Unidentified federal agents in camo and rented minivans are grabbing people off Portland's streets

Source: Yahoo News - View Original Article
Published: Jul 20, 2020
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78% Liberal


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95% "More stories from theweek.com 7 scathing cartoons about the push to reopen schools Late night hosts have sympathy for Brad Parscale, ponder why Trump escaped the big Twitter hack Fox News cuts from Trump's latest White House mini-rally to timidly defend Barack Obama"
87% "But federal officers are also detaining people on Portland streets who aren't near federal property, nor is it clear that all of the people being arrested have engaged in criminal activity, OPB reported Thursday evening."
79% " Brown said Thursday said she told Wolf he should remove all federal officers from our streets and criticized Trump's political theater and blatant abuse of power in Portland."
78% "One civil rights lawyer, Juan Chavez, described the federal tactics as like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay and more like abduction than lawful arrest."
71% "Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf visited Portland on Thursday and slammed the mayor and governor, claiming Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city."
64% "Trump praised the federal incursion Monday, saying Portland was totally out of control and federal agents very much quelled it."
60% "You can read more about the Portland situation, including details of one murky arrest of a pedestrian by federal agents in a rented minivan, at OPB."
59% "Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off."
-54% "President Trump has sent an unknown number of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, ostensibly to project federal property amid weeks of protests against racism and police brutality."
-63% "He released a list of the lawless destruction and violence from these violent anarchists, and most of it was graffiti."
-64% "Wheeler said Tuesday that the federal officers had brought only violence and life-threatening tactics to Portland streets, and we do not need or want their help."
-69% "Federal agents shot one 26-year-old man in the head with less lethal munitions last Saturday, fracturing his skull."
-73% "Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Gov. Kate Brown (D), and Oregon's congressional delegation were pretty clear the feds are not welcome."
-81% "Sen. Ron Wyden (D) echoed that critique:"
-84% "Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14, OPB reports."


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95% : More stories from theweek.com 7 scathing cartoons about the push to reopen schools Late night hosts have sympathy for Brad Parscale, ponder why Trump escaped the big Twitter hack Fox News cuts from Trump's latest White House mini-rally to timidly defend Barack Obama
87% : But federal officers "are also detaining people on Portland streets who aren't near federal property, nor is it clear that all of the people being arrested have engaged in criminal activity," OPB reported Thursday evening.
79% : " Brown said Thursday said she told Wolf he should remove "all federal officers from our streets" and criticized Trump's "political theater" and "blatant abuse of power" in Portland.
78% : One civil rights lawyer, Juan Chavez, described the federal tactics as "like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay" and "more like abduction" than lawful arrest.
71% : Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf visited Portland on Thursday and slammed the mayor and governor, claiming "Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city."
64% : Trump praised the federal incursion Monday, saying "Portland was totally out of control" and federal agents "very much quelled it."
60% : Story continues
60% : You can read more about the Portland situation, including details of one murky arrest of a pedestrian by federal agents in a rented minivan, at OPB.
59% : "Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off."
46% : President Trump has sent an unknown number of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, ostensibly to project federal property amid weeks of protests against racism and police brutality.
37% : He released a list of the "lawless destruction and violence" from these "violent anarchists," and most of it was graffiti.
36% : Wheeler said Tuesday that the federal officers had brought only violence and "life-threatening tactics" to Portland streets, and "we do not need or want their help.
31% : Federal agents shot one 26-year-old man in the head with "less lethal" munitions last Saturday, fracturing his skull.
27% : Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Gov. Kate Brown (D), and Oregon's congressional delegation were pretty clear the feds are not welcome.
19% : Sen. Ron Wyden (D) echoed that critique:
16% : "Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14," OPB reports.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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