US Marshal Service Deploys Added Security to Federal Courthouse

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Authorities on both the State and Federal levels increase security and vow to take action against violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters in Portland, Oregon. As the chaos and protest continue in Portland, the US Marshals Service announced it’s plans to deploying 100 deputy marshals to fortify security outside Portland’s federal courthouse.

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The marshals reportedly began arriving last Thursday, ahead of a heated weekend that saw heavily-armed federal troops repeatedly fire tear gas, flash bangs and pepper balls into crowds of protesters as they attempted to breach a fence surrounding the courthouse on Saturday and Sunday night.

DWTS Protestors Storm Stage Update

On Monday night the US Attorney’s Office in Oregon released photos of items that had been confiscated from protesters, including gasoline, hockey sticks, defense shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, cans of paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail .

Trump sent a warning to protesters in a tweet on Monday evening, writing: ‘Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues & Monuments Act. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Don’t do it!’

Department of Homeland Security Myths and Facts About Oregon Protest

Myth: The Trump Administration deployed federal troops to the streets of Portland.

FACTS: The Department of Homeland Security personnel sent to protect federal facilities in Portland are sworn civilian federal law enforcement officers, not active duty military personnel.
Reports indicating otherwise are irresponsible and inaccurate.

Myth: Protests in Portland were peaceful until the DHS expanded its presence and instigated violence.

FACTS: Downtown Portland has seen over 50 straight nights of criminal violence perpetrated by anarchists targeting city and federal properties and those that inhabit them. On July 3rd, before the surge of Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officers to Portland, Mayor Wheeler said the violence had “been going on for more than a month now” and called for the “nightly violence” to end.
The Portland Police Department has declared a riot on numerous occasions because of the nightly violence, which occurred well before the federal presence increased in early July.

Myth: Federal officers have not been invited by state or local officials; policing Portland is a local responsibility.

FACTS: Enforcing federal law is not by invitation. The FBI, DEA, ATF, and other federal law enforcement agencies do not require local requests from communities to enforce federal law.
Federal law clearly states that DHS has the authority to protect federal property and arrest criminals who damage federal property or attack federal officers.
Local and state leaders have prohibited the Portland police from enforcing laws that could bring this violence to an end.  Read more here