As unmarked feds snatch protesters off the streets in Portland, memo leaked to me shows they'll be deployed indefinitely and in undisclosed locations, with drones "on standby to assist as needed":
Really smart story from on the legality of the arrests that happened in Portland. Basically: Yeah, DHS and CBP can do what they want unless Congress reigns them in.
Holy crap, Trump let loose the Border Patrol's thugs on Portland residents and 's has the talking points to prove it!
Exclusive: A CBP spokesman tells that CBP agents were responsible for the arrest of the Portland arrest of a protestor widely seen on social media.
. reports exclusively that Customs and Border Patrol is behind the secret police-style arrest in Portland
Well, this is absolutely not great: The Border Patrol Was Responsible for an Arrest in Portland
Even left-wing sites have debunked this
We obtained an internal memo that details a coordinated program of domestic counterinsurgency.
I haven't even begun to process how tremendously fucked up this is. Thank you, , for exposing our fascist federal government!
Creating police despotism at the border always creeps into police despotism in the interior. Essential reporting from ⁦
Some important background on the Portland abductions from scoopmaster ⁦
Why is Border Patrol part of Trump’s fascist crackdown in Portland? Because the border officers are experienced in cruelty and lack of accountability.
An internal memo shows Border Patrol Agents have been assigned to Portland as a part of a DHS task force and deployed to “surge” resources and chase down and arrest civilians. Portland is all Trump's doing and mark my words, it is only a test case.
We obtained an internal memo that details a coordinated program of domestic counterinsurgency.
An internal memo, obtained exclusively by The Nation, details a coordinated program of domestic counterinsurgency.
For days, Portland has been full of federal agents in unmarked cars, clad in camouflage fatigues and unspecified “police” patches.
A former Border Patrol agent says DHS has undergone a “mission creep” phenomenon, wherein its mission and authorities have gradually expanded over time.
A federal court TRO barred the PPD from using crowd control like tear gas, so it appears the police union bypassed the Mayor & reached out to the Trump admin. Trump misused pandemic-related law (42 USC § 5191) to allow federal LEOs free rein in Portland
Border Patrol agents wearing camouflage and no insignia indicating what agency they even work for have been arrested peaceful protestors in Portland by grabbing them and shoving them in unmarked vehicles. Y'know, normal healthy democracy stuff.
The Border Patrol Was Responsible for an Arrest in Portland
Border Patrol Responsible for Portland Arrest via
The use of Border Patrol for the Portland "arrests" (kidnappings) gives the whole game away. Trump doesn't care about jurisdiction. He's tapping agencies based on loyalty.
I don't know whether to try to speak calmly or scream here but this is true, true fascist shit and it is unbelievable that it is happening here and yet it is, and anything short of an eruption over it is an inadequate response.
"...arrests involving officers from a Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC)—CBP’s equivalent of a SWAT team—as well as the US Marshals Special Operations Group...."