War On The City Of Roses

Yesterday I began to compose today’s post employing the title above. This morning I am reading about Trump&Barr declaring war on Portland, and other cities. Federal funds may be withheld due to “anarchy”.  My neighbors employed the tactics of anarchists, Belle Burch and Alley Valkyrie, to make my life miserable, and, terrorize Clark, who was friends with many tenants. Now, the President of the United States and his Goon Priest, and going to try to make life miserable from millions of people – who have nothing to do with anarchists. In her zeal to punish me, Kim Haffner said she would disappear Clark, the beautiful cat the children loved. For weeks they asked where she was. She was thought to be a male cat. Our quality of life has been degraded. Millions of evangelicals that voted for Trump, prey for a Terrible Tribulation.

In the article about The Attack of The Trumpire, the devastated City of Vanport is mentioned. It was built especially for black people who were lured up from the South to work in Naval shipyards, to  help build Liberty Ships, like the one that exploded in Port Chicago. Combine the disasters of the Two Black Northern Cities, and you got what looks like a Tribulation. Black sailors were put on trial for mutiny. If convicted, they would be put to death.

Frank Coakley led the attack. I suspect he had political ambitions that were dashed on the rocks when he spouted racist theories that the Defense tore apart.  I believe Frank held a grudge when he became the District Attorney of Alameda that includes Oakland where Huey Newton formed the Black Panther Party who policed the police. Oakland made a point to hire cops from the Red States that Trump&Barr cater to. I will now post on the fake reasons why the Confederacy was founded, that involves economic attacks.

I am considering Treasure Island being the home port of the Marin Shipmates an all back civilian navy that will oversea and respect the interests of black men and women who are engaged in the defense of our Nation. The MS will be a civilian review and investigative unit that will work closely with the District Attorneys Office of Alameda. Candidate, Kamala Harris worked for this office.

There is no proof black people do not want to do their Patriotic Duty. Many black soldiers died in Vietnam. We need the MS because two tons of explosive nitrate was found today in Beirut. Trump&Barr are terrorizing U.S. Citizens so they will not demonstrate, or, inform people in charge something is wrong.

As it turns out, the United States Navy gifted the City of San Francisco a treasure that is proving to be a killer. Treasure Island is home to many poor people who are housed in subsidized housing who have been exposed to toxic waste. The Navy is killing people. I am going to contact Richard Rosenberg and ask him to help form the Marin Shipmates.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/vanport-oregon-how-countrys-largest-housing-project-vanished-day-180954040/

The mere utterance of Vanport was known to send shivers down the spines of “well-bred” Portlanders. Not because of any ghost story, or any calamitous disaster—that would come later—but because of raw, unabashed racism. Built in 110 days in 1942, Vanport was always meant to be a temporary housing project, a superficial solution to Portland’s wartime housing shortage. At its height, Vanport housed 40,000 residents, making it the second largest city in Oregon, a home to the workers in Portland’s shipyards and their families.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Tribulation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster

The effects of this exposure aren’t known. Scores of people who lived on the island have banded together on Facebook complaining of mysterious maladies. Public records obtained by Reuters show residents for years have complained to state authorities of asthma, rashes, lumps, children’s hair loss and cancers. But there have been no epidemiological studies that demonstrate a link between these complaints and the pollutants on Treasure Island.

The contamination has had clear social and economic consequences, though: It has delayed a city blueprint to provide quality housing. On Treasure Island, San Francisco plans up to 8,000 new residences, hotels, shops and offices. Transfer of the property to San Francisco, nearly 20 years behind schedule, won’t finish until the end of 2021.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Station_Treasure_Island

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-legacy-specialreport/special-report-the-toxic-legacy-of-a-california-naval-base-idUSKCN1PP1IX

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A memo from President Donald Trump has ordered the review of funding to Democratic cities that have seen protests against racial injustice this summer, including Portland.

The Wednesday memo was directed to U.S. Attorney Barr and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought and names the cities of Portland, Seattle and New York: cities that have seen protests turn violent.

“Unfortunately, anarchy has has recently beset some of our States and cities,” the memo read.

It went on to describe some of the nightly protests in Portland, which are nearing 100 days as of Wednesday, focusing on the tension in July between demonstrators and federal officers who had been sent there as a result of a separate executive order from June regarding the protection of federal monuments.

