Portland’s latest murders: hate crime killing of Good Samaritan; WuTang Clan affiliated rappers killed in a mass shooting
Before 2020, Portland’s record for the most homicides was 54 in 1993. The official number for 2020 is now 57. However, the actual homicide rate for 2020 was lower than in 1993.
Portland is poised to break every homicide record in 2021.
It is very easy to see why violent crime is surging in Portland. District Attorney Mike Schmidt, a self-described “progressive prosecutor, refuses to prosecute a large percentage of the people charged with crimes in Portland. Meanwhile, he is trying to prosecute members of the police department who far-left activists have targeted. This has led to a mass exodus of the Portland police department.
Portland’s legacy media, which is highly left-wing even compared to other cities, blames surging crime on “Covid-19.”
They have now been at least 61 homicides in Portland in 2021. The city is poised to have the most homicides ever, by a large margin, as well as the highest homicide rate in the city’s history. On top of that, the city is more strict about what is classified as a homicide now than in 1993.
1993: 54 (465k people, 11.61 per 100k)
2020: 57 all-time high (659k people, 8.65 per 100k)
2021 At least 61 so far. On track for a homicide rate greatly exceeding that of 1993.
On August 10th, a mass shooting in Portland saw two killed and four others injured. This website reported on it at the time, but the identities of the deceased were unknown.
They are David Turner, 45, and Odion Turner, 42. It turns out they are rappers from Brooklyn. They went by 12 O’Clock and Murdock and were part of a group called Brooklyn Zu. They are affiliated with the nationally known act WuTang Clan.
They are related to the family of “Ol’ Dirty Bastard,” an original member of the WuTang Clan who died of a drug overdose. “Young Dirty Bastard,” the deceased members’ son, says the Turners were his cousins. The Turners performed on an Ol’ Dirty Bastard solo album he released in 1995.
Then on August 20th, Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco, a 30 year old White male, was shot and killed by an unidentified Black male. Video of the murder just surfaced that sent shock waves through the public.
Three unidentified women are involved in a fight. Polanco tries to break up the fight. An unidentified Black male become enraged and shoots him dead. Polanco is being called a “Good Samaritan.”
Despite the fact that Portland is only about 6% Black, the most common murder dynamic is Black perpetrators killing Black victims. However, White and Asian victims have also been killed by Black perpetrators in the past year.
These are recent victims: