Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Iconic Photo of Pepper Spraying at Occupy Portland N17. The Story BEHIND the Photo

Here’s the photo The Oregonian will undoubtedly submit for various awards. It captures a second in time of the November 17th when the Occupy Portland and their union backers attempted take over of bridges and banks in Portland, Oregon and came up against Portland Police.

A woman is pepper sprayed in front of the Chase Bank in downtown Portland.

Why was she sprayed?

So now that you’ve seen the “After” picture that will go on every protester poster and may even be included in the next PSU sociology syllabi,  what about the “Before” picture?

Here’s a photo from KPTV from their helicopter:

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

There’s also something else that former Sheriff and Police Chief (and Blogforce member) Bernie Giusto notes about the above photo. The cops’ backs are almost against the wall of the bank. They’ve got nowhere else to go. They’ve got to protect the space or be overwhelmed.

“Police officers with nowhere to go and faced with an overwhelming number of demonstrators who are outwardly aggressive, need to push back and push back hard.”

Police say the protesters were pushing on the cops in unprecedented fashion as Officers tried to keep them from rushing the bank:

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

Here’s another overhead from the KPTV chopper to give you more context.  

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

This woman who could be the one pictured told KPTV she washed her eyes out and her skin burned a bit but it obviously was not that big a deal to her.

Photo Credit: KPTV screen shot

This woman is not a victim and the cops weren’t wrong to deploy the pepper spray. She asked for it.

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Occupy Portland: "Only a Matter of Time Till [Protesters] Go to Their Second Amendment Rights"

Play the game, “If a member of the Tea Party said this,” you know it would have made national news. But because the collective of self labeled anarchist, socialist, communist, unionist, “peaceful” protesters said this it won’t make the news. Still for your viewing pleasure is Laughing at Liberals’ video from last weekend before the clash with cops. Mr. Motivational Speaker is working up his buddies to ‘resist we much.’ Roll tape:

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Occupy Portland: Video of Invading Chase Bank

Photo Credit: Laughing at Liberals

Question: Do you think this behavior terrorizes people?
Many –if not all–downtown Portland banks locked their doors to the public yesterday. Why would they do that if they weren’t afraid for the safety of their customers and employees?

Photo Credit: Laughing at Liberals

I wouldn’t want this marauding band of smelly anarchists and their union cronies to be at the door of my business. They should call out the Pinkertons.

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Occupy Portland: Toddler as Human Shield

Family Album Time! Photo Credit: Laughing at Liberals

Nothing says Fatherhood and Apple Pie as much as dangling your child from your arm while taunting the police to pepper spray you. (video from Laughing at Liberals below). This guy was encouraging the police to take a vacation while yelling in his child’s ear. “Help the population, take a vacation!”  He was on the front lines of the protest yesterday with his buddies who were yelling profanities at the cops to taunt them into using their batons and spray.
I can only imagine the family dynamics here:

” I need your help, son. I want you to be the eyes, ears, and voice of the Republic. Anakin, Anarchist, I’m appointing you to be my personal representative on the Jedi Black Bloc Council”

Years ago after riotous mobs pulled these same stunts in Portland, posters began appearing on the hipster neighborhood telephone poles. They read: “They pepper sprayed our children!” It was an effort to malign the cops for deploying pepper spray on the anarchists. Some idiot apparently brought his kid. Wow, we haven’t seen that one bef…oh, never mind.  I’ve never been able to substantiate the claim, but now you know why they bring their kids to these things. They need a cute victim.

Victims are in short supply since the designated Occupy Portland victim who actually had been saved by the cops from the mob didn’t work out so well.

Remember him? He was the guy-with-the-broken-back-now-he’s-in-a-wheel-chair-hurt-himself-as-a-cheer-leader-sleeping-on-the-ground-at-Occupy-Portland-smokes-dope-for-pain-came-to-a-riot-and-cops-saved-him- who didn’t go down so well as their poster child (check it out here). Now they’re trolling for a real child. What better way than to supply one of your own?

But now let’s go back a few weeks. Remember when the Occupiers took over Main Street? They used children as human shields then, too. I remember taking this photo from my car. The protesters had just called in support from protester central casting (unions) to puff up their numbers. The objective was to keep the street closed. I’ll never forget when a protester told me I’d better get moving because I was blocking traffic. It took Mayor Sam Adams one week to work up the courage to reopen it.

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Iconic Photo of Pepper Spraying at Occupy Portland N17. The Story BEHIND the Photo

Here’s the photo The Oregonian will undoubtedly submit for various awards. It captures a second in time of the November 17th when the Occupy Portland and their union backers attempted take over of bridges and banks in Portland, Oregon and came up against Portland Police.

A woman is pepper sprayed in front of the Chase Bank in downtown Portland.

Why was she sprayed?

So now that you’ve seen the “After” picture that will go on every protester poster and may even be included in the next PSU sociology syllabi,  what about the “Before” picture?

Here’s a photo from KPTV from their helicopter:

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

There’s also something else that former Sheriff and Police Chief (and Blogforce member) Bernie Giusto notes about the above photo. The cops’ backs are almost against the wall of the bank. They’ve got nowhere else to go. They’ve got to protect the space or be overwhelmed.

“Police officers with nowhere to go and faced with an overwhelming number of demonstrators who are outwardly aggressive, need to push back and push back hard.”

Police say the protesters were pushing on the cops in unprecedented fashion as Officers tried to keep them from rushing the bank:

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

Here’s another overhead from the KPTV chopper to give you more context.  

Photo Credit: KPTV Screen Shot

This woman who could be the one pictured told KPTV she washed her eyes out and her skin burned a bit but it obviously was not that big a deal to her.

Photo Credit: KPTV screen shot

This woman is not a victim and the cops weren’t wrong to deploy the pepper spray. She asked for it.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com