Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14.
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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
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Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests | PBS NewsHour
The lawsuit cites the deployment of U.S. agents to quell protests and also accuses the U.S. Marshals Service of acting unlawfully by deputizing dozens of local police officers as federal agents despite objections from city officials.
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Proud Boys Rally Has Portland In State Of Emergency | Article | Reuters
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group were expected in Portland, Oregon on Saturday as police prepared for clashes in a city that has become the epicenter of sometimes deadly political violence in the run up to the Nov. 3 election.
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Man Linked To Killing At A Portland Protest Says He Acted In Self-Defense
"I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn't going to do that."
Police Don’t Have Their Story Straight About The Killing Of Michael Reinoehl
He'd been on the run since he was named as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a supporter of the far-right Patriot Prayer last weekend.
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September Begins With Unseasonably Hot Weather | KATU
KATU News meteorologists issued a Storm Tracker Weather Alert Monday night as temperatures are expected to climb back into the 90s this week and through the weekend. Normally, in September, the average high temperatures are in the upper 70s. This week, we will average highs in the mid to upper 80s through Wednesday and fromThursday through Monday, daytime highs will be soaring into the 90s.
Aug 30, 2020, Sun
'Fanning The Flames': Dem Accuse Trump Of Stoking Violence
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight, and announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid anger over the shooting of another Black man by police.
Biden Condemns Violence On All Sides After Deadly Portland Shooting - Axios
"We must not become a country at war with ourselves."
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Sign Language Interpreter Gets Arrested While Making Portland Protests More Accessible - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
Since the ongoing Portland protests against police brutality began on May 29, Andrew Tolman has been a regular attendee. But Tolman isn’t just there as a protester—they also work to make the demonstrations accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) people who are participating in or observing the protests. Sometimes, that means interpreting police orders from English to American Sign Language (ASL) and guiding people who are physically present at the protests. “From the...
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Portland Police declare a riot at Penumbra Kelly Building
Portland Police declare a riot at Penumbra Kelly Building
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Seattle Police Chief Resigns After City Council Slashes Funding - Bloomberg
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will leave the city’s police department, Mayor Jenny Durkan said, hours after the Seattle City Council voted to shrink its police force by 100 officers, trim the department’s budget and lower the salary of the chief.
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Chief: Violent Portland Protests Detract From Message
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents...
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With Federal Law Enforcement Gone, Oregon Electeds Must Focus On Protest Demands - OPB
Like many protests before it, the latest demonstrations in Portland have some people asking at what point do they end — or whether they should.
Jul 31, 2020, Fri
Judge Proposes Numbered Jerseys For Federal Agents In Portland - POLITICO
Court may make law enforcement officers grappling with protests wear unique codes.
Portland, Oregon, Protests Relatively Calm After US Drawdown
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders in Portland, Oregon, caught their breath and moved forward with cautious optimism Friday after the first nightly protest in weeks ended without any major...
What The Science Of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests | WIRED
The movement of demonstrators echoes the fluid collective responses of the animal world, as groups respond to threats and signal across large spaces.
Inside The Battle For Downtown Portland - The New York Times
Night after night, calm gave way to chaos. See how the clashes between federal agents and protesters unfolded.
Jul 30, 2020, Thu
How The DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists In Portland | The Nation
In spite of a federal restraining order, a leaked document describes when DHS agents can still arrest journalists and legal observers.
Citing Impostors, Feds Urge Lifting Of Court Order Protecting Journalists Amid Portland Protests - POLITICO
Justice Department lawyers leveled the claims of misconduct by purported journalists in filings submitted Thursday.
DHS Compiled ‘intelligence Reports’ On Journalists Who Published Leaked Documents - The Washington Post
Homeland Security analysts used a system for disseminating information about terrorist threats to document the work of reporters covering unrest in Portland, Ore.
Jul 29, 2020, Wed
Trump Threatens To Escalate Federal Invasion Of Portland – Mother Jones
“We’re gonna have to go in and clean it out.”
