Sunday Reads: tRump KidnappersPosted: July 19, 2020 | Author: JJ Lopez aka Minkoff Minx | Filed under: morning reads |16 Comments
Fuck Donald tRump.
I spoke with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. She said she spoke with Chad Wolf, the Homeland Security secretary, and asked that he remove federal agents from the streets of Portland.
She said he refused.https://t.co/gfyyxNvOSW
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) July 18, 2020
Oregon Public Broadcasting confirms tweets today that federal officers in camouflage but no agency identification or badges, driving unmarked non-government rental cars, are grabbing protestors off streets in Portland and not talking w local authoritieshttps://t.co/sfY9TUkbDI
— David Burbach (@dburbach) July 17, 2020
What the hell is happening in Portland? https://t.co/QJ5J5UolyB
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) July 18, 2020
Chilling thread. My fear is Trump will, if he senses he can get away with it, use the federal police-turned-invading army for blunt voter suppression. https://t.co/5Ex5v49bX3
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) July 18, 2020
"Portland is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with. And also what works to quell protest." –@IwriteOK to @cwarzel about what's happening in Portland. https://t.co/9ZXXdBH3DY
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) July 19, 2020
First they came for Portland, to test if enough people would care.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 18, 2020
Make a note, We need to forbid police and federal agents from using military uniforms . The camo uniforms are meant to blend into terrain, the want to be warriors should be in police uniforms 👮♀️ with names and badge numbers , this secret 👮♀️ police bullshit is misuse of @DHSgov pic.twitter.com/lEHoB1fK5z
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) July 17, 2020
Nationwide masked kidnappings of protesters thrown into unmarked vans. This is #Trump’s America. Let’s not allow it to be ours. #ProtestOrganizeVote #PortlandKidnappings https://t.co/x1LeS8kVSk
— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) July 18, 2020
What’s happening in Portland shows Trump is ignoring the Constitution — and attacking America, @RuthMarcus writes https://t.co/cRzC5NB1Qn
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) July 17, 2020
1. The administration is trying to expand its policing powers. If we do not stop it, it will be deployed during elections and it will be a disaster. https://t.co/EeFgfDnkMl
— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) July 18, 2020
Fascism isn’t just feds throwing people in vans. It’s pandemic data no longer being sent to the CDC. It’s billionaires getting bailout money while ordinary people go broke. It’s labeling people violent anarchists for graffiti. It’s real, and it’s here.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 18, 2020
But do we even know that these are federal police? No identification. How many mercenaries and/or militia members are there? https://t.co/KOwA9MqT2F
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) July 18, 2020
I've recapped what's happening in #Portland and compiled a few notable reactions from journalists and legal experts in this new article on Substack. Please read, share, subscribe. Paid support welcome, but all issues #free through election day. Thanks! https://t.co/ShHqh5vCVU
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 18, 2020
SCOOP: Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn’t Have Sufficient Training, D.H.S. Memo Said – The New York Times https://t.co/h4pPBkmSUx
— Zolan Kanno-Youngs (@KannoYoungs) July 18, 2020
This federal response by Trump/Barr is not random or haphazard. It’s federal lawlessness & over-reach designed to inspire larger protests that, in turn will “require” an even larger unmarked/anonymous, federal law enforcement response. It’s all part of the autocracy playbook. https://t.co/83xvTKqO33
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) July 18, 2020
[cw: police brutality, intentional traumatizing]
Here is the unedited video of the feds snatching me without notice/ warning. I had to cut it up into multiple tweets, but you can see the context for yourself. I was drawing the property line and writing in chalk on the sidewalk pic.twitter.com/wRr1sLknpi
— Dr. Bourgeois Class Traitor (@JuniperLSimonis) July 18, 2020
Federal tactics on the streets of Portland have infuriated local leaders. A criminal investigation is examining how one protester suffered a serious head wound. Others were seized by camouflaged officers and pulled into unmarked vans.https://t.co/gfyyxNvOSW
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) July 18, 2020
Read the full story: https://t.co/rRUapwLnOA (14/14)
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) July 18, 2020
If you don’t like wearing a mask you’re really gonna hate hell.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) July 18, 2020
Kemp’s health department keeps changing the numbers on the map’s color legend to keep counties from getting darker blue or red. 2,961 cases was Red on July 2. Now a county needs 3,769 cases to show red. The result: an infographic that hides data instead of showing it. 2/
— Georgia Person (@andishehnouraee) July 17, 2020
At least if he stood in the middle of 5th Avenue and shot somebody it would be just one somebody.
"Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill" https://t.co/uNge6z0qUe
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 18, 2020
The portraits of Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush were moved from the Grand Foyer within the last week & put in a room mainly used to store tablecloths & furniture. Amazing, amazing scoop by @jeffzeleny & @Kevinliptakcnn https://t.co/aUowetbY3k
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 17, 2020
US police murder victim Breonna Taylor was alive after police shot her, records show. Was not given medical attention for more than 20 minutes after being shot. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/8Jqh5WYvGs
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) July 18, 2020
If Mitch McConnell really wanted to really honor the life, legacy, and activism of John Lewis he'd bring the Voting Rights Act immediately to the Senate floor for a vote and name it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020. pic.twitter.com/LNrYozFN1I
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 18, 2020
Putting a picture of Elijah Cummings up for your John Lewis statement feels like the ultimate metaphor for what Republicanism is. pic.twitter.com/XunzRH5YWh
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) July 18, 2020
Marco Rubio is honoring John Lewis by making his profile picture a photo of him with Elijah Cummings pic.twitter.com/NKa40nRAEr
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) July 18, 2020
RIP John Lewis, 1940-2020. Please share #laloalcaraz cartoons, nothing but #goodtrouble can come of it pic.twitter.com/dxBUhjerrb
— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) July 18, 2020
There’s a bridge needs a new name pic.twitter.com/RjwrzAAZrA
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 18, 2020
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This is an open thread.
Interesting to me that Kemp hasn’t contracted the virus himself based on his casual attitude toward simple precautions. Makes me wonder what measures he takes for himself. I’d bet he’s like Dump – making everyone who comes close take a test.
This morning, we witnessed an open car freight train heading north on the main north south train corridor in central Cali. It was carrying dozens of Abrams tanks- most were the desert tan camo, but maybe less than a third were the green camo color. It was a dramatic sight. Any hint of why? (Other than our strong suspicions) or how to find out?
That’s strange. No idea how to find out either.
The military does move tanks around in the normal course of events. And so far it hasn’t been the actual military involved with Barr’s Army. It’s been Customs & Border Patrol, Bureau of Prisons enforcers, and the like: armed guards under the direct authority of the DOJ.
Unless the military has decided to follow unlawful orders (which they’ve done before for the Dump, but not on that scale), this is probably unrelated.
None of which is to minimize the atrocious full-on fascism of deploying Barr’s Army against civilians.
Nadler, Thompson & Maloney Call for IG Investigation Into Trump Administration Use of Force Against Protestors
Jesus H. Christ, Nadler. You have a fascist clown using Federal guards as a private army to convince his deplorables the country is being burned down by hippies. And once he’s losing the election, the can be used to create chaos then as well. Win-win!
And you’re mumbling about investigating whether this is legal.
It’s like thinking about buying a new refrigerator to deal with global warming.
What did I just say about fascist clowns?
If Congress doesn’t decide to get serious, it’ll be nothing but luck if there’s a democracy left to vote in by November.