Documents Reveal FBI’s ‘Insidious’ Actions in Portland
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The FBI teams continued their operations among Portland’s far-left activists for months at the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. While the FBI has also been investigating far-right groups, some lawmakers have blasted the bureau for failing to detect and blunt the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Renn Cannon, who was the Portland office’s special agent in charge during the demonstrations until he departed early this year, said that there were persistent protest-related crimes and tense political dynamics, leaving the bureau to try to address the crimes while also upholding First Amendment rights.
“I thought a lot about what is allowed under the Constitution,” Cannon said. “How do you do surveillance effectively, safely and legally? That was something we spent a lot of time on.”
Cannon declined to discuss specific operations or tactics but said he believed that his agents had crossed no lines while trying to make sure that laws were enforced.
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December 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM #462367Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Same song and dance, different year. COINTELPRO is alive and well.
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December 27, 2021 at 8:50 PM #462417MizzGrizzParticipant
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..infiltrating the Proud Boys and other leaders of the January 6th riot.
Why would anyone think that the FBI abandoned COINTELPRO?
December 27, 2021 at 3:21 PM #462369retired liberalParticipant
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The FBI seems a bit biased in their investigations and policing methods and have since their inception.
They have seldom operated as honestly, as seen on the various TV shows about them and their operations.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
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December 27, 2021 at 3:52 PM #462374closeupreadyParticipant
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The broadcast networks are little more than propaganda outlets for the federal government, including the “entertainment” shows. The US government has the deepest pockets of any organization on Earth, thus, it makes sense that somehow, someway, the networks are deeply in bed with the intelligence agencies, the military and other sorts of budget-redacted government agencies.
Several years back, there was an episode of a cop show, can’t remember which one, which closed with a short appreciation segment for CIA agents, lol, I kid you not. Anyone else remember that?
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December 28, 2021 at 12:41 AM #462476
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