“Street takeovers” new trend in lawlessness

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Over New Year’s weekend, Portland saw several neighborhoods where streets were taken over by flash mobs and street racers.

KGW-TV reports,

Portland Police also report that they were present and nearly two dozen vehicles were towed, 19 arrests, 13 citations and 7 guns seized.

Sometimes these street takeovers result in mobs of people looting stores like they did this convenience store last year. We previously reported “Vagrants gathered and took over a Portland City street to do drag racing. Police were called and said they couldn’t respond. The mass gathering of people grew and even stormed a local convenience store where people stole $15,000 worth of goods in just 20 minutes.”

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