“And I will tell you something, that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution.”

In an interview yesterday, Trump went all in on sanctioning extralegal political killing, because death squads seem right for his presidency, shooting people on the avenue, Fifth Avenue.

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President Donald Trump appeared to give a nod to law enforcement officers killing suspected criminals, describing the death of an alleged shooting suspect by U.S. Marshals as “retribution.” Speaking in an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, Trump spoke of the incident in which a law enforcement officer killed a self-described anti-fascist activist earlier this month in Washington state as they sought to arrest him on suspicion that he fatally shot a right-wing protester in Portland. Trump seemed to endorse the killing. “This guy was a violent criminal, and the US Marshals killed him,” Trump told Pirro. “And I will tell you something, that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution.”

Trump was referring to the killing of Michael Forest Reinoehl on Sept. 3. Reinoehl was a key suspect in the killing of a member of the far-right group Patriot Prayer during a protest in Portland on August 29. In an interview published by Vice News hours before he was killed, Reinoehl said he acted in self-defense. “You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” Reinoehl said. “I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.” Reinoehl, an Army veteran, said during the interview that he provided “security” at Black Lives Matter protests.

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There are now four whistleblowers with similar stories of alleged deputy gang activity by so-called “Executioners” at the Compton sheriff's station, according to attorney Alan Romero.

They are all in fear for their lives, especially after one found a dead rat on his doorstep.

Deputy Art Gonzalez – whose testimony is now public – has not received any protection from @LASDHQ after reporting alleged gang activity by a group of 15-20 deputies with matching skull tattoos.

Instead, he says his initial, anonymous complaint was quickly leaked to the gang: 

Gonzalez says Executioners held crucial positions at the Compton station: scheduling, dispatch and even internal affairs. That gave the alleged gang immense power – allowing them to give overtime, days off, and assignments to members and prospects.

Here's what @AGBecerra's office said about overseeing the internal investigation into the death of #AndresGuardado.

“We are not aware of information at this time indicating that an additional separate investigation and review by our office is required…” 

“… or that a conflict of interest prevents the current investigation from proceeding.” 
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