Judge Extends Order Barring Assaults of Portland Journalists by Officers

Federal agents in Portland are barred for two more weeks from assaulting and arresting journalists for doing their jobs — an order a federal judge said was necessary based on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that its agents would stay in the city until the government sees improvement in what it called the “dynamic and volatile” situation there.

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Judge Proposes ACLU Define Who Is a Journalist at Portland Protests

The American Civil Liberties Union may soon be the arbiter of who is and isn’t a journalist at Portland protests, with a federal judge floating the idea of requiring journalists to be identified by the organization’s blue vests in order to avoid assault or arrest by federal agents under the court’s temporary restraining order.

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ACLU Wants Feds Sanctioned for Violence Against Press in Oregon

Federal agents in Portland resumed their assaults on journalists and legal observers just hours after a federal judge ordered them not to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Tuesday in a motion calling for federal agents and their supervisors to be held in contempt.

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Moms Sue Trump Administration to Stop Tear-Gassing of Portland Protesters

Wall of Moms, an organization of yellow-clad mothers turning out night after night to form a human shield protecting peaceful protesters from federal agents, is suing the Trump administration to stop the use of aggressive crowd control tactics in Portland, Oregon.

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Clash With Local Authorities as Feds Continue to Advance on Portland Protesters

Federal police who shot an unarmed protester in the face last weekend in Portland with a “less lethal” weapon should be under the same court order to limit use of such weapons that local police must follow, attorneys argued on Thursday, the same afternoon acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrived in the city and called protesters “a violent mob.”

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