Friday, 17 July 2020

Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

quote [ Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14.  ]

You just wait till november! amiright or amiright?
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[by steele]
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steele said @ 12:28pm GMT on 18th July
Maybe Oregon in particular, but I respectfully disagree, the federal government has been the enemy of the people numerous times throughout our history. The FBI practically started as a terrorist organization. Nearly every major labor or civil rights movement started off as an enemy of the federal government, and they pretty much still are as soon as they try to flex their rights. If anything it's more unusual that the states would be on the side of the people, and even then I would question how much empty gestures are really supportive. Writing "Black Lives Matter" on your road doesn't make a whole lot of difference if they're not willing to end qualified immunity or allow any sort of material changes to the lives of people of color.

Did you ever read Nixonland?


steele said @ 1:10pm GMT on 18th July
Maybe Oregon in particular, but I respectfully disagree, the federal government has been the enemy of the people numerous times throughout our history. The FBI practically started as a terrorist organization. Nearly every major labor or civil rights movement started off as an enemy of the federal government, and they pretty much still are as soon as they try to flex their rights. If anything it's more unusual that the states would be on the side of the people, and even then I would question how much empty gestures are really supportive. Writing "Black Lives Matter" on your road doesn't make a whole lot of difference if they're not willing to end qualified immunity or allow any sort of material changes to the lives of people of color.

Did you ever read Nixonland?

eit: lol wait, what am I even saying? Occupy wasn't even that long ago.



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steele said @ 12:28pm GMT on 18th July
Maybe Oregon in particular, but I respectfully disagree, the federal government has been the enemy of the people numerous times throughout our history. The FBI practically started as a terrorist organization. Nearly every major labor or civil rights movement started off as an enemy of the federal government, and they pretty much still are as soon as they try to flex their rights. If anything it's more unusual that the states would be on the side of the people, and even then I would question how much empty gestures are really supportive. Writing "Black Lives Matter" on your road doesn't make a whole lot of difference if they're not willing to end qualified immunity or allow any sort of material changes to the lives of people of color.

Did you ever read Nixonland?

eit: lol wait, what am I even saying? Occupy wasn't even that long ago.




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