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    With a decision on whether or not to charge the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's killing anticipated this week, some federal buildings have been boarded up and in-person hearings have gone remote in Louisville, Fox News reported. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron will present the findings from the Taylor investigation to a grand jury this week and after that is expected to make an announcement about the fate of the three officers who executed a no-knock warrant on Taylor's home in March and fatally shot her. The federal courthouse downtown and the offices attached to the courthouse have had the windows boarded up. The courthouse will be closed to the public Monday through Friday, and scheduled in-person hearings...
    Children play near a mural of Breonna Taylor on September 17, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Protestors continue to gather to celebrate the life of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, in front of the Louisville Metro Hall. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid the decision of Breonna Taylor's case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.  A judge signed the order on Friday in response to a request from the General Services Administration, which sought to close several buildings in the city to prepare for the "possibility of civil backlash," local outlet WDRB reported.  Among the buildings closing for the week is the city's Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Custom House....
    Louisville, Kentucky is bracing for riots — including boarding up the windows of the federal courthouse there –ahead of an expected ruling on whether the cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will be charged criminally. A judge signed an order to close the city’s historic Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House downtown all week — with sources telling the Louisville Courier Journal it was in anticipation of an impending announcement over possible charges. US Attorney Russell Coleman also requested Homeland Security provide protection for the courthouse and three other neighboring federal buildings, the Louisville paper said. As well as being closed and protected, federal buildings were boarded up ready for a feared violent backlash if the officers...
    At least two federal buildings in Louisville, Ky., will be closed to the public this week amid widespread anticipation that the state will decide whether to bring criminal charges against the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. Thedowntown federal courthouse and attached offices were being boarded up Sunday ahead what could be a controversial grand jury decision. Protesters and the attorney representing Taylor’s family have demanded that all three of the officers involved in her fatal shooting in March be charged with at least second-degree manslaughter. But legal experts tell Fox News it’s possible some of the officers will not face homicide charges. Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky were boarded-up ahead of an announcement in the Breonna Taylor case. (Fox News) The...
    A 68-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for the shooting of a Phoenix courthouse security officer in a drive-by attack. Police apprehended James Lee Carr on Wednesday afternoon as a suspect in the Tuesday morning shooting near the Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. 5Police apprehended James Lee Carr on Wednesday afternoonCredit: AP:Associated Press 5According to court documents, the suspect was observed by the victim to be 'driving a silver Cadillac sedan'Credit: Phoenix Police Department Carr allegedly shot a security guard - who sustained non-life threatening injuries - at the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix. According to court documents, released on Wednesday and obtained by FOX 10, the suspect was observed by the victim to be "a Black male...
    Sixty-eight-year-old James Lee Carr was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly firing the shots that wounded a security officer outside a federal courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. Breitbart News reported the shooting on September 15, 2020, and shared a Phoenix Police Department tweet showing a photo of a car police wanted to find: BREAKING: Shooting outside 401 W. Washington, near the Federal Courthouse. Non-life threatening injuries. #PhxPD looking for vehicle shown in this picture. Any tips call 602-262-6151 or https://t.co/hF4eXJ45F8 pic.twitter.com/wfvu8u5drX — Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) September 15, 2020 Fox 10 Phoenix reports the car in the photo was gray Cadillac allegedly driving by Carr. The suspect was described as “wearing a full-brimmed hat, driving a silver Cadillac sedan westbound on Washington Street on the...
    A 68-year-old man who opened fire on a court security officer in Phoenix, Ariz.,has been arrested and charged with assaulting a federal officer, the FBI said Wednesday. James Lee Carr is accused of driving a silver sedan Tuesday near the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse and firing three times at the officer, striking him in his protective vest. The officer returned fire, shooting back eight times as Carr sped away. COMPTON 'AMBUSH' LEAVES TWO LA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES 'FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES' Carr then called his brother, who contacted the rest of his family, and was able to take the gun away from him and call authorities. According to court documents, Carr told his son that he "snapped and shot a security guard" because he...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Documents: Gunman in car shot federal security officer inspecting another vehicle outside US courthouse in Phoenix. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHOENIX (AP) — A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI. Jill McCabe, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Phoenix office, said someone was later detained and there was no indication of a further threat to the public. The court security officer works for the U.S. Marshals Service and was struck in their protective vest, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Court security officers work under the direction...
    The FBI arrested an individual late on Tuesday in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier in the day that resulted in a federal law enforcement officer being injured outside a Phoenix courthouse. “The FBI is investigating an assault on a federal officer which occurred outside of the Federal Courthouse, 401 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ around 11:30 a.m.,” the bureau’s Phoenix field office said in a statement. “One person, a court security officer, has been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.” The bureau later added: “An individual is in custody in connection with the assault on a federal officer … This is an ongoing investigation,” the statement said. “No further information can be released at this time.” ABC 15...
