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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:48 PM Jul 2020

Justice Dept. says 18 people facing federal charges after Portland protests [View all]

Source: The Hill

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday that 18 people are facing federal charges after several days of protests in Portland, Ore.

The DOJ said in court filings that the charges, stemming from demonstrations at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, include assaulting a federal officer, creating a disturbance, trespassing on federal property, failing to comply with a lawful order, damaging government property, arson and more.

All defendants are believed to be local residents and range in age from 18-45. They’ve all made their first appearances in court and were ordered released pending jury trials or other follow-up court proceedings.

The charges come after several consecutive nights of protests have rocked the city. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis in May when a white police officer pinned him down by his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/508993-justice-dept-says-18-people-facing-federal-charges-after-portland

May the Gestapo suffer a major life event. LiberalFighter Jul 2020 #1
They are going to go through some things. TeamPooka Jul 2020 #5
Somehow i DO NOT believe them! bluestarone Jul 2020 #2
Don't know about all, but most for sure. They've all been released. Hoyt Jul 2020 #8
I will be curious to see how a federal jury drawn from the area considers the charges. TomSlick Jul 2020 #3
Here we go. progressive nobody Jul 2020 #4
This is where ACLU lawyers get this crap fixed. marble falls Jul 2020 #6
notice they are police-created crimes, not actually crimes against the people nt msongs Jul 2020 #7
That should be a key. LiberalFighter Jul 2020 #10
+1. nt iluvtennis Jul 2020 #12
Arson and Damaging Government Property are police created? MichMan Jul 2020 #16
If there is 18, i hope each and every one of them bluestarone Jul 2020 #9
and trial by jury.... Dan Jul 2020 #21
How many years will the protester get who was arrested for dancing with flowers? groundloop Jul 2020 #11
Failure to obey a lawful order, in particular, doesn't make sense to me. yonder Jul 2020 #13
Ive been making this very point since day one of this shit Ferrets are Cool Jul 2020 #14
Criminals do impersonate police officers to commit crimes DBoon Jul 2020 #24
"Trust your instincts" My instincts and logic tell me that these goons are CRIMINALS Ferrets are Cool Jul 2020 #25
After They Grab You.... louzke9 Jul 2020 #28
+1 Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #22
These cases will never see a courtroom BlueIdaho Jul 2020 #15
Does anyone know why they're protesting at a Federal courthouse? KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #17
This is exactly what I want to know as well BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #23
The people doing the vandalism and fighting the police Steelrolled Jul 2020 #27
Well the TRUE Protesters.... louzke9 Jul 2020 #29
The charges need to be against the SS storm troopers mysteryowl Jul 2020 #18
Trump: "Great job! That's eighteen less votes for Biden." C Moon Jul 2020 #19
All that pain and cost for 18 arrests? usajumpedtheshark Jul 2020 #20
All Trump wants is material for more commercials. Steelrolled Jul 2020 #32
Jury trials will be interesting Steelrolled Jul 2020 #26
Jury Trials? louzke9 Jul 2020 #30
The article mentioned jury trials, as well as "other follow-up court proceedings" Steelrolled Jul 2020 #31
"We the jury find the defendants NOT GUILT on all counts your honor." W T F Jul 2020 #33
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