Distract, divert, dissemble. Welcome to Antifastan, Oregon, batting lead-off in this week’s West Coast, Messed…
Distract, divert, dissemble. Welcome to Antifastan, Oregon, batting lead-off in this week’s West Coast, Messed Coast™ report. And hoo boy, what a line-up.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has skillfully managed the Rose City into lawless, drug-soaked decline now can boast of another new low under his mayorship: his city becoming the murder capital of the West Coast, Messed Coast™—and other similarly-sized towns across the U.S. as well.
Take a bow, Ted.
Fortunately for Wheeler, he has a ready foil on which to blame the city’s 207-percent increase in the city’s murder rate since 2017 (in comparably sized cities) and 144-percent increase since 2017: guns.
KOMO News reports that Wheeler “declared the State of Emergency to help enact the city’s new plan, called ‘Safer Summer PDX 2022,’ which coordinates city, community, and public safety efforts toward ‘the small percentage of individuals who are most likely to commit or become victims of gun violence.’”