Portland Mayor Tear Gassed By Trump Troops?

It has been reported that it looks to some observers like Trump’s Troops (Private Militia) (Gestapo) (Unidentified Federal Agents) may have caught the Mayor of Portland, Oregon in a cloud of tear gas during a recent “Demonstration” (Scourge of Vandalism) in that beleaguered city.

I am particularly disturbed by the use of tear gas by these unknown entities who have been allegedly identified as Federal troops sent into the city to quell the riots taking place there. I am always somewhat disturbed by any mass attack by armed troops advancing on a civilian population with clouds of any kind of gas …. In this case, I am also very thankful that teargas is their choice and not something worse.

Now there are reports that some of the fires being set in Portland are being set not by so-called “Demonstrators” but by certain of the police themselves. There is no way at present to substantiate those claims but I have heard of this kind of tactic before … set the building on fire and blame it on rowdy civilians. —— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

Trump has referred to the “Demonstrators” as “Anarchists” and in the case of the Reichstag Fire, the “Communists” were blamed.

In my opinion, the sudden arrest (without warrants) of civilians off the streets of Portland and hauling them away to unknown destinations in unmarked van-type vehicles gives me a mental impression of a few dozen unfortunate souls jammed into a large military truck on their way to God only knows where back in the days of the Second World War.

The good news, as far as I am concerned, is that nobody has yet reported that the arrested “Demostrators” are being taken to any kind of special “Detainment/Interrogation” camps or anything of that nature. But assessing the personalities who are behind these kinds of actions, I have to conclude that anything is possible in the future.

I wonder if this thing will escalate to the days when we see a revival of McCarthyism or worse or a day when these kinds of protesters will be waterboarded or worse.

How far are we all away from martial law in The United States?

17 thoughts on “Portland Mayor Tear Gassed By Trump Troops?

  1. If no…then it is close……I see your point and I think that Trump is going it about it slowly…..getting the people use to some before the rest is piled on. chuq

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  2. Martial law involves the temporary substitution of military authority for civilian rule and is usually invoked in time of war, rebellion, or natural disaster.

    Martial law is justified when civilian authority has ceased to function, is completely absent, or has become ineffective. Further, martial law suspends all existing laws, as well as civil authority and the ordinary administration of justice. In the United States, martial law may be declared by proclamation of the President or a State governor, but such a formal proclamation is not necessary.

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  3. Do not try to shit me on this … There are several necessary elements missing from the federal troops actions in Portland that make what they are doing martial law. Martial law requires:
    Typically, the imposition of martial law accompanies curfews; the suspension of civil law, civil rights, and habeas corpus; and the application or extension of military law or military justice to civilians. Civilians defying martial law may be subjected to military tribunal (court-martial).

    Most of these elements have not been suspended and there has been no declaration of martial law — so what they are doing is far from being martial law.

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  4. The Federal Troops have not yet taken over the entire law enforcement and they have not instituted curfews. So technically the local police are still running the show.

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