I couldn't help laughing at a tweet from an observer about the Portland riots last week.
The responses are alternately funny, and depressing in their stupidity. An example of the latter:
Uh, Abby, how shall I put this? When the riot is ongoing, and the cops have to move on to stop other rioters doing stupid things, they are not required to wait for a female officer to arrive. The circumstances don't allow for that. Therefore, they're entirely within their rights to search you and render you harmless to them, regardless of gender issues, then move you someplace you can't pose any further threat to law and order. That will free them to address the crimes and violations still being committed by your fellow rioters, without having to remain on their guard against you.
That's settled law all over these United States. Circumstances alter cases. If the situation requires it, the niceties of preferred conduct give way to cold, hard reality. After the fact, if you think abuses were committed, you're free to sue those involved - but not until the danger is over.
You may be upset at the cops making fun of transgender issues. That's your privilege. However, there are many others who find that very amusing. As American Thinker points out:
... the Portland cop shop is applying Alinsky:
Rule 4 ("Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules"), Rule 5 ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon"), and Rule 6 ("A good tactic is one your people enjoy").
Sounds fair to me! If Alinsky tactics are being employed against the cops, turn about is fair play. Furthermore, you're complaining about the conduct of those you're openly trying to defund, denigrate and demoralize. What else did you expect, snowflake? Did you think they were going to curl up into a ball and cry about it? I suggest a (rapid) study of Newton's Third Law. It applies to street demonstrations as much as it does to physics.
As for other police reactions in Portland, see these two articles:
and Retiring in Record Numbers
Police Warn 'Portland Is Lost'
if 'Failing' Mayor and DA Don't Stop Riots
I don't think they're joking. I hope readers who live in and/or near Portland have taken note, and are taking steps accordingly.