What You Should Know About The Unidentified Secret Police Reports: Reportedly It’s Border Patrol

The problem is not people seeing justice if they commit crimes, but the federal encroachment, without permission, and without transparency, used the apprehend Americans flies in the face of freedom.

Edited: Reportedly, it’s border patrol.

The Border Patrol Was Responsible for an Arrest in Portland

DEFENSE ONE largely compiled the following information

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Homeland Security has sent police to apparently snatch people off the streets in Portland, Oregon

What DHS says is going on:

“Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.” As of July 7, the costs to the city were nearly $300,000, according to the Oregonian, with some “$4.8 million in property damage to businesses.”

Context: “Nightly protests have seized Portland’s downtown streets since George Floyd’s death

That brings us to about a week ago, when

“Trump sent federal officers to the city, allegedly to quell violence.” The Associated Press has more on that decision here. On Wednesday, the president claimed “they called us in”; state and local leaders say that’s a lie.

No evidence exists showing anyone summoned them.

For the record,

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The latest worrisome trend:Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets,”

Some of the same units that roughed up peaceful protesters in front of the White House are now deployed to Portland.

Bigger picture: This all follows President Trump’s June 23 tweet

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Anatomy of a street-snatching:

OPB has several good questions of police that have, to Defense One’s knowledge, yet to be answered:

  • What is the legal justification for searching people who are not taking part in criminal activity?
  • Why are federal officers using civilian vehicles and taking people away in them?
  • Are the arrests federal officers make legal under the constitution? If so, how?

The view from Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown & Sen Merkley want the feds to go home.

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Oregon Leaders Respond

In a statement on Thursday, Brown said DHS Wolf is on a “mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes.” Also, “This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety. The President is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government.”

Here are three Fox News headlines on the latest developments out of Portland:

  1. Hannity slams Portland’s leaders for letting city be ‘ripped apart’ by ‘malicious so-called anarchists’
  2. Portland cop slams hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter protesters for having fewer minorities than police

How have other Oregon leaders responded?

Other contextual commentaries

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A growing number of Republicans have ceased to back the President’s extraordinary and disquieting behavior. Several officials have confirmed he has infrequent briefings on threats and matters of national security, especially for that office. The most famous group, founded by Republican George Conway who is married to Kellyanne Conway, has responded already.

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Apparently nothing is sacred as the Lincoln Project has taken aim at the founder’s wife Kellyanne Conway.

These were part of a pattern of behavior that made containing the virus much more difficult, and it will probably take exponentially more lives and plunge us into long-term economic depression if we cannot control it.

At least two journalists lost an eye, and a video journalist who spoke with me following an alleged attack on peaceful protestors said:

“They knew it was us. We identified ourselves as press and we work with the local police a lot.

These were people we were friendly with and who knew us. I’m not sure I will ever be the same. I feel dramatic saying that, but I don’t know that I will.”

Ohio Video journalist commenting after being tear gassed

He shared that one of the tear gas cans hit him before falling on the ground. The video journalist nearly lost consciousness and was carried away by colleagues also there for the press. Excessive use of force is beyond dispute and corroborated by lengthy video, not abridged into clips that can be misleading.

Unlike public health orders which the constitution and the founding fathers supported because they wrote it in the time of a pandemic, this truly violates personal freedom and liberty. There is no place for this in our country.

Bad actors have fabricated statements not supported by later video footage. The power of federal authorities is such that civilians could rightly suspect they might have no recourse if accused.

General Milley Congressional Testimony from July 9, 2020, clashed when the White House decided to have a press briefing at the same time.

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Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the Defense Department’s authorities and roles in relation to civilian law enforcement, July 9, 2020.

Milley made several profound comments:

“The United States military comes from the people of our nation, and we remain dedicated to the Constitution,” he said. “We will never turn our back on that document. We swore an oath of allegiance — at the cost of our lives — to an idea embedded within that document, and we will always protect it.”

“I continually assessed and advised that it was not necessary to employ active duty troops in response to the civil unrest occurring in our nation.”

“There is no place in our armed forces for manifestations or symbols of racism, bias or discrimination,” during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee this afternoon.

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