For racial justice protests, U.S. taps tactical border squads

World Jul 26, 2020

For racial justice protests, U.S. taps tactical border squads

They are the most highly trained members of the U.S. Border Patrol, agents who confront drug traffickers along the U.S.-Mexico border and track down dangerous fugitives in rugged terrain. But one day last week, they were in a far different setting — a city park ...

Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

World | FOCUS Jul 26, 2020

Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

For Portland, social conflict and street clashes are nothing new. The Oregon city has a long history of pro-labor militancy coupled with an anti-fascist culture and defiance of authorities — but also, further back, a dark segregationist history. So Portland, despite its small Black population, ...

Portland standoff with U.S. agents ongoing after mayor gassed

World Jul 24, 2020

Portland standoff with U.S. agents ongoing after mayor gassed

The tense standoff between demonstrators and U.S. federal police dispatched to Portland, Oregon, dragged on Thursday after the city's mayor was tear-gassed by U.S. government agents as he made an appearance outside a federal courthouse during raucous protests. Mayor Ted Wheeler and hundreds of others ...

Trump deploys more U.S. federal agents under 'law-and-order' push

World Jul 23, 2020

Trump deploys more U.S. federal agents under 'law-and-order' push

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into local enforcement as he runs for re-election under a "law-and-order” mantle. Using the same alarmist language he ...

Trump threatens to send more federal officers into 'Democrat' cities

World / Politics Jul 21, 2020

Trump threatens to send more federal officers into 'Democrat' cities

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to send more military-garbed law enforcement into U.S. cities to quell anti-racism protests, a move he called necessary security action and critics labelled an election year political stunt. After the Department of Homeland Security deployed scores of Border Patrol police ...