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    To no one’s surprise, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues its nasty ways amid the pandemic—but one town in Oregon won’t have it. Hundreds of protesters came together Wednesday to block two ICE buses that held two residents in Bend, Oregon, captive. The protest lasted almost 12 hours until federal agents arrived and removed the two detainees and some officers, CNN affiliate KTVZ reported. Federal agents allegedly used pepper spray and other “crowd tactics” against protesters. “I can’t put into words the fear and the terror in their families’ eyes,” Janet Sarai Llerandi, founder of local advocacy group Mecca Bend, told The Washington Post. “It feels like a loss, because ultimately, they hauled them away, and we don’t know where...
    SALEM, Ore. — The presence of US agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice. The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services cleaned and took samples from six storm drains last week around the federal courthouse and a building with a police station and jail that have been targeted in nightly demonstrations. Environmental officials aimed to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, which runs through downtown and is popular with kayakers, canoeists and boaters and determine the possible impact if...
    Hundreds of Bend, Oregon protesters blocked two Immigration and Customs Enforcement buses and clashed with federal agents in an hours-long standoff Wednesday night. Demonstrators crowded two unmarked ICE buses for more than 10 hours after the agency arrested two men immigration officials said were a “threat to the public,” according to Fox News. An activist in Bend, which declared itself a sanctuary city, said that the motive of the protest was to impede the transport vehicles until warrants could be shown, KTVZ reported. “If they’re going to take people from a sanctuary city, they need to have proper documentation of that,” Central Oregon Peacekeepers President Luke Richter, who blocked one of the two buses, told KTVZ. “We have not seen...
    Hundreds of protesters in Bend, Oregon clashed with ICE agents during a tense 10-hour standoff on Wednesday after they detained two undocumented immigrants in the sanctuary city.   Crowds of people gathered in the city's Old Mill district on Wednesday afternoon to block two unmarked white buses transporting two men who were taken into custody earlier that morning.  One of the men had been located at a gas station and the other had been pulled over in his car, immigration attorney Micaela Guthrie, who is working with the two detainees, told OPB. Both were described as 'long term residents' of Oregon.   Scroll down for video  Protesters clashes with federal agents during an hours-long standoff on Wednesday after they tried to...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County man on Wednesday filed a federal suit against the United States, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unlawfully detained him outside the county courthouse in 2017. Isidro Andrade-Tafolla, who was with his wife, said agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement followed him out of the courthouse in Hillsboro after he attended a hearing in a driving under the influence of intoxicants case, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He says as he walked to his truck, an unmarked minivan parked in front of it and agents did not give their identity as they demanded to know his. After more agents arrived, showing him a photo they said was of him, one said Andrade-Tafolla wasn’t...
    Federal agents on Wednesday night reportedly deployed tear gas and less-than-lethal munitions at a crowd of protesters in Bend, Ore., who had surrounded Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) vehicles after two Mexican immigrants were detained. Approximately 300 people in the central Oregon city gathered around two buses around 1 p.m. on Wednesday and remained there until nightfall to protest immigration officials' actions, according to The Bend Bulletin. Photos and videos posted on social media showed a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicles as Border Patrol agents stood off to the side.  The protesters dispersed at about 11 p.m. after federal officers deployed tear gas and other munitions, giving the agency a chance to escort the individuals off the bus...
    A unanimous Wednesday vote from the Portland City Council has put a new wedge between local law enforcement and the federal agents sent to guard the city’s federal courthouse from protesters. Introduced by Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, the resolution follows up on past promises from city officials to clamp down on the Portland Police Bureau’s ability to coordinate with federal authorities. It specifically says that the PPB “shall not provide, request, or willingly receive operational support from any agent or employee representing or constituting part of deployment under executive order from the president.” Federal agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been policing protests against police brutality around the city's federal courthouse over the...
    Police have declared a riot outside a justice center, next to a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the federal building. They told people to leave and used tear gas in an attempt to push people out of the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week had been much smaller and targeted local...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have declared a riot outside a justice center, next to a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the federal building. They told people to leave and used tear gas in an attempt to push people out of the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week...
    (CNN)Federal agents made their way early this morning to a city in Oregon after protesters blocked a bus carrying people in ICE custody.The City of Bend Police Department confirmed federal agents had arrived on the scene but local police were not assisting them. Police Chief Mike Krantz said the department was made aware that ICE agents were in the city for an investigation, "however we were not made aware of their detailed plans."The Department of Homeland Security is the agency in charge. Bend Police are not participating with Federal Agents' activities.— City of Bend Police Department #BendPolice (@BendCityPolice) August 13, 2020 The federal agents have since left the area, the police department said, and the demonstrators have dispersed "peacefully."The Acting...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have declared a riot outside a federal courthouse. Police said Wednesday night that some in the crowd were engaging in criminal activity, setting fires and exploding fireworks outside the building. They told people to leave the area. Protests have assembled nightly in Portland since the killing of George Floyd in late May. Floyd, a Black man, died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Protests had dwindled before President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the liberal city in early July. Those agents have since withdrawn. Gatherings over the last week had been much smaller and targeted local police facilities. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    The presence of U.S. agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice.  The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services cleaned and took samples from six storm drains last week around the federal courthouse and a building with a police station and jail that have been targeted in nightly demonstrations. Environmental officials aimed to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, which runs through downtown and is popular with kayakers, canoeists and boaters, and determine the possible impact if contaminants did flow...
    A year after he left voicemails and sent an email threatening to murder local Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, 26-year-old Timothy Hummel pleaded guilty in federal court. On August 10, the Colorado Springs resident entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court of Colorado for one count of threatening to murder federal law enforcement officers. Under a plea agreement, federal prosecutors are recommending no prison time and that Hummel instead be order into probation at his sentencing hearing in October. According to that agreement, on August 14, 2019, Hummel repeatedly called the Denver field office for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, located in Centennial, to threaten ICE agents. The message he left in his first voicemail: "I swear to fucking...
    Getty: "Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrants families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2020." The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), describing nearly two decades’ worth of “violence, the stoking of fear and a lack of oversight” that have now culminated in the brazen, public kidnappings of demonstrators protesting police violence in Portland, Oregon. “The tactics deployed by DHS agents are unlawful and shocking, but they are no surprise,” ACLU president Anthony Romero writes in a USA Today op-ed. “Back in 2002, we at the ACLU called the initial blueprints for the...
    THE FBI agents who raided Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion were reportedly looking for footage linked to the YouTube star’s Arizona mall looting incident in May. Law enforcement stormed the 23-year-old internet sensation’s $6.9 million Los Angeles estate on Wednesday and were seen leaving with several firearms.  10FBI agents were reportedly looking for video footage during the YouTuber's Saturday home raidCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10Law enforcement seized several guns from the Calabasas estate Credit: KABC-TV 10Jake's 15,000 square-foot suburban LA property is valued at nearly $7million Credit: Instagram During the Black Lives Matter protests in May, Jake was seen in clips posted online allegedly looting with graffiti artist Arman Izadi.  According to the DailyMail, the FBI were looking for video...
    An article published by the Washington Post over the weekend amazingly opted to praise the protest culture in Portland, Oregon, and honor the protesters who have attacked police and ravaged the city every night for over two months. Law enforcement officers stationed in the city have been assaulted relentlessly by mortars, lasers, rocks, and bottles — some possibly left permanently blind from the assaults — yet the article barely makes mention of such violence and never, not even once, refers to the gatherings as "riots" nor the participants as "rioters."What are the details?The article, titled, "Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best," paid tribute to several protesters by name, displaying photos of them...
    FBI agents who raided YouTube star Jake Paul's mansion were looking for video evidence of the Arizona mall looting he is linked to, a source close to the influencer told DailyMail.com. SWAT teams descended on Paul's $6.9 million Calabasas home and the Las Vegas mansion of his graffiti artist co-star Arman Izadi in a dramatic Wednesday dawn raid. A source close to Izadi told DailyMail.com federal agents took computers and hard drives from the Vegas home and were looking for unreleased footage of Paul and Izadi at a mall looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May. The source also revealed that police searched other properties beyond the two mansions in the coordinated raid – though the FBI remained tight-lipped saying the...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Monday suggested Oregon authorities call in the National Guard in response to sustained protests here, claiming state officials were “putting people’s lives at risk” by failing to do so. “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard,” Trump tweeted. “The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!”Trump's renewed threat to send National...
            by Jake Dima  Federal officers from five different agencies are set to arrive in Memphis and St. Louis to aid in crime reduction and investigations, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Memphis will receive an influx of 40 federal agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Homeland Security — 24 of which are permanent assignments, according to a DOJ press release. St. Louis is set to receive an unspecified number of agents from the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals Service with an additional 50 Homeland Security agents, the release said. “The most basic responsibility of government is to protect the safety of our citizens,” Attorney...
