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Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 17, 2020 08:40AM
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In the early hours of July 15, after a night spent protesting at the Multnomah County Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, Mark Pettibone and his friend Conner O’Shea decided to head home... It had been a calm night...

[Then] Pettibone and O’Shea bumped into a group of people who warned them that people in camouflage were driving around the area in unmarked minivans grabbing people off the street.

... They had barely made it half a block when an unmarked minivan pulled up in front of them.

“I see guys in camo,” O’Shea said. “Four or five of them pop out, open the door and it was just like, ‘Oh @#$%&. I don’t know who you are or what you want with us.’”

... Blinded by his hat [which had been pulled over his eyes], in an unmarked minivan full of armed people dressed in camouflage and body armor who hadn’t identified themselves,...he was driven around downtown before being unloaded inside a building.

Can you guess who’s behind it all?
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 17, 2020 08:44AM
Federal troops are arresting those identified for committing crimes.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: decay
Date: July 17, 2020 08:47AM
Shady AF



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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: July 17, 2020 09:10AM
The logo of Trump's personal police:

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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 17, 2020 09:23AM
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Mr645
Federal troops are arresting those identified for committing crimes.

Well now, doesn’t that conveniently ignore all context and circumstance.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 17, 2020 09:32AM
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deckeda
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Mr645
Federal troops are arresting those identified for committing crimes.

Well now, doesn’t that conveniently ignore all context and circumstance.

Exactly. The Fed's were not requested at all to come in and do anything.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 17, 2020 09:48AM
Only going to get worse until Jan 20, 2021 - or 2025.

Vote.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 17, 2020 12:18PM
And snipers on the roof of the federal courthouse

[twitter.com]
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: hal
Date: July 17, 2020 12:55PM
Secret police snatching innocent citizens off the streets... yeah, that's fine - nothing to see here...

the brilliant Ruth Marcus discusses: [www.washingtonpost.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2020 01:05PM by hal.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 17, 2020 01:14PM
This needs to be crystal clear. These are armed federal officers, taking citizens off the street with no explanation, taking them away in unmarked civilian vehicles.

These forces are unwanted by state and local officials.





(Higher resolution video with sound)

Portland’s Mayor
Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office declined to offer comment on the latest events involving federal officers, but reiterated a statement from earlier in the week, saying federal officers should be restricted to guarding federal property.

“We do not need or want their help,” Wheeler said. “The best thing they can do is stay inside their building, or leave Portland altogether.”

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkely
Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkely said if [Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad] Wolf is coming to inflame the situation in Portland so the President can “look tough,” the acting DHS leader should leave.

“Federal forces shot an unarmed protester in the face,”* Merkely said in a tweet. “These shadowy forces have been escalating, not preventing, violence.”
[*Resulting in a skull fracture]

Oregon’s governor
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown similarly called for federal law enforcement officers to leave Portland. She added, Wolf is on a “mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes.”
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 17, 2020 04:03PM
Only thing missing is the brown shirts. Can't believe they'd even think of doing this. Oh wait. Barr, Trump, et al. Yes I can.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 17, 2020 04:16PM
And it's pure state terror - they abduct people off the streets, drive them in circles and eventually unload them at a federal courthouse, where they are interrogated, searched, and released without further incident, nor any documentation that this ever happened.

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U.S. Marshals Service

All United States Marshals Service arrestees have public records of arrest documenting their charges. Our agency did not arrest or detain Mark James Pettibone.

Why, I don't think we know the gentleman. It seems there's been a terrible misunderstanding.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: hal
Date: July 17, 2020 04:32PM
Beyond the obvious horribleness of all of this... what makes him think that people in the USA are going to approve of this? Even the crazy gun nuts will point to this as the exact reason for being gun nuts?
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 17, 2020 05:04PM
"I think Portland is a test case," Zakir Khan, a spokesman for the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told The Washington Post. "They want to see what they can get away with before launching into other parts of the country."

This is exactly what's happening, and it appears that they are going to get away with it. Asking them to leave or telling them they should leave is not the way out of this. So what is?

And so it begins …
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 17, 2020 05:34PM
Still an arrest...wait for the lawsuits...
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 17, 2020 05:46PM
What federal crime was committed? DHS lists mostly graffiti with some fence damage. These are not federal crimes. Protestors are being treated like they’re members of a crime cartel.
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Re: Weird @#$%& going down in Portland...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 17, 2020 05:51PM
Washington DC was the first place this was tested. Good thing they cleared out CHOP, or protestors might need to start carrying M82s.



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