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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:10 AM

William Barr's Vast, Nameless Army Is Being Brought To Bear On D.C. Protesters

Source: HuffPost

Federal law enforcement officers are operating on American streets without identification, which experts say breeds a culture of impunity.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/william-barr-justice-department-protests-trump_n_5ed8330ec5b6513fdffca21a?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark



This is terrifying. If they are unaccountable there is no telling what they will do. They are worse than the violent protesters and looters as far as disrupting the peace. Locals should call the police on them to report an unidentified man with a gun because that's what they are. Cops should arrest them.

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Reply William Barr's Vast, Nameless Army Is Being Brought To Bear On D.C. Protesters (Original post)
NY06DemSoc Jun 4 OP
empedocles Jun 4 #1
bucolic_frolic Jun 4 #2
grumpyduck Jun 4 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 4 #4
RKP5637 Jun 4 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 4 #6
RKP5637 Jun 4 #13
FailureToCommunicate Jun 4 #7
not_the_one Jun 4 #54
Greybnk48 Jun 5 #55
Jarqui Jun 4 #8
bucolic_frolic Jun 4 #14
plimsoll Jun 4 #35
Chakaconcarne Jun 4 #9
elleng Jun 4 #10
safeinOhio Jun 4 #43
AllaN01Bear Jun 4 #11
2naSalit Jun 4 #15
NY06DemSoc Jun 4 #21
C_U_L8R Jun 4 #12
elleng Jun 4 #16
onetexan Jun 4 #17
NY06DemSoc Jun 4 #22
Danascot Jun 4 #50
onetexan Jun 4 #51
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 4 #18
pazzyanne Jun 4 #24
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 4 #28
packman Jun 4 #40
dhol82 Jun 4 #45
Historic NY Jun 4 #49
sarcasmo Jun 4 #19
Siwsan Jun 4 #26
donkeypoofed Jun 4 #20
Mosby Jun 4 #25
Renew Deal Jun 4 #23
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 4 #29
Renew Deal Jun 4 #32
Ohioboy Jun 4 #27
dhill926 Jun 4 #36
tecelote Jun 4 #30
CaptainTruth Jun 4 #31
safeinOhio Jun 4 #44
Renew Deal Jun 4 #33
Lonestarblue Jun 4 #34
BlueJac Jun 4 #37
Marcuse Jun 4 #38
Evolve Dammit Jun 4 #39
SpankMe Jun 4 #41
DanieRains Jun 4 #42
generalbetrayus Jun 4 #46
world wide wally Jun 4 #47
Warpy Jun 4 #48
onetexan Jun 4 #52
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 4 #53

Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:12 AM

1. The cost of all this??

BOP 'personnel' may not be the best . .

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:16 AM

3. I'll bet if a platoon of Marines shows up,

those whatever-they-are will shit their pants and scatter like flies. They're just bullies and cowards.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:21 AM

4. Orders from unidentifiable "personnel" don't have to be obeyed, but it is risky, so I have no advice

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:21 AM

5. Could not be anymore us vs them. ... must be reading up on all of the totalitarian tactics

and also preparing for tRump (who knows) not to leave the WH when voted out ... strange times.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:22 AM

6. tRump campaign is now calling supporters "The Trump Army" & selling camo: link

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:27 AM

13. Yep! tRump, is not the president, he's working to lead an insurrection cult. n/t

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:50 PM

54. His name was the first to come to mind.

He is supplying mercenaries all over the world, why not to billy barr?

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:22 AM

55. I've been calling them the "Amway Army" n/t

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:24 AM

8. If they're not properly identified,

why does anyone have to listen to them.

How does one know it isn't some white supremacists dressed up to cause trouble?

Without ID, they can George Floyd you and no one will know who did it.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:27 AM

14. An invading army would identify itself

under rules of engagement, or be regarded as spies or saboteurs.

Police departments would wear uniforms, badges

Is this occupation? Maybe some JAGs would know

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:08 PM

35. Why shouldn't we consider that they're spetsnaz.

Without insignia they might just as well be.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:25 AM

10. Sounds like time for another Boston Tea Party.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:40 PM

43. I love a Party.

Can we also chant "No taxation without Representation"? They are trying to limit voting too.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:26 AM

11. no name , badge or id. bage # covered up ? out of uniform? fired.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:34 AM

15. +1

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:21 PM

21. +1

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:26 AM

12. Good congresspeople need to march down there and demand names

Also haul every participating head (ATF, prisons, etc) before the American public to explain themselves. They have no authority or accountability. This needs to stop immediately.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:41 AM

16. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark responds to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis'

released statement in which he said Americans must come together without President Trump.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/06/04/james-mattis-retired-general-wesley-clark-trump-nr-vpx.cnn

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:46 AM

17. These unmarked "police" are from the Bureau of Prisons, as mentioned in this article

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/unmarked-police-officers-dc-riots-bureau-of-prisons-riot-squads/65-bc1c42a7-b05b-490c-9dab-eebb1b1bba20

I've seen it also mentioned in other articles. This is Barr's brownshirts - highly dangerous he's unleashing his own guards onto peacefully protesting American citizens.

