Federal Judge Slaps Restrictions on Trump’s Actions in Portland Following ACLU Lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is celebrating after a federal judge issued a ruling to curtail the Trump administration’s response to lawless rioting in Portland, Ore.
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon put an injunction on the Trump administration barring federal forces from targeting so-called journalists and legal observers at Portland riots. The injunction will make it far more difficult for order to be restored on the streets besieged by left-wing terror.
“This order is a victory for the rule of law,” said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the ACLU of Oregon, in a press release. “Federal agents from Trump’s Departments of Homeland Security and Justice are terrorizing the community, threatening lives, and relentlessly attacking journalists and legal observers documenting protests. These are the actions of a tyrant, and they have no place anywhere in America.”
“The Trump administration is deploying federal agents around the country in a senseless and brutal attempt to silence dissent,” said Vera Eidelman, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. “We are working to make sure that this unconstitutional nightmare ends in Portland, and is not replicated anywhere else.”
Big League Politics has reported on President Trump’s “Operation Diligent Valor” aimed at restoring law and order on streets plagued with violence and mayhem due to the rise of the Black Lives Matter terror movement:
President Donald Trump has launched “Operation Diligent Valor” to clean up the streets of Portland that have been besieged by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter for weeks, according to court documents leaked to the press.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is deploying over 100 agents to the city of Portland to deal with the terror that has turned the town into a permanent hellscape. They are in the city to protect federal buildings from vandalism. The DHS Rapid Deployment Force has been used to stop the terror rampage.
Liberals are whining about law and order being inflicted in the city by the Trump administration. Left-wing journalists are filing a lawsuit against the city of Portland, the U.S. Marshals Service, and DHS alleging they attempted to “intimidate the press” by attacking them.
“On the morning of July 4th, the DHS Rapid Deployment Force implemented tactics intended to positively identify and arrest serious offenders for crimes such as assault, while protecting the rights of individuals engaged in protected free speech activity,” Federal Protective Services (FPS) regional director Gabriel Russell wrote about the operation.
Despite the push back, the Trump administration maintains that the program will continue. The White House wants to restore law and order in Portland while Mayor Ted Wheeler refuses to do anything to stop left-wing terror.
“We will maintain our presence,” said Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Department of Homeland Security deputy secretary, to CNN. “When that violence recedes and those threats recede, that is when we would ratchet back down to what I would call normal presence defending and protecting federal facilities.”
The system has been gamed to protect left-wing terrorists at war with the Bill of Rights and Constitution. The country may face a thousand years of darkness if Trump does not win re-election in November.