AOC Calls Out Trump Sending in CBP: “Toxic” and “Unaccountable”
Inadvertently published this one before I was done composing, so please bear with me a bit.
Trump is flailing around, trying to find thugs that he can use to crack black heads so his redneck racist base can feel all empowered in their trailers, instead of all a-skeered of the Scary Black Shouty People.
So Trump has reached for the tools at hand - the nation’s largest law-enforcement agency, Customs and Border Patrol. Fattened by decades of Republican blank checks, armed with machine guns, tanks, armored cars, drones, whatever short of theater tactical nukes (but maybe wait until Trump’s 2nd term), they’re hitting the streets in D.C. to wild out on protesters.
Here’s the problem with the CBP:
Last year CBP officers circulated mockup images of my violent rape ahead of my visit to their facilities.
They hung framed photos of officers aiming guns at people on the walls.
Later that day,they refused to protect members of Congress when armed Trump supporters were outside. https://t.co/DdcYTSyZY1
CBP is the largest law enforcement agency in the country, & it very well may be one of the most dangerous.
They do NOT have oversight. Not even the measures local PDs have.
Their culture is toxic, they have 0 accountability,& Congress gave them a blank check. This is dangerous.
200 million Americans live within the 100 mile zone where officials claim border agents can demand your papers, fanning their lawlessness, chaos, and violence far into the U.S. CBP. The American Civil Liberties Union Border Rights Center tweeted that it is “the largest and least accountable law enforcement agency in the country, has a long track record of abuse and violence. Their presence at marches further terrorizes and militarizes communities who are exercising their right to protest and demand justice.”