Nolte: Democrat-Run Portland Basically Legalizes Rioting by Not Prosecuting Rioters

After more than a year of nearly endless rioting in Democrat-run Portland, only one person is going to prison, reports Fox News.

Between May 25 and Oct. 7, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon filed federal charges against 97 people connected to the Portland unrest. Since then 58 of those cases have either been dismissed outright or are on track for dismissal through a deferred resolution agreement. Thirty-two cases are still pending, with many likely to also end in dismissal according to sources. Seven people have entered guilty pleas.

Seven people pleaded guilty, but out of those seven and the 97 overall, just the one is headed to prison and only because he’s a moron who was caught on video with his shirt off trying to light the Justice Center on fire. Oh, and he had his name tattooed on his back.

If you don’t prosecute something, it’s a backdoor legalization. Why would a city legalize riots against itself? Why would a city encourage riots and encourage rioters to come in from outside the city by signaling it’s okay because there are no consequences?

That’s what Portland is doing, telling rioters from all over the country that it’s legal to riot in Portland because no one will prosecute you. You can burn and loot and riot and rampage and destroy – no problem, we’re just going to let you go.

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