Portland police, now some of which are Federal Deputies, didn’t even wait for the protest to begin last night before accosting BLM protesters. Without cause or warrant, they searched citizens and seized their property. This after a weekend where police protected and safely escorted an armed paramilitary group called the Proud Boys.
Can you imagine what it would be like if the BLM protesters came armed like these white nationalists? You think the cops are violent towards us now! They’d be using live rounds!
How is this okay with anyone? How is this justifiable?
Christine Rose: Criminalizing Dissent
OPB: Deputized Police Will Remain Federal Agents for the Rest of the Year
OPB’s Sergio Olmost (aka) MrOlmos on Twitter. Follow for excellent on-the-ground reporting on the Portland Protests
Mike Schmidt: Portland District Attorney
Portland Mercury: Portland Police Aggression Escalates (Again)
OPB: Portland police move early to quash Monday night protests
The Daily Rose, Ep 5: Cultural View of Police
18-min video of the Federal Occupation in Portland, July 2020: The Revolution in Portland (also broken down into smaller parts if you’d prefer, embedded in personal blog)