Editing to add this good bit of news from the article above:

"In response to photos and reports about the unmarked security officers flooding social media, Virginia Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA 08) tweeted that he was working on legislation to prevent similar actions in the future, writing that it was “unacceptable for uniformed federal officers policing constitutionally-protected assemblies to refuse to identify themselves to people who pay their salaries.”

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Response to onetexan (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

22. Thank you Rep. Beyer

This needs to be pushed through with all haste.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 05:20 PM

50. I was thinking along the same lines

Any LEO on the job or in public should be required to have visible insignia stating force, unit and badge number or the equivalent. For example, Virginia State Police, Troop 69, Badge number 666. I can see a rational for not having the name because of safety concerns for their families and homes but I could be persuaded otherwise. Also, functioning body cameras at all times. If they don't meet those requirements they're benched.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #50)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 05:29 PM

51. The DoJ cannot have a federal police force. It is highly dangerous and there is no accountability.

Barr is creating a team of brownshirts. Frightening.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:54 AM

18. Why do the words "Eric Prince" & "Blackwater"

keep dancing through my mind? I know he renamed it something else, but it's still a private army.

What a coward & loser. Remember when we had a president who wasn't afraid of us? I miss that.


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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:25 PM

24. You can also add Project Veritas to the short list.

James O'Keefe is the founder and spying is his game plan. Other mischief has been noted also.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:32 PM

28. Damn.

Forgot about that asshole. And now that you mention it, I'm sure he's at work doctoring videos. A former student of mine just sent me one that supposedly shows Biden sliding his hand over a young girl's (6-ish)breast during a photo op. It's obviously doctored, but we can't put anything passed the pure evil that controls the Drumpf syndicate.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:26 PM

40. Seeing these videos break my heart

What we lost as a President, a man, a country, a grace of style

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:47 PM

45. I think he renamed it Xe

Not sure if he went on to another name.
Hiding under rocks.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:47 PM

49. +1

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:55 AM

19. Eric Prince Army

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

26. Exactly

I have no doubt he's involved, and profiteering.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:58 AM

20. Imagine if Obama had done anything like that?!?!

The GOP would've had collective apoplexy !

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

25. They created fake stories anyway.

Fema camps.

NWO caravans.

NWO troops staging at Walmart.

Classic projection.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

23. People need to walk past them.

They have no authority. They are like the fake crossing guards that popped up in NYC a while ago. They had no authority to do anything.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

29. Unfortunately...

They also have no controls. They'll bust heads open and disappear into the tear gas, and nobody in charge will have heard of them.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:47 PM

32. That is likely

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

27. This reminds me of how Russia went in to Crimea without any identifying marks

I'm sure in many ways it provides both cover and psychological confusion. Dictators and evil regimes know all the tricks.

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Response to Ohioboy (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:19 PM

36. and remember the phone call trump had with...

his boss Putin...pretty goddamn fishy...

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:41 PM

30. Sowing fear.

That's their purpose.

How dare we despose this dick-tater!

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:46 PM

31. You can buy their outfits at tactical supply retailers.


I'd love to see a bunch of people dress like that & show up.

It's all legal to buy & should be legal to wear because you're not impersonating an officer, you're just wearing a bunch of stuff from a tactical supply store, not wearing a police uniform.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:43 PM

44. plus one.

good idea.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:48 PM

33. Another idea. Washington DC police arrests them for playing dress up.

They will be forced to identify themselves at that point.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:05 PM

34. Congress needs to impeach william Barr for abuse of power immediately.

Trump uses every opportunity to grab ever more power. If there is no serious pushback from this, he will push even further next time. And the time after that, until we have a dictatorship.

Edited to add:

And even though Trump put Barr charge of the DC protest response, how is it legal for an AG to order the deployment of the US military?

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:21 PM

37. Trump's SS...

and we are off to Trump's power play on 2020 elections.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:22 PM

38. The Republican Guard, commanded by Bagdad Bob Barr?

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:22 PM

39. This is fucking tyranny and they are traitors to the Constitution.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:28 PM

41. If any of these officers got killed or injured by a protester,

then how could the protester be prosecuted? If you don't know it's law enforcement, then are you obligated to follow their commands? If you feel threatened, then can you use deadly force against them under the various self-defense principles?

This opens up a can of worms. Sounds more like a hit or murder squad.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:29 PM

42. Are They SS Or Gestapo?

Anyone know?

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:08 PM

46. Bureau of Prisons guards? People from one of the hottest Covid-19 hot spot types in the US today?

How about a little biological warfare along with the chemical warfare?

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

47. At least it should have become clear now who the real enemy of the people are.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:25 PM

48. Cops need to arrest them, we don't have private vigilante armies here

not even if they're owned by a rich asshole named Erick Prince.

It's illegal and their use should put Barr into prison for a very long time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 05:31 PM

52. Agree, the House needs to investigate and prohibit Lowbarr from these dangerous tactics.

I can already see it. These brownshirts will be his own mercenaries sent to take out any detractors he wants.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 08:40 PM

53. Kind of like Putin's little green men

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