Skip to comments.Portland Mayor Denies Assistance to ICE, Violates City’s Equal Protection Policy
Posted on 08/28/2018 8:53:51 AM PDT by jazusamo
During aggressive protests by criminal Occupy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rioters at federal facilities in Oregon, Portlands Mayor implemented dangerously restrictive police procedures that ordered officers to ignore calls for help from federal law enforcement personnel under attack. Instead of proactive support, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) were limited to a passive liaison role with the Federal Protection Service (FSP). According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, PPB officers were only allowed to respond to life-threatening attacks and 911 calls made by ICE agents and FPS officers. Portlands Mayor, Ted Wheeler, also serves as the citys Police Bureau Commissioner. Wheeler has been a vocal proponent in his commitment to protect criminal illegal aliens, restrict gun rights and support burdensome climate policies. Under his direction, tensions among protestors and federal law enforcement officers started in mid-June with a camp at ICE facilities in the downtown area and ended in late July with piles of trash in the street. ICE Council leadership reported hard-left Antifa members were an active contingent among protestors who besieged the federal immigration processing offices, damaged property and injured officers.
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch indicate an alarming hands-off approach instituted by PPB management. On June 19, FPS Commander Lopez asked PPB Deputy Chief Robert Day for assistance. Days refusal in the highly redacted document was clear: At this time I am denying your request for additional resources from PPB. Officers were directed not to proactively patrol the area of the demonstration and to only respond to calls at the demonstration site that have an immediate life safety concern. On June 21, the mayors direction was for PPB to not get involved unless lives are in danger. ICE agents on the ground reported these were the daily orders given at briefings to rank-and-file PPB personnel.
Mayor Wheelers selective enforcement order conflicts with PPB rules. The Biased-Based Policing Policy states, The Bureau is dedicated to offering courteous and professional service delivery and providing equal protection, a fundamental right under the Constitution, to all members of the community. Additionally, all employees are expected to reduce crime and the fear of crime by working with all citizens. Police officers and managers are mandated to respond to requests for police assistance. Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation communicated, When local police disengage from proactive responsibilities and assistance, one can expect masked, helmeted and shielded protestors to assault and endanger federal officers. On July 31 the National ICE Council sent a cease and desist letter to the Mayor.
In contrast to the stated commitment of City government to provide equal and effective protection, the owner of the ICE processing building, Stuart Lindquist , was singled out among taxpayers. He received a limited and restrictive law enforcement response during the Occupy ICE demonstrations. Portland Police documents confirmed, If Stuart Linquist [sic] or any other Linquist [sic] calls for police assistance that doesnt fit the life safety concern criteria, please refer him or her to the Mayor. Mr. Lindquist told Judicial Watch, Its quite an issue and of course we were without service for a month and a half. Its something. This is a liberal town but even so. Judicial Watch filed two other public records requests with the PBB to determine if Wheelers denial of assistance violates federal contractual or Memorandum Of Understanding obligations.
The city is also denying federal workers of their Constitutional right to equal protection of the law.
Pull any federal assistance from Portland...Pull any and all federal law enforcement from Portland...
Let Portland get by on it’s own with that POS mayor...
Refusal to enforce the law = violation of oath of office = jail. Someone there better have the guts to handcuff him/it/her.
This would seem to be a federal crime.
Law enforcement officers should come to the aid of anyone asking for help, and federal officers are no exception.
Certainly ordering local officers not to come to the aid of federal officers in trouble, would be problematic.
As if commies care
“Portlands Mayor, Ted Wheeler, also serves as the citys Police Bureau Commissioner.”
On top of everything else, that doesn’t sound kosher either.
Sounds like a civil rights violation.
Yes but they are all Nazis. /s
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Future ICE raids should include arrests of persons aiding and abetting lawbreaking ie politicians.
I agree...If not a crime it’s certainly pushing the limits to the max.
Wheeler can say all he wants about only sending police in a life threatening situation, the protesters (including antifa) that were camped outside the ICE building were a life threat for over a month.
There may be an angle there. I’m not sure.
The guys a total leftist jerk, he can’t even handle one job let alone two.
Thanks, I would agree with your description.
If those ANTIFA folks had clubs with them, or anything that constituted a weapon, they aren’t protesters.
They are a paramilitary cadre.
I don’t know what the technical definition of sedition is, but there should be codes that cover this sort of thing that provide very stiff penalties if convicted of them.
It should be perfectly legal to sue a Mayor or governor who aids a abets criminal illegal aliens when they commit a crime harming an American citizen or causes them loss of property. It should also be legal to sue the city or state they represent to collect damages and mental suffering from the event. This would likely be enough to bankrupt most Mayors or Governors and cause the state to budget with quite a lot less in its treasury.
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They have no duty to respond, legally.
In my view you’re right on.
This jerk actually put conditions on police service to a legal entity in their jurisdiction, and because of their sanctuary status for illegal alien federal law breakers.
Wheeler is scum.
It’s a violation of the 14th amendment that requires equal protection under the law.
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