One year after the George Floyd Murder

On May 25th 2020 Derrek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in full view of not only the public but his fellow officers whose responsibility it is to prevent crimes such as murder. George Floyd cried out for his mother. Chauvin believed he would never suffer any consequences, why would he.

Beginning that night people of all ages and races who had seen this pig murder another human being decided they were not going to allow this crime to go unpunished, again. They took to the streets of Minneapolis, they employed violence. They used violence and vandalism as a tactic because peacefully protesting had only resulted in the murders of more unarmed black people. The next day a few activists here in Portland occupied the steps at the justice center in a show of solidarity. More of us came out to join them hundreds, then thousands. Property was damaged. The political pundits cried foul “Violence is never the answer” they said. They said we were harming the movement.

After Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman in 2012 dozens of states passed the same laws which allowed that murder to go unpunished by turning white fear of black people into self defense. Police murdering black people not out of fear but their racist beliefs causes black and brown Americans to be afraid, as a white American it scares me for my black and brown comrades. Thats real fear. We take to the streets and fight out of self defense.

We are born in a United States founded and built on the backs of black slaves. 100 years after slavery ended our parents or grandparents took to the street in defense to say enough is enough. The murders continued.

We have had enough. We will not allow you to continue to murder and suffer no consequences. That pig in Minneapolis suffered some consequences. He’ll die in prison because we defended our community, by any means necessary. Hit us, gas us, arrest us you can even kill us as you have done already. This will not end until the murders ends.

To those in their privileged seats of power, to the pigs in the street. We will not surrender. If you do not stand with us, you will be on the wrong side of history. The revolution has begun.

Portland Houseless Radicals Collective

On another topic we are in need of cash donations. We keep a fund for collective expenses and to get things requested by houseless neighbors. Donations can still be given through cashapp $radicalcamping and now also with credit and debit cards, just go to the donations page in the menu. It only takes a handful giving what they can. As always supplies can be brought to Fallout Camp and your all always welcome to came hang out anytime, Thanks.

Published by Bernard

Member of the Houseless Radicals Collective of so-called Portland, OR. Anarchist, anti-fascist, houseless advocate, houseless by choice

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