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Feds In Camo Nab Suspects In Portland

IT BEGINS: Feds In Camo Nab Suspects In Portland, Drive Off In Unmarked Cars

By  Ryan Saavedra    
Federal law enforcement officials have reportedly started to whisk suspected rioters off the streets of Portland in unmarked cars as the Trump administration begins to make good on its promise to “quell” the violence in the city.

“Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14,” Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday. “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.”

“The tactic appears to be another escalation in federal force deployed on Portland city streets, as federal officials and President Donald Trump have said they plan to ‘quell’ nightly protests outside the federal courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center that have lasted for more than six weeks,” OPB added. “Federal officers have charged at least 13 people with crimes related to the protests so far, while others have been arrested and released.”

Left-wing media has reported critically on the law enforcement actions by federal agents.

The Washington Post documented one man who was arrested and the process that he went through, which resulted in his brief detainment and release.

“He was detained and searched,” The Post said. “One man asked him if he had any weapons; he did not. They drove him to the federal courthouse and placed him in a holding cell.”

“Two officers eventually returned to read his Miranda rights and ask if he would waive those rights to answer a few questions; he did not,” The Post added. “And almost as suddenly as they had grabbed him off the street, the men let him go.”

The move comes as the Democrat-controlled city has experienced 47 straight days of unruly mobs rioting.

“The city of 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,” Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement this week. “Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.”

“A federal courthouse is a symbol of justice – to attack it is to attack America,” Wolf continued. “Instead of addressing violent criminals in their communities, local and state leaders are instead focusing on placing blame on law enforcement and requesting fewer officers in their community. This failed response has only emboldened the violent mob as it escalates violence day after day.”

“This siege can end if state and local officials decide to take appropriate action instead of refusing to enforce the law,” Wolf concluded. “DHS will not abdicate its solemn duty to protect federal facilities and those within them. Again, I reiterate the Department’s offer to assist local and state leaders to bring an end to the violence perpetuated by anarchists.”

The Department of Homeland Security released an extensive list of the violence that has been caused by the leftist rioters in Portland in recent days:

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Photo credit: John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images




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