    Anti-mask activists pretending to be federal agents are violating federal law, according to a former federal prosecutor. A viral video of people purporting to be affiliated with the so-called “Freedom to Breathe Agency” (FTBA) has been viewed several million times since being cross-posted from TikTok to Twitter on Friday. “We are with FTBA, the Freedom to Breathe Agency,” a woman wearing a white baseball cap and sunglasses tells a grocery store worker in Laguna Niguel, California, “Making sure that people’s constitutional rights–civil and federal laws–are not broken. Okay? And so you, personally, need to take this to your manager. Because you, personally, can be sued for this, okay?” The worker responds askance: “I’m just following the store policy about...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - More protests are expected in Portland, Oregon, throughout the weekend following violent demonstrations this week that have brought more unrest to the Northwest city. Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis protests have occurred nightly for 70 days. Friday night, Portland police declared an unlawful assembly at the Penumbra Kelly public safety building, ordering everyone in the area to leave. Authorities had previously warned people not to trespass on the property.     Portland Protesters Refocus on Black Lives Matter Message Recent protests on the streets of Portland, Oregon featured confrontations between demonstrators and federal agents deployed to the city by the Trump administration. Deborah Bloom reports, the departure of federal forces has de-escalated tensions and allowed protesters to refocus their message on demanding racial justice in...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing violence is harming the city’s image. The high-profile clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building. But the turmoil on the streets has continued miles away from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as demonstrators rallying to defund the local police force get into confrontations with officers late at night. Police respond by declaring the events riots — allowing...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing violence is harming the city’s image. The high-profile clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building. But the turmoil on the streets has continued miles away from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as demonstrators rallying to defund the local police force get into confrontations with officers late at night. Police respond by declaring the events riots — allowing them to use tear gas...
    The remaining federal agents stationed in Portland, Ore., will stop wearing military-style uniforms after calls intensified for federal forces to ditch the camouflage patterns and wear clothing that indicates they are law enforcement officers. Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli addressed concerns during his Tuesday testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying the agents would transition from the uniforms. “To address concerns about military-like appearance of some of Customs [and] Border Protection’s (CBP) officers’ uniforms, which are the normal uniforms used by some CBP teams in the course of regular duty, we are moving rapidly to replace those uniforms for those personnel,” he said. Federal agents have been stationed in Portland since June to protect a federal courthouse as...
    The chief of Portland Police has called for the violence in the city to stop after it saw its 70th night of protests on Wednesday, saying 'enough is enough'. Meanwhile, Portland police declared a riot Wednesday for the second night running after protesters gathered outside of a police precinct in the south-east of the city. In a press conference yesterday, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said that those 'dedicated to just provoking a police response' through vandalism and violence are draining police resources. 'This is not forwarding the goals' of the Black Lives Matter Movement, he said. Lovell, who is Black, also wrote in the New York Times on Monday that the riots were 'drowning out the voices that need...
    Last week, this column argued that the only constitutional role for armed federal forces in Portland, Ore., was to assist U.S. marshals in protecting federal property and personnel there — in this case, the federal courthouse and those who come to it. The column also argued that under the U.S. Constitution, the feds have no lawful role in policing streets unless requested to do so by the governor or legislature of any state. In Portland’s case, the governor of Oregon and the mayor of Portland both asked acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to bring his forces home. He agreed to do so when Oregon’s governor offered to beef up security at the federal courthouse. RIOTERS VANDALIZE, SET FIRE...
    (CNN)A law enforcement official confirms to CNN that FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at the Calabasas, California, home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul Wednesday.FBI Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller tells CNN the search is in connection with an ongoing investigation. The affidavit in support of the warrant has been sealed by a judge and the FBI is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation. Eimiller tells CNN no arrests are planned. CNN has reached out to reps for Paul for comment.Arizona charges dismissedRead MoreIn June, Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly after video showed him at a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall as it was being looted, police said. In a Twitter post, Paul denied...
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pushed back Wednesday on claims violence decreased in Portland due to a reduction in the federal presence there, arguing instead that the relative calm stemmed from state and local authorities "finally" doing their jobs. On Tuesday, DHS issued a statement outlining what it called "myths" surrounding their agents' effects on unrest in Oregon's largest city and arguing the federal government's presence hasn't actually decreased at all. RIOTERS VANDALIZE, SET FIRE AT PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION OFFICE: POLICE "For nearly two months, DHS demanded cooperation with state and local law enforcement in Portland," the statement read. "It wasn’t until DHS officers suffered more than 240 injuries that Oregon’s Governor finally agreed to do her job." "For those several long weeks as...
    The remaining federal agents stationed in Portland, Ore., will stop wearing military-style uniforms after calls intensified for federal forces to ditch the camouflage patterns and wear clothing that indicates they are law enforcement officers. Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli addressed concerns during his Tuesday testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying the agents would transition from the uniforms. "To address concerns about military-like appearance of some of Customs [and] Border Protection’s (CBP) officers’ uniforms, which are the normal uniforms used by some CBP teams in the course of regular duty, we are moving rapidly to replace those uniforms for those personnel,” he said. FBI HAS OPENED 300 'DOMESTIC TERROR' INVESTIGATIONS AS A RESULT OF RIOTS, ATTORNEY TELLS CAPITOL HEARING ON ANTIFA ...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building — but the turmoil is far from over. For the past several nights, Portland police have skirmished with protesters in other parts of city, far from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as residents rally around a call to defund the police force. Demonstrators are also mad at the use of tear gas by police multiple times over the summer to tamp down unrest. Early Wednesday, police declared a riot and made three arrests after saying demonstrators set fires,...
