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Oakland Passes Resolution Keep City 'Safe' From Federal Law Enforcement

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Protesters march in support of Portland demonstrators on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California.  (Natasha Moustache/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 July 2020 07:18 PM

The Oakland, California, city council has approved a resolution to take “all lawful means necessary to stop” President Donald Trump from sending federal law enforcement into the city three days after rioters set fire to the Alameda County Courthouse.

The measure, adopted Tuesday night, is intended to keep Oakland “safe from President Trump's federal agents” by directing city attorney Barbara Parker to attempt to block federal agents from operating in the city.

It references riots in Portland, where agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Protective Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been deployed to protect federal installations including a courthouse.

"Federal agents have attacked and tear-gassed peaceful protesters, and camouflage-clad federal agents were observed grabbing peaceful protesters and throwing them into unmarked vehicles," the resolution reads.

Trump announced a week ago “Operation Legend” in which federal law enforcement was to be dispatched to cities experiencing continued rioting and/or spikes in other crimes, such as drive-by shootings in Chicago and Miami, following the unrest and mayhem over the death of a Black man in police custody in Minneapolis.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called the move “racist dog whistles.”

The resolution was passed along with another measure that would form a task force with the goal of defunding the police department by 50 percent over two years.

The funds would be diverted to programs to address housing, homelessness and health care.

The anti-Trump resolution comes following Saturday nights disturbances when a group broke off from of about 700 demonstrators, smashing windows, spay-painting graffiti and setting fire to the courthouse, San Jose NBC affiliate KNTV reported.

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The Oakland, California, city council has approved a resolution to take "all lawful means necessary to stop" President Donald Trump from sending federal law enforcement into the city three days after rioters set fire to the Alameda County Courthouse....
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