Unidentified, Armed Federal Troops Raise Accountability Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Unidentified, Armed Federal Troops Raise Accountability Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow looks at the disturbing development in Washington, D.C. in which federal police are amassing with insignia, badges, nameplates or other identifying markings, risking confusion for civilians but also raising questions about what is behind the creation of this force. Aired on 6/5/2020.
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Unidentified, Armed Federal Troops Raise Accountability Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "Unidentified, Armed Federal Troops Raise Accountability Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. If anything untoward happened in confrontation with the protestors, the public will have no way to identify them. That could be the main purpose.

  2. Bruce Aitken | June 5, 2020 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    Now that these “troops” are no longer “identifiable federal officers”, how does that apply to the laws?

    • federal officer is department of justice it’s basically the federal of the federal. those officers are ATF,DEA,FBI,COUNTER TERRORISM AGENCYS,ICE,MILITARY POLICE, PRIVATE FEDERAL SECURITY, and literally any other agencys you can think of. there was reports of navy seal on ground but I really don’t think there is anything to that I think that’s just false information

    • Beverly Hills | June 5, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Dixie Ten Broeck your uneducated with a low iq

    • Bob Minichino | June 5, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @JR Going without any law enforcement identification they become valid targets .

    • Bob Minichino | June 5, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      @Sw1fT.V Did you misplace your crayons again?

    • YOU LIB-A-NotC’s !!!

  3. João Tavares | June 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    Pre-civil war or the beginning of a dictatorship with all the letters

    • João Tavares and go to a psiquiatric hospital because I’m not under a dictatorship I never was so much free and happy. Wish you the same unfortunately you are a sad person. Also pathetic.

    • João Tavares remember: it’s A dictatorship. AN DICTATORSHIP it’s BAD ENGLISH 😉 go to school lol

    • João Tavares dictatorship happens in BRAZIL 🙂

    • João Tavares | June 5, 2020 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @Matt G You right, fortunately I live outside. Anyway, certainly you don’t know any other language than American English, you must be one of those who think Trump is a smart guy! Good luck with your miserable life, too

    • João Tavares I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italiano and some Latin. Obviously you are too ignorant. I knew since you said AN DICTATORSHIP hahahaha GET-A-LIFE my pathetic Brazilian friend. Dictatorship is Brazil. 😉

  4. Hired Mercenaries. Someone should run facial recognition and report what they find.

    • @Mulinaster / Sw1fT.V No, *you* calm down; your demented chosen one and his evil regime have been found out!.

    • Will Putts spoken like a true caveman

    • @Mulinaster Just hang in there for awhile…if you’re not a top %er, you WILL be next.

    • Fiona Anderson | June 5, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      @roxanardh LETTING??? How do they ALL accidentally turn up with no ID? And all accidentally forget who they work for? No. That was deliberately on the street with no ID, but with weapons I bet they don’t usually have for work.

    • @Fiona Anderson I don’t know the logistics of how or why they are deployed and if they were told to not show ID. I’m only sharing who they were, because there are a lot of conspiracy theories and false information.

  5. They don’t even have masks on 🤬 take good photos of their faces so that they can be identified.

  6. Terrence The Elder | June 5, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

    Feels like this year is a weird dream unbelievable

  7. If they shoot you, shoot back. They don’t identify themselves as cops so they’re just civilians with guns under the law.

    • Oh just stop… You know who they are. The constitutional backed armed American citizen militia. There to protect us from police brutality and killer rioters. They are constitutionally sound and have their rights to be there.

      Get over it.

    • Then they sweep up and toss yer body in a dumpster. Next!!

    • Benjamin Strawde | June 5, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      I get this but …. they look like they’re a much better shot than most civilians

    • Fighter Pilot | June 5, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      I thought Democrats hate guns?

    • @Benjamin Strawde they are. I assume well educated marksmen. Probably ex military who swore to uphold the constitution. The media twisted it to sound ominous for scaremongering

      I see this as our safe militia miles away and im glad they are still around. The constitution stresses to have these American loving. Constitution loving militia ready to defend the power of USA, citizen’s. Its probably the safest group to stick around with now

  8. “Isn’t this like a dictatorship?” …yes. It’s time to stand up now. Before there’s nothing to stand up for.

