Much of Portland’s local media is now just daily horror stories about the surging homeless population

Portland's law enforcement stand down continues

Last July, a Portland resident tracked down his stolen car and called the police. The police arrived, refused to take action, and promptly left. Then the man and one other person were both shot and wounded by the alleged thieves.

Many feel that the entire Portland Police Bureau is conducting a stand-down. The city’s government has crippled the effectiveness of the police, while “progressive” district attorney Mike Schmidt refuses to prosecute a large percentage of the people they arrest anyway.

Portland is even opening special no-rules, no questions asked homeless shelters. These are taxpayer-funded facilities with no pretense that residents must follow basic laws against drug use and street prostitution.

These are all brand new news segments from Portland’s local CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates. They cover three different individual stories.