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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by mnorian, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. mnorian

    mnorian Oldbie--Eternal Optimist Staff Member Administrator CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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  2. mnorian

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    Something tells me that the homeowners and business owners in that area do want them there.

    Of course in these days and times who listens to them?

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  4. mnorian

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    They were there to protect the federal buildings (which had suffered extensive graffiti attacks over the last few weeks).


    Mayor Wheeler’s remarks come the same day that several Democrats in Oregon’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Wolf and Attorney General William Barr condemning the tactics used by federal agents and calling the federal response to protests “intolerable.”

    The letter, signed by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, asked nine pointed questions of the agency heads concerning the presence of federal officers in Oregon. They demanded answers by July 21.

    I wonder who speaks more for the local property owners then their local representatives?
     
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  6. pitabread

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    [citation needed]

    (Btw, this is some seriously scary stuff; it's the sort of thing you might expect in a totalitarian dictatorship. Is that the society you want to live in? Where you can be randomly snatched off the street by unmarked federal agents?)
     
  7. Ana the Ist

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    I would say the local property owners themselves.
     
  8. Radagast

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    Well, no, it's nothing like that at all.

    What's happening is that people guilty of federal crimes are being arrested and charged by federal agents. They will eventually go to trial and either be imprisoned and go free.
     
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  9. pitabread

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    This is how it starts.
     
  10. Radagast

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    I'm far, far more worried about "brownshirts" burning down homes and businesses and attacking their political opponents in the street.

    It is, after all, Antifa and BLM that are trying to impose a totalitarian dictatorship; their tactics are identical to those of Hitler in the 1920s and 1930s.

    The federal government is simply trying to preserve law, order, and peace.
     
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  11. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Their chosen means seem to be counterproductive to the task and are just creating more sympathy for the subversive movements.

    How long before some armed conspiracy nut freaks out when the black vans come for him, escalates, Fed respond with some collateral damage and a body in the street and your cities erupt again.
     
  12. Sparagmos

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    The people who live downtown and in NE where things have been going down want the cops to stop and the feds out. Their air is full of teargas and the cops are closing all the parks and huge parts of downtown.
     
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  13. disciple Clint

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    Antifa and BLM want the cops to stop and the feds out.
     
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  14. KCfromNC

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    I imagine it would be fine, as long as the right type of people are being punished.
     
  15. Nithavela

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    It's nice to see that the anti-antifascism is alive and well.
     
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    That's who really wants them out.

    Seen ones living there stating that these people have destroyed their neighborhood and piece of mind.

    How sad.

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  17. Radagast

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    When Kristallnacht is going on, it's not hard to work out who the Fascists really are.
     
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  18. Nithavela

    Nithavela They want you to protect yourself

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    Please don't use that name.
     
  19. Albion

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    No, the "starts" part already occurred. Its consequence is police action in the defense of life, property, and the law.

    However, it appears that the response is not nearly adequate and may therefore wind up doing more for the propaganda of the extremists than it does to help the citizens.
     
  20. Radagast

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    Why not?

    A violent, antisemitic mob smashes up or torches buildings associated with groups they don't like, including synagogues and Jewish-owned shops. It's exactly like Kristallnacht.
     
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