Over the past few years Americans have been hearing about possibly having to pay for slavery reparations to the descendants of slaves that have long since passed. Recently to the tune of 6.2 quadrillion dollars. This article will show why said reparations will be widely voted against.
George Floyd was a man who died on May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for over seven minutes while other officers helped restrain Floyd. The death of Floyd brought back memories of the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Since then, violent protests erupted across US.
A cursory glance at the extended weather forecast— and the local news— suggest that Portlanders might be advised to spend this weekend somewhere calm, like the Oregon coast. Or, for that matter, perhaps Syria. To be sure, there are plenty of events happening in and around the city. The Portland Police want you to know that. The main event, of course, is an expected right-wing rally, and left-wing counter-protest, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. To those expected to attend, including many from out of town (or out of state), Portland’s political and business leaders had a simple message: stay home.