“These rioters have repeatedly tried to destroy property in the city, including the Federal courthouse,” the memo stated, adding that state and city leaders “have taken insufficient steps to protect the Federal courthouse, and initially rejected offers of Federal law enforcement assistance.”

Most federal officers have since left Portland following a reported deal struck in late July between Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Vice President Mike Pence; however, protesters have since clashed with federal officers at the ICE facility in Portland.

One-on-one with Cuccinelli

Acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told KOIN 6 News the federal government isn’t obligated to give money to “irresponsible” subsidiary levels of government.

Cuccinelli said it’s time for Brown to call on the National Guard to help stop the chaos — chaos that turned deadly Saturday when 39-year-old Aaron J. Danielson was shot and killed.

“The goal of overwhelming presence is to not use force — it is to not need to use force, it is to deter violence before it occurs and Governor Brown and Mayor Wheeler between them have the ability to accomplish that and yet they refuse to use the tools at hand to do that,” Cuccinelli said. “She has over 7,800 guardsmen who even Mayor Wheeler asked for in early June and Gov. Brown refused to use them.”

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf sent a letter to Wheeler, saying Wheeler must restore law and order in Portland or the federal government will have no choice but to protect American citizens.

As far as potentially pulling funds from cities like Portland, Cuccinelli said the federal government wants only to achieve peace.

“We will examine those areas where funding can be denied to Portland and other cities that simply refuse to enforce law and order — the most basic responsibility of government, public safety, particularly where they have the tools to do it,” he said.

Lawmakers respond

Lawmakers from the cities named in the memo have since reacted to the memo. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser released a joint statement on Thursday morning, in which they say it’s time for Trump to “wake up.”

“Our cities, and the millions of American citizens who we represent, are not President Trump’s political pawns. We are confronting unprecedented challenges — fighting back a pandemic and economic devastation without another stimulus,” the memo read. “Now, instead of leadership from the White House, we are faced with new attacks that are unlawful, unconstitutional and will be undoubtedly defeated in court. President Trump needs to wake up to the reality facing our cities — and our entire country — and realize he is not above the law.”

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-biden-mike-huckabee

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/03/politics/michigan-north-carolina-officials-voting-twice-warning/index.html

Michigan and North Carolina election officials reminded citizens Thursday that voting twice is illegal and they could be prosecuted after President Donald Trump encouraged voters to do so.

The warnings come after Trump, while speaking to reporters Wednesday in Wilmington, North Carolina, encouraged voters to test the state’s voting system when asked if he was confident in the state’s mail-in voting system. Vote-by-mail has become a key issue in the lead up to the 2020 election as many states are resorting to an increase in voting by mail amid fears of spreading coronavirus at the polls.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/03/nyc-mayor-de-blasio-threatens-to-sue-us-after-trump-tries-to-withhold-federal-funds.html

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday threatened to sue the Trump administration if it moves forward with plans to cut federal funding from a number of Democrat-run cities. 

President Donald Trump sent a memo Wednesday to Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Attorney General Bill Barr that directs them to review and cut federal funding to “lawless” cities, including Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; New York and Washington, D.C.

De Blasio criticized the Trump administration’s response and admonished the president for threatening to withhold funding as local officials respond to the ongoing pandemic.

You failed us, and now you want to punish us,” de Blasio said at a news briefing. “If you persist in trying to deny the funding that’s keeping New York City going in the middle of this crisis, we will see you in court and, once again, we will beat you in court.”

De Blasio on Thursday called the Trump administration’s move a “political stunt” that pushes the limits of power of the office.

Separately, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, called Trump a bully during a press call Thursday. He added that Barr is the president’s “puppet.”

Trump’s memo accuses state and local officials in some cities, all controlled by Democrats, of contributing to violence.

To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities,” Trump wrote. 

During World War Two, black people were recruited from across the US to work at a shipyard on the Columbia River, about five miles north of Portland. They were housed in a new development called Vanport, which was built in 110 days. At its height, Prof Jackson said, about 40,000 people lived there. But it was always intended to be a temporary housing project.

“After the war ended, many white Portlanders had hoped that the black people who came to work at the shipyards would return to the states from which they had originally come. Although some did, at least one-third of the 18,500 residents who remained in Vanport were black,” she explained.

“On 30 May 1948, Memorial Day, the waters of the Columbia River flooded Vanport and after six years of existence, it disappeared. For the 6,000 Black people who found themselves without housing, it was especially traumatic.”

