Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has vowed to crack down on "antifa anarchists" after a riot on New Year's Eve, but months of catch-and-release policing has skeptics wondering if anything will change.

"Right now there's a lot of people that are emboldened to just do whatever they want," Gabe Johnson, co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland, told KOIN 6 News. Johnson feels city and county officials have set a precedent that will be hard to reverse, and thinks the mayor's announcement is "just more words."