Unidentified federal special ops teams dressed in full military tactical gear have been shooting protesters in Portland and silently disappearing them into unmarked vans in the night.
It is a pilot program to be brought to other Democratic cities.
This isn't an arrest.
The only markings on their tactical uniforms are generic patches saying "police."
This is kidnapping.
Trump's administration is deliberately creating brownshirt squads.
Here in Philly, the police egged the vigilantes on and let them roam while arresting us for "curfew violation."
These unidentified "agents" will give cops plausible deniability.
They'll say, "oh, we thought they were feds."
You're a fool if you don't think this won't be used to impact the November election.
National Guard and police were illegally deployed outside ballot drop-off in our Philly primaries.
They are working to give racist vigilantes the cover they need to kidnap & murder people.
This is so incredibly fucking dangerous and so not a drill.
They are going to terrorize voters off the streets.
That happened the eve of the Philadelphia election.
Every year I use the eve of the primary and general elections to do turnout in my ward division.
This last election eve, I was teargassed.
I watched my husband get shot twice with rubber bullets.
We were arrested for walking down a sidewalk.
They refused us water, and I was finally processed into a neighborhood I didn't know after midnight with no cabs or rideshares out.
Far more than Black and brown folks arrested and gassed, I had reason to assume I would leave custody in one piece.
I was still traumatized and injured.
Imagine what it felt like for people who didn't go in with my privilege.
Our cities' mayors have allowed police to enact it against us, allowed soldiers to occupy our voting places.
Now, our federal government is looking to roll out unprecedented fascistic terror operations in the leadup to the election.
NONE OF THIS IS OKAY.
THIS IS FASCISM.
We need to make Democrats understand that to give room to this now is to clear the way for Trump terrorizing his way to victory in November.
This is our last chance to jump.
We are so very, very close to already being boiled.
We are very much on the edge of no turning back.
We take action, or we die.