9/26/23, 4:37 PM
REVOLUTIONARY STRIKES IT RICH
Fox News reported in an article yesterday that former Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will be paid $680,000 settlement by the Portland police union and a couple of officers regarding a lawsuit she had filed in 2021.
In a nut shell, Hardesty’s suit accused the City of Portland, police union, former union president and a Portland police officer of leaking information that falsely implicated Hardesty in a hit and run, according to the Fox News story. She was later cleared of all allegations.
Hardesty was an outspoken critic of not only the Portland police, but also federal law enforcement and advocated for defunding the police.
For the better part of 2020 and early 2021, Ranch Matters reported from ground zero-Portland, where we witnessed and documented, first hand the violent demonstrations and riots that included attacks on federal, state and local government buildings, as well as monuments.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa spearheaded the 100 plus days of unrest that included former Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty fanning the flames of “Revolution.”
While speaking to her followers in front of the Portland Justice Center, Hardesty stated:
“We have a revolution to complete…” She further stated: “We will revolutionize what community safety looks like.”
Earler, Hardesty demanded that “FEDERAL GOONS” be removed from Portland and apparently had no problem with all of the destruction leveled against the Portland Federal Courthouse.
Later that same night, all hell broke loose in front of the US Courthouse and we witnessed what Hardesty’s revolution looked like.
The Courthouse was under siege along with the federal agents guarding it.
The protests and riots continued throughout the Portland Metro Area most of the summer and beyond with no real consequence.
City and state officials stood by and watched as Portland government buildings, private businesses were destroyed, burned and people’s lives put in danger.
Did Hardesty, as a public official, encourage revolution and tacitly give the rioters her blessing to destroy the City of Portland?