US press reports confirm killing of Portland anti-fascist was targeted police assassination
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(WSWS) Two new press investigations have brought forward important evidence that the police killing of anti-fascist activist Michael Reinoehl on September 3 was a targeted assassination.
President Trump and Attorney General William Barr have repeatedly hailed the killing of Reinoehl as a model of how to deal with left-wing political opposition. Nearly every Trump campaign rally features the president celebrating the actions of the US Marshals unit that hunted down Reinoehl, with Trump boasting of his personal role in ordering what is now shown to be a cold-blooded police murder.
Earlier press reports suggested that the police were tracking Reinoehl through his cell phone while they applied for a warrant to allow them to legally determine his location. One hour and 14 minutes after the judge approved the warrant, the police apparently followed the cell phone signal to Reinoehl’s location and shot him dead.
Garrett Louis, who watched the shooting begin while trying to get his eight-year-old son out of the line of fire, said the officers arrived with such speed and violence that he initially assumed they were drug dealers gunning down a foe—until he saw their law enforcement vests.
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October 15, 2020 at 6:01 PM #368700ThouArtThatParticipant
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Should we really be surprised? I know I’m not.
Thanks for sharing.
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October 15, 2020 at 6:27 PM #368713MindwalkerParticipant
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Specifically those who question government actions. MLK comes to mind.
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October 16, 2020 at 11:50 AM #368896EnthusiastParticipant
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This is certainly a shithole country. Closest thing to Nazi Germany you can find.
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October 17, 2020 at 3:07 AM #369132eridaniParticipant
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In Portland, the Trump administration sent dozens of U.S. agents to the city in July to guard a federal courthouse that had become a target of protesters, but those agents clashed with protesters blocks from the courthouse on several occasions. The state of Oregon sued over allegations that federal agents swept up protesters in unmarked cars without identifying themselves.
Last month, Portland agreed to have about five dozen of its police officers deputized as federal agents by the Marshals Service in advance of a rally planned in the city by the right-wing group Proud Boys. The city anticipated potential clashes between left- and right-wing protesters. Troopers from the Oregon State Police and a local sheriff’s department were also deputized.
City leaders have since said that they believed the police officers would only be federally deputized for that weekend and sought to cancel the agreement after the rally was over. But the U.S. Attorney for Oregon and the Marshals Service have refused to cancel the deputization, which officially expires on Dec. 31.
The lawsuit also alleges that the U.S. government has illegally erected a fence around the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, which is federal property, against the city’s wishes. The fence blocks a major bike thoroughfare that is city property, according to Portland officials.
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