Portland Mayor Denies he Instructed Local Police to Ignore ICE Agents’ Calls for Help



As anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protests were heating up in June, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, aligned himself with the radical agitators, while delivering an unveiled threat to federal agents.

“I want to be very clear I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” boasted Mayor Ted Wheeler in a long Twitter stream defending radical activists for creating chaos inside and outside the Portland ICE office.

“If [ICE agents] are looking for a bailout from this mayor, they’re looking in the wrong place,” he ominously added.

Wheeler, who also serves as Portland Police Bureau commissioner, took his pledge to prevent local police from being drawn into any conflict too far, according to a cease and desist letter sent Monday by Sean Riddell, an attorney for the union representing ICE agents.

“Your current policy forbidding Portland law enforcement agencies from assisting employees of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency who request law enforcement assistance while at or away from work is a violation of the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause,” the letter says.

Riddell said further legal action could be warranted if Wheeler did not apologize to ICE officers. Instead of an apology, the proud member of the “Resist” movement issued a written response insisting that “no such policy exists” and claiming instructions were given to Portland officers to respond to calls when there was an “immediate life safety concern.”

But in an email obtained by The Willamette Week, Portland Police Deputy Chief Bob Day did deny requests for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service.

“At this time I am denying your request for additional resources from PPB,” said Day, who added that Portland officers would respond “if your officers are assaulted and need us to facilitate a safe exit from the conflict.”

The Portland police also did not respond when ICE protesters yelled racial slurs at agents or when ICE employees were followed home by protesters.

Nor when the leftist thugs forced a food truck to close down after their repeated harassment of the owners’ daughter. Scott Hakes, a co-owner of The Happy Camper Food and Coffee Bar, said the threats to his daughter worsened after she sold food to a DHS officer.

“When the mayor gave the order that police would not support ICE employees trapped in [a building leased by ICE], he turned the lives of our employees over to an angry mob,” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, the organization that sent the cease-and-desist letter, told The Washington Times.

In his inaugural address, Wheeler assured voters that “the City of Portland will remain a welcoming, safe place for all people regardless of immigration status.”

Portland might be welcoming and safe for violent radicals. But it is clearly not safe for anybody who gets in the way of their open border goals. Voters should ask themselves if that is the kind of city in which they want to live.

