Stories tagged: "Portland"

Portland environmental groups sue over use of tear gas
Environmentalists Sue Federal Government Over Use of Tear Gas in Portland

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday is seeking a court order to stop federal officers from deploying tear gas in Portland.

President Donald Trump bows his head down at a conservative summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Donald Trump, Who Is President, Tries to Blame Deadly Violence on Joe Biden

Trump’s latest Twitter barrage represents perhaps the clearest signal yet: He is banking his re-election campaign around stoking racial division and using scare tactics to try and convince suburban women to vote for him instead of Joe Biden.

Cartoon: Due Process? ‘We Have No Use For You Here’

Politicians, public figures, and faith leaders alike have criticized recent federal deployments, questioning if protesters' rights are being respected.

A federal officer fires crowd control munitions at Black Lives Matter protesters at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Since federal officers arrived in downtown Portland in early July, violent protests have largely been limited to a two block radius from the courthouse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Trump Is Using Federal Forces as His Own ‘Goon Squad’ and ‘Personal Militia,’ Say Former Officials

Despite widespread backlash over his deployment of federal forces to Portland, President Trump has sent federal law enforcement officers to more cities.

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New AOC Bill Would Force Federal Agents to Wear Identification

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Eleanor Holmes Norton are working on a bill that would require federal law enforcement to clearly identify themselves.

Police stand as protesters gather during a demonstration, Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Portland, Ore.   Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd of protesters late Thursday.  The actions came just hours after the head of the Department of Homeland Security called the protesters “violent anarchists.” (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
Trump’s Use of Federal Forces in Portland Draws Comparisons to Gestapo and Secret Police

Federal officers have escalated demonstrations in Portland, provoking outrage from local leaders over their treatment of protesters.