An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Unchecked use of Federal law enforcement

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I would like to know what steps you and your fellow legislators are taking to address the unchecked use of federal law enforcement officers, including contractors, to intimidate, harass, kidnap and otherwise unlawfully detain American citizens in cities like Portland, OR. The announcements from President* Trump and AG Barr that federal troops are being sent to cities across the US, including Chicago and others, against the wishes of local and state authorities, is a blatant abuse of power, and needs to be stopped. As we’ve seen in Portland, these officers have no respect for due process or 1st Amendment rights to peacefully protest centuries of racial injustice in this country. They are a threat to our democracy, and Trump clearly intends to escalate the use of his private army. Please reply with concrete actions you are taking to address this crisis.

First sent on July 24, 2020 by Robert

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