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'These Tactics Must Stop': Oregon DOJ Launches Criminal Probe Into Violence by Trump-Deployed Feds

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/18/these-tactics-must-stop-oregon-doj-launches-criminal-probe-violence-trump-deployed


This will be somewhat interesting to watch unfold, just to see if there is any semblance of law and order left in the USA. Personally I don’t see any more law and order, but just the same I will be watching to see where this criminal probe ends up going.


Interesting to see where this goes. If the State of Oregon asserts it’s rights, I’d like to see some of these goons in camo/swat regalia with only “police” on their uniforms arrested. Then maybe we can find out their true identity. Wouldn’t surprise me if they are part of Erik Prince’s Blackwater goons. If they are indeed federal officers, they should be suspended, and charged with crimes of kidnapping. Either way, they serve as Trump’s Private Praetorian Guard, which is chilling to contemplate how he will call them into service as the election nears. Dark times ahead.


The entire Left Coast has been, and continues to be the collective middle finger shoved up Drumpf’s nose. This despite the reality that the west coast is as politically schizophrenic as anywhere in the US. Tons of the hard right and a metric ass-load of “liberals” strangely co-existing somehow.

What’s happening in Portland is “tyranny.” Funny how the anti-mask crowds have absolutely no clue.


After the illegal, shocking and awful attack on Iraq when millions of us protested alas to no avail! I said since Amerika’s foreign policy was now a Fascist military dictatorship; it would just be a matter of time until our domestic policies will have to become full and,overtly Fascist and protesting will have to be annihilated. Looks like with what has happened in Portland, unfortunately… my prediction is now coming true.


Dear Trump and Barr:

Here’s something you both need to read.Maybe REREAD is the correct word!

" The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses. papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons of things to be seized"

So having police type people with faces covered attacking people in the street looks pretty UNDEMOCRATIC to me!

Maybe you haven’t read amendment 1 either—so------
:" Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING the free exercise thereof; or abridging the FREEDOM of SPEECH, or of the press, or the THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, and to PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES."

I took the time to print in REALLY BIG LETTERS, the parts you either forgot or ignored, or didn’t know in the first place. : (MASA… Make America Sane Again!


Okay, so you’ve read Thomas Paine before. Read him again, slowly. And as he mentions tyranny, don’t simply imagine that the next election cycle will end Trumpism. He has a lot of true believers ready to raise holy hell in this nation. Bill Barr, foremost above them all.

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot, will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.


I thought the same thing!
It would make perfect sense:


The best way to bring it to a halt is to order all local and state cops to defend citizens by any means necessary, including lethal force.

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Yes, interesting to watch unfold. Speaking of which, how will this unfold?
Where does this go next? How long will this take? I could use a primer on exactly how this should unfold. What judge will be hearing this?

Back in September trump had confirmed 150 Lifetime Federal Judges. Not sure what the total is now . . .

In keeping with judicial issues/legal system here are a couple of uplifting articles for you TrumpTowerofBabel!

Kind of a no shit Sherlock statement from article but I’ll paste in anyway for your reading pleasure!—

“We have a president who has authoritarian instincts,” said Goldman. “We have a president who is rather vindictive. That’s really the big issue now – whether the constitution of the United States, the bill of rights, will survive Trump.”


It can happen in Portland, but it can’t happen here - right?

Every even semi-conscious person knows damn well - or should - that it CAN happen anywhere because the RepubliCon/trump regime is in it to sow fear and repression, completely destroy Constitutional rights to the First Amendment by making every demonstrator for their rights and BLM and social and environmental justice afraid, and that fascist BS we cannot - must not - allow or tolerate to any degree!
We hold these truths to be self-evident!

Remember - First they came for the immigrants, and I did not speak-out because I was not an immigrant
Then they came for the socialists and I did not speak-out because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the BLM & anti police brutality and violence demonstrators, and I did not speak-out, then they came for the trade unionists - and LGBT community, and then they came for me and there was no one left to speak-out for me - truths as Martin Niemöller wrote and we still revere his words and testimony today - or should.

You must remember how fascist repression and terror begins - THAT is the time to stop it - we have alas passed that time quite some while ago, but still have the numbers and right on our side to stop trump & co in their odious tracks - along with ALL enablers, apologists, those complicit to the treason, and castigate all who remain silent in the face of tyranny!

Bravo and strength to the state of Oregon and Portland especially for standing-up against such neo-fascist goons and the trump regime!


No clue? More like don’t care. They are likely llooking at what is happening in Portland and are thinking that the “politically correct Antifa American-haters” deserve it.


They died before Trump. He is just pissing on the grave at this point.


As the philologist in They Thought They Were Free said to Mayer: “we should have thought of how it must end and prevented it from beginning”


Yes, I agree and should have prefaced that quote with something along the line of your comment above. Of course saying they died, meant they were alive (and well?) in the first place . . .

The federal government will drive Pacific states into being a separate country in the same way it united China, Russia and Iran.

Interesting; China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Pacific States against what’s left of the former US.

This is a test.
Unmarked Enforcement people, this time from the Border Patrol. They don’t have enough of these Gestapo Guys from BP to go round.

So what’s next?
Erik Prince mercenaries from offshore? Not even Americans?
Boogaloo Boy wanta be cops?
Hells Angles in Camo Drag?


According to Cuccinelli, the rest of the country is next:

The aggressive response from DHS has sown worries that the department could soon start sending unidentified officers to other cities around the country where anti-racism protests have marched on since the late-May killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minnesota police officer.

Cuccinelli seemed to confirm those fears, telling NPR, “This is a posture we intend to continue not just in Portland but in any of the facilities that we’re responsible for around the country.”


Funny how all of Portland is treated as a Federal “facility” in this statement. Does this mean the entirety of the country is also a Federal facility?


Referring to the movie Brazil, I suggest we rename the DOJ and/or the DHS “MiniTrieval”.

I would implore (as others have) the Governor of Oregon to deploy the National Guard immediately to protect his/her citizens, it’s one of the reasons they exist.