‘It’s Like They’re Testing It On Us': Portland Protesters Say Tear Gas Has Caused Irregularities With Their Periods - OPB
Some protesters believe the tear gas is doing more than causing red eyes and seething skin. OPB interviewed 26 protesters, ranging in age from 17 to 43, who said they believe routine exposure to tear gas has caused irregularities within their menstrual cycle.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces ‘phased’ Removal Of Federal Officers From Portland - OPB
Federal officers will begin leaving the city on Thursday. State police will help Portland's federal courthouse
U.S. And Oregon In Talks About Pulling Agents From Portland - Los Angeles Times
A senior White House official says the Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement
An Embattled President. A Mass Movement. A Military Used Against Citizens. We’ve Been Here Before. – Mother Jones
The inside story of Mayday 1971 and the largest mass arrest in US history.
Jul 28, 2020, Tue
“Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests”: In Portland, Getting Out Of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights — ProPublica
A dozen protesters facing federal charges are barred from going to “public gatherings” as a condition of release from jail — a tactic one expert described as “sort of hilariously unconstitutional.”
Department Of Homeland Security Has Always Been Controversial. Trump Has Made It Toxic. | HuffPost
Trump’s use of federal security forces against protesters in Portland has set up an inevitable battle over the role of America’s most dystopian federal a...
Call Trump’s Tactics What They Are: Fascist
Honest officials have begun to use the “f” word in describing the president's assaults on American cities and the right to dissent.
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Portland Protesters File Suit Against Trump Administration Over Federal Response : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
Mayors Tell Congress To Stop Trump From Deploying Federal Agents : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
They criticize the administration for sending "unidentified federal agents to operate with impunity" in cities where demonstrations against police brutality and racism continue.
Revealed: Oil Giants Help Fund Powerful Police Groups In Top US Cities | US News | The Guardian
Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America
Jul 25, 2020, Sat
Before Portland, Trump's Shock Troops Targeted Border Activists
The purported threat of antifa was long used to justify militarized targeting of immigration activists. Now it’s being used against protesters in Portland.
'That’s An Illegal Order': Veterans Challenge Trump's Officers In Portland | US News | The Guardian
Two veterans asked federal agents if they understood their oath to defend the constitution and why they weren’t honoring their oath of office
Portland Struggles With Liberal Identity Under Nation's Gaze
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Images broadcast worldwide of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler getting tear-gassed alongside protesters made him an overnight standard-bearer for the growing movement against...
Federal Agents Push Into Portland Streets, Stretching Limits Of Their Authority - The New York Times
Federal agents are venturing blocks from the buildings they were sent to protect. Oregon officials say they are illegally taking on the role of riot police.
Federal Agents Use Tear Gas To Clear Rowdy Portland Protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas...
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Judge Michael Mosman Denies Oregon's Request For Restraining Order Against Federal Officers : NPR
A federal judge on Friday denied the Oregon attorney general's request for a temporary restraining order against certain actions by federal authorities in Portland, saying the state lacked the legal standing to seek that relief.
Federal Agents Arrested 18 During Portland Protests This Week - Axios
They face charges including assaulting federal officers, arson and damaging federal property.
Seattle Media Must Provide Protest Photos To Police, Judge Rules | US News | The Guardian
Judge says images are critical for investigations but newspaper argues move puts independence and reporters’ safety at risk
U.S. Charges 18 Portland Protesters As It Sends Tactical Police To Seattle - Reuters
U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the Trump administration expanded the deployment of tactical police to Seattle.
Federal Agents Use Rubber Bullets, Disperse Portland Protest - Los Angeles Times
Federal agents emerged in force from a Portland courthouse and began pushing protesters back block by block, deploying tear gas and rubber bullets.
Why Are Mayors Inviting Trump’s Federal Agents Into Their Cities? | The Nation
The Trump administration’s “anti-crime,” anti-cities agenda goes beyond sending DHS agents to Portland, and some mayors are fine with that.
Trump’s Portland Deployment Reveals A Crisis Of The Republican Party - Vox
"We are witnessing a crisis of democracy that is perfectly acceptable to a significant portion of the population — as long as it hurts their enemies."
Editorial: Trump Has Declared War On American Cities - Los Angeles Times
This is America under Trump: Federal agents patrolling city streets and a baseless message of being under attack by fifth columnists from within.
Jul 23, 2020, Thu
Judge Restricts Force Federal Officers Can Use In Portland - OPB
U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon has temporarily restrained the use of force by federal officers deployed to Portland, restricting their interactions with legal observers and journalists observing nightly protests against police violence.
The Air Force Spy Plane Over Portland
An Air Force surveillance plane designed to carry state-of-the-art sensors typically reserved for war zones has been circling above Portland.
Portland Mayor Hit With Tear Gas Deployed By Federal Agents - The New York Times
Mayor Ted Wheeler denounced federal agents for an “egregious overreaction,” and official reviews were started in Washington, D.C.
States Are Begging For Coronavirus Relief. Trump Sent Federal Police Instead. – Mother Jones
"My first duty as President is to protect the American people."
Trump threatens to invade US cities with 60,000 DHS agents: ‘We’re going to all of the cities’ | Raw Story
Jul 22, 2020, Wed
A Judge Considers Limiting Federal Agents In Portland - Los Angeles Times
A federal judge held a hearing Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by Oregon's attorney general, who accused federal agents of illegally detaining peaceful demonstrators in Portland.
Philly D.A. Threatens To Arrest Federal Agents - Bloomberg
After Trump said he would send agents to more cities, Philly’s district attorney lays out how he might criminally charge federal officers.
Trump To Send Agents To Cities In Challenge To Democrats - Bloomberg
President Donald Trump said he will expand a federal law enforcement operation to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, setting up a rhetorical showdown with state and local leaders, if not an actual one over combating violent crime.
Seattle man hospitalized after protesting in Portland sues Trump, Homeland Security secretary
A Seattle man who came to Portland to protest Saturday night and ended up in a hospital emergency room after he said he was assaulted by federal agents is suing President Donald Trump and the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Jul 21, 2020, Tue
Trump administration weighs a show of force in more cities
Portland may just be the beginning. Federal law enforcement agencies are gearing up to expand their footprint nationwide in the coming weeks, despite concerns about the recent scenes of violence and chaos in Oregon.
Esper Concerned Over Federal Agents Dressed Like Military Troops In U.S. Cities - POLITICO
Images of federal agents in Portland this week echoed June's protests, when law enforcement used violence against mostly peaceful protesters.
Portland Protester Arrested After Feds Spot Him In A YouTube Livestream - Vox
Trump-deployed federal officers are using whatever they can to find evidence against activists.
Dozens Of Moms Formed A Human Shield To Protect Protesters From Officers Outside A Federal Courthouse In Portland - CNN
As a mom in Portland, Oregon, was watching the unrest unfolding in her city, she felt compelled to get involved and protect protesters.
Portland Mom Protesters Sing 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Lullaby
Portland mom protesters turned 'Hands up, don't shoot' chant into lullaby.
Opinion | Trump’s Wag-the-Dog War - The New York Times
The president is looking for a dangerous domestic enemy to fight.
Nothing Can Justify the Attack on Portland - The Atlantic
The question of whether these arrests are appropriate has a clear answer—at least in a nation that purports to live under the rule of law.
Trump Has Unleashed Authoritarian Violence In Portland. What City Is Next? | HuffPost
From tear gas to kidnappings, the Trump administration has thrust America into a constitutional crisis.
Opinion | The Border War in Portland - The New York Times
How can this be a job for Homeland Security?
Jul 20, 2020, Mon
A House Bill Would Require Feds To Identify Themselves | The Nation
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland.
Opinion | Trump’s Occupation Of American Cities Has Begun - The New York Times
Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet?
Women In Portland Form "Wall Of Moms" To Protect Protesters From Federal Officers - CBS News
"We moms are often underestimated. But we're stronger than we're given credit for," the group's organizer said.
Portland Protests: A Navy Veteran Had a Question for the Feds. They Beat Him in Response. - The New York Times
The veteran said he wanted to ask the officers whether they felt their actions violated the Constitution. Video shows them tear-gassing him and smashing his hand with baton blows.