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So it was the Border Patrol not some secret police.
1 posted on 07/21/2020 4:45:03 PM PDT by McGruff
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Somebody should tell Nancy (if she didn’t already know)

Nancy Pelosi @SpeakerPelosi

First Amendment speech should never be met with one-sided violence from federal agents acting as Trump’s secret police, especially when unidentified. This is disgraceful behavior we would expect from a banana republic — not the government of the United States.

10:00 PM · Jul 17, 2020


2 posted on 07/21/2020 4:46:37 PM PDT by McGruff (Polls are for dancing)
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“For days, federal agents in unmarked cars have reportedly been snatching Portland protesters off the streets.”

If only.


3 posted on 07/21/2020 4:50:05 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Don't care. Still voting for Trump.)
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Any word what he was arrested for?


4 posted on 07/21/2020 4:56:43 PM PDT by Ford4000
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"..federal agents clad in camouflage fatigues and unspecified “police” patches apprehending one such demonstrator and placing him in an unmarked vehicle."

This single incident has been repeatedly cited as federal overreach.

Apparently no other such episode has occurred since as no doubt such a videoed event would be immediately viral online.

8 posted on 07/21/2020 5:15:51 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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The Federal Agents are all in uniform, and festooned with identifying patches. The only ones that those numbskulls can figure out, are the big letters spelling out "POLICE" on their chests and backs.

Yet they persist in in calling them "unmarked" or "unidentified" or "secret". No doubt a combination of stupidity and deliberate attempts to mislead/mis-characterize and agitate.

SRT, is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Special Response Team - like a SWAT team (Federal Marshalls are also participating):

Identifying patches on both shoulders, "POLICE" on their front and back, and a public affairs spokesperson ready to answer any questions from the presstitutes. But they prefer to peddle dark fantasies.


10 posted on 07/21/2020 5:45:34 PM PDT by BeauBo
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So? They are federal law enforcement officers and can enforce all federal laws.


11 posted on 07/21/2020 5:56:54 PM PDT by ataDude (.)
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“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”

Oh! High drama and intrigue!

“Dated July 1, the memo is titled “Public Affairs Guidance”

A fricking Press Release!

These Left Wingnuts are so out of touch with real life, or having to make real things work, in the real world, that they are just clueless buffoons.

Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) personnel took part in the response to the LA Riots in 1992. It is not like they are some kind of secret new Trump SS.

All they had to do was ask at DOJ’s Public Affairs Office, to get the press release (which apparently somebody did for them).

This is typical Federal response for rioting - less than typical, actually pretty minimal.


12 posted on 07/21/2020 6:03:25 PM PDT by BeauBo
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BORTAC from the Border Patrol—they are the specially trained Agents that are experts in crowd control, apprehensions and other skills.
You don’t want to screw with basic Border Patrol Agents, let alone BORTAC.
When my son was a line Agent in AZ, he, alone, routinely took down groups numbering anywhere from a couple dozen to 106 on one night.
Those guys have the most physically demanding training in their academy.
No nonsense kind of guys.


17 posted on 07/21/2020 7:13:30 PM PDT by Hulka
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