Operation Legend – Coming to a Democratic Controlled City Near You

Operation Legend – Coming to a Democratic Controlled City Near You

Trump’s Secret Police Snatching Up Private Citizens

Cristal M Clark 

Listen up, if you live in a Democratic Controlled City and you’ve got protesters and rioters parading about, Trump is sending in his Secret Police in an operation dubbed “Operation Legend.”

Federal law enforcement officers, deployed under the Trump administration’s new executive order to protect federal monuments and buildings, face off with protesters against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, U.S., July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

What is concerning about this move is that he is only sending the secret police to Democratic controlled cities in a political ploy that is bordering on both insane and dangerous. It stokes the fire of hate and it is inciting violence. What is more concerning is people took to social media to post videos of these secret police snatching us citizens from the streets. They eventually let them go but that sent a shock across the world. That is something a country that is controlled by its deranged leader would order, no one ever thought in their wildest dreams they would see this happening in the United States.   

Protests over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis have taken place in downtown Portland for more than 50 consecutive days, drawing at times more than 10,000 mostly peaceful demonstrators. 

Just a relatively small number of activists have vandalized downtown buildings, including the federal courthouse, and attacked police and federal agents. Which I think just about every city has seen, have you all seen what the State Capital looks like in Denver? 

Federal officers and protesters naturally clashed outside the federal courthouse. Demonstrators broke windows and did other damage, hurled rocks at the officers and shined lasers in their eyes. Agents have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators and arrested about 43 people since July 4, mostly for minor offenses. 

The thing that tipped the scale and when the matter escalated was after an officer with the Marshals Service fired a less-lethal round at a protester’s head back on July 11, which critically injured the protester. 

Things got even more heated when agents in unmarked vehicles with generic “police” patches on their camouflage uniforms arrested people at night without identifying themselves.

Currently on social media users are threatening a campaign where they basically do the same thing, wear camouflage, show up all over cities in unmarked motorized transports with generic police badges and grab people off the streets. I saw several posts today about that. If that starts happening nationwide, chaos will ensue and this whole ploy will fall apart and fail in spectacular fashion. 

Trump and Bill Barr said they are planning to send the secret police to Chicago, who is currently enjoying a rather sad uptick in gun violence among other things. 

To date as of this very minute in Chicago thanks to our friends at https://heyjackass.com/:

Year to Date

Shot & Killed: 387

Shot & Wounded: 1774

Total Shot: 2161

Total Homicides: 430

I see both sides in all honesty. We have a “fuck the police” movement sweep the nation, a cry to defund the police and to demilitarize them which I get but do you enjoying watching those tax dollars pay to fix damage caused by less peaceful protesters? Okay we defund the police but then we in turn are forced to utilize those funds to repair damage caused by violent protesters who should in no way be confused with peaceful protesters, additionally, it’s time for action through legal steps now, over 50 days of protesting is a drain on police agencies and a financial strain to the cities this is happening in. 

On the flip side this move is a clear political one in that Trump knows this will incite enough violence in some cities that he will then use that, twist and turn it like he does and claim that he and only he can fix what is happening in these Democratic controlled cities, which translates to vote Republican because in Democratic cities, they don’t care to control the violence. 

The worry is that this is a dangerous game to play given the current sentiment towards law enforcement and could potentially blow up in Trump’s face. What’s more is that when it does, some innocent individual or individual’s will get caught in the crosshairs and end up dead and if that happens, Trump will go down in a landslide loss.

Michael Dorf, a professional of constitutional law at Cornell University, told The Associated Press, “The idea that there’s a threat to a federal courthouse and the federal authorities are going to swoop in and do whatever they want to do without any cooperation and coordination with state and local authorities is extraordinary outside the context of a civil war.”

Hence, what Trump and Willam Barr are doing here is borderline illegal. Federal authorities can enforce federal laws on federal property, like the courthouse in downtown Portland. But state and local officials say that the federal agents have in fact operated beyond their jurisdiction, and that has raised constitutional issues that are now being challenged in court.

Trump likes to create a monster but he never likes the monsters he creates when he can no longer control them.  It will happen here and that is an inevitable fact. 

Cristal M Clark


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