Police State/Civil Liberties

The Portland Protests, Trump Administration and Federal Authority

The Michelle Malkin incident in Denver is providing conservatives with a lesson in why local pigs are worthless, and the feds attacks on protestors in Portland are providing liberals with a lesson in why federal pigs are worthless. Perfect.

By Byron Tau

Wall Street Journal

The presence of federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security in Portland, Ore., has generated complaints from citizens, local officials and even other federal law-enforcement personnel—raising questions about the legality of the deployment.

Those personnel have been deployed to Portland in response to weeks of nationwide unrest after the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Federal agents were also sent to Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who visited Portland last week, said DHS personnel were in the city because “violent anarchists” had damaged federal buildings and injured federal personnel.

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