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.
Aug 10, 2020, Monday
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.
Aug 09, 2020, Sunday
Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
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...
Aug 04, 2020, Tuesday
Aug 02, 2020, Sunday
Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
DHS Official Whose Office Compiled ‘intelligence Reports’ On Journalists And Protesters Has Been Removed From His Job - The Washington Post
Brian Murphy, the acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, has been reassigned, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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.
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, Thursday
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, Wednesday
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, 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.”
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.
Jul 27, 2020, Monday
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, 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.
'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...
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.
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