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

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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Portland Police declare a riot at Penumbra Kelly Building

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politico.com News Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Judge Proposes Numbered Jerseys For Federal Agents In Portland - POLITICO
Court may make law enforcement officers grappling with protests wear unique codes.
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apnews.com News Jul 31, 2020, Friday
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...
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wired.com News Jul 31, 2020, Friday
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.
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nytimes.com News Jul 31, 2020, Friday
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.
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thenation.com News Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Playing War While Dressed To Kill In Portland | The Nation
Trump’s agents are outfitted as military special operations, not just soldiers. Their violence is no surprise.
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motherjones.com News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
Trump Threatens To Escalate Federal Invasion Of Portland – Mother Jones
“We’re gonna have to go in and clean it out.”
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opb.org News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
‘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.
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opb.org News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
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
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latimes.com News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
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
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motherjones.com News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
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.
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washingtonpost.com News Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
What’s Happening In Portland Could Hurt Civilian Control Of The Military. Here’s How. - The Washington Post
Blurring the line between police and military could create an internal security force accountable to only one political branch or official.
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Jul 28, 2020, Tue
propublica.org News Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
“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.”
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huffpost.com News Travis Waldron Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
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...
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thenation.com News Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
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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npr.org News Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
What Portland's 'Wall Of Moms' Protests Say About Motherhood, Race In America : NPR
Mothers can be powerful forces in activism, and stereotypes about moms, as well as race, have long played a role in shaping that power — as well as who gets to wield it.
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theintercept.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
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.
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theguardian.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
'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
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apnews.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
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...
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nytimes.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
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.
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apnews.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
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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newyorker.com News Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
Homeland Security Was Destined To Become A Secret Police Force | The New Yorker
This is a government agency built on fear and intended to engender fear.
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npr.org News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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.
axios.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
Federal Agents Arrested 18 During Portland Protests This Week - Axios
They face charges including assaulting federal officers, arson and damaging federal property.
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theguardian.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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
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reuters.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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.
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latimes.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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.
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thenation.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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.
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vox.com Politics Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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."
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latimes.com News Jul 24, 2020, Friday
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.
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opb.org News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
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.
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theintercept.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
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.
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nytimes.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
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.
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motherjones.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
States Are Begging For Coronavirus Relief. Trump Sent Federal Police Instead. – Mother Jones
"My first duty as President is to protect the American people."
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rawstory.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Trump threatens to invade US cities with 60,000 DHS agents: ‘We’re going to all of the cities’ | Raw Story
npr.org News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Order Temporarily Blocks Feds From Targeting Press And Legal Observers In Portland : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
The judge's order also blocks the defendants from seizing any cameras, audio and video equipment and press passes, as well as from ordering journalists to stop recording or observing a protest.
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latimes.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
When Protesters Are Attacked In Portland, These Volunteers Come To Their Aid - Los Angeles Times
As protests in Portland intensify, volunteers work in small groups to deliver first aid
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cnn.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Justice Department Watchdog To Investigate Federal Use Of Force In Portland And Washington - CNNPolitics
The Justice Department's independent watchdog agency said Thursday that it will investigate the use of force by federal law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC, where violent crackdowns on protesters have punctuated a summer that's been rocked by protests against police brutality.
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cnn.com News Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Portland Mayor Tear Gassed After Speaking With Protesters On Presence Of Federal Agents - CNN
Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear gassed in downtown Portland early Thursday morning, according to video and posts on Twitter from a New York Times journalist.
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latimes.com News Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
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.
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bloomberg.com News Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
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.
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bloomberg.com Politics Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
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.
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seattletimes.com News Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
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.
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politico.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
politico.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
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vox.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
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cnn.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
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tmz.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
Portland Mom Protesters Sing 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Lullaby
Portland mom protesters turned 'Hands up, don't shoot' chant into lullaby.
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nytimes.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
Opinion | Trump’s Wag-the-Dog War - The New York Times
The president is looking for a dangerous domestic enemy to fight.
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theatlantic.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
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huffpost.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
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.
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nytimes.com News Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
Opinion | The Border War in Portland - The New York Times
How can this be a job for Homeland Security?
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thenation.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
A House Bill Would Require Feds To Identify Themselves | The Nation
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland.
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nytimes.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
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?
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cbsnews.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
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.
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nytimes.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
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.
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lawfareblog.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
DHS Authorizes Domestic Surveillance To Protect Statues And Monuments - Lawfare
A document provided to Lawfare indicates that the intelligence community is being tasked with monitoring and collecting information on some protest activities.
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washingtonpost.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
DHS Authorizes Personnel To Collect Information On Protesters It Says Threaten Monuments - The Washington Post
The intelligence gathering is a significant expansion of authorities designed to prevent terrorist attacks, analysts say.
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latimes.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Homeland Security set to deploy 150 agents in Chicago - Los Angeles Times
Homeland Security plans to deploy 150 agents to Chicago amid growing controversy nationally about federal force being used in U.S. cities.
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latimes.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Out of Portland tear gas, an apparition emerges - Los Angeles Times
An iconic image has emerged on Twitter since early Saturday morning in Portland, when a woman wearing nothing but a mask and cap strode toward federal agents as they fired tear gas at protesters — a surreal image of human vulnerability in the face of an overpowering force.
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washingtonpost.com News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Trump threatens to deploy federal agents to Chicago and other U.S. cities led by Democrats - The Washington Post
The president defended the use of federal agents in Portland, Ore., where they have engaged in nightly clashes with racial justice protesters.
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npr.org News Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Portland Protests: Violence, Tension As Federal Agents Clamp Down : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR