BOOM: Judge Shuts Down Oregon’s Restraining Order Request on Federal Law Enforcement
A federal judge shut down an attempt from the state of Oregon to implement a restraining order on federal police in the city of Portland on Friday, which would’ve left the Hatfield Federal Courthouse undefended as left-wing rioters attack it with arson and graffiti on a nightly basis.
KOIN 6 News reported that U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman found the state of Oregon “lacks standing” in its attempt to limit the activities of federal police defending the courthouse on Friday, shutting the state down in its attempt to require police to identify themselves and explain the purposes of arrest to anyone placed under arrest by them.
“It is not unusual, following major protests, for some of the people involved to allege that the police crossed a line—a constitutional line—in the course of their interactions,” stated Judge Mosman in his ruling. “It is also common for these interactions to result in lawsuits, with protesters contending the police violated their First and Fourth Amendment rights and seeking redress by money damages and injunctive relief. There is a well established body of law paving the way for such lawsuits to move forward in federal court. This is not such a lawsuit. It is a very different case, a highly unusual one with a particular set of rules.”
Another court ruling on Friday established special privileges for so-called journalists and legal observers at the courthouse riots, preventing them from being “targeted” by the police. The ruling may prevent anyone who simply says that they’re “press” from being arrested, even if they’re caught in the act of committing crimes against the courthouse.
The State of Oregon is clearly on the side of violent rioters, as opposed to the federal agents protecting the courthouse from ANTIFA political violence.