This needs so so many more notes
Who else is going to launch tear gas at protesters?
With military hardware and a healthy dose of sociopathy and a superiority complex. Oh, and underpaid? I don’t know about other municipalities, but Portland Police make $80,000 a year after 5 years on the force. That’s more than double combat infantry soldiers. Stop whining and enjoy your retirement and benefits packages that are bankrupting our futures and increasing taxes at rates that are double the CPI increases. And for what? So we can warehouse a plethora of non-violent offenders, give tickets to people for not completely stopping at a stop sign, and harass teenagers for skateboarding.