I really hope this turns out to be false:
Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
But I can’t say I’m optimistic.
What does it mean when you have lost not only Taylor Swift but also Barbra Streisand:
(Not that I ever ever imagined I’d link to a Barbra Streisand video…)
Everyone is talking about the NYT op-ed by the Trump appointee who sees him/herself as protecting the US from a clear and all-too-present danger in the Oval Office. I’m on the road, so I’m late to the party, but here in very summary form is my two cents, taking the op-ed as true for sake of discussion.
There will be a march on the so-called Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children this Saturday afternoon. Here are the details I received in an email from a local organizing group:
When: Saturday June 23 Time: 4pm
Where: CORNER OF 288th Street and 137th Ave Homestead Florida 33030
Bring: Sunscreen, water, comfortable walking shoes
The Trump administration has reopened a 1,000-bed Homestead facility that once housed minors who entered the country illegally and alone, reviving a compound at a time when the White House is under fire for a new policy that separates children from parents detained by immigration authorities.
Today community leaders and elected representatives were turned away for what was a planned tour of the facility.
Join our coalition of community organizers( ACLU, AFSC, FOMDD, United We Dream, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, We Count!, Miami DSA, Women’s March Florida,MUJER, Temple Beth Am, Florida Immigration Coalition, NCJW Miami, Rise Up Florida, Instituto Jesuita Perdo Arrupe) to STOP THE DETENTION CAMPS and KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER.
I don’t watch TV news, so I only saw this ad when Digby blogged it.
Powerful stuff. Here’s Wikipedia’s article on Tom Steyer if you want to know more about him.
Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no.
Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to fire Mueller, but what’s the confidence interval for that prediciton? Not high enough, that’s for sure.