    Jake Paul in a promo for an upcoming boxing match. Jake Paul/Instagram With more than 20 million subscribers, Jake Paul has become one of the most successful YouTubers of his generation by leveraging one controversy after another to stay in the public eye.  In May, he was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after videos on social media showed Paul and his friends at a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall where people were looting and vandalizing in the midst of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd.  Most recently, the FBI executed a federal search warrant on his Calabasas, California, home.  But Paul's controversies are numerous and include everything from an illegitimate wedding to property destruction to encouraging...
    Terry H. Schwadron August 5, 2020 11:30AM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Magically, as soon as federal agents withdrew from Portland, the rioting disappeared. As restrained Oregon state police took the place of federal agents around the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse downtown, the protests were peaceful and, people went home rather than engage. : Hmmm. Let's just roll back the clock here: Donald Trump, Atty. Gen. William P. Barr and Homeland Security had insisted they needed to send in more than 100 federal marshals and immigration police to protect the courthouse from rioting protesters. The protesters widened a focus on social justice to object to the presence of unmarked federal agents in an abuse of...
    To dilute militaristic optics, acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said the remaining federal agents in Portland, Oregon, will transition away from their camouflage uniforms. Cuccinelli was one of several department officials who testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to discuss the federal response to protests that escalated in Portland over the last few months. He wrote in a prepared testimony that DHS law enforcement officers interacting with crowds are identifiable by both their agency and their individual identity. "They are in their respective uniform, with appropriate insignia — to include the words 'POLICE' as well identifying the agency for which they work," Cuccinelli wrote. He added that names of agents are...
    Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the remaining federal agents in Portland, Ore., would be transitioning away from the camouflage military-style uniforms they have been wearing. Cuccinelli, the No. 2 official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), testified in front of a Judiciary subcommittee along with several other officials and public figures at a hearing focused on the federal response to the Black Lives Matter protests that have dominated Portland's downtown area for the past couple months. “To address concerns about military-like appearance of some of Customs [and] Border Protection’s (CBP) officers’ uniforms, which are the normal uniforms used by some CBP teams in the course of regular duty, we are moving rapidly to replace those uniforms for...
    Washington — Agents with the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday raided two offices belonging to Optima Management Group, a company with ties to a Ukrainian oligarch, CBS News has learned. The federal agents conducted the raid of Optima Management's offices in Miami and Cleveland as part of an investigation out of the U.S. Attorney' Office for the Northern District of Ohio, which has been ongoing for more than a year, a law enforcement source said. Agents are believed to have seized items including computers and laptops. However, an exact description of what was taken by federal agents is not publicly available, as the search warrant remains under seal. No arrests were made. Get Breaking News Delivered to...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested two people and declared an unlawful assembly Tuesday night as protests that have happened nightly for more than two months continued. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports two groups gathered on opposite sides of Portland on Monday evening in the 68th consecutive day of protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis. A crowd of about 150 marched to a Northeast Portland sheriff’s office and rallied before being pushed back by Portland police. Another crowd of more than 100 gathered near the downtown Portland Justice Center. Two people were arrested in the demonstration on Portland’s east side, and authorities say a 15-year-old boy suspected of pointing a gun at people was detained downtown....
    The New York Times published an op-ed Monday afternoon in which Portland Police Department Chief Chuck Lovell describes the violent tactics used by “Black Lives Matter” protests that have raged in the city since the end of May. The op-ed is titled “I’m the Police Chief in Portland. Violence Isn’t the Answer,” and the sub-headline is: “As a Black man and a public servant, I see that spectacle is drowning out the voices that need to be heard to make positive change.” While describing non-violent protests in the city as an “awesome expression of First Amendment rights,” Lovell notes that there was also constant rioting and violent protest — long before federal law enforcement officers arrived. (Lovell says federal involvement merely...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge has sentenced a man who is already serving time in federal prison on drug charges to additional time for trying to distribute more drugs while behind bars. Robert Korbe will spend an additional 48 months in prison. (Photo Provided) Federal investigators say he was allegedly planning to pass synthetic marijuana to other inmates at the federal correctional facility in Loretto, Cambria County. Korbe will serve the additional time consecutively with the 25 that he’s already serving for trafficking cocaine. Federal agents raided the Korbe home back in November of 2008. It was during that raid when Korbe’s wife, Christina, shot and killed one of the agents. In 2016, a federal judge rejected Christina Korbe’s bid...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., denied on Sunday that he compared federal law enforcement in Portland to Nazi Germany’s Gestapo police force last month. “I know myself a little bit. I don't know if I ever compared what they're doing to the Gestapo,” Clyburn told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday. “It's right there in the transcript,” host Pete Hegseth responded. “I said I don't think so,” Clyburn said. “Maybe I did. I'm never one to think I never can misspeak, but that is not to say that's not what I feel.” “What I do feel – and I've said this – what I said seeing in Portland reminds me very much of what I saw in Anniston, Ala., back in the '60s, what I saw on the Edmund Pettus Bridge back in the '60s, where a...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations - that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers - have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night's protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregons largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night's protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents in Oregon. The nightly protests — that for weeks had ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Federal, state and local law enforcement have been seemingly absent from the events Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Groups gathered Saturday evening in various areas around downtown Portland to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse....
    Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents in Oregon. The nightly protests — that for weeks had ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Federal, state and local law enforcement have been seemingly absent from the events Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Groups gathered Saturday evening in various areas around downtown Portland to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. One of the...
    Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker defended federal agents on Saturday by pushing back on the idea that their presence inflamed the unrest in Portland, Ore. He was speaking with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who said federal agents' presence was "only a more recent appearance." "I mean, as I said, we've had 64 nights of protests in Portland. The arrival of federal forces, agents, whatever you want to call them, was only in the last week or two, so is that a fair criticism?" Cavuto asked. "I don't think it was a fair criticism," Whitaker responded. "I think you had some violent extremists that were agitating the law enforcement that were trying to protect this courthouse. Let’s remember, this is a courthouse that we all paid for as...
    During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large,” Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott stated that thanks to a partnership between state and federal authorities in Portland, Thursday night was the first time “in over two months that federal agents didn’t face a direct and immediate threat of being burnt alive inside that federal building.” Scott said that Thursday night “was the first time…in over two months that federal agents didn’t face a direct and immediate threat of being burnt alive inside that federal building. The reason for that was because the state stepped up and partnered with us and actually took away the ability for the anarchists and these violent individuals to attack...
    DONALD Trump said federal agents will not leave Portland unless local police “complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators” as the city’s protests continued Friday. Over the last 60 days, the president has declared that Portland has been overrun with “thugs” and “rioters,” as Trump ordered federal agents into the city to bring “law and order.” 5Protester in Portland set fire to an American flag on Friday, the first night in weeks demonstrators and federal agents didn't clashCredit: Getty Images - Getty In a tweet, Trump said, “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!” Just after midnight, protesters in Portland began starting fire on the street where the federal courthouse is located, which...
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Saturday that he is welcoming federal agents to the city to help maintain law and order. “We are excited about our continued relationship with our federal law enforcement partners,” Craig told “Fox & Friends.” He noted that cooperation between cities and federal law enforcement is “not new. Back in December of last year, I stood with Attorney General [William] Barr, stood with the heads of all the [Department of Justice] operations … and we stood there as partners. And we’re still partners.” Craig said if anything has changed in the meantime, it’s “a renewed commitment to enhance, you know, what we are doing.” (RELATED: Democrats ‘Are Not Coming Out And Condemning Mob Violence,’...
    A top official at the Department of Homeland Security was removed from his post amid reporting that he compiled "intelligence reports" about journalists and protesters in Portland, Oregon. A person familiar with the matter confirmed to CBS News that the acting Homeland Security Secretary decided to remove Brian Murphy, the acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, and reassign him elsewhere in the department. Murphy's reassignment was first reported by The Washington Post. The Post reported on Thursday that the department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis disseminated three Open Source Intelligence Reports summarizing tweets written by two journalists, saying they had published leaked, unclassified documents about DHS operations in Portland.  Intelligence reports about the journalists' work appeared to justify collecting the...
    Mick Dumke August 1, 2020 5:32PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on ProPublica. As violent crime continued to climb in Chicago and other cities across the country, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the U.S. Department of Justice was mobilizing to help: Dozens of federal agents would be sent to work with local police to combat gangs and illegal guns. "Our message to gangs, gang leaders and gang members is this: When we throw the federal book at you, it will be a knockout blow," Barr said. : That was in 1992, during Barr's first stint leading the Justice Department, under former President George H.W. Bush. If it sounds too recent or familiar to have happened nearly three...
    A performer, left, raps as a man dances during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday’s overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change...
    President Donald Trump has declared that federal agents will not leave Portland, even as a second night of peaceful protests occurred. Over the last 60 days, the commander-in-chief has declared that Oregon's largest city has been overrun with 'thugs' and 'rioters' for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 'Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!' Trump tweeted on Friday night. But, on Thursday, federal officers withdrew from the city, a deal that state officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday's overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in...
    More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday's overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate...
    By SARA CLINE and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. The start of Friday night's protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. The start of Friday night’s protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and...
    Portland, Oregon, had its first day without tear gas in weeks after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that had become a battleground for agitators and tactical units. Agents withdrew under a deal between Oregons governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that saw escalating violence and a clash between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal force in their cities. Some people again tried to light fires at the courthouse on Friday but other protesters put them out, as a few hundred people demonstrated until around 3 a.m., Portland police said in a statement, adding that there were no arrests. On previous nights, federal agents fired tear gas and other...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. The agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon's governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that sparked a standoff between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal police in U.S. cities. A few hundred people demonstrated outside the federal courthouse until around 2 a.m. when they left of their own accord, according to a Reuters reporter. On previous nights they were dispersed by federal agents shooting tear gas and other munitions at "pure-on anarchists" firing commercial-grade fireworks,...
