The federal protection squads have now engaged in the second attempt to operate without accountability, this time in a state run by Democrats. we’ll see how it works in a state run by the GOP.
Something scary is happening in Portland. It’s the very thing conservatives and especially the NRA have been warning about for years. The federal government has come to town and has literally started grabbing people off the streets and throwing them into unmarked (rental) vehicles.
As attorney Juan Chavez, director of the civil rights project at the Oregon Justice Resource Center, told Oregon Public Broadcasting: “It’s like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the actions “a blatant abuse of power by the federal government.”
Governor Brown went on to tweet: “Acting Secretary Wolf…is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way.” She then added: “Trump is looking for a confrontation in Oregon in the hopes of winning political points in Ohio or Iowa.”
According to the Trump Administration, these troops belong to the Federal Protective Service, a federal police agency that protects federal facilities. They have been deployed to Portland because in the midst of the worst public health crisis in 100 years, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf is concerned that “violent anarchists” have been threatening to destroy America with… graffiti.