President Trump signaled he may order federal agents to be deployed to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and other major cities as he threatens to crack down further on unrest across the country.
The government is expected to send 150 federal agents to Chicago this week as violence continues to rise in that city as well as other major cities around the country. "I'm going to do something — that, I can tell you," Trump said. "Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess. We're not going to let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats."
The White House says that the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security would roll out specific plans of action on deploying federal resources. Democratic leaders and civil rights groups have condemned the Trump administration's actions in Portland, where people were reportedly being picked up by agents in unmarked vans over the weekend.
Source: The Hill