Today, Attorney General of the United States William Barr has declared Portland an “Anarchist Jurisdiction”. This means that the Federal Government can legally hold back federal funds, grants, and any other monies going into the city of Portland. Portland will likely sue for the designation, but with little recourse, as they were given plenty of opportunity to change and did not.
The memo further ordered the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to recommend guidance on restricting funding to those cities deemed “anarchist jurisdictions.” The memo also outlined what cities had to do to get out from under the title assigned to them, and that was that they had to enforce and prosecute the laws protecting citizens, and property.
With over 100 days of straight riots, a killing, officers injured, and a Federal Courthouse attacked multiple times, with Mayor Wheeler sending a letter, telling the President he was…
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