I emailed this letter to Portland Mayor Tom Wheeler
Dear Mayor Wheeler,
Like millions of Americans, I am shocked by the violence of Antifa in Portland, Oregon.
In particular, I am horrified at the assault on journalist Andy Ngo.
But the trouble in Portland has been going on for a while.
My husband and I have been hearing reports of how bad things are in your city. Last spring when our daughter in her last year of medical school was creating her list for internship and residency, we counseled her against Portland. She has a close childhood friend in Portland, and she liked the program where she interviewed, but we advised her to look elsewhere to complete her medical training.
We discussed with her how Antifa controlled Portland and harassed citizens who were not in line with their radical beliefs. That was before Antifa attacked Andy Ngo.
I said, “Antifa is an aggressive, psychopathic militia—like the Brown Shirts under the Nazis. Don’t be fooled by their claims of trying to help the unfortunate. They are an intolerant and totalitarian group of enforcers who use violence to achieve their goals. And they are being condoned by the Mayor and the governance of Portland. You deserve a safe and peaceful city for your medical training.”
She is a fine student and a splendid doctor and she was matched to her first choice: it was NOT Portland.
For your consideration, I am a registered Democrat. So is my husband.
I wanted to let you know that there are consequences for Portland when a group of thugs controls the city. Wise people avoid Portland.
Traci L. Slatton