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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:28 PM

Federal judge issues restraining order against Trump's federal agents in Portland

Tonight's restraining order is nothing short of a win for the rule of law.

BREAKING: A federal court just issued a restraining order on the federal agents in Portland, Oregon.

We said we would deploy the full firepower of the ACLU in this fight to save our democracy — and we meant it.


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https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/judge-inclined-to-restrain-federal-law-enforcement-from-using-force-threats-dispersal-orders-against-journalists-legal-observers.html

A federal judge on Thursday issued a 14-day order, temporarily barring federal officers from using force, threats and dispersal orders against journalists or legal observers documenting the daily demonstrations in downtown Portland.

During the hearing, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon quoted case law from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying, “When wrongdoing is underway, officials have great incentive to blindfold the eyes of the Fourth Estate. The free press is the guardian of the public interest, and the judiciary is the guardian of the press.”

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/judge-inclined-to-restrain-federal-law-enforcement-from-using-force-threats-dispersal-orders-against-journalists-legal-observers.html


ALSO:
PBOT News Release: City of Portland demands federal government remove barrier that illegally blocks downtown bike lane, causes hazard to traveling public

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Reply Federal judge issues restraining order against Trump's federal agents in Portland (Original post)
kpete Jul 23 OP
Blecht Jul 23 #1
blueinredohio Jul 23 #3
mr_lebowski Jul 23 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 23 #11
scarletwoman Jul 23 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 23 #15
scarletwoman Jul 23 #17
iluvtennis Jul 24 #27
Desert grandma Jul 24 #29
Nevilledog Jul 23 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 23 #4
Takket Jul 23 #6
lindysalsagal Jul 23 #7
LeftInTX Jul 23 #8
LineLineReply +
Marcuse Jul 23 #9
triron Jul 23 #10
LeftInTX Jul 23 #12
lastlib Jul 24 #26
chowder66 Jul 23 #22
Ferrets are Cool Jul 23 #13
Arazi Jul 23 #16
Ferrets are Cool Jul 23 #18
Bev54 Jul 23 #19
Budi Jul 23 #23
LeftInTX Jul 24 #31
Budi Jul 24 #32
LeftInTX Jul 24 #30
c-rational Jul 23 #20
Mersky Jul 23 #21
MySideOfTown Jul 23 #24
calimary Jul 24 #25
ismnotwasm Jul 24 #28
Cha Jul 24 #33
TruckFump Jul 24 #34
Lucinda Jul 24 #35
bigtree Jul 24 #36

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:31 PM

1. The ACLU deserves some money!

If you can spare it -- they are fighting for us.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:35 PM

3. Will do

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Response to Blecht (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:40 PM

5. DONE!!!

GO ACLU!!!

This is fantastic news.

Now lets see if Trump is going to show the Country that he believes he is above the law.

My sense is that's exactly what he plans to do.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:10 PM

11. Absolutely they do! I donate every single month, even though it's not deductible.

They need it and they deserve it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:30 PM

14. I've been donating every month since trump took the election. I only regret I waited so long.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:31 PM

15. Don't be so hard on yourself! You're doing so much more than most.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:39 PM

17. You're so sweet, dear Peggy!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:13 AM

27. Me too. started donating in Nov 2016. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:39 AM

29. That makes 3 of us.

Started donating immediately after the election. Also donating monthly to Planned Parenthood.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:32 PM

2. Fuck yeah!

**doing my Fuck yeah happy dance**

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:38 PM

4. They have my back....

Trying to to make a donation....I think they are getting flooded. 3 minutes to load!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:41 PM

6. Good. Start arresting any gestapo found on the streets

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:44 PM

7. ALRIGHT!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:54 PM

8. Limited to journalists

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:02 PM

9. +

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:07 PM

10. 'or legal observers'. What might this include? Innocent bystanders?

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Response to triron (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:26 PM

12. yes, that's the interesting part

I didn't mention it, cuz I don't know what it means.
Applies if the feds can ID them. (Whatever that means)

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Response to triron (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:11 AM

26. So make a million armbands with the word "OBSERVER" on them!

Make every protestor an observer! Make the goons figure out who is or isn't.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:11 PM

22. It covers legal observers there as well. They have several lawsuits is my understanding.

JULY 17, 2020

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“Under the direction of the Trump administration, militarized federal agents have flaunted court orders protecting the rights of protesters, used sharpshooters to deliberately maim people, and deployed indiscriminate weapons of war — including sonic weapons and dangerous tear gas formulations.

“The acting director of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan, referred to Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland as ‘thugs.’ Protesters in Portland have been shot in the head, swept away in unmarked cars, and repeatedly tear gassed by uninvited and unwelcome federal agents. We won’t rest until they are gone.”

Portland Police Bureau and the Trump administration have responded to nightly protests in Portland over the police killing of George Floyd by indiscriminately using tear gas, rubber bullets, and acoustic weapons against protesters, journalists, and legal observers, even after the federal court enjoined such violent attacks in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Oregon. Federal officers also shot a protester in the head Sunday with a rubber bullet fracturing the person’s face and skull.

The ACLU has filed multiple lawsuits across the country in response to unconstitutional law enforcement attacks on journalists and protesters, including suing President Trump and other administration officials for the firing of tear gas on protesters outside the White House on June 1.



https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-comment-federal-response-portland-protests

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:29 PM

13. This is big!!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:38 PM

16. But very limited. Cautious enthusiasm. They can still goon squad

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Response to Arazi (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:40 PM

18. You are correct, but still better than the alternative.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:47 PM

19. So now he is deploying his goon squad to Seattle n/t

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:21 PM

23. Yup. And Chicago & AZ. Is he flying them 1st class AA or what.

How's he moving them?
Better not be asking our Military to transport them from city to city.

They gonna drive their rental cars?
If so, I suggest a staged massive traffic jam in the middle of nowhere.
🤬

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Response to Budi (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:59 AM

31. Rent a cops 👮‍♂️

He'll just get more of them

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 01:02 AM

32. Probaly required to be with driving or walking distance.

Those crazy fkers are everywhere so he'll always have an idiot pool to call up when needed.


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Response to Bev54 (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:57 AM

30. I imagine this ruling will apply to Seattle and Oakland

9th Court of Appeals

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:59 PM

20. Yes, making my donation today.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:06 PM

21. Yes!

Give the citizens of Portland their city back. Let them work out their grievances with their police and government.



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:39 PM

24. Every one going to the protest site should

wear a patch saying "Press" or "Observer"

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Response to MySideOfTown (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:06 AM

25. Welcome to DU, MySideOfTown!

That's a great idea!

"Press" or "Observer."

How 'bout "U.N. Observer"?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:15 AM

28. K&motherfuckinrecommend!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:30 AM

33. Rt!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:55 AM

34. Proud to be a card-carrying member of the ACLU!

They are tireless in support our rights! Bless 'em!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:55 AM

35. KNR

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:33 AM

36. 14 days of democracy

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