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    I hope that the friendly countries of the Jewish people and Israel, with which biological links
    What they are transferring their embassy to Jerusalem
    I wonder how the biggest country in the world has not dared to move its embassy to Jerusalem, as promised by Mr. Trump in the US election
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    Together for the liberation of Israel from Arab and Islamic colonization
    In response to the statement of the State Foreign Ministry called Balustein
    As for the situation in Jerusalem, feeding on the grounds that history and law confirms the legitimacy of the Jews on the Temple that was built by my ancestors of their own money
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    Ladies and gentlemen
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    Achieving lasting and comprehensive peace
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    And give them the same privileges as the Jews
    And the separation of the dome on temple
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    Phenotype / CCDee
    Mention Biological / K-
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      To the support committee, President Trump
      At the World Conference of Jews
      To the owners of efficiency in Israel
      To the President of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations
      Be aware that the guardian is recently dead
      I wonder if his wife will be the guardian of my life
      Or the tutelage will be abandoned
      And today confirmed to the Prosecutor of the Social Court of Casablanca
      The credibility of my case thus surprised me by the illegal violations committed by lawyers and judges
      While facing the state of lawyers and judges and no longer faces state institutions
      I therefore gave him the answer of the president, who confirms that the file n ° 24/26/2017, submitted by the lawyer was sent back to the Hebrew room to disseminate according to the law
      The date of its session was fixed at 01/11/2017
      At the moment the lawyer confirms his answer that the file n ° 24/26/2017 merged with the file n ° 68/26/2017 Prove the Jewish identity of my biological father according to genetics
      And of my mother according to the Jewish culture of the Hebrew House, which registered and issued a decision of non-competence
      Give credibility to the complaint to the Prosecutor c. Captain of the Bar
      The warrant is also addressed to the Prosecutor
      Against Jacob Cohen and his gang have been registered under number 377/3109/2017
      What was referred to the Attorney General of the Court of Appeal by the mediator of the Court of Appeal
      This is a flagrant violation of the law because it makes no sense when I make an indecent statement against the Prosecutor of the Court of First Instance
      The interception note must be returned to the Court of First Instance
      Do you know why they hindered the legal framework for three years?
      In order to use the complaint against me and the execution of the arrest warrant by the French prosecutor on the basis of a secret complaint
      But if I did not know the suspicious sources on which France relied during my trial
      Renounce my Jewish identity, legal and personal
      Traduire
      Initialement partagé par king David 88
      Liberation of Jerusalem from Arab and Islamic colonialism to be eternal capital of Israel
      Depends on the release of my genes and Jewish identity, legal and personal from the Moroccan state and the Arab and Islamic countries
      Complaint N 94/2017 Lawyers in Casablanca Concerning conspiracy and violation of the ethics of the profession
      On 29/06/2017, which coincided with the anniversary of the founding of the World Congress of Jews
      Against the lawyer who was appointed to defend me before the Hebrew Chamber
      To define the Jewish, legal and personal identity
      The Descendant of King David Dynasty, Who Ruled Jerusalem, on behalf of the Jewish people from a thousand cyme BC
      To the congress of the world Jews
      And to the support committee of the American president Mr. Trump
      And to Israeli electronic and written journalists
      Believe it or not
      Image to my mother Mrs Zahra daughter of Bouchaib Ben Bozakari, who grew in 1917
      According to information reached by recent reports that the Bozakari family was one of the largest Jewish families in Morocco, and not only in Casablanca
      Why were they persecuting my mother without the others
      Here I knew why everyone hides the truth when I ran away from the hell of Safi immediately after my success in the primary school certificate
      Here I knew why all the members of the family my mother were against me, when I was young man not to install in Casablanca
      Here I knew how was inaugurated the tuteure and I in prison insulted the Moroccan holy places in 2007
      Based on the use of documents from my precious mother 2007
      And when I say that I was born in my time. I say, because I am sure of the credibility of my words
      And when I say that I am the first of the others to defend the star of my ancestors and of Jerusalem, and the history of my ancestors I have said about sincerity and conviction and
      And not for love of money and sex because my case is much bigger than their bank accounts and chairs because it is problem of the people
      And when I say everyone who stands against me will reap the trouble
      I said, because I am sure to destroy the French movement Alsaianim sooner or later
      For a good reason, Israel no longer needs and does not need dual spies
      Due to the emergence of new evidence about my Jewish identity, which embodies the biological and legal ties of the Jewish people to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel
      I hope that the friendly countries of the Jewish people and Israel, with which biological links
      What they are transferring their embassy to Jerusalem
      I wonder how the biggest country in the world has not dared to move its embassy to Jerusalem, as promised by Mr. Trump in the US election
      And as if it is not convinced of the state of the Jewish people and their right to the liberation of Arab and Islamic colonialism
      Or they want to win the sympathy of the Arabs and the Islamists at the expense of the suffering of the Jewish people
      Together for the liberation of Israel from Arab and Islamic colonization
      In response to the statement of the State Foreign Ministry called Balustein
      As for the situation in Jerusalem, feeding on the grounds that history and law confirms the legitimacy of the Jews on the Temple that was built by my ancestors of their own money
      I just want the world to answer my question
      Who is the ancient historical and religious and legal
      The temple that built by my ancestors or the dome, which was built on the temple
      Ladies and gentlemen
      The only solution to end the artificial conflict between Jews and Arabs and Islamists
      Achieving lasting and comprehensive peace
      The granting of autonomy to Blstein
      And give them the same privileges as the Jews
      And the separation of the dome on temple
      Because my genes belong to the dynasty of King David, who ruled Jerusalem on behalf of the Jewish people of a thousand years BC
      On the ground that the biological identity that defines the legal identity that embodies the person’s personal identity – male or female –
      In accordance with the principles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Paris Principles approved by the United Nations
      Because biological mention and phenotype of blood group
      Which determines the biological identity of the person from father to grandfather
      According to the science of genetics and Jewish genealogy
      Blood group / O +
      Phenotype / CCDee
      Mention Biological / K-
      And not belief, language, color or geographical affiliation that determines the biological identity of man

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    The mayor’s reply letter of July 31 is both misleading and revealing. He says “I want to be clear that the Portland Police Bureau does not police on the content of speech”. And no one even remotely asked him to do that. But his actions make it “clear” that those who profess a certain kind of speech can run amok at will. Invading offices, blocking people from exiting, and intimidating everyone who does not conform to the standards of the radical left are NOT speech. The old saying is your rights end where mine begin.

    He also says in the letter that his police will not help “securing federal property that houses a federal agency with their own federal police force.” That very much sounds like he has no intention of doing anything except for, his words, “immediate life safety concern”. So apparently you can be assaulted, held against your will, aka kidnapping, and a host of other things, and as long as your life is not in danger they won’t respond. But if he says the feds should take action on their own, take him up on the offer, since he flat out declares he won’t do anything. Let the blame fall on him. And the people who own that food truck should sue the city.

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    Dr. Mike Reeder on

    Mayor Wheeler is a fool. He cannot just defy the law of the land and walk away leaving illegal aliens to roam the streets and consume resources. The U.S. Constitution only applies to naturalized or American born CITIZENS. Not illegal interlopers. Anyone else, not! The U.S. IS a place for welcoming immigrants so long as they come into this country legally. ALL others will be deported as soon as they are caught. ANYONE aiding or abetting the illegal immigrants (better known as refugees) will be jailed.The resist movement is a sham and must stop. Where were people like this when Native Peoples were being murdered and their lands stolen?

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      Dr, these criminals are not better known as refugees. They are actually illegal aliens. Refugees are the product of cowardice. Rather than fight for their own country they run away and expect the West to cater to them and give them what they want and somehow think they deserve They are as bad or worse than illegal aliens.