Portland: Federal Police in Riot Gear Kicked Out Protesters Who Shut Down ICE Facility

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Federal officers in riot gear reopened the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building that protesters shut down 11 days ago. Law enforcement began driving out demonstrators at 5:30 am and detained at least 9 protesters who refused to cooperate. Police did not remove all the protesters, merely those occupying federal property. Most of the protester camp was torn down, and trucks hauled away tents, boards and a couch.[/su_note]

Federal officers in riot gear took federal action Thursday to liberate and reopen an embattled Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Oregon.

Authorities “initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility” on SW Macadam Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling told local outlet KGW8 in a prepared statement.

Authorities blocked off the road and began driving out the demonstrators and dismantling their camp, The Oregonian reports.

Protesters tried to form a human chain to block off the building, but they backed down when law enforcement asked them to move.

Police detained at least eight protesters, including several individuals who refused to cooperate, according to another local outlet KATU News, citing a Department of Homeland Security official. Police are not removing all the protesters, merely those occupying federal property.

Authorities hauled away truckloads of tents, boards, and even a couch. Most of the protester camp was torn down. While some protesters heckled officers, there were no reported clashes.

The activists, which are determined to abolish ICE, remain undeterred in their overall mission.

The movement began over a week ago when hundreds of protesters descended on the facility to protest the Trump administration’s decision to fully enforce U.S. immigration laws, eventually closing down local ICE operations at that facility.

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DC: Police Arrest Nearly 600 Women’s March Protesters, Including Democrat Lawmaker

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Nearly 600 people were arrested at a protest organized by the Women’s March, led by Linda Sarsour, in opposition to the separation of migrant families and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Many protesters in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at US detention facilities. Protests are expected to spread across the country over the weekend.[/su_note]

Nearly 600 people were arrested by the Capitol Police Thursday, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), at an immigration protest at the Hart Senate Building.

This time the angry lefty women traded in their pussy hats for foil.

Protesters wrapped themselves in foil to imitate the foil blankets migrant children slept in at detention centers during the Obama years:

The Associated Press reported:

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) among the 575 people who were arrested at a Senate office building while protesting the Trump administration’s policy on illegal border crossings and call for the reunification of families who had been separated.

In a statement released by U.S. Capitol Police, law enforcement officials said the protesters were “unlawfully demonstrating.” They are being charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Police say those who were arrested were processed on the scene and released. Individuals who want to pay their fines can do so 24 hours after their arrest.

Many protesters in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at U.S. detention facilities.

Hundreds were protesting the Hart Senate Office building, screaming “Abolish ICE!”.

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NY: 28-Year Old Latina Used Accusations of Racism and Sexism to Oust High Ranking Dem

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]New York: Democratic US Representative Joel Crowley, who has been in office for almost 20 years, lost the primary in a shocking upset to community organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, who is likely to win in the November election. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Crowley for being white and male, in a classic Marxist strategy of pitting groups against each other. She won by promising free college, Medicare-for-all, a federal jobs guarantee, opening our prisons and abolishing ICE.  Transferring all the money from those who work to those who don’t work may force more people to wake up.[/su_note]

Vox:

Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the top Democrats in the House of Representatives, lost his New York primary in a shocking upset on Tuesday night to community organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Crowley, having fundraised nearly $3 million for the race in New York’s 14th District, fell easily to a first-time candidate with a viral introduction video, a Democratic Socialists of America membership card, and a proudly leftist agenda. She ran on Medicare-for-all, a federal jobs guarantee, and getting tough on Wall Street. The race was called just before 10 pm for Ocasio-Cortez.

For those who closely watch elections, this is the biggest primary upset since then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by David Brat in 2014. Brat ran on a campaign of depicting Cantor as a creature of Washington rather than a true representative of the district.

Likewise, Crowley, who has been in Congress since 1999, is the No. 4 Democrat in the House and was widely viewed as an eventual successor to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Though he was a stalwart progressive on nearly every issue, he also had close ties to Wall Street. This made him a formidable fundraiser, something that Ocasio-Cortez turned against Crowley in the primary. She eventually fundraised about $600,000 through small-dollar donors.

The district, which spans parts of the Bronx and Queens, is heavily Democratic, so Ocasio-Cortez is all but guaranteed to be a new member of Congress in November.

Crowley complained that Ocasio-Cortez made the race all about his race.

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SCOTUS: Mandatory Union Dues Violate Workers’ First Amendment Rights

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]The Supreme ruled that mandatory union dues for people who work in the public sector violate workers’ right to free speech, as it compels them to subsidize speech and political action that they may strongly oppose.  Unions will be left to convince workers to join and pay dues voluntarily. Thomas Jefferson said, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”[/su_note]

Cascade Policy Institute stands with Mark Janus and with all Oregon public employees who want their rights to free speech and free association protected.

Portland, Ore. – The U.S. Supreme Court today restored First Amendment rights of free speech and free association for public employees in Oregon and nationwide. This is truly a victory for everyone who values the freedom of workers to associate with and financially support only those organizations with which they agree.

Ruling in favor of Illinois public employee Mark Janus in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Court said he, and all other public employees nationwide, do indeed have Constitutional Rights that have been violated by the collection of so-called “fair share” or “agency” fees from their paychecks to pay for services the employees don’t want, or from unions whose political goals they oppose.

The Court has long allowed both public and private sector employees to opt out of union membership and the political portion of union dues, but it has allowed unions to collect fees for bargaining and representation purposes.

Now, Mark Janus has successfully argued that in the public sector, everything his union does is inherently political. Therefore, he should not be compelled to support that organization with his money.

The union compulsion the Court ended for public employees today brings to mind the well-known statement by Thomas Jefferson:

“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” 

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Fentanyl-Laced Flyers Placed on Texas Police Windshields- One Deputy Exposed

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Houston, Texas: A sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff Department was treated for exposure to fentanyl from a flyer on her car’s windshield. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid medication that is similar to morphine, but it’s about 50 to 100 times more potent, and can be lethal even in small doses, and can be absorbed through the skin.[/su_note]

A Texas Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after being exposed to an opioid-laced flyer that was found on her patrol vehicle.

“She picked it up and didn’t think anything of it, but as she drove to her destination she began feeling a little bit lightheaded and having a few other symptoms,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez on Tuesday.

“We’re going to take this matter very seriously,” he said. “We just wanted to get this information out to the public because we don’t know if it’s an isolated incident.”

An investigation found the flyers had been placed on over 10 vehicles, and one of the fliers tested positive for fentanyl, Gonzalez said.

“I was shocked because this is unprecedented,” said Daryl Shorter, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine.

“Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid medication … used to treat very severe pain, post-operative, post-surgical pain. It’s similar to morphine, but it’s about 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.”

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire, Dems Panic over Roe vs. Wade

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, will retire at the end of July, after serving more than 30 years on the Supreme Court. Kennedy carried the swing vote and was one of the key architects of same-sex marriage.  If President Trump is able to get a Constitutional conservative judge approved, it will reshape the Supreme Court for decades. He will need all Republican senators, including RINOs, to vote for this candidate to reach the 51% majority needed for approval.  Abortion could be a key issue; if Roe vs Wade is overturned, authority over abortion would be handed back to the states.[/su_note]