    Savannah Rychcik July 31, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is suggesting Americans will not be adequately protected if presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected in the upcoming election. During a fundraiser with Florida sheriffs on Friday, Trump argued more conflict would ensue, and violence will be inevitable if Biden takes office next year. “Joe Biden and the radical left’s campaign against law enforcement is the major reason violent crime is surging in Democrat-run cities all across the nation. Where you have a Democrat-run city, you have a city with problems,” Trump said. He added, “If Joe Biden is elected president, the chaos and bloodshed will spread to every community in our land. You’ll have a Portland everywhere.”Check out...
    Justice Department lawyers have asked for courts to lift an order protecting journalists from arrest, claiming that instigators are masquerading as members of the press, according to reports. DOJ lawyers submitted filings on Thursday that called for U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon to lift his temporary restraining order (TRO) that forbids federal authorities from targeting the press, Politico reported. The government’s request follows a deal between the Trump administration and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to settle the violence occurring around the federal courthouse in Portland. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon filed a lawsuit on behalf of journalists and legal observers on July 17, and the TRO was issued July 24 and set to last 14 days. Federal agents...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump fired back at Barack Obama saying he did “much more for minorities” than Obama did, after the former president hammered Trump at John Lewis’ eulogy. Trump told reporters on Friday, “You’ll see I did a much better job than Obama did by far for African Americans, for Asian-Americans, for women, for any group you look at, far better than Obama did.” 3President Donald Trump fired back at Barack Obama after he hammered the president for his use of federal agents against protesters around the nationCredit: AFP or licensors The response comes after Obama condemned Trump for the use of federal agents against protesters and attempts at voter suppression in the United States. “Today we witness with our...
    President Donald Trump’s decision to follow U.S. law and send federal police to cities to quell the violence caused by riots “looks like a dry run for martial law,” Jenny Durkan, the Democrat mayor of Seattle, said on Thursday. “[It] “looks like a dry run for martial law,” Durkan said in an interview with taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR). “It is unprecedented for federal authorities to take this level of approach for local jurisdictions and cities and surge federal resources in them to take over public safety duties like arresting people and policing protesters,” Durkan said. NPR did not question Durkan on her claim that Trump would invoke martial law rather than step down if former Vice President Joe Biden wins...
    Savannah Rychcik July 31, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump revealed the reason why he did not send additional federal forces into Seattle, amid protests breaking out across the nation calling for an end to racism and police brutality. During his meeting with the National Association of Police Organization leadership, Trump claimed law enforcement has become the target of a “dangerous assault by the radical left.” Trump accused “left wing extremists” of causing chaos in different cities including Portland and Seattle. He noted he was going to send federal agents into Seattle, but chose not to as soon as he believed protesters began to back down. “We were getting ready to go into Seattle. We would’ve solved that problem...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DEBORAH BLOOM A small group of Black teenage girls carrying megaphones stood in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland near midnight on Thursday facing a largely white band of protesters. “I’m done with y’all focusing on all these white folk,” said 17-year-old Erandi, who asked to be identified only by her first name. “This is a Black Lives Matter movement.” And as it happened, Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and those agents....
    By Deborah Bloom | Reuters PORTLAND – Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. The agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon’s governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that sparked a standoff between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal police in U.S. cities. A few hundred people demonstrated outside the federal courthouse until around 2 a.m. when they left of their own accord, according to a Reuters reporter. On previous nights they were dispersed by federal agents shooting tear gas and other munitions at...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. The agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon's governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that sparked a standoff between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal police in U.S. cities. A few hundred people demonstrated outside the federal courthouse until around 2 a.m. when they left of their own accord, according to a Reuters reporter. On previous nights they were dispersed by federal agents shooting tear gas and other munitions at "pure-on anarchists" firing commercial-grade fireworks,...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders in Portland, Oregon, caught their breath and moved forward with cautious optimism Friday after the first nightly protest in weeks ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The dramatic change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration. As agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled back, troopers with the Oregon State Police were supposed to take over. There were no signs of any law enforcement presence...
    President Donald Trump said Friday federal agents are prepared to use “very strong offensive force” against Portland protesters, the Independent reports. "If it doesnt clear up, were going to do something very powerful," the president said.  His comments come a day after he threatened protesters, who he called “terrorists,” with plans to send in the National Guard.  "We have no choice," he said, because "the left-wing extremists have spread mayhem throughout the streets of different cities.” Ongoing protests calling for racial justice have turned violent and destructive in cities, including Portland. Trump has deployed federal law enforcement to help quell dangerous demonstrations. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown had been working with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on a plan to withdraw federal agents from...