    • Brinaldo Ramziski | June 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Evelyn Sephus not sure exactly what you mean, but they can be held accountable once the fake news stops dividing us based on race, religion, ect. I bet anything we agree on 99%. It would just take a bit to flesh it out. Police are as corrupt as the mayors and everyone else in these cities. Lets figure it out together. I’m sincerely on your side.

    • michael majewski | June 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      In the current state of affairs if u do this u are about to ruin America for all of us and we will all suffer much worse than anytime in the past

    • YOU LIB-A-NotC’s !!!

    • Agathac Cheb | June 5, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      Wrong judgment. I have my own brain and will never be brainwashed or manipulated by anyone. And for your information I am nonpartisan. I vote for a person of integrity and who is presidential and wise enough to know that they don’t know everything and therefore respect and listen to experts and professionals and who is respected by other world leaders. A person who is strong enough to build others and not tear them down . And about planned parenthood. Babies from all races are murdered in the clinics. It’s a personal choice by individuals to murder their babies whether is legalized or not. Same with homosexuality. It’s also a personal choice. It’s sin and they choose to do it. In many countries both are illegal but people still choose to do it. They are answerable to God and not any government. If you are human, what did you do or say about the children who were locked up in cages. Some died and others were sexually molested. God watched it all.

    • Agathac Cheb | June 5, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      @J S I don’t vote party I vote for personality.

  9. Maybe they’re MAGA? I think the Prez said “they were coming”.

  10. These unidentified security forces I suspect are “ Russian Agents” that is located in America.!!

  11. Wendy's Garden | June 5, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

    Dallas News broke it a bit ago: Federal prison riot troops from Texas.

    • Akweli Parker | June 5, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      Bring ‘em from way out of state, so they’ll have as little personal connection or empathy for the local citizenry as possible. Makes the cracking of skulls so much easier, ya know.

    • Bob Minichino | June 5, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      @sterling campbell Including your empty skull?

  12. TheTestingGrounds | June 5, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

    At least in Nazi Germany you could tell who was Luftwaffe, and who was SS.

  13. Unreal…now the US has a secret police. WTF!?!?! Trump is a full-on dictator.

    • Brinaldo Ramziski | June 5, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      You must not have been around for Obama.

    • Projectheureka | June 5, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

      They look like Besty DeVos’ Saudi Arabia-based Nazi-brother Erik Prince’s private SS-trooper-boys to me…
      But what do I , a godless LOW-IQ LOSER know anyway? Nothing at all you imaginary gawd-given greatest Stable-Geniuses! 😊😷🤗😘

      Godless Best,
      Projectheureka LLC;

    • @Brinaldo Ramziski Nice good speak bot.

    • smartmonkey777 | June 5, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      @Ron Winter ordo ad chaos mean order out of chaos 33 is a power number for the NWO.

    • Sophia Lewis | June 5, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      …..and a nation allowed him to become one.

  14. Richard Johnson | June 5, 2020 at 5:13 PM | Reply

    Trump has a secret police force under the cover of ICE. This is like Red Down.

  15. 40th Street Black | June 5, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

    Now that’s what you would call the “Deep State”.

  16. Amaji Raines | June 5, 2020 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    Reminds me of Putin’s ” Russian Federation Forces ” during Putin’s takeover of Crimea.

  17. Gary Diggins | June 5, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

    I smell Blackwater. Literally and figuratively.

  18. Normal Human | June 5, 2020 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    They have no business to pretend to have any authority

  19. Moist Peanut | June 5, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

    We are living in a police state, a dictatorship, a borderline totalitarian country

  20. The person responsible for these unidentifiable persons is Trump.

    • Jeff Gibson | June 5, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      Of course they are federal employees. Of course Trump is the head of the executive branch. It’s not VOODOO. It’s the way the gov’t works.

    • They are the *actual* antifa.

    • Fiona Anderson | June 5, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      @M99980 Um, no. They would appear to be on the side of the fascists, not the antifascists.

    • Roberto Diaz | June 5, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      You are right, one way or another, if he brought them in, or allowing their deployment.

    • @Fiona Anderson I’m being sarcastic; intelligent people know that the antifa are yet another boogyman in ttump’s imaginary toolbox used to frighten and motivate the considerable zombie base.

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