Oregon AG suing federal agencies for allegedly violating Oregonians' civil rights

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Department of Homeland Security is one of several groups now being sued by Oregon’s attorney general.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is suing the DHS, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protection Service, accusing their agents of unlawful law enforcement.

Rosenblum says they’re violating the civil rights of Oregonians by seizing and holding people without probable cause.

She also filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, which if granted, would immediately stop federal officers from unlawfully detaining Oregonians.

Rosenblum said in part, “The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

Her office is also launching a criminal investigation into reports of a protester being badly hurt by a federal officer.

The protester was injured outside the Justice Center last week.

His mother tells FOX 12 that her son was shot in the forehead and some of his optical bones are shattered. He may also possibly have brain injuries, but he should survive.

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NOYB

It's sad but amusing how the media, including this venue, post a page full of stories about the pathetic gang we have in congress and the lowlifes (including the commy commissioner) trashing our city. Hang on to your guns, folks.

NWAmerican

Time for ALL of Oregon's state government to step down. They do not represent the mass Oregonians and they can no protect our rights. Bring in the Fed police to clean up Oregon's mess and boot this government. After what has happened in the last six months my family and I will NEVER vote Democrat again....

Roberto Estrello Demar

NWAmerican, as a L-O-N-G T-I-M-E Portlander, I wholeheartedly agree! I was a Democrat for 5 long decades, watching the direction and movement of The Party. It was a long education. Thank God I never voluntarily gave them any money; they stole enough in taxes, regulation, and lost opportunities that would have taken care of me for the rest of my life!

Prerunner

If this was a Democrat administration doing this you all would be screaming. Literally losing your minds.

sagebrush

Terrorists have no rights, and that is what they are. They should be treated as such. The democrats, of course, will not agree, since they are on the side of criminals. It will be fun to watch them as they destroy their cities and each other.

Delta85

I am sorry if you are breaking the law you have No right to complain!

Since when does the mob make the rules? If you are rioting and destroying property why do you think you get to say how you are arrested? Breaking the law means you have given up your rights to cry like the little children you are acting like!

Son of Fukov

More corruption from the top levels of Oregon government. Ellen is another lackey in the hip pocket of Kate Brown. Who said these people were being arrested for no reason? Where was Ellen's concern for the federal officer that got hit in the head with a hammer? You people are all shamefully disgusting and have no concern for the law abiding citizens of this state. Sign Brown's recall petition. Search "stop the abuse kate brown".

commentor

'Oregon AG suing federal agencies for allegedly violating Oregonians' civil rights' The Oregon AG is nothing more than Kate Brown's lapdog, and equally as worthless. She joins with other states AG's, putting her name on briefs and bills that seek to trample individual rights. She is an elected official which means she is subject to a recall.

nativepdx

When will Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum start suing the rioters, for violating the rights of businesses, property owners and citizens for the damage they have done and blocking anyone in downtown from freely traveling without the fear of rioters blocking streets and sidewalks.

PDX2MtHood

How do these supposed leaders sleep at night? Look at all the graffiti in the picture. That is peaceful? Causing millions of dollars in damage is supposed to be a good thing??? These people are sick in the head!

NOYB

No comments. Everyone's afraid of vendetta from the AG office.

Mr. Kate Brown, please take your minions and relocate south of the border....the one south of California should suit you all.

pb sir

So, since when does an Attorney General of any State get to act as a Plaintiff attorney on behalf of protesters (the "Oregonians" in this headline, apparently)? If these people think that their civil rights have been violated, why can't they get their own lawyer? Why do we need to have the (taxpayer-funded) AG do that for them? This is another good example of our lovely Attorney General just pandering and making a political statement, while wasting time and taxpayers money...

Lee Gregory

Those federal officers are ENFORCING MY RIGHTS !

It's YOU and BROWN and WHEELER who have IGNORED MY RIGHTS !!

Bahlsach

Get bent!

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