Skip to comments.The Border Patrol Was Responsible for an Arrest in Portland
Posted on 07/21/2020 4:45:03 PM PDT by McGruff
For days, federal agents in unmarked cars have reportedly been snatching Portland protesters off the streets. On Thursday, video emerged of federal agents clad in camouflage fatigues and unspecified police patches apprehending one such demonstrator and placing him in an unmarked vehicle. Social media lit up with speculation about the intentionsand the identityof these agents. A memo consisting of internal talking points for the federal agency responsible for the arrest, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and obtained exclusively by The Nation provides some answersand raises even more questions.
Dated July 1, the memo is titled Public Affairs Guidance: CBP Support to Protect Federal Facilities and Property and marked For Official Use Only. It describes a special task force created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to President Trumps Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence. That task force, the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), has been tasked not only to assess civil unrest but also to surge resources to protect against it.
The Portland arrest of Mark Pettibone, first reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting, followed several similar arrests involving officers from a Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC)CBPs equivalent of a SWAT teamas well as the US Marshals Special Operations Group. A CBP spokesman confirmed to The Nation that CBP agents were responsible for the arrest, pointing to authorities under the Protecting American Communities Task Force.
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When they are deputized either as a Deputy Marshall or local Sheriff Deputy.
The rioters in DC is a case where they were deputized as deputy US Marshalls, and way out in the boonies, deputized by local sheriffs office to provide back up to local PDs.
What we see today in the riots are BP guys arresting thugs that are attacking federal property, so even when they are deputized, they didnt need it because they were stopping thugs from destroying federal property.
That would make sense. They’re TAD to the Marshal Service.
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