Portland Is No Longer an “Anarchist Jurisdiction,” Says President Joe Biden

Ironically, Donald Trump was the first US president to formally recognize an anarchist polity.

By Matthew Singer, Williamette Week

Portland, it’s finally safe to come out from your panic bunker: There is no more anarchy in PDX. Not officially, anyway.

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued an executive order repealing several actions implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump. That included removing the “anarchist jurisdiction” tag from three cities run by Democrats: New York, Seattle and yours truly.

The Department of Justice formally labeled Portland a lawless hellscape back in September, a few months after deploying federal agents to guard the downtown courthouse from protesters, declaring that the city “permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities.”


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