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A hypocritical Democrat demanding rules for thee and not for me?!?!?!...Say it ain't so!!!!...

Would you believe she involved the police because he Uber driver had the windows down (a covid rule)?...

Portland City Commissioner Who Supports Defunding The Police Called 911 On Her Lyft Driver

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Jo Ann Hardesty is a city commissioner in Portland and one of the people who has been pushing the hardest for defunding the police. Most recently, Hardesty has been pushing for an $18 million cut to the police budget on top of a previous cut that happened this summer. Hardesty’s defunding effort failed in a 3-2 vote and she scolded her fellow city commissioners and the mayor for their lack of courage:

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Before her vote, Hardesty expressed disappointment in the three members who voted no for sticking to the status quo and for declining to back her and Portlanders who had been in the streets nightly for months demanding the city rethink its approach to public safety.

“The people have spoken,” she said. “And I’m pretty sure they’re just as disappointed as I am with the lack of courage in this historic moment where, just for a second, Black lives mattered in Portland.”
It turns out that just days before that confrontation, Hardesty got into another dispute, this time with a Lyft driver who had picked her up at a casino. Hardesty became upset that the driver had left the windows cracked (wide enough for a pencil the driver said), in keeping with company recommendations regarding COVID-19. The dispute escalated until Hardesty called 911 on the driver:
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The November 1 ride began when Lyft driver Richmond Frost picked up a passenger named “Jo Ann” at the casino. Frost kept the windows cracked — COVID protocols put in place by the ride share company — and Hardesty complained.

The ride went downhill from there and Frost decided to cancel the ride. He pulled off into a Chevron station at an I-5 exit ramp in Ridgefield. But Hardesty refused to get out of the car and called 911 at 9:48 p.m.

Hardesty told the 911 dispatcher he dropped her off “in the dark at a filling station. And I’m not getting out. Not happening. All because I asked him to put the window up.”

The dispatcher told her “technically it’s his property and there’s no crimes involved.” Hardesty said Frost canceled her ride “and I’m just going to sit here until he gets me another ride.”
The 911 dispatcher pointed out that only customers can order a car so Hardesty would have to do that herself.

“If it’s not a police issue then I will hang up but I’m not getting out of this car in the dark at this time of night,” Hardesty said.

“Do you understand that only you can order another ride?” the dispatcher replied.

“Well I didn’t cancel the ride, he canceled the ride,” she said.

“Which is his obligation as a human being on the face of the earth to cancel a contract like that. It’s not a crime,” the dispatcher said. Finally, he agreed to send officers out for this “emergency” but warned that they wouldn’t be able to hold the driver there because he’d done nothing illegal.
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Allow me to put on my shocked face.

The only consistent principle Democrats have is hypocrisy.
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Allow me to put on my shocked face.

The only consistent principle Democrats have is hypocrisy.
My old line is "A Democrat walks into a bar and says, `I'd like a standard...and make it a double!`"...
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