    Activists plan to peacefully protest federal agents who are deployed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to support local law enforcement fight violent crime, the Associated Press reported. President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced they would send 35 federal agents to Albuquerque last week as part of Operation Legend, and said the agents would not be in tactical gear, the AP reported. Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice coalition members said they oppose “occupations” similar to what’s happened at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. “When Trump sends stormtroopers here, we will greet them with nonviolence,” Executive Director of the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Jim Harvey said, the AP reported. Harvey said that Trump is...
    As some federal forces withdraw from Portland, more than 130 other federal officers will stay behind near the federal courthouse there to act as a “quick reaction force," The Washington Post reported Friday, citing an internal government document. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) had signaled earlier this week that some federal officers would withdraw from the city after she reached an agreement with the Trump administration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by The Post reportedly details the department's next move. According to the document, more than 150 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are in the metropolitan area. That includes 110 Border Patrol agents, over 30 personnel from Special Response Teams and over a half-dozen air support specialists. Members of...
    In a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr agreed with Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan that the court house would not be "standing" had the federal law enforcement officers not been sent in. Trump himself said the same, tweeting on Wednesday: "If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland -- It would be burned and beaten to the ground." However by all accounts, the federal agents — who abducted, fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and even beat peaceful protesters — created tension in the city, helping turn demonstrations for racial justice into violent affairs. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown had warned that this...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first nightly protest in downtown Portland after a deal was struck for the withdrawal of federal agents guarding a courthouse was largely peaceful and ended Friday without any major confrontations between state police and demonstrators. The scene outside the federal courthouse that started with yet another demonstration Thursday night stood in sharp contrast to the two weeks of violent clashes between the protesters and the agents sent by President Donald Trump to quell the unrest in Oregon’s largest city. State and local officers stepped up their presence as part of the deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to draw down the number of U.S. agents at the demonstrations...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police took over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that’s been a target of violent protests as local authorities try to tamp down demonstrations that have wracked the city every night for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. Having state and local officers step up their presence was part of a deal between the Democratic governor and the Trump administration that aimed to draw down the number of U.S. agents on hand during the unrest. Portland police cleared out a park Thursday morning across from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse that demonstrators have used as a staging ground but reopened the park shortly before dark. By 10:30...
    After violent clashes between federal agents and protestors broke out Portland, Oregon, a viral video has shown similar tactics occurring in New York City. The video shows a woman struggling while being detained by New York City police officers, several in plain clothes, and then pulled into an unmarked minivan before driving off. Officers on bicycles appear to be blocking off groups of people surrounding the van. Source: Jeremy Hockett Nikki Stone, an 18-year-old transgender woman, was taken into custody by officers for allegedly “damaging police cameras during five separate criminal incidents in and around City Hall Park,” according to the NYPD. The police department claims that the warrant squad typically uses unmarked vehicles to locate people wanted in...
    Oregon State Police have taken over the role of guarding a courthouse in Portland after more than 60 nights of protests that at times turned into violent riots, and increasingly targeted the federal building. Stepping up state and local officers' presence was part of a deal between the Democratic governor and the Trump administration that aimed to draw down the number of U.S. agents during the unrest. Protests recently turned violent as local authorities tried to tamp down demonstrations that wracked the city every night for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. A demonstrator waves a U.S. flag in front of federal officers after tear gas is deployed during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield...
    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday called "completely inaccurate" the Portland mayor’s comments that the deployment of federal agents is escalating tensions during the protests. “He is putting politics over public safety,” Wolf told "Fox & Friends." Wolf said that federal agents know about the “non-violent peaceful protests occurring in Portland around the courthouse every day.” “The violent criminal activity that the mayor, again, is not telling you the truth about occurs between midnight and 5 AM every morning and it is violent criminals and other violent opportunists attacking that courthouse and that’s what we’re concerned about,” Wolf said. PORTLAND BANS POLICE FROM WORKING WITH FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  A riot was declared in Portland just after midnight Thursday morning after Mayor Ted Wheeler’s tense visit...
    Rioters set a pig head on fire on Thursday night outside the federal courthouse in Portland, an action which comes after the city has been rocked by violent rioting for over 60 consecutive nights. “Antifa protesters dumped a bloody severed pig’s head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland,” journalist Andy Ngo reported. “They put a cop’s hat on it and set all of it on fire.” Ngo notes that during the first few weeks of the riots in early June police rescued a pig found wrapped in a blanket near the downtown area of the city. “It is believed a protester was going to kill the pig as an act of anti-police protest but abandoned it...
