Violence Is Out of Control in Portland. Maybe Defunding Police Wasn’t Such a Great Idea.

The city of Portland, Oregon, is a mess.

This week, the city witnessed a telling, if predictable, incident.

Police had removed a fence erected around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse because it became a “symbol of divide” between law enforcement and the community, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Rioters then descended on the federal courthouse and vandalized it.