Police State/Civil Liberties

Trump to send ‘surge’ of hundreds of federal agents to cities

So now Trump is trying to be a domestic policy version of George W. Bush? “It’s going to a terrific surge, the best surge ever,  a fantastic surge…”

BBC

President Donald Trump is to send “a surge” of federal security forces to US cities in a crackdown on crime.

Chicago and two other Democratic-run cities are being targeted in the Republican president’s move, amid a spike in violence.

But federal deployments in Portland, Oregon, have proved controversial. Local officials say they have raised tensions amid ongoing protests.

Law and order has become a key plank of Mr Trump’s re-election bid in November.

Since the death on 25 May of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there have been protests – sometimes descending into civil disorder – in scores of US cities.

Meanwhile, gun violence has spiked in metropolitan areas including New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee.

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  1. The moment the Gorge Floyd riots hit, the an-conspiracy wing saw the direction it was heading. The defund the police movement was meant to increase the dependence on the feds. Trump is doing what Obama could not:

    Obama calls for a domestic security force just as powerful as the military: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

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