Monday, July 27, 2020
Kit Johnson has been blogging about the terrifying use of federal officers to quell protests in Portland.
Elie Mystal for the Nation puts the use of federal forces in perspective: "The Department of Homeland Security, now menacing Portland, has been terrorizing Muslims, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations since its inception." He elaborates:
"Welcome, and let us now join together to battle the enemy we all clearly have in common: the Department of Homeland Security. Because, while Donald Trump is currently responsible for deploying this army disguised as an agency against peaceful white protesters, the DHS has been deployed against peaceful immigrants regardless of status, peaceful citizens who look like recent immigrants, and peaceful worshipers who pray while Muslim—or, simply, brown—since its inception."