While the FBI supports and safeguards Constitutionally-protected activity and civil rights, there is no permit for assault, arson or property damage and these are not victimless crimes. Among the victims of violent crime are business owners, residents and individuals exercising their First Amendment rights through protests or other legitimate forms of expression.
Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.
August 27, 2020
74 People Facing Federal Charges for Crimes Committed During Portland Demonstrations
[If someone had told me 20 years ago that in 2020 our nation was in a crisis and I would be praising the action of the FBI I would have thought they were nuts. At that time the FBI reputation had been severely tarnished their reputation with their involvement in the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, and it was their job to enforce the 1994 “assault weapon ban”. At that point in time the scenarios in which I envisioned our nation being in crisis involved the Federal government infringing upon the rights of gun owners.
While the FBI further tarnished their reputation with the illegal investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election I must give them appropriate feedback when they have done something right. This is them doing their job under difficult circumstances and I appreciate their hard work.—Joe]
The big question is whether the FBI will go after the leaders and paymasters of the riots. If yes, good. If not, that would make me suspect they still remain a political viper pit.
Yes, we should have seen Soro in cuffs years ago! Just to name one out of thousands.
From what I saw yesterday on a new program, DOJ is investigating the funding and control of the riots. Good.
How many of them are locked up right now? Innocent until proven guilty? Who’s he kidding? That principle only applies to evidence that’s going be used in court against you. For everything else it’s just a slogan.
Just like Hillary. Until I see orange jumpsuits it’s just smoke and mirrors.
I think they deserve recognition for reaching out even the tip of one pinky finger in the direction of the law of liberty. Encourage them to reach an entire finger, then two fingers, then a hand… It’s a process.
I share everyone’s frustration. We’ve known several of the ringleaders for many years, and those ringleaders know more ringleaders, and so on, and on.
No doubt some of them work in high places in the FBI, as in all other organizations, including the Republican Party and the NRA, but they have one key weakness which we do not have– They know that a few defectors from key positions could ruin them, and ruin centuries of progress in their evil ways. Their whole system, from its foundation, relies on secrecy and deception. I expect that, if they fear anything, they fear THAT (total exposure) most of all.
For that reason, no matter who you are, if you’re on the side of the perfect law of liberty, what we’ve come to call “the left” fears you!
At the worst, any one of us could be very, very embarrassed if everything about us were exposed. But for them, total exposure would mean total destruction, and the elimination of the works of lifetimes.
Millions of households built on a foundation of bedrock (the “perfect law of liberty”) are difficult to bring down unless they participate in their own destruction, but a single house of cards (the pyramidal hierarchy of Rome, et al) can fall readily.
Oh yes; they fear you very, very much.