    Portland, Oregon — Oregon police took over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that's been a target of violent protests as local authorities try to tamp down demonstrations that have wracked the city every night for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. Having state and local officers step up their presence was part of a deal between the Democratic governor and the Trump administration that aimed to draw down the number of U.S. agents on hand during the unrest. Portland police cleared out a park Thursday morning across from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse that demonstrators have used as a staging ground but reopened the park shortly before dark. Get Breaking News Delivered to...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police took over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that’s been a target of violent protests as local authorities try to tamp down demonstrations that have wracked the city every night for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. Having state and local officers step up their presence was part of a deal between the Democratic governor and the Trump administration that aimed to draw down the number of U.S. agents on hand during the unrest. Portland police cleared out a park Thursday morning across from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse that demonstrators have used as a staging ground but reopened the park shortly before dark....
    (CBS DETROIT) – Federal agents are on their way to Detroit, as city officials accept the decision. Protesters gathered Wednesday against news that agents would arrive in the coming weeks as part of Operation Legend. The government says 42 federal agents will help Detroit officers handle a spike in gun violence. The agents include officers from the FBI, ATF, DEA, and U.S. Marshalls service. Some of them will be temporary while others will provide long-term assistance to the Detroit Police Department. The initiative focuses on illegal gun use, gang violence and drug trafficking. Officials have made it clear the agents won’t handle protests. Here’s what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief said in a joint statement: “We have...
    The Department of Homeland Security created intelligence documents on two reporters it said published unlawfully disclosed unclassified information on the riots occurring in Portland, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The documents, copies of which the Post said it had obtained, are known as “open source intelligence reports” that were created by the DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. They included images of Twitter posts of the reporters and details about the posts. The unlawfully disclosed memos included information about confusion among DHS agents as to the motivations behind the violence. They also said DHS agents, deployed to Portland since at least July 2 following weeks of rioting to protect federal property, relied on financial intelligence and "baseball cards" of arrested...
    Amid the clashes between protestors and federal officers in downtown Portland, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — which deployed the agents — created intelligence reports on a pair of journalists that it claims reported on leaked, unclassified information regarding the tense situation, according to The Washington Post. The reports, which have been obtained by the Post, included images of tweets from the journalists and detailed information about the posts.  Known as Open Source Intelligence Reports, the documents were created by DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis. One of the leaked memos offered damning insight into the department's struggle to grasp the reasons powering the protests. The memo said that DHS agents on the ground in Portland have relied on financial...
    SAN ANTONIO – A 62–year-old San Antonio man was arrested Thursday on allegations that he distributed child pornography, federal officials said. According to a news release, FBI agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Juan Benavidez and seized his cellphone. Upon examination of the cellphone, agents found multiple images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit activity and the use of the mobile messaging application, Kik, to receive and distribute files depicting child pornography between April and June, federal officials said. Benavidez remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for next week. If he is found guilty of the charge, Benavidez faces between five and 20 years in federal prison. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights...
    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists in Albuquerque said Thursday they are preparing to greet federal agents coming to New Mexico’s largest city with civil disobedience and peaceful protests. Gathering at a park and wearing masks, members of a coalition organized by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice vowed to resist any Portland-style “occupation” and any efforts to increase aggressive policing in a city that has seen clashes between demonstrators and police in recent years. Last week, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the new law enforcement deployment to some cities, including Albuquerque. Both gave assurances the move would not involve agents in tactical gear like those used to confront protesters...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists in Albuquerque said Thursday they are preparing to greet federal agents coming to New Mexico’s largest city with civil disobedience and peaceful protests. Gathering at a park and wearing masks, members of a coalition organized by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice vowed to resist any Portland-style “occupation” and any efforts to increase aggressive policing in a city that has seen clashes between demonstrators and police in recent years. Last week, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the new law enforcement deployment to some cities, including Albuquerque. Both gave assurances the move would not involve agents in tactical gear like those used to confront protesters in Portland, Oregon,...
    Fox News reporter William La Jeunesse visited Portland, Oregon, to cover the ongoing violent riots. What he saw during his 12-hour visit, stationed with federal agents at Portland's federal courthouse, highly disturbed him. What are the details? La Jeunesse discussed the conditions during Thursday's "Fox News Rundown" podcast. La Jeunesse told host Dave Anthony that the environment inside the courthouse is "pretty crazy." The protests begin about 9 p.m. and remain peaceful until about midnight. "You're inside of a building that is pitch black," he recalled. "They keep the lights off so people aren't silhouetted, so they can't be targeted by the people outside." He revealed that he was told to put on a gas mask...
    Former President Barack Obama made some pointedly political remarks during his eulogy for the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis on Thursday, taking aim at President Donald Trump's use of federal agents to quell riots across the country, according to Forbes. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also spoke during the funeral, and former President Jimmy Carter sent a letter that was read. Trump had no role in the ceremony, but he was clearly on Obama's mind. "Bull Connor might be gone, but today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans," Obama said. "George Wallace may be gone, but we can still witness our federal government sending...