These are pictures taken inside the Multnomah County Inmate Bus as we (6 protesters) were waiting to be processed and our possessions confiscated. You will have to forgive the pictures quality, I had to take them by manipulating the camera out of my coat with my Hand Cuffs on and making use without a flash not wanting the Portland PD or Sheriffs to confiscate the camera.
This is a picture of a protestor who had been severely Pepper Sprayed and who had to suffer its duration, because the Portland Police Department and the city of Portland were not even prepared to treat the victims of their own arbitrary brutality and malevolence shown to the members of the community. Instead this protestor was treated with grins (which blinded, he couldn't see, but I sure as hell could) as he consistently pleaded with the Police to help him as they applied small useless douses of water, which proved to make things worse.
My question can you see the actions of the Portland Police Department as that characteristic of a Police State? Well... if arbitrary violence, lack of empathy, committed by hot headed impulsive men and women, who bait protestors so the can "T-off" are characteristics of a Police State, you can say that the Portland Police Department has once again shown their true colors. Again this is what I observed, I understand that it is wrong and dangerous generalization to regard all of the members of the Portland PD to be thugs. Eh... Maybe they just save the "Thugs" for special obligations, such as trying to suppress dissent and halt any progression towards social justice.