Friday, July 17, 2020

Federal Officers in Camouflage in Portland

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports:
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. 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. 

This is damn scary. It is one thug group against another.

I have no problem with police protecting the streets but what is this?

If you are protecting the streets and the citizens, you should have no problem stating clearly in advance what your operation is and what your goal is.

Which says nothing about the fact that the Marxists just love this. It is the type of escalation they welcome.



Here is more on what is going on. The federal trops are in Portland only protecting a Federal building.
This is not good. Portland city officials appear to be all wrong by not protecting private property but federal troops in a city uninvited is also wrong.

And I repeat, this is a strategic error. It is an escalation the Marxists want.


  1. I don't know. My BS meter is going off. The first video looks fake. If you look closely, they didn't even handcuff the perp. He put his hands behind his back voluntarily. And didn't try to run which is oddly compliant for these rioters.
    Also, why are they so decked out? Why do you need to carry a canteen in the city? Why avoid the camera man and walk around him to get the other guy?

    This looks staged.

    And the second video, those are not medics. That's just red tape and medics wouldn't wear shorts or their gear in backpacks. They again go after everyone but avoid the guy in the camera.

  2. So.... what is scarier to libertarians... the smelly hippies in the streets or the government goon squads?