What happens when your police force is overwhelmed?
On Saturday night, a mob of antifa rioters ravaged the Pearl District of Portland, smashing windows and spray-painting anti-police messages on businesses, including a Safeway, a Starbucks, and a Chipotle, among others. Police resources to deal with the riot had been strained by multiple shootings in the city that same evening.
When a police force gets overwhelmed, the logical management technique it to start prioritizing the response. A shooting scene is more important than public disturbance. Especially when the mayor really doesn't want yo to stop the disturbance. The business owners whose businesses were wrecked have soe choices, either rebuild o the location or somewhere else. That is ow cities get "hollowed out", when businesses can' survive in crime-wracked places, they tend to leave. To go somewhere that they are more likely to not be damaged by uncontrolled rioting.
It sounds to me like Portland is becoming a lawless city. I've seen it happen before, and trying to placate the rioters never works. Roof Koreans, anyone?