Letter to Trump government: Mayor defend himself against the use of the Federal police

The dispute between the American government and several mayors to the use of the security forces of the Federal government in American cities coming to a head.

Letter to Trump government: Mayor defend himself against the use of the Federal police

The dispute between the American government and several mayors to the use of the security forces of the Federal government in American cities coming to a head. The mayor of the capital, Washington, Muriel Bowser, invited, together with colleagues from the government of President Donald Trump, to stop the use. Trump justified the deployment of troops with an increase in violent crime in several major U.S. cities. He promises "law and order".

In Chicago, were injured on Tuesday (local time) in a shootout at least 14 people. The White house announced about the same time – but regardless – that Trump will speak on Wednesday (15.15 hrs local time/21.15 CEST) to combat violent crime in American cities.

In an unusual step, sent by the government against the declared will of the local government security forces in the city of Portland on the West coast. On Monday, the Republican President threatened also in other cities of the country to intervene, to be ruled by Democrats.

Mayors the end of the mission

Trump reasoned this with protests, for which he "made anarchists" are responsible, and with the increase of violent crimes in these cities. In the case of protests, which began after the death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police almost two months ago, there were repeated violent clashes with police and property damage.

Now, among other things, the mayor called for the interior of Washington and Chicago, the Democrat Muriel Bowser, and Lori Lightfoot, an end of the insert. In a letter to Minister of justice, William Barr, and Secretary of Homeland security, Chad Wolf you wrote the operation was "unprecedented" and violated the Constitution. He had been neither requested, nor acceptable. In a second letter, they called on the us Congress to investigate the use. Bowser published the letters on Twitter.

"In Portland, have applied to the Federal forces, every night a considerable force against demonstrators," it says in one of the two letters, the mayor of Portland, Democrat Ted Wheeler signed. The use of the security forces in Portland have led to escalations and the "risk of violence against civilians and law-enforcement officials" increases. In addition, the mayor accused the government to use the security forces for political purposes. "Your words and actions have created a climate of fear and mistrust," it States.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 18:20

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