Friday, August 13, 2021

Armed private security fills police void in downtown Portland where riots, shootouts occurred

Private armed security outfits have been hired to patrol a popular section of Portland known for its bars and nightlife after the city slashed police funding and saw a year of violence in the area. "My job is to get you home safe," one guard for the Ravencrest Force Protection Group, Jean-Pierre LaFont, told Willamette Weekly. "Unless you're the perpetrator. The only way for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. So I'm going to do something." "This once was a great city," he added. "This is a great city. It's the best. We just forgot." LaFont, a Navy SEAL veteran, patrols Portland's Old Town wearing a bulletproof vest,..............To Read More.....
 

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