>>Sandra: THE CITY BRACING FOR DUELING PROTESTS THIS WEEKEND BY FAR RIGHT END AND THIEF ACTIVISTS. THE FBI CALLED IN TO ASSIST LOCAL POLICE AS AN ADDED PRECAUTION AFTER VIOLENCE ERUPTED DURING DEMONSTRATIONS BACK IN JUNE. THAT WAS WHEN A CONSERVATIVE JOURNALIST WAS BRUTALLY ASSAULTED WHILE COVERING THIS STORY. PORTLAND MAYOR JOINS US NOW. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO ANYONE WHO IS PLANNING TO PROCESSED VIOLENTLY THIS WEEKEND?>>OUR MESSAGE IS A SIMPLE ONE. WE ARE UNIFIED AS A CITY, WE ARE OPPOSED TO VIOLENCE, IF YOU BRING YOUR VIOLENCE HERE, WE WILL HAVE THE PEOPLE, WE WILL HAVE THE PERSONNEL, WE WILL HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND WE WILL BE READY FOR YOU. WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO COME HERE IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON COMMITTING VIOLENCE. THAT’S NOT OUR VALLEY AND WE DON’T WANT IT.>>Bill: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH LOCAL AND STATE POLICE?>>THE FIRST THING WE HAVE DONE IS WE BUILD PARTNERSHIPS. WE HAVE SPOKEN TO FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. WE HAVE THE PERSONNEL WE NEED, WE HAVE THE RESOURCES WE NEED. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE A MUCH LARGER POLICE PRESENCE, WE’VE WORKED WITH OUR LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY SO IF THERE IS A PROTEST WE CAN PROCESS THAT. WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME IS OUR CITY HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE UNIFIED. WE HAVE GOVERNMENT LEADERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, FAITH LEADERS, LABOR LEADERS, SCHOOL LEADERS. ALL COMING TOGETHER WITH A CLEAR MESSAGE. IF YOU ARE COMING TO OUR CITY TO COMMIT ACTS OF VIOLENCE YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.>>Bill: I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW-UP ONE THING. THE THING WE LEARNED ABOUT CHARLOTTE, THEY HAD ALL THAT IN PLACE TOO. THEY LOCAL POLICE, SHERIFFS DEPUTIES DEPUTIES COME OF IT STRAIGHT TRUE PEERS. THEY MIGHT’VE HAD SOME ELEMENTS OF THE STATE CARDS THERE AS WELL. THE MISTAKE THEY MADE WAS ALLOWING THESE TWO GROUPS TO GET IN PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER. HOW CAN YOU PREVENT THAT, MAYOR?>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. ALL POLICE AGENCIES ACROSS THE NATION, INCLUDING OUR OWN HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THE CHARLOTTESVILLE EXPERIENCE. THE KEY IS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, KEEP THOSE DIFFERENT FACTIONS SEPARATED. GIVE PEOPLE THE SPACE THEY NEED TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO ASSEMBLY AND THE RIGHT THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AS LONG AS THEY ARE BEING PEACEFUL. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP PEOPLE SEPARATED, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP PERSONNEL AND OTHER TACTICS TO KEEP THAT SEPARATION AND ON THE WHOLE WE HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD AT THAT. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO. SPEEDED THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS, WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO MAKE AN ARREST IN THE CASE. WHAT MESSAGE DOES THAT SEND IF THERE WAS NOT FOLLOW THROUGH THEIR ON WHAT HAPPENS TO ACTIVE JOURNALISTS?>>WITH ALL DUE RESPECT I DISAGREE. WE DON’T TOLERATE ANY ACTS OF VIOLENCE, NOT A THAT ACT OF VIOLENCE OR ANY OTHER. THE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AND THEY ARE FOLLOWING UP ON LEADS.>>Bill: HERE IS THE TWEET FROM ANDY, I WAS BEATEN ON THE HEAD AND ARRIVED ON JUNE 29TH AND PEOPLE CONTINUE TO THROW MILK SHAKES AT MY BLEEDING FACE. I WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE COME THERE STILL HASN’T BEEN A SINGLE ARREST. THERE ARE CAMERAS EVERYWHERE THE CAPTURE THAT INCIDENT.>>INDEED THERE ARE’S. AND POLICE HAVE ASKED FOR THAT VIDEO FOOTAGE IS LIT RECENTLY AS A FEW DAYS AGO, THEY PUT THAT CALL AGAIN. THEY HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS THEY BELIEVE WERE THE PERPETRATORS, I KNOW THAT THE INTELLIGENCE UNIT CONTINUES TO FOLLOW-UP ON THOSE LEADS AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT THERE WILL BE A LOT RESTS IN THE PARTICULAR CASE.>>Bill: OKAY. SPEEDED WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THIS WEEKEND BASED ON THE PRECAUTION IN THE PLANNING THAT YOUR CITY HAS DONE. HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?>>WE ARE VERY PREPARED. WE HAVE SEEN THIS NATIONAL RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE AND HATE SPEECH AND INTOLERANCE AND IT HAS MOSTLY BEEN GEARED TOWARD WOMEN COME UP TOWARD PEOPLE OF COLOR, TOWARD IMMIGRANTS, THAT’S NOT WHO WE ARE. WE KNOW THE PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WE KNOW THAT THEY INTEND TO ENGAGE AND ASK OF VIOLENCE, AND WE WANT TO PUT UP THE MESSAGE, WE WILL BE READY FOR THEM, WE WILL BE ENFORCING THE LAW.>>AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT COMMUNE OF THE RECORD OF AND THIEF AS?>>LOOK. THIS ISN’T ABOUT ANYBODY’S POLITICS, THIS IS ABOUT BEHAVIOR. WHETHER THEY ARE COMING HERE, WHETHER THEY LIVE HERE, IF THEY ARE ENGAGED IN ACTS OF VIOLENCE, IF THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW, WE ARE GOING TO ENFORCE IT AND HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.>>Sandra: OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST TO TRACK THEIR MOVEMENTS AND THEIR PLANS FOR THE WEEKENDS. THE LOCAL ENTITY FOR AN AFFILIATE, THEY CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK OF ANDY. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEIR WHEREABOUTS AND THEIR PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND? IT’S BECAUSE THE POLICE COMMISSIONER MY BROUGHT JOB IS TO GIVE BROAD STRATEGIC DIRECT ACTIONS. WHAT I AM SAYING IS NO VIOLENCE, NO VANDALISM, DON’T LET THE CITY GETS SHUT DOWN, MAKE SURE PEOPLE HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, DON’T LET PEOPLE STOP THIS CITY. THEY OPERATIONALIZED THAT AND SO I WOULD DEFER TO THEM IN TERMS OF THE INVESTIGATION. I DON’T PERSONALLY AS THE MAYOR GET INVOLVED IN INVESTIGATIONS BUT I KNOW THAT THEY ARE MOVING FORWARD. SPILL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR