The news is out: [An Oregon senator said the US is facing the threat of martial law while approaching November’s presidential election. He slammed US President Donald Trump’s deployment of federal agents in Portland and other cities.
Ron Wyden, a Democrat, told The Guardian that “Unless America draws a line in the sand right now, I think we could be staring down the barrel of martial law in the middle of a presidential election.”
And he warned that such a situation would mean “trashing the constitution and trashing people’s individual rights.”
Martial law is when the military takes control of law enforcement and civil rights are suspended.
Trump sent federal agents to Portland earlier in July, nominally to protect federal property. Protests in the city continued after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death sparked demonstrations around the country after he died when a Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes.
The protests, now running for more than 50 days in a row, have seen some clashes with law enforcement and with vandalism, have largely been peaceful.
The federal officers, who have worn military-style uniforms with no insignia, have snatched protesters into unmarked cars, arrested people without explanation, and shot protesters at close range with impact munitions, Insider previously reported.
The Trump administration calls the deployment of the federal agents “Operation Diligent Valor.”]
I have been warning about this state of affair for years. No one listens.