The lawless mobs have faced seemingly zero consequences for their actions, until Wednesday night, when the statue won.
The Columbus statue, ironically, was controversial at the time that it was erected because of anti-immigrant hostility towards Italians.
The brother of a man who shot a rioter that was attacking his car reportedly works at the precinct.
Police Chief Michael Shaw laid face down on the ground for eight minutes.
The vandals used spray paint to cover the statue with names of people killed while in police custody.
Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven days.
This has to stop.
There is no excuse for this.
The horrifying video showed his mangled body continuing to be brutalized by the mob even after he appeared to lose consciousness.