Police officers and law enforcement in Portland have been stripped of their use of tear gas after their mayor prohibited the use of the crowd control agent for violent protests.
The head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called the ongoing protests and violence one of the top threats facing the U.S. Those threats include the coronavirus pandemic, drug trafficking at the southern border and election interference.
According to new data out of Portland, the city’s police department spent $6.9 million between June and July to pay officers for overtime hours spent protecting residents amid ongoing rioting and looting in the city’s streets. This reportedly marks a 200-percent increase from overtime pay last year during the same time period.
Hundreds of the president’s supporters gathered for an ‘Oregon for Trump’ caravan rally on Labor Day. The caravan rode through the suburbs of Portland where they showed their support for the president’s reelection while also denouncing the recent violence overtaking the community.
Police and rioters clashed during another lawless night in Portland. Authorities declared a riot Saturday night after at least three Molotov cocktails were thrown at police officers.
President Trump has expressed his support for a recent law enforcement operation, which resulted in the death of the man suspected of murdering a conservative protester. On Friday, the president suggested federal agents were needed due to inaction from local authorities.
OAN’s Jennifer Franco caught up with acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan, to discuss ongoing political unrest in Portland as well as border operations.
President Trump unveiled a federal investigation into the far-left riots in several Democrat-run cities.
As a number of cities, including the nation’s capitol, have continued to experience violent unrest, OAN’s Jennifer Franco caught up with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to get his take on related matters.