Required Reading – August 1 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Portland Police Refused to Respond When ICE Agents Called 911 During Protest, Letter Says

“The union that represents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers says on at least two occasions last month two federal ICE employees called the Portland police while being harassed by protesters—but cops did not show up, because the Portland mayor had ordered them not to intervene. Members of the union, called the National ICE Council, sent Mayor Ted Wheeler a cease and desist letter today demanding he require Portland police to assist federal agents if called upon. The letter, filed this morning by the union on behalf of employees working in Portland’s ICE office, says that Wheeler’s decision to order Portland police not to assist federal agents was a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, it cites the 14th Amendment, which says the government cannot deny any person equal protection under the law. […] . . . the letter places a new legal demand on Wheeler. It says that if he does not allow Portland police to assist federal immigration agents from here on out, the ICE union will take him to court.”

Read more at Willamette Week.

Kengor: When Progressives Colluded With the Kremlin in a Presidential Election

“How close America came to being officially pro-Moscow. How many ways have progressives worked with the Kremlin over the years? The examples are legion. When I was researching my book Dupes, the biggest challenge was sifting through all the self-described ‘progressive’ individuals or organizations to figure out which were closet communists cloaked as liberals, and whether they collaborated with Moscow. When Congress in 1961 published its major investigation of communist front-groups, titled, ‘Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications,’