Threats by Portland Occupy ICE protesters force closure of homeless food cart

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They are coming for you next: Violent threats by Occupy ICE protesters in Portland have forced a food cart, whose profits were used to feed the homeless, to shut down.

Scott Hakes said some of the protesters told his daughter they would hurt her. He said the threats got worse after his daughter sold food to a DHS officer. “They’re constantly cussing at her and screaming at her. You know she’d finally had enough. She finally called me up on the phone, crying,” Scott Hakes said. “They already know what she drives. They see her walking around, and they run after her. You know, they videotape her, and they’re telling her they know where she’s at. And there’s no reason for it. She hasn’t done anything,” said Julie Hakes.

The cart, located at 0651 SW Bancroft St., is owned by the nonprofit homeless outreach organization, Operation Off The Grid, according to its Facebook page, and helps pay for food, clothing and hygiene products for the homeless. “Unfortunately, over the last month, we have been threatened and verbally attacked for not backing the immigration agenda at the DHS location and wanting to stay neutral and serve all who are hungry,” said a post on the cart’s Facebook page. “We tried repeatedly to try to work out peaceful solutions with the organizations and individuals protesting, but it all came back to being told almost daily to either support the anti-DHS agenda or suffer the consequences.”

The Happy Camper’s Facebook post says owners have not received any help from Portland police.

The Portland government is in league with these fascists. God forbid you are an ordinary citizen who happens to disagree with them. Expect to experience a modern version of Kristallnacht.


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  • Phill O

    Thank you so much Barak O and Bill A. The second civil war is upon us.

  • wodun

    It’s amazing that stuff like this gets so little coverage in the national media. Without a doubt if Republicans were acting like this, we would never hear the end of it but we don’t hear anything about Democrats. It happens so much that if the media did cover these incidents, it would make up a significant portion of their programming.

  • hondo

    When toy poodles attack!
    I can’t be the only one who recognizes bluster and bluff for what it is.

  • hondo: These leftist extremists and brownshirts might be toy poodles, but right now they are doing real harm. We allow for our own defeat if we poo-poo their thuggery.

  • Tom Billings

    Living in the Portland Metro area, I have seen a growing tide of this sort of thing over the last 25 years. I will not be surprised if some of these fools attempt to shut down the ORYCON science fiction convention this November over not being against enforcing the immigration law, or not openly and strongly enough. This wave will continue to grow until people undercut its basis, which is in the colleges and public schools.

    At the moment those institutions’ staff and administrators are deeply supportive of these thugs. Oregon spent two administrative terms with the Chancellor of the University of Oregon as its Governor, and then, for decades, as its senior Senator. During that time the academics became used to being the apple of the government’s eye. It is notable that the beginnings of violence were in the same timeframe as the peak years of power for this Mark Hatfield, a “Progressive Republican” Senator. It was his patronage that helped bloat public university attendance and salaries in Oregon, in concert with other politicians up and down the I-5 corridor.

    The result is in the last 20 years the growth of the I-5 corridor’s “Banditos of the Black Mask”

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