At least 15 people died – although some at the time believed the housing authority had quietly destroyed hundreds more bodies to cover up its slow response to the disaster. Surviving residents, who had been assured that the housing was safe, now had to try and find new homes in Portland. The Red Cross tried to help, but struggled because of deep-seated racism in the city. Housing was also limited “due to racial covenants that restricted whites from selling their homes to blacks”, said Prof Jackson.

“Many ended up in north and north-east Portland,” she said. “It is ironic that gentrification has [now] added to the movement of blacks out of the very areas that they were confined to. Today, these areas are populated in large part by white people, as black people have moved to the surrounding cities of Gresham, Beaverton, and Hillsboro.”

Port Chicago 50[edit]

The 50 remaining men‍—‌soon to be known as the “Port Chicago 50″‍—‌were formally charged in early September 1944 with disobeying orders and making a mutiny “with a deliberate purpose and intent to override superior military authority”. This was a crime punishable by death since the United States was at war. Even if the men were not given death sentences, they could get prison terms of 15 years.[59]

Treasure Island in 2007

The Navy set up the court-martial in a disused Marine barracks building on Yerba Buena Island,[60] part of Naval Training and Distribution Center (later “Naval Station”) Treasure Island, halfway between Oakland and San Francisco. Reporters from the major and local newspapers were invited to watch the proceedings; Navy public relations officers gave reporters copies of photographs and press statements describing the trial as the first mutiny trial in World War II and the largest mass trial the Navy had ever convened. Chosen to head the seven-man court was Rear Admiral Hugo Wilson Osterhaus, United States Naval Academy, class of 1900. The prosecution team was led by Lieutenant Commander James F. Coakley who had recently served as deputy chief prosecutor in Alameda County under district attorney Earl Warren. Defending the accused men were six Navy lawyers, one as leader of the team and one attorney for every 10 men. Lieutenant Gerald E. Veltmann headed the defense.[61]

Veltmann and his team talked to the accused men prior to the trial to prepare their defense. They discovered that not all of the 50 were experienced ship loaders. Two of the men taken to the brig had never before loaded ammunition‍—‌they were permanently assigned as cooks because of physical conditions making them unsuited to loading. The two cooks had responded “no” when asked if they would load munitions. Another of the 50, who had a broken wrist in a sling was also asked if he would load ammunition, to which he replied that he would not.[53] More importantly, Veltmann sensed that the men had not conspired to seize command from their superior officers. In a pre-trial brief, Veltmann cited the definition of mutiny from Winthrop’s Military Law and Precedents and asked that the mutiny charges be dismissed as the formal charges against the 50 men failed to allege that they conspired together deliberately to “usurp, subvert or override superior military authority”.[62] Coakley opposed with a brief stating that, under military law, a persistent refusal to work by two or more men‍—‌something that might be called a “strike” among civilians‍—‌was sufficient proof of a conspiracy to override superior military authority and was equivalent to mutiny.[62] Osterhaus agreed with Coakley and refused Veltmann’s motion; the trial would proceed as planned.[63]

Prosecution[edit]

The trial started on September 14 with each of the 50 men pleading “not guilty”. Coakley began his prosecution by calling officers from Port Chicago and Mare Island as witnesses. Commander Joseph R. Tobin of Ryder Street Naval Barracks said that he personally ordered six or seven of the men to load munitions on August 9 but was unable to verify if any others were so ordered. He said that the men he had spoken with were willing to follow any order except to load munitions; that each man expressed fear of another explosion. Tobin verified that the men were not aggressive or disrespectful. Lieutenant Ernest Delucchi, Commander of Division Four at Port Chicago, testified that he personally ordered only four of the 50 defendants to load munitions.[64] Delucchi described overhearing men of Division Eight say to his men, “Don’t go to work for the white motherfuckers”[65] but, under cross-examination, was unable to identify who said it. Veltmann objected to this hearsay but was overruled after Coakley explained it was evidence toward conspiracy.[65]

On September 15, Delucchi continued his testimony, saying that some of his men told him they would obey all orders and perform all work except loading ammunition because they were afraid of it. Delucchi confirmed that a cook and a man with a broken wrist were among the 25 men in his division that now sat among the 50 accused. Delucchi added that the cook and a second man were sailors he did not consider “up to par”; the cook in particular was prone to nervous attacks and was seen as a liability at the pier.[66]

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