enforcement to protect citizens?
Taxpayers pay taxes to be protected but Portland extreme leftists and Oregon’s extreme leftist elite are not allowing our streets to be safe.