    A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI. Jill McCabe, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Phoenix office, said someone was later detained and there was no indication of a further threat to the public. SUSPECT IN PORTLAND FATAL SHOOTING KILLED AS FEDERAL TASK FORCE MOVED IN The court security officer works for the U.S. Marshals Service and was struck in their protective vest, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the...
    A security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the federal courthouse in Phoenix, according to reports Tuesday. A suspect was later taken into custody and officials don’t believe there’s any “continued threat to public safety,” the FBI said. An investigation is ongoing and no additional information available, the bureau added. The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. local time in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor US Courthouse, according to reports. The unidentified officer, who works for the US Marshals Service, was struck in their protective vest, The Associated Press said, citing a law enforcement source. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Cops also released a surveillance image of silver...
    A security officer contracted by the U.S. Marshal Service was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday while guarding the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix. The officer was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening, and a manhunt was launched to find the gunman. A suspect was apprehended within hours. What are the details? The Phoenix Police Department sent out an alert that there was a shooting outside the courthouse and that non-life threatening injuries were sustained. The department provided a picture of the vehicle authorities are searching for in connection with the shooting. BREAKING: Shooting outside 401 W. Washington, near the Federal Courthouse. Non-life threatening injuries. #PhxPD…...
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    PHOENIX (AP) — FBI says a person has been taken into custody after a federal officer was shot outside the US courthouse in Phoenix. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A court security officer was shot outside a federal courthouse in Phoenix on Tuesday, near Seventh Avenue and Van Buren Street. The Associated Press reported that the “officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.” Phoenix city councilman Sal DiCiccio tweeted about the incident: BREAKING: FEDERAL OFFICER SHOT IN DRIVE BY IN DOWNTOWN PHX If you didn’t think it could happen here, it just did. A federal officer was just shot in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor federal building in a drive by attack. — Sal DiCiccio (@Sal_DiCiccio) September 15, 2020 The Phoenix Police posted a photo of the car they believe the shooting suspect is driving: BREAKING: Shooting outside 401 W. Washington, near the...
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    PHOENIX (AP) — A security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. City police said the security officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police also released a photo of a vehicle that was spotted leaving the area of the courthouse. City Councilman Sal DiCiccio said in a statement that “multiple shots were fired at the officer who was struck in the vest.” The shooting came after the weekend ambush of two Los Angeles County deputies who were in their parked police vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger’s side and fired multiple rounds. The deputies were struck in the head and...
    PHOENIX (AP) — A security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. City police said the security officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police also released a photo of a vehicle that was spotted leaving the area of the courthouse. City Councilman Sal DiCiccio said in a statement that “multiple shots were fired at the officer who was struck in the vest.” He said the officer was shot in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor federal building. “If you didn’t think it could happen here, it just did,” DiCiccio added. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    The top U.S. security official blasted violent protesters in Portland for actions over the past 100 days that he described as exceeding their First Amendment rights. “Our Constitution protects the natural right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly," acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in his annual State of the Homeland address at federal headquarters Wednesday. "The department supports the exercise of everyone’s First Amendment rights. There is, however, no constitutional right to loot, to burn, or to assault law enforcement officers or fellow citizens.” Following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, Black Lives Matter protesters began demonstrating in downtown Portland every night. However, the protests have transitioned in the early morning...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Arizona man was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for assaulting another inmate by touching the woman’s inner thigh and buttocks, according to court documents. The U.S Attorney’s Office in Oregon said Tuesday that Kelvin Valentino McDuffie, of Supai, Arizona, was also sentenced to one year of supervised release for the incident inside a prisoner elevator at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. The assault happened on July 26 last year as McDuffie was being escorted by law enforcement with the victim and other inmates, KPTV reported. The inmates were separated by a metal chain-link screen and McDuffie was restrained with handcuffs and a belly chain, according to the attorney’s office. McDuffie reached...
    DENVER (CBS4) — White powder was found in mail at the federal courthouse on Stout Street in Denver Thursday morning. Denver Fire confirmed a HAZMAT team was called. The U.S. Marshals confirm someone opened mail containing a powdery substance but say it does not involve a federal judge. CBS4 has a crew on the way to learn more.
    President Trump said Saturday that he was prepared to once again send in National Guard troops to cities if asked, following the 86th consecutive night of chaos in Portland, Oregon. “Another bad night of Rioting in Portland, Oregon. A small number of Federal troops there to protect courthouse and other Federal property only (great job!),” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Wanting to be asked by City & State to STOP THE RIOTS. Would bring in National Guard, end problem immediately. ASK!” Protests were so violent in downtown Portland last night that cops declared it a riot early Saturday. The crowd of roughly 100 threw glass bottles, broke windows in patrol cars and pointed lasers outside a precinct Friday night before police...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two federal buildings in Portland have been closed and the FBI is investigating after a car bomb threat was made, the officials said Friday. The threat, which was received Thursday, warned of the intention to use a car bomb to target federal property in Portland, according to two law enforcement officials. A number of federal offices in the area have been closed because of the threat, the officials said. The officials could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Investigators are trying to determine whether the threat is credible, the FBI said in a statement. The Portland office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court was closed because...
    Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — At least two federal buildings in Portland have been closed and the FBI is investigating after a car bomb threat was made, the officials said Friday. The threat, which was received Thursday, warned of the intention to use a car bomb to target federal property in Portland, according to two law enforcement officials. A number of federal offices in the area have been closed because of the threat, the officials said. The officials could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Investigators are trying to determine whether the threat is credible, the FBI said in a statement. The Portland office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
    A THREAT to "blow up a federal buidling with a car full of explosives" has sparked Portland courthouses to close after the riots. Portland's federal bankruptcy court, the Mark O Hatfield United States Courthouse and a federal building all closed on Friday. 3The Mark O Hatfield United States Courthouse closed on FridayCredit: Wikipedia 3A protester was seen climbing the fence in front of the courthouse on July 26Credit: Getty Images - Getty The bankruptcy court detailed it's reason for closure as a "threat of violence in the area" as the reason. A source told OregonLive that federal authorities received a threat on Thursday that a vehicle filled with explosives would hit a federal building. However, the source did...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two federal buildings in Portland have been closed and the FBI is investigating after a car bomb threat was made, the officials said Friday. The threat, which was received Thursday, warned of the intention to use a car bomb to target federal property in Portland, according to two law enforcement officials. A number of federal offices in the area have been closed because of the threat, the officials said. The officials could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Investigators are trying to determine whether the threat is credible, the FBI said in a statement. The Portland office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court was closed because...
    The federal courthouse in Portland, where protesters clashed with the feds last month, was closed Friday after someone threatened to slam a bomb-filled vehicle into a federal building, according to a report. The Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse — which became a national focal point after President Trump sent Department of Homeland Security agents to guard it last month — was shuttered after federal officials received the frightening threat Thursday night, according to The Oregonian. A nearby federal bankruptcy court was also closed, citing a “threat of violence in the area,” the paper reported. A source familiar with the incident said it wasn’t clear which federal building was the target of the would-be bombing. Federal officials didn’t immediately respond to...
    LAREDO, Texas – Residents in Laredo announced Sunday the completion of a street mural condemning President Donald Trump’s election promise of a large border wall that would impact the community on the Texas-Mexico border. The mural was approved unanimously by the Laredo City Council at the July 27 meeting. Epic flyover of a massive street mural in Laredo, TX that sends a message to Washington DC: “DEFUND THE WALL, FUND OUR...Posted by No Border Wall Coalition on Monday, August 17, 2020According to a press release by the No Border Wall Coalition, an organized group of Laredo residents and activists, the goal -- aside from the mural -- is to redirect the $275 million in wall funding towards social needs. “The “Defund...
    The Daily Caller spoke to Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, about ongoing violence in Portland, Oregon and what’s next for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers stationed there. Cuccinelli also weighed in on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report which claimed that he is serving in an illegal capacity. Cuccinelli said the DHS is “drawing a lot of fire because” the department has “accomplished an awful lot of this president’s [Donald Trump] agenda.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: DHS Is Fighting Congressional Watchdog’s Claim Acting Secretary Chad Wolf And Deputy Ken Cuccinelli Are Serving In An Illegal Capacity) WATCH: The acting director denied claims that the presence of federal officers in Portland has caused unrest in...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers. Anyone ignoring the order could face arrest or crowd control methods such as tear gas, police said. Police have been targeted with “paint bombs and other projectiles,” according to authorities. Demonstrations, often violent, have happened nightly in Oregon's biggest city for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Wednesday night and early Thursday morning authorities say protesters set a fire and exploded commercial grade fireworks outside the downtown federal courthouse. Several officers were injured and two...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers. Anyone ignoring the order could face arrest or crowd control methods such as tear gas, police said. Police have been targeted with “paint bombs and other projectiles,” according to authorities. Demonstrations, often violent, have happened nightly in Oregon’s biggest city for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. Wednesday night and early Thursday morning authorities say protesters set a fire and exploded commercial grade fireworks outside the downtown federal courthouse. Several officers were...
