Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mayor to Trump: Get your troops out

AP via, 7/18/20; Today (video); Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
We're here to inflict violence and fear and shoot American civilians for Trump in DC.
Mayor of Portland to Trump: Get your troops out of the city
Whose ass do I beat with this baton?
PORTLAND, Oregon - The mayor of Portland demanded Friday that Pres. DJ Trump remove militarized federal agents he deployed to the city after some detained people on streets far from federal property they were sent to protect.

PHOTOS: Paramilitary police gather as peaceful demonstrators gather on July 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Federal officers shoot tear gas and guns with less-but-still-lethal rounds at people in a crowd late Thursday night. The actions came hours after the head of DHS called them “violent anarchists” (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP).

“Keep your [federal] troops in your own buildings, or have them leave our city,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said at a news conference.

Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler. For one thing, Hitler was not German and Trumpf is.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said Trump is looking for a confrontation in the hopes of winning [right wing] political points elsewhere. It also serves as a distraction from the coronavirus pandemic, which is causing spiking numbers of infections in Oregon and the nation.

Gov. Brown's spokesman, Charles Boyle, said Friday that arresting people without probable cause is “extraordinarily concerning and a violation of their civil liberties and constitutional rights.”

Light 'em up, boys! Federal troops attack (AP).
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she would file a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Marshals Service, Customs and Border Protection, and Federal Protection Service alleging they have violated the civil rights of Oregonians by detaining them without probable cause. She will also seek a temporary restraining order against them. More

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