‘Who’s Escalating This? It’s Not Us’ Portland Protester Questions Federal Presence | MSNBC

NBC News Reporter Maura Barrett talks to protesters in Portland where federal agents and protesters have been facing off. Aired on 7/27/2020.
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'Who's Escalating This? It's Not Us' Portland Protester Questions Federal Presence | MSNBC

60 comments

  1. First of all, how do we know that they are federal officers?ย  They are wearing no badges or identifying who they are, and they aren’t showing anyone their federal IDs or credentials. As far as we know, they could be Erik Prince’s goons.ย  We don’t actually know who these people are.

    1. yes, hired guns and red local militias now, they can be in small town rural at any time soon.

    2. @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500
      “A job and a paycheck”
      What do you think bread crumbs are, you dickfour?

  2. That fellow is ok with me. He can think clearly and expresses himself well. The opposite of Trumpistas. Oh, and he speaks truth, something that’s alien to right wingers.

    1. Where are the trump supporters stabbing and burning and killing…only meth head pedo commies

    2. They think there fake anger is show of force ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ท

    3. *Joe Biden’s $4 trillion in Tax Hikes, will ensure a Weak to Non-Existent Economic Recovery* mark my words

    4. He failed to mention lasers and fireworks and bottles at the mayors head and fires and blocking exits of a fed building with people inside and protesters telling cops they hope they and their entire families die. Why would someone telling the truth omit these facts?
      Omission is a form of dishonesty.

    5. Oh my, please get your head out of the bubble. Riots, deaths, looting, shootings, mayhem, and lawlessness on our streets. Black owned businesses burned and neighborhoods terrorized. The people doing this don’t hide who they are. Pay attention. B L M and antifa are menacing our country and people like chuck todd are running cover for them. it is time for truth. Let’s demand it of these media outlets. They are harming our country.

  3. This is a brave young man on the front lines fighting for our rights while DJtRump cowers in his bunker!

    1. @Sparky McSpark Probably the right to not be murdered on the street by a racist cop? Just a guess.

    2. @Troll Buster Cops murder people all the time. You assume racism to justify your idiotic belief that humans are “nice.” Guess again.

    3. It is sad to watch US caught between the devil (tyrants+bigots+brutal-police) & the deep blue sea (fascism+pandemic+economic-depression).

      However would this be very surprising since Dr Kaku & Prof Hawking have warned: humanity will face greater & greater hardships+dangers as it progress towards ะขะธะฟ 1 status.

      Unfortunately there is no turning back the clock as Prof Sagan (& his team) has calculated that humanity has progress passed the ะขะธะฟ 0.7 status. In addition Dr Crabtree & Dr Woodley discovered evidence that with each passing generations, many humans are getting genetically/biological weaker, dumber, slower or fearter despite improving healthcare+nutrition+education.

      To make the situation worse, scientists has uncovered the 1st Giga Destructive Species/Lifeform (GDS i.e. a lifeform that had directly/indirectly cause the destruction/extinction multiple spieces). As such now there are at least 2 active GDS on Earth & a 3rd one maybe emerging/awakening.

      Hopefully cooler heads will prevail over the fanatics+hardliners & allow humanity to overcome these hardships+dangers. May the deaths+suffering of the innocents be merciful ๐Ÿ™

  4. That’s why Trump ‘The man in the high castle’ loves Xi, Kim and Putin so much he is envious of their power, as simple as that, he wants entry to the Dictators Club.

    1. You are 100% ignorant.
      Fact check yourself before commenting
      Leftist ideas with 0 evidence to provide
      To your childish oppressed rant.

    2. It is sad to watch US caught between the devil (tyrants+bigots+brutal-police) & the deep blue sea (fascism+pandemic+economic-depression).

      However would this be very surprising since Dr Kaku & Prof Hawking have warned: humanity will face greater & greater hardships+dangers as it progress towards ะขะธะฟ 1 status.

      Unfortunately there is no turning back the clock as Prof Sagan (& his team) has calculated that humanity has progress passed the ะขะธะฟ 0.7 status. In addition Dr Crabtree & Dr Woodley discovered evidence that with each passing generations, many humans are getting genetically/biological weaker, dumber, slower or fearter despite improving healthcare+nutrition+education.

      To make the situation worse, scientists has uncovered the 1st Giga Destructive Species/Lifeform (GDS i.e. a lifeform that had directly/indirectly cause the destruction/extinction multiple spieces). As such now there are at least 2 active GDS on Earth & a 3rd one maybe emerging/awakening.

      Hopefully cooler heads will prevail over the fanatics+hardliners & allow humanity to overcome these hardships+dangers. May the deaths+suffering of the innocents be merciful ๐Ÿ™

  5. Stop taking the bait! Peaceful protest is a stronger message. The solution comes from a change in leadership. Register people and vote the fascists out of office.

  6. Just donโ€™t give him a reason or the satisfaction of being able to claim Federal Property protection. Donโ€™t let some bad actors join the group to cause theft or damage. Sit down can never be used as political adds to justify using force to break it up. Please people donโ€™t give him a reason to harm you… Please..

    1. There are already too many Trump supporters disguised as protesters. They are the ones destroying property. Haven’t you been listening? They wait until it’s dark, and then start attacking things, but the protesters are being blamed for it.

    1. @Crom the Wise Actually, it has everything to do with it. The vast majority of funding for the federal agencies kidnapping and brutalizing people comes from the War on Drugs. The DEA has been deployed, and they would cease to exist entirely if drug prohibition ended.

      The police state prohibits the sale of drugs so cartels and gangs have a monopoly on one of the biggest industries on the planet; this is so the police state can demand more tax funding to “protect” society from the inevitable crime that results. It’s a simple shakedown of society for protection money, much like organized crime (largely funded by illicit drug sales) shakes down small businesses for “protection” money.

      The police state feeds the for-profit prisons where criminality, violence, racism and gang activity are intentionally cultivated as a resource to be exploited for more tax funding of various agencies, institutions, and corporations that profit from crime. The border crisis is another intentionally created situation, and is primarily just Drug War refugees fleeing cartel and gang violence– cartels and gangs almost entirely funded by drug sales. And of course, ICE is another agency that has been deployed against American citizens, and another agency that makes the vast majority of its tax-funded profits from the War on Drugs.

  7. “If you want to anger a conservative, tell a lie. If you want to anger a Liberal, tell the truth”
    – Teddy Roosevelt

    1. @Kathryn Shaw
      Are Republicans burning down buildings and attacking police in these riots? I didn’t see any MAGA hates. That is you people.
      You must have rocks for brains!!!

    2. @Tamatik Canada Your comment is still false and uttered by no one. Why lie? Where does that get you?

    3. @Kathryn Shaw A Reaganite would be today’s Biden who in the past wanted to privatize SS and he wanted to make changes to medicare.

    4. @CShield
      “If you want to anger a conservative, tell a lie. If you want to anger a Liberal, tell the truth”
      – Teddy Roosevelt

  8. We all know agitators and instigators are infiltrating the protests and damaging property, not Mom’s, Disabled Vets and retired Navy guys asking a question.

    1. The fascists at Fox and the orange one stated that the moms protesting in their yellow shirts were a hoax…and work for Antifa! That is the level of insanity over there….

    2. @Troll Buster Nothing is going to protect this communists from the righteous wrath of the American people.

    3. @Troll Buster – Possibly. Your friendโ€™s kids accomplishment sounds great. Perhaps u like to test their reaction speed (which is a quick/simple test of their mental/genetic fitness). Research shows that people living โ‰ˆ 150 years ago have an average reaction time of โ‰ˆ 185 ms while today it’s โ‰ˆ 260 ms (https://www.livescience.com/37095-humans-smarter-or-dumber.html). If correct, this is evidence/indication that the genetic intelligence/capability of humans has dropped. โ˜บ

    4. @Jack Jones I sure hope you’re right. Those Russia loving, or owned, GOP senators all need to go down!

    1. You’re absolutely right. They were catching them in the beginning, but now there are so many fake protesters that are really Trump supporters that isn’t impossible to catch them all.

    2. Hahaha are you serious?? So chaz/chop, the murder of that sweet child at the Wendy’s in ATL, the daily riots and looting…tou think that’s all trump??? Seriously?? You folks are so delusional.

    3. Cwings No one is more delusions than Trump so donโ€™t tell me that him and cronies wouldnโ€™t do anything to make it look like that we black people are burning and looting our own neighborhoods, we are lawless and heโ€™s for law and order, how do we know it was a protester that sets the fires or throws the first water bottle and who is yโ€™allโ€™s Q people ???? you so much believe in, he will make sure that the violence persist so he can continue degrade a people that are all thugs to him

  9. Lying 25 million dollars in damage before the feds got there more protesting more votes for Trump

  10. It is sad to watch US caught between the devil (tyrants+bigots+brutal-police) & the deep blue sea (fascism+pandemic+economic-depression).

    However would this be very surprising since Dr Kaku & Prof Hawking have warned: humanity will face greater & greater hardships+dangers as it progress towards ะขะธะฟ 1 status.

    Unfortunately there is no turning back the clock as Prof Sagan (& his team) has calculated that humanity has progress passed the ะขะธะฟ 0.7 status. In addition Dr Crabtree & Dr Woodley discovered evidence that with each passing generations, many humans are getting genetically/biological weaker, dumber, slower or fearter despite improving healthcare+nutrition+education.

    To make the situation worse, scientists has uncovered the 1st Giga Destructive Species/Lifeform (GDS i.e. a lifeform that had directly/indirectly cause the destruction/extinction multiple spieces). As such now there are at least 2 active GDS on Earth & a 3rd one maybe emerging/awakening.

    Hopefully cooler heads will prevail over the fanatics+hardliners & allow humanity to overcome these hardships+dangers. May the deaths+suffering of the innocents be merciful ๐Ÿ™

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