    State police are leaving the city of Portland two weeks after they had been dispatched to defend a federal courthouse, which has been a target of protests and vandalism. They are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations, according to the Associated Press. “Last night was our last night in Portland.” President Trump sent federal law enforcement to the city to protect federal property in response to the protests, some of which have devolved into violence and destruction, dating back to the death of George Floyd...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week task to assist defend a federal courthouse that’s been a goal of protesters throughout months of battle in Oregon’s largest metropolis. The state police are “frequently reassessing our assets and the wants of our associate businesses and at the moment we’re inclined to maneuver these assets again to counties the place prosecution of felony conduct continues to be a precedence,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox instructed tv stations. “Final night time was our final night time in Portland.” Nights of unrest that more and more focused the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse beforehand prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. brokers to protect the constructing in July, which...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations. “Last night was our last night in Portland.” Nights of unrest that increasingly targeted the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse previously prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. agents to guard the building in July, which reinvigorated Black Lives Matter demonstrations and...
    Oregon State Police (OSP) ended its defense of a federal courthouse in downtown Portland, OR, on Thursday as part of a broader withdrawal of approximately 100 state police from the City of Roses. KOIN News, a Portland-based CBS affiliate, reported, “The Oregon State Police is ending its agreement to help Portland police protect the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, the scene of many of the protests over the past 76 nights.. … The reason they’re ending their agreement is because they are angry over new Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s decision not to prosecute most of those arrested.” “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined...
    The Oregon State Police (OSP) will no longer be safeguarding the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, located in downtown Portland, the site of frequent rioting, a police official announced Thursday. “At this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” OSP Capt. Timothy Fox said. PORTLAND MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AFTER ALLEGEDLY SETTING FIRE TO DOWNTOWN COURTHOUSE The notification follows District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s announcement that a portion of the more than 500 misdemeanor and felony charges brought against protests since May 29, will be dropped. The DA’s office noted that they do not have unlimited resources to handle the 74 straight nights of protests that accrued after...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in downtown Portland in a demonstration that lasted into the predawn hours of Thursday, with some in the crowd setting a fire and exploding commercial grade fireworks outside a federal courthouse that’s been a target in months of conflict for Oregon’s largest city. Officers used tear gas to break up the crowd of several hundred people who gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station. Protests have been held nightly in the city since the police killing of George Floyd in May, who died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck Protesters hurled rocks, bottles and paint...
    Portland protesters and rioters returned to a federal courthouse late Wednesday into early Thursday morning, launching fireworks toward police, shining lasers into officers’ eyes and splashing at least one cop with paint, authorities said Thursday morning. Several hundreds of people in the Oregon city gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station after nights of demonstrations elsewhere, including a different precinct and the offices of Portland Police Association. The group set off commercial-grade fireworks in the direction of the fence protecting the courthouse shortly after 10:30 p.m. Police ordered them over the loudspeaker to “stop launching fireworks and starting fires,” according to a press release. PROUD BOYS MEMBER MAY FACE...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County man on Wednesday filed a federal suit against the United States, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unlawfully detained him outside the county courthouse in 2017. Isidro Andrade-Tafolla, who was with his wife, said agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement followed him out of the courthouse in Hillsboro after he attended a hearing in a driving under the influence of intoxicants case, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He says as he walked to his truck, an unmarked minivan parked in front of it and agents did not give their identity as they demanded to know his. After more agents arrived, showing him a photo they said was of him, one said Andrade-Tafolla wasn’t...
    (Reuters) - Fireworks and fire were being set around the United States federal courthouse building in Portland by protesters late on Wednesday, the police said in a tweet, declaring the gathering a riot. Anti-racism protests in cities, including Portland, Oregon, have at times erupted into arson and violence, and federal officers sent into the Northwestern city have repeatedly clashed with crowds targeting the federal courthouse there. "We know there are people in the crowd who do not want violence or vandalism to occur but know there are some people in this crowd who are engaged in criminal activity," the police said. "To those outside of The Justice Center, this gathering has been declared a riot." The crowd that converged on...
    The Department of Homeland Security will keep its law enforcement personnel in place in Portland to protect federal properties, because it is not known where riots and crime will appear from night to night in the Oregon city, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said Tuesday.  "What we know about Portland is that they foster an environment that allows this type of violence to go on," Wolf said on Fox News "Fox and Friends." "We saw that for almost 60 days at the federal courthouse. That violence has now shifted to the left and the right of the courthouse. Its now focused on the Portland Police Department in different facilities that they have around the city." Wolf added that the activities...
    Not a single Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officer deployed to Portland has left the city in the 10 days since the Oregon governor announced their departure, two senior DHS officials told the Washington Examiner. None of the surged DHS agents and officers have left Portland as of Monday, the first official confirmed, adding that this included Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel. The same official said DHS does not plan to announce a withdrawal any time soon and that the 140 supplemental personnel who were sent to Portland in late June and early July will remain there until federal buildings are secure. A second DHS official confirmed the account, and...
    A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security claimed a federal courthouse would have been burned down if federal police had not been there to defend it from rioters. "If we had left, we all would have watched as a courthouse was taken over and burned to the ground," acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said during a webinar with the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank on Monday. CBP was one of the federal law enforcement agencies whose personnel were deployed to Oregon in late June and early July following physical attacks to the Hatfield federal courthouse downtown, which federal law states must be protected by DHS's Federal Protective Services officers. The FPS officers were unable to...
    Seth Meyers isn’t the only one telling the tallest of tales about Portland violence. The far-left talker insists 60-plus days of riots in the city are, all together now, “mostly peaceful.” Eh, it’s just some graffiti and “light property damage,” the highly paid NBC talent told his viewers earlier in the week. The latter evokes a tipped-over lamp, a shattered end table or framed art that fell to the ground and splintered. Want the truth? Here it is: For 2 months as rioters attacked federal officers & buildings in Portland, we called on local leaders to do their job & work with us to quell violence. Finally OR is stepping up. DHS surge forces will stay until we know our...
    Attorney General Willam Barr does not appear to be one to take allies for granted. Amid the toxic national climate of brazen left-wing mobs physically attacking police and other law enforcement officials night after night, Barr noticed something recently that warmed his heart. What did he see? While traveling in Virginia, the attorney general got an eyeful of folks standing in front of a police precinct and doing the exact opposite of what he's likely come to expect in recent months. Specifically, these folks actually were backing the blue, instead of attacking the blue. So Barr asked his FBI detail, "Can we make a quick U-turn?" And with that Barr...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MARK HOSENBALL The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reviewing “a number” of complaints that its agents used excessive force against anti-racism protesters in Portland, Oregon, though so far no one has been disciplined, the department’s acting head said on Thursday. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the federal response to long-running protests in Portland, where state and city officials complained that the presence of federal officers inflamed protests. He did not say how many complaints were being reviewed or provide any specifics of what had been alleged. Largely...
    A large fence erected to protect the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, remains in place, but the city says it is illegal. The city of Portland is imposing a $500 fine on the federal government for every 15 minutes the fence stays in place, the Associated Press reported. The Oregonian reported that the fence was erected in the public’s right-of-way without a permit around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. As of noon on Wednesday, the fine climbed up to $584,000. “The fence is currently still in place,” Margaux Weeke, spokesperson for City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, said Tuesday. “I’d have to refer you to the federal government for their rationale as to why the fence is still obstructing our traveling...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing violence is harming the city’s image. The high-profile clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building. But the turmoil on the streets has continued miles away from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as demonstrators rallying to defund the local police force get into confrontations with officers late at night. Police respond by declaring the events riots — allowing...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing violence is harming the city’s image. The high-profile clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building. But the turmoil on the streets has continued miles away from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as demonstrators rallying to defund the local police force get into confrontations with officers late at night. Police respond by declaring the events riots — allowing them to use tear gas...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s been nearly a week since federal officers withdrew from guarding Portland’s federal courthouse during nightly protests, but a large fence they installed is still there and city officials say it remains illegal. The city of Portland continues to impose a $500 fine every 15 minutes for the fence, which was erected in the public right-of-way without a permit around the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, according to the Oregonian/OregonLive. As of noon Wednesday, the fine hit $584,000. “The fence is currently still in place,” Margaux Weeke, spokesperson for City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, said Tuesday. “I’d have to refer you to the federal government for their rationale as to why the fence is still obstructing...
              Federal authorities this week charged a Nashville woman with vandalizing the Nashville Metro Courthouse in May. This, according to a press release that staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee published on their website. A criminal complaint charged Shelby Ligons, 22, with malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives, the press release said. “The criminal complaint alleges that on the afternoon of May 30, 2020, protesters gathered in downtown Nashville following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later in the evening, a number of persons gathered in front of the Nashville City Hall, also known as the Metro Courthouse. Using various tools, including crowbars and...
    Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that President Trump saved the city of Portland, Oregon. President Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to send in around 100 Federal Protective Service (FPS) agents to defend the federal courthouse that had been under siege for two months by violent anarchists who were intending to destroy the building. Miller, in an appearance on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Tuesday evening, made the case that the Trump administration’s actions have officially quelled the violence of the “riotous mob” by stopping those rioters from setting off a chain reaction of events that would have led to more destruction beyond  the...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building — but the turmoil is far from over. For the past several nights, Portland police have skirmished with protesters in other parts of city, far from the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, as residents rally around a call to defund the police force. Demonstrators are also mad at the use of tear gas by police multiple times over the summer to tamp down unrest. Early Wednesday, police declared a riot and made three arrests after saying demonstrators set fires,...
    Four teenagers have been charged with crimes related to sometimes-violent protests at the federal courthouse in Portland, according to Department of Justice announcements. The federal courthouse has been the subject of violent demonstrations since general protests began in May, according to Daily Caller reporters on the scene. The four teenagers face charges ranging from arson and assault to trespassing, according to the Justice Department. Four teenagers face federal charges ranging from arson to assault during recurring violent protests and clashes with law enforcement near the Portland federal courthouse. Protests at the courthouse began before President Donald Trump sent federal officers to the city, according to local media reports. More than two dozen people have been arrested in connection...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution that the nightly assaults on the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, required government intervention, because local law enforcement refused to quell the attacks on the building and the federal officers already stationed on the property. Graham asked Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli about the fate of the courthouse if additional officers had not been deployed. “If we’d done nothing, what would have happened to the courthouse, Mr. Cuccinelli, in Portland?” Graham asked.  “That courthouse wouldn’t be there in any functional ….” Cuccinelli said. “So I challenge anybody on the other side to say different,” Graham said, interrupting Cuccinelli and challenging...
    Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the remaining federal agents in Portland, Ore., would be transitioning away from the camouflage military-style uniforms they have been wearing. Cuccinelli, the No. 2 official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), testified in front of a Judiciary subcommittee along with several other officials and public figures at a hearing focused on the federal response to the Black Lives Matter protests that have dominated Portland's downtown area for the past couple months. “To address concerns about military-like appearance of some of Customs [and] Border Protection’s (CBP) officers’ uniforms, which are the normal uniforms used by some CBP teams in the course of regular duty, we are moving rapidly to replace those uniforms for...
    A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Portland after he allegedly pointed a realistic-looking fake gun at a crowd late Monday night -- just over a block from the federal courthouse where protesters have gathered for several weeks, police said Tuesday morning. The teen, whose name was not released, was spotted around 10 p.m. Monday “pointing a handgun at people” near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street, Portland Police said in a Tuesday press release. PORTLAND MAN, 18, CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING US MARSHAL DURING COURTHOUSE PROTEST The situation escalated as Oregon State Police tried to take him into custody, with a crowd forming around the officers. Police called for backup to handle crowd control, but the additional officers encountered an allegedly violent...
    A Portland protester was stabbed Monday night during a fight with a woman who took footage inside a city park that housed demonstrators for months, according to police and social media footage. The confrontation went down about 6:20 p.m. inside the Lownsdale Square park across from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, cops said. After shooting photos and video at the park, the woman began arguing with protesters and stabbed one of them in her chest, police said. Footage posted to TikTok and shared on Twitter shows the victim and other protesters tailing the suspect after the stabbing. “Call the police!” a woman filming repeatedly says before urging the suspect to drop the knife. “I told you not to...
    An 18-year-old man in Portland has been charged with assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and willfully damaging government property after his explosive device allegedly blasted both of a deputy U.S. Marshal’s legs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon. Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., removed plywood sheeting attached to the front of the building to protect its already damaged façade the morning on July 22, the attorney’s office said. After pulling back the plywood, authorities said, Maza tried to kick in the window and then punched it with a metal object and then with an alleged hammer. After the window was broken, Maza carried a cylindrical object and allegedly lit a fuse before putting it inside...
    An 18-year-old man in Portland has been charged with assaulting a federal officer with a harmful weapon and willfully damaging authorities property after his explosive gadget allegedly blasted each of a deputy U.S. Marshal’s legs, in response to the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in Oregon. Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., eliminated plywood sheeting connected to the entrance of the constructing to guard its already broken façade the morning on July 22, the lawyer’s workplace mentioned. After pulling again the plywood, authorities mentioned, Maza tried to kick within the window after which punched it with a metallic object after which with an alleged hammer. After the window was damaged, Maza carried a cylindrical object and allegedly lit a fuse earlier than...
    An 18-year-old man in Portland has been charged with assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and willfully damaging government property after his explosive device allegedly blasted both of a deputy U.S. Marshal’s legs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon. Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., removed plywood sheeting attached to the front of the building to protect its already damaged façade the morning on July 22, the attorney’s office said. After pulling back the plywood, authorities said, Maza tried to kick in the window and then punched it with a metal object and then with an alleged hammer. After the window was broken, Maza carried a cylindrical object and allegedly lit a fuse before putting it inside the...
    A Portland protester was stabbed Monday night time throughout a battle with a girl who took footage inside a metropolis park that housed demonstrators for months, in accordance with police and social media footage. The confrontation went down about 6:20 p.m. contained in the Lownsdale Sq. park throughout from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, cops stated. After capturing images and video on the park, the girl started arguing with protesters and stabbed considered one of them in her chest, police stated. Footage posted to TikTok and shared on Twitter reveals the sufferer and different protesters tailing the suspect after the stabbing. “Name the police!” a girl filming repeatedly says earlier than urging the suspect to drop the knife....
    A Portland protester was stabbed Monday night during a fight with a woman who took footage inside a city park that housed demonstrators for months, according to police and social media footage. The confrontation went down about 6:20 p.m. inside the Lownsdale Square park across from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, cops said. After shooting photos and video at the park, the woman began arguing with protesters and stabbed one of them in her chest, police said. Footage posted to TikTok and shared on Twitter shows the victim and other protesters tailing the suspect after the stabbing. “Call the police!” a woman filming repeatedly says before urging the suspect to drop the knife. “I told you not to f–k...
    Sunday night brought some of the most peaceful protests Portland, Oregon, has seen in more than two months, but while law enforcement officials were left hopeful that major riots are now behind them, Portland’s demonstrators are reportedly left “frustrated” with the smaller turnout. The 67th day of demonstrations in Portland, most held outside of the city’s federal courthouse, drew just a few hundred protesters, according to Oregon Live, and few ran into trouble with local police — a far cry from just a week ago, when agents from an elite force of the Customs and Border Protection agency struggled to keep the unrest under control and preserve the courthouse from vandalism and arson. “By 10 p.m., about 400 people stood...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police reported another night of peaceful protests Sunday in downtown Portland, Oregon, with no interaction between officers and protesters. The relative calm outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents had come after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration. Sunday's demonstrations spilled out into the streets near Lownsdale Square park downtown causing traffic for several hours, but by midnight a majority of the crowd had left the area. Thursday and Friday’s protests, which attracted more than 1,000 people, were also peaceful. Saturday was slightly different. A group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park...
    (CNN)You knew this was coming.In a tweet heard around the world, US President Donald Trump has floated the idea of delaying November's election. It was the inevitable conclusion of his incessant lies that mail-in voting -- an attractive option amid a pandemic -- is prone to massive fraud.But World War II and the Civil War didn't stop voting, and the coronavirus crisis likely won't either. Trump has no power to set the dates for elections; the Constitution says that's up to Congress. And the swift rejection of the idea of a delayed election even by Trump's Republican allies did more to express the President's diminished power than to suggest an imminent authoritarian takeover.That doesn't mean Trump's tweet is not pernicious....
    Two protesters were arrested Saturday evening in Portland as demonstrators and law enforcement clashed for the first time in several days. The Associated Press reported that a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement occurred near a police precinct operated by Portland police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Officers alleged they were struck with glass bottles and had laser pointers aimed in their direction. No officers were injured, including one who was struck with a canister of paint, according to the AP. Police reportedly declared an unlawful assembly just before 10:00 p.m. local time and ordered crowds to disperse. Across town a separate, peaceful demonstration hosted by the NAACP and attended by Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkeley (D) was held outside the Mark O....
    Portland protesters were filmed burning Bibles and the American flag as protests continue in the city for more than two months. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responded to a Friday video of people burning what was described as a “stack of Bibles” on Twitter Saturday, saying, “This is who they are.” This is who they are. https://t.co/02bNNnJuG4— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 1, 2020 The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also reacted to the footage, appearing to lay blame on the far-left antifa movement. "Now we move to the book burning phase," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm pretty sure ANTIFA doesn't actually stand for what they say it stands for. Maybe just remove the anti part of them name...
    A President Trump supporter identified her own grandson as the suspect behind throwing a makeshift bomb at a federal courthouse in Portland. Karla Fox, described as “a Trump-loving, 69-year-old woman” by the New York Post, said Saturday that she recognized her grandson in a video of the attack on the courthouse by a vest the suspect was wearing. “I bought the vest for him after he found one online after getting hit with rubber bullets the night before at the protest,” Fox told the New York Post. Fox had also posted a review of the vest online, which helped authorities track him down, saying, “I got this for my grandson who’s a protester downtown, he uses it...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations - that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers - have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night's protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregons largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents. Groups gathered Saturday evening in...
    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf appeared on "Justice" with host Jeanine Pirro Saturday to discuss the latest in Portland after the Oregon State Police took over guarding the federal courthouse. "What we've been asking for is both the city and the state to do their job for over 60 days. And again, what we see is we've had over 245 different injuries to law enforcement officers that could have been prevented had they done their job like every other responsible city in the country has done," Wolf said. "When they partner with federal, state and local law enforcement partners, they can get the job done. We see it happening in Portland over the last two nights. Oregon...
    Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents in Oregon. The nightly protests — that for weeks had ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Federal, state and local law enforcement have been seemingly absent from the events Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Groups gathered Saturday evening in various areas around downtown Portland to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. One of the...
    Rioters in Portland were caught on camera putting bibles and an American flag into a fire outside of the federal courthouse, which has been a focal point in the protests that have been ongoing for more than a month and a half, numerous sources reported.  Peaceful protests during the day reportedly transitioned into fires being set Friday night, largely without the presence of police or federal officers, according to KOIN.  A Ruptly video shows someone with a “Black Lives Matter” sign beside them adding objects to a fire, where a Bible is seen amid the flames.  This is who they are. https://t.co/02bNNnJuG4 — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 1, 2020 What appears to be a separate bible is seen charred...
    Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker defended federal agents on Saturday by pushing back on the idea that their presence inflamed the unrest in Portland, Ore. He was speaking with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who said federal agents' presence was "only a more recent appearance." "I mean, as I said, we've had 64 nights of protests in Portland. The arrival of federal forces, agents, whatever you want to call them, was only in the last week or two, so is that a fair criticism?" Cavuto asked. "I don't think it was a fair criticism," Whitaker responded. "I think you had some violent extremists that were agitating the law enforcement that were trying to protect this courthouse. Let’s remember, this is a courthouse that we all paid for as...
    Protesters burned an American flag and a Bible in Portland, Oregon, sparking outrage just as weeks of violent demonstrations seemed to be coming to a close. For more than 60 days, Black Lives Matters demonstrators, including a “Wall of Moms” and a “Wall of Vets,” have clashed with federal agents in the city, drawing national attention as authorities blasted marchers with tear gas and the civilians at times responded with weapons of their own — such as feces, bleach, bricks or batteries. Friday night’s demonstrations were largely peaceful, appearing to mark a break from the chaos as federal agents made a recent deal to allow local authorities to handle the protests. But just after midnight, marchers were caught on video...
    A performer, left, raps as a man dances during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday’s overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change...
    Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, videos captured the moment a makeshift bomb was thrown at the Portland federal courthouse during another night of violent protest. A Trump-loving, 69-year-old woman soon stepped forward to out the suspect publicly — as her own grandson. Karla Fox says she recognized the alleged bomber as her daughter’s son, 18-year-old Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill. In the hours after the IED attack, social-media users analyzed videos showing a slim male, wearing a distinctive olive vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it, throwing something over the fence at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Seconds later, a large explosion erupts, covering the front door in flames. The man picks up something off the ground and sprints off-camera....
    Portland protests remained peaceful Friday night as over a thousand demonstrators gathered in front of downtown's courthouse, just days after federal officers withdrew from the city. Usually a hotspot for violent clashes with law enforcement, demonstraters instead congregated outside of Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Oregon, with balloons, flags, and painted signs chanting "Black Lives Matter." PORTLAND MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AFTER ALLEGEDLY SETTING FIRE TO DOWNTOWN COURTHOUSE A demonstrator raises her fist while listening to a speech during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. After days of clashes with federal police, the crowd outside of the federal courthouse remained peaceful Thursday night.  (AP) The scene...
    More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday's overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate...
    Left-wing activists rioted in Portland on Friday night where they burned Bibles, set fires in the street, and tore protective boarding off of buildings. The riots had cooled off on Thursday night as “federal and state officers located inside the courthouse were not forced to leave the building during the course of the night,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement. On Friday night, rioters burned American flags and bibles in the streets outside the federal Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland. WATCH: Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland. pic.twitter.com/lYWY0x8n8P — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020 More flag burning at the antifa/ BLM...
    A TEEN has been charged with an arson attack on a Portland Federal Courthouse during on-going protests in the city. Cops identified Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, after his grandma boasted she’d bought a distinctive green protective vest for him in a product review on Twitter. 5The distinctive green protective vest worn by Agard-Berryhill   Agard-Berryhill appeared in a federal court on Friday and accused of lighting and throwing a large firework over the fence at the front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. Portland has been the site of violent clashes between protesters and cops for several weeks with the courthouse a flash point. In early July, the Trump administration sent federal agents to the Oregon city as apart of...
    By SARA CLINE and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. The start of Friday night's protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. The start of Friday night’s protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and...
    Portland, Oregon, had its first day without tear gas in weeks after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that had become a battleground for agitators and tactical units. Agents withdrew under a deal between Oregons governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that saw escalating violence and a clash between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal force in their cities. Some people again tried to light fires at the courthouse on Friday but other protesters put them out, as a few hundred people demonstrated until around 3 a.m., Portland police said in a statement, adding that there were no arrests. On previous nights, federal agents fired tear gas and other...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. The agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon's governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that sparked a standoff between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal police in U.S. cities. A few hundred people demonstrated outside the federal courthouse until around 2 a.m. when they left of their own accord, according to a Reuters reporter. On previous nights they were dispersed by federal agents shooting tear gas and other munitions at "pure-on anarchists" firing commercial-grade fireworks,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DEBORAH BLOOM A small group of Black teenage girls carrying megaphones stood in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland near midnight on Thursday facing a largely white band of protesters. “I’m done with y’all focusing on all these white folk,” said 17-year-old Erandi, who asked to be identified only by her first name. “This is a Black Lives Matter movement.” And as it happened, Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and those agents....