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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Department of Homeland Security uses Federal forces to detain and interrogate protesters

Last week – as part of President Trump’s new initiative to use federal troops to protect Confederate monuments from protesters – agents in green battle fatigues swarmed Portland, the site of mostly peaceful BLM demonstrations over the last two months. The officers wore no identifying badges or insignia. They grabbed protesters off the street and threw them into unmarked vans, detaining them for hours with no explanation. This is only the beginning, said Department of Homeland Security deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli: “This is a posture we intend to continue, not just in Portland, but in any of the facilities that we’re responsible for around the country.” Imagine how you’d think about this if it were happening in another country: Secret …
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Central Florida News

A Quick Explainer: What’s the Rift Between Florida Sheriffs and Homeland Security?

This week, sheriffs across Florida publicly challenged the Department of Homeland Security for singling out agencies it says won’t help enforce immigration law. Meanwhile, sheriff’s offices are accusing DHS of misleading the public in a request, citing the agency for making requests that would violate people’s civil rights. This is a short explanation of what’s happening.
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