Trump Deploys the SWAT Team Of Border Patrol To Sanctuary Cities To ‘Spark New Fear’

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Donald Trump fantasizes hordes of criminal aliens being allowed to roam free in sanctuary cities to rape and pillage, or at least he thinks his base does, and therefore will be happy when Der Fuhrer Trump deploys elite tactical agents who normally bust smuggling operations at the border to sanctuary cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Boston and others to escalate his brand of immigration enforcement.

Bear in mind, Trump campaigned on a promise to crack down on sanctuary cities and shortly after he took office the Justice Department started sanctioning sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds. And just last week the Justice Department filed suit against state and local governments in California, New Jersey and Washington over their sanctuary policies. So the fascist show of force with the SWAT team is right on cue. And remember, he foreshadowed this in his State of the Union speech, saying sanctuary cities “release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public.” Der Fuhrer Trump is protecting you from The Other. New York Times:

Among the agents being deployed to sanctuary cities are members of the elite tactical unit known as BORTAC, which acts essentially as the SWAT team of the Border Patrol. With additional gear such as stun grenades and enhanced Special Forces-type training, including sniper certification, the officers typically conduct high-risk operations targeting individuals who are known to be violent, many of them with extensive criminal records.

Donald Trump is sending snipers to Chicago. Well, I suppose we should be grateful he’s not sending guys wearing pinstripes with machine guns, that’s actually more his style. And he’s doing it to harass people that are already nervous wrecks, make no mistake. This is about a talking point and a photo op, at the end of the day.

In sanctuary cities, the BORTAC agents will be asked to support interior officers in run-of-the-mill immigration arrests, the officials said. Their presence could spark new fear in immigrant communities that have been on high alert under the stepped-up deportation and detention policies adopted after Mr. Trump took office. […]

But Gil Kerlikowske, the former commissioner of C.B.P., which oversees tactical units along the border, said sending the officers to conduct immigration enforcement within cities, where they are not trained to work, could escalate situations that are already volatile. He called the move a “significant mistake.”

“If you were a police chief and you were going to make an apprehension for a relatively minor offense, you don’t send the SWAT team. And BORTAC is the SWAT team,” said Mr. Kerlikowske, who is the former chief of police in Seattle. “They’re trained for much more hazardous missions than this.”

The Border Patrol squads will be charged with backing up ICE agents during deportation operations and standing by as a show of force, the officials said.

Show of force is it. This is using BORTAC as performance theater, no different from when Trump deployed troops to the border in 2018, so he could have a photo op ahead of the midterm election. This is how it’s going to go from now until November. Maybe TV Guide could start keeping a running commentary on Trump’s theatrical displays, because to him it’s all entertainment and spectacle. The cost in human misery is for others to pay.

 

 

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5 Comments on "Trump Deploys the SWAT Team Of Border Patrol To Sanctuary Cities To ‘Spark New Fear’"

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DHG
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Eff them, they will be run out on a rail if they try anything

Rutokin
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Rutokin

It’s just another bullying tactic. There should be laws/rules in place to prevent the turdmuffin from politically weaponising the military for his bigliest bully photo ops

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Look I’d sick of this sicko. All of his miserable life he has bullied people to get his way. So now let’s bully him. Star with his kiss-a$$ flunkies, then his brats and see how far he wants to continue. We can’t continue to allow this SOB to run rampant.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

Out of all the things IMPOTUS does the immigration thing aggravates me the worst I think. Well, that and our troops in Saudi Arabia, but I digress. The kids in cages is appalling & I can’t believe it’s being allowed in this country. But the “illegal aliens are criminals” thing just to whip up the racial hatred to get more votes is truly awful. I feel quite safe in a border state. We haven’t locked our doors for 10 yrs. We treat everybody with kindness & respect. trump’s policies are just like he is, UGLY inside and out.

Neverevertrumper
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Neverevertrumper

Just wait because trump has escalated violence because he loves violence & has a taste
For killing and someone or many is going to die because of these actions but the true responsibility is on trump AND the cowards who refuse to speak up and stop this crazy shit before people lose their lives…