Oregon governor denounces ‘blatant abuse of power’ by federal police sweeping protesters off Portland streets

The officers’ nominal mission is to protect federal property from vandals, but civilians have reported being caught up in sweeps while doing nothing more than peacefully protesting or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.Source: Oregon governor denounces 'blatant abuse of power' by federal police sweeping protesters off Portland streets

USA: Video of “unidentified” federal agents in unmarked vans detain Portland protesters

UPDATE: Several attempts were made by this mixed bag of federal officers (Marshals, Border Patrol, HSI) to grab people out of dwindling crowds. At least two people were detained in this manner and both may be released as of this time. Working to confirm. pic.twitter.com/i8j8Q6nHq3 — The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) July 16, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Source: …

Training Afghanistan pilots on US soil

More than 40 percent of Afghan Air Force students in program went AWOL in the middle of training. The pilots were being trained to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan, a light attack combat aircraft. Source: Program to train Afghan attack pilots in US is disbanded after nearly half went AWOL | Daily Mail Online

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