From the reaction of Oregon politicians, you would think the drug cartels control Portland, Oregon, and the elected officials are scared out of taking definitive action to protect lives and property…

Statement from Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum:

“I share the concerns of our state and local leaders – and our Oregon U.S. Senators and certain Congressional representatives – that the current escalation of fear and violence in downtown Portland is being driven by federal law enforcement tactics that are entirely unnecessary and out of character with the Oregon way.

[OCS: One would think that Oregon’s top law enforcement official would not only be concerned that sworn police officers were attacked by thrown rocks, bottles, and explosives in the form of commercial-grade fireworks, but there would be an attempt by local law enforcement to curtail the damage to public and private property – including property owned and/or operated by the federal government.

And, that Oregon would deploy state resources to maintain civil peace and order  when peaceful protests turned violent and threatened the lives of Oregon’s citizens and Oregon’s property.]

These tactics must stop. They not only make it impossible for people to assert their First Amendment rights to protest peacefully. They also create a more volatile situation on our streets.

[OCS: What we are seeing are not peaceful protests. What we are seeing are activists and agitators using innocent civilians as human shields to cover their unlawful and nefarious activities. One would think that peaceful protesters would obey lawful orders to disperse and not engage in the looting, arson, and destruction of private and public property that occurs with great regularity as if it were being planned and coordinated. ]

We are today asking the federal court to stop the federal police from secretly stopping and forcibly grabbing Oregonians off our streets, and we are announcing a state criminal investigation, with the Multnomah County District Attorney, into the incident resulting in serious injuries to a peaceful protester — apparently committed by a federal police officer in downtown Portland last week.

[OCS: This is not a third-world nation and federal police do not secretly stop and grab citizens off a street. In many case,s they have probable cause and are acting against known agitators or those who have committed federal offenses. They do not enforce state laws – even when elected officials order their law enforcement officers from pursuing direct action against those engaged in criminal activity.

As for injuries to a peaceful protester, this is the type of collateral damage that occurs when a trained cadre of agitators hides among the protesters and uses them as human shields against action from duly authorized law enforcement. My feeling is “too bad, so sad.” This individual accepted the risk of being among a crowd of insurgents, probably after a lawful dispersal order had been given. It was the individual’s choice to remain on-scene and accept the risk of accidental injury or death.] 

“The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

[OCS: I wonder how many of these protesters know that BLM is a communist front group operated by “trained Marxists” and “community organizers?” And that the police brutality being protested was an aberrant act and by no means is widespread in the nation. More whites than blacks were killed by police, and the majority of incidents started with a criminal act by the injured or slain individual.

And NO, it can not happen anywhere. Some municipalities and states do not slavishly bow to radical socialist and communist insurgents engaged in an asymmetrical war against America. Some public officials take their duties seriously and refuse to give in to mob violence or allowed public and private property to be destroyed in the name of protest. This is not the land of the Taliban and the destruction of cultural or historical property.]

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum this evening will file a lawsuit in federal court against the United States Department of Homeland Security, the United States Marshals Service, the United States Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Protection Service and their agents alleging they have engaged in unlawful law enforcement in violation of the civil rights of Oregonians by seizing and detaining them without probable cause.

[OCS: Unproven allegations waiting to be tested in court.]

The lawsuit will be followed by a motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) regarding the forcible detainment of an Oregon resident, Mark Pettibone. If granted, the TRO would immediately stop federal authorities from unlawfully detaining Oregonians. Rosenblum’s actions come in response to two disturbing incidents that occurred this week. Both involved federal authorities overstepping their powers and injuring or threatening peaceful protesters on the streets of Downtown Portland. <Source: Oregon DOJ>

[OCS: We do not know that the suspect was detained “unlawfully” and must wait for further details. This could be a case of mistaken identity, like a suspect being detained and investigated in the proximity of a crime.

The way the story is being spun is that there is a roving group of federal officials, dressed in camouflage, driving around in unmarked vehicles and randomly snatching people off the street as a fear tactic -- as if this were a third-world nation. The truth is that the officers are uniformed, but without the personal name patches that might subject them or their families to harm, and the unmarked vehicles are a prudent measure to keep them safe and from being set on fire.

These people are not randomly chosen, and the fact that they are dressed in black, makes mistaken identity inevitable – possibly on purpose to further inflame the community. Remember, this is a civil insurrection by individuals who want to overthrow the United States and they are engaged in an asymmetrical, non-coventional, attack.

These individuals are taken to the federal courthouse, where they are photographed, processed, and, depending on the circumstances, released or retained. In this case, the individual was not arrested and was released.

According to Pettibone, “I just happened to be wearing black on a sidewalk in downtown Portland at the time. And that apparently is grounds for detaining me.”  Yeah! Like knowingly wearing the uniform of the enemy and strolling around in a combat zone carrying a backpack at 2:00 a.m.]

Federal Protective Service Statement on Portland Civil Unrest

Officers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service detained eight people following the 37th consecutive night of violence and civil unrest in Downtown Portland.

Those detained are pending prosecutorial decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. and face possible charges ranging from damage to government property and assault on a law enforcement officer to interfering with a law enforcement officer.

These charges can carry maximum fines of up to $5,000 and possible jail time of up to 20 years in prison depending on the severity of the crime.

Attacks on federal officers at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse involved the use of strobe lights, laser lights, commercial-grade fireworks, bricks, rocks, bottles, and paint-filled balloons. One suspect arrested was armed with machetes and was carrying a metal pipe with end caps and a fuse.

[OCS: Sounds like your typical “peaceful protesters.]

Officers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and from the Department of Justice’s U.S. Marshals Service continue to defend federal property from criminal acts of violence and vandalism. <Source: DHS>

We know who they are, what they stand for, and that they are protected by the radical progressive democrats who want to overthrow the United States, or at least remove the current President and take over the government.


Bottom line…

And it could get much, much worse. Consider the number of hardened criminals and violent felons who have been recruited into Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, a well-trained, armed, paramilitary force geographically dispersed in the United States. With much the same Marxist hatred of the United States, Whites, Jews, and preaching hate in the guise of protected religious freedom and using our own laws against us.

We are so screwed. It is no wonder that the radical progressive socialist democrats want to disarm law-abiding citizens like those armed individuals who were protecting themselves and their property from the MOB and are now facing indictment by a  Soros-supported radical District Attorney.

-- steve

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