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Portland Riots Read-out: August 7

Portland’s rioters have not stopped and are instead focusing their attacks on local law enforcement officers and buildings elsewhere in the city.

Portland Riots Read-out: August 5

Tuesday evening marked a third consecutive night with no attacks directed at federal officers or property – a stark contrast from the violent nightly siege of the previous weeks.

Portland Riots Read-out: August 4

While violent criminal activity persists elsewhere in Portland, Monday night marked the second straight night during which rioters did not attack federal property or officers.

Submitted Written Testimony Of Senior Official Performing The Duties Of The Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli Before The U.S. Senate Committee On The Judiciary Subcommittee On The Constitution On August 4th

Chairman Cruz, Ranking Member Hirono and distinguished members of the Committee: 

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in protecting against the continued assaults by criminals and violent extremists in the city of Portland, Oregon  and more specifically, the Federal Courthouse and federal law enforcement officers there.

Message from Acting Secretary Wolf on DHS’s Response to the Portland Protests

For over 60 days, DHS has responded to the protests in Portland, Oregon. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf acknowledges the perseverance of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and other DHS law enforcement officers. He also announces the agreement with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to partner with Portland state troopers to protect federal buildings and assets.

Portland Riots Read-out: August 1

While the violence is abating, DHS’s enhanced presence on the ground will remain for the time being until the Department determines that the courthouse and other federal property are safe.


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