Clever Solution to Dead-End Problem

“The Oregon State Police (OSP) were cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals Service recently, which would allow officers to charge rioters under federal law and enforce the law on federal property.”

The District Attorney in Portland has been declining to prosecute crimes under local statutes, because he feels that protesters are more important than the people hurt by rioting. This allows local police a way around: they can federally charge rioters, and respond to attacks on federal property.



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