July 17, 2020

VIOLENCE IS A FEATURE FOR THE RIGHT, AS PEACEFUL PROTEST IS FOR THE REST OF US:

Trump Accused of Deploying 'Secret Police' in Portland as Political Stunt (CHANTAL DA SILVA, 7/17/20, Newsweek)

Political leaders in Oregon have accused President Donald Trump of interfering in Portland's handling of widespread protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd's death as a political stunt to rally his base ahead of the November election. [...]

The recent incident of a protester getting shot in the head with an impact munition, as well as videos of unidentifiable federal agents in tactical gear arresting protesters on the streets and forcing them into unmarked vehicles have raised alarm, however, about federal law enforcement's tactics.

The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating the incident that saw Donavan LaBella, 26, shot in the head and left seriously injured, but local and state officials, as well as Congress members have blamed federal authorities and Trump for the incident.

"A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump's secret police," U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote in a tweet.

"Now Trump and Chad Wolf are weaponizing the DHS as their own occupying army to provoke violence on the streets of my hometown because they think it plays well with right-wing media," Wyden said.

All you need to know about the incels is that they think this makes them tough.
Posted by at July 17, 2020 7:48 AM

  

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