https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/0 ... rt+News%29POLICE: 16 Arrested in Phoenix ICE Protest — Cops Assaulted
BOB PRICE 13 Jul 2019
Police in Phoenix arrested 16 people during a protest against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protesters are charged with unlawful assembly and obstructing a public thoroughfare. Two people also face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer.
Protesters rallied in the street in front of the Phoenix ICE office about 8:30 p.m. The rally assembled on public streets and the light-rail tracks, AZCentral reported. Police officials declared the rally to be an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters out of the streets.
Many of those attending the rally remained on the sidewalk while others allegedly blocked traffic and shut down the light-rail system in the area.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Mercedes Fortune reported charges for unlawful assembly and obstruction a public thoroughfare were filed against the following: (List from AZCentral.com)
[[Of course, Breitbart prints the names of the people]]
Sgt. Fortune said Beskind and Williams also face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer after they allegedly attempted to prevent officers from arresting other suspects.
The local newspaper reported that more than 100 people took to the streets of Phoenix Friday night to protest the “planned roundup of undocumented migrants” by ICE officers. The targeted arrest of migrants with final orders of removal is rumored to begin on Sunday.
By 8:30 p.m., protesters began filling the streets and blocking traffic following a 90-minute rally at a local church. By 10:30 police moved in and threatened to arrest those who continue to obstruct the flow of traffic.
Mr. Sandweg is absolutely right, why announce them? So RW sites can cover the protests and be victims.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fo ... s-n1029471Former ICE chief says raids announced for political gain, endangering migrants, agents
"I think it's frankly inexcusable to promote this operation before it happens," said John Sandweg, former acting director of the agency.
July 13, 2019, 1:48 PM EDT By Steve Patterson and Dennis Romero
LOS ANGELES — Immigration raids scheduled to take place in at least nine U.S. cities Sunday could be mass, indiscriminate roundups that target entire families rather than those who pose a threat, says a former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. John Sandweg, who worked for the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2014, including a stint as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was critical of the Trump administration's continued broadcasting of Sunday's ICE enforcement action against an estimated 2,000 families with members said to be the subject of deportation orders.
Sandweg said in an interview Friday that the announcements were for political gain and could endanger law enforcement agents, cause felons to hide and discourage immigrants from reporting criminals. "We've never seen anything like this," he said. "I think it's frankly inexcusable to promote this operation before it happens. It just puts the officers in danger, and completely diminishes the effectiveness of the operation itself."
Sandweg said it becomes perilous for agents when subjects, particularly those with violent pasts, know when and where they will show up. "All you're doing is giving the alert to potential individuals who are going to be targets of this operation who may intend to hurt ICE agents," he said. The former ICE boss said those who know they are targets could end up fleeing and hiding out. In his time at the helm of ICE, Sandweg said, "Word would get out in the community that ICE was conducting a large-scale operation, and our effectiveness would diminish significantly.
"The targets would no longer be in the residence because they knew we were out there on the streets and knew to hide," he continued. "Unfortunately, I think what we're gonna find here is a lot of folks who pose no threat to public safety are gonna be apprehended by this operation."
Sandweg said he can only conclude that Trump, who first tweeted about "removing millions of illegal aliens" from the country on the eve of his re-election announcement, is using the raids to whip up voter support."I don't see any reason to publicize this operation but for political reasons," he said. "There is absolutely no operational reason, period, to publicize these raids."
Duck Fonald and his sadistic team.