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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:51 PM

Homeland Security making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week ...

Homeland Security making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week, with scope of duty unknown
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-dhs-deployment-20200720-dftu5ychwbcxtg4ltarh5qnwma-story.html

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is crafting plans to deploy about 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, the Chicago Tribune has learned, a move that would come amid growing controversy nationally about federal force being used in American cities.

The Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, agents are set to assist other federal law enforcement and Chicago police in crime-fighting efforts, according to sources familiar with the matter, though a specific plan on what the agents will be doing had not been made public.

One city official said the city was aware of the plan but not any specifics. The Chicago Police Department had no immediate comment.

One Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Chicago, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, confirmed the deployment was expected to take place. The official noted that the HSI agents, who are part of ICE, would not be involved in immigration or deportation matters.

It was unclear where all the agents would be coming from, though many were expected to be from agencies operating in the Chicago area. Questions remained about the chain of command they would fall under.

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Reply Homeland Security making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week ... (Original post)
Odoreida Jul 20 OP
chillfactor Jul 20 #1
Odoreida Jul 20 #3
SWBTATTReg Jul 20 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 20 #10
blueinredohio Jul 20 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 20 #5
Philostopher Jul 20 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 20 #12
Bettie Jul 20 #13
maxrandb Jul 20 #16
Bettie Jul 20 #17
LiberalFighter Jul 20 #6
Chainfire Jul 20 #7
LakeArenal Jul 20 #8
Odoreida Jul 20 #11
LakeArenal Jul 20 #14
Odoreida Jul 20 #18
kacekwl Jul 20 #15
Odoreida Jul 21 #19

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:00 PM

1. Really Chicago?

Whose bright idea was that? Chicago is not Portland. Chicago has a population of 2,694,240. Portland has a population of 664,103. How are 150 renegade agents going to have any impact in Chicago...they damn well better watch their backs. I see a bloodbath in the making.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. Depends on what they are up to. n/t

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:00 PM

2. 150 agents only? This is a drop in the bucket compared to the size of Chicago. Kind of a joke...

actually.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:11 PM

10. Imagine if the PD suddenly got an extra 150 cops with no real assignment other than make bad trouble


Not good Lewis trouble.

150 loose cannons rolling around.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:04 PM

4. Hope Mayor Lightfoot is ready for them.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:05 PM

5. Have the PD arrest them if they start roaming around armed or w unmarked vehicles


"Disturbing the peace"

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:11 PM

9. The president of the police union in Chicago

sent a request to DHS for them, so I don't think the Chicago PD is going to be much help:

"On Saturday, the president of the Chicago police’s largest union had sent Trump a letter asking for help from the federal government in putting a lid on crime in the city."

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-dhs-deployment-20200720-dftu5ychwbcxtg4ltarh5qnwma-story.html

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Response to Philostopher (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

12. Just like Chad Wolf acting DHS head met only with the Police Union chief in Portland. . . . nt

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Response to Philostopher (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:18 PM

13. Not the police department

the police union.

Imagine if say, a Teacher's union asked for help.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:53 PM

16. Every Police Union needs to be disbanded now

We can start anew, but the current ones are nothing but Hate Radio brainwashed racist scum.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:58 PM

17. Or at very least, they need to start

acting like, and being treated like other unions.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:06 PM

6. I won't shed a tear if they are harmed.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:07 PM

7. I wonder if the parents

of the Homeland Security secret police are proud of their spawn?

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:09 PM

8. Looking to start a fight. I'm sure of that.

This is treasonous shit Trump is putting out.

He really wants that civil war. Big profits, kill innocent people. Like a holiday for him.

Big military industrial complex we were warned of.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

11. The fight has already started, so rather looking to end it.

We shall see how, but I'm guessing quietly snatching people rather than confrontation in force.

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:19 PM

14. Meet ya back next week to see. 😉

Anything could happen at this point.
Either way, we will hate them for it.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:26 PM

18. +1 n/t

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:46 PM

15. I live in Chicago burbs now but I will

volunteer to pick a couple of these Nazis to follow after their shift to see who they are where they live so we may harass them relentlessly if the need arises. I lived in Chicago on the west side in the 70's during the riots and the Democratic convention. Those were bad times but nothing compared to this fascist shit.
Expose the Nazis for who they are.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 09:09 AM

19. Follow up stories.

Trump expected to send new federal force to Chicago this week to battle violence, but plan’s full scope is a question mark
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-dhs-deployment-20200720-dftu5ychwbcxtg4ltarh5qnwma-story.html

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The Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, agents are set to assist other federal law enforcement and Chicago police in crime-fighting efforts, according to sources familiar with the matter, though a specific plan on what the agents will be doing — and what their limits would be — had not been made public.

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Lightfoot warns Trump: Portland-style intervention in Chicago would be a ‘disaster’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/7/20/21331575/trump-chicago-crime-protests-police-federal-agents-portland-lightfoot

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aiming to avoid a Portland-style federal agent crackdown in Chicago this week, asked President Donald Trump for help Monday in a letter where she said she would take him at his word he wanted to help the city, despite his “incendiary rhetoric.”

And while the Lightfoot letter has several conciliatory passages, her main message to the president was, “What we do not need, and what will certainly make our community less safe is secret, federal agents deployed to Chicago.”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Monday night, Lightfoot said she would go to court to try to block Trump if he made any unilateral actions as he did in Portland. “If we need to, we will,” Lightfoot told Reid. “And we will be prepared.”

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What Mayor Lightfoot calls a disaster may be what Trump calls a win.

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