Feds Dismantle "Occupy ICE" Blockade After Playing "Mind Games" Involving Metallica And An Eagle Mask

Federal officers wearing tactical gear dismantled a makeshift tent camp in Portland on Thursday which was blocking the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters during a second week of protests over President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy. 

Protest coordinator Lillith Sinclair told local news station KGW8 that Homeland Security officers "have been playing mind games" for several days - placing cardboard cutouts of officers in the ICE building to make it appear as though their presence was larger, blaring Metallica's "Enter Sandman" to keep protesters awake, while one officer walked around the encampment with an eagle mask on his head.

"At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, federal law enforcement officers initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue in Portland," Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling said in a statement.

At least nine protesters affiliated with the group "Abolish I.C.E PDX" were arrested, however authorities took no action against those who set up tents along the side of the building outside of ICE property. "We don't want to impede their freedom of speech," said Sperling. 

On June 20, Occupy I.C.E PDX issued a notice "calling on all of our comrades across the nation" to occupy local ICE buildings. 

Following the arrests, ICE protesters told KGW reporter Tim Gordon that "more protesters are on the way." 

Perhaps if only for the musical stylings of Metallica? 

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Number 9 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

A co-founder of a sexual violence awareness group, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, has been arrested on charges of child pornography and attempting to sexually exploit children as young as two years old.

Joel Davis, who helped found Youth to End Sexual Violence and was chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.

hxc JohnG Thu, 06/28/2018 - 23:26 Permalink

He made plenty of sense. Cops are merely the low-level enforcers of our absurdly totalitarian regime. At least Obuttma isn't dictator anymore and we have a guy that is sick of govt like the rest of us. Even though he (pretends to) like our orwellian cops and neocon military.

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Superlat Number 9 Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:49 Permalink

Let's watch all the supporters of the jackboot federal thugs support this now that their guy is president, and not the black african communist any longer. Right-wing may as well be a synonym for hypocrisy. They support thuggery as long as they like the issue. ICE and Homeland Security are the same agencies that will throw righties in camps with everyone else. Enjoy throwing away your nation.

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Number 9 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

it gets better..Joel Davis worked on the Hillary Clitone's campaign..

off topic but not really..

the left is a bunch of sick mutherfvkerz

 

rtb61 Number 9 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:52 Permalink

That would be the fake left. The real left are just workers looking for a fair chance at life, nothing more than that. The fake left is a fabrication of the far right, entirely US multinational corporate controlled. Always remember to put the fake in there, the real left is your typical American worker looking for equal access to resources, justice and democracy. The right is of course the bosses.

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