Zero Hedge is reporting that "Add outdoor retail giant REI to the growing list of companies planning to close stores in Portland, Oregon, because of rampant lawlessness in the Democrat-controlled city. Oregon Live said REI notified customers on Monday about plans to close its store in Portland's Pearl District early next year. The retailer said its store in Portland "had its highest number of break-ins and thefts in two decades, despite actions to provide extra security."
Why is this significant? Because Portland is a liberal sh*t hole like Chicago and Cali. Leftist extremism has created a surge in crime and lawlessness that is killing their economy. That insanity has an agenda behind it. Defund the police, create a manufactured emergency, then roll in with your insane solution that nobody wants or needs.
The real solution is not create the manufactured emergency in the first place. Half of Oregon wants to break off and join Idaho because they do not share the same values as the leftist extremists that are promoting the crime and lawlessness.
REI Blames Costly Crime Wave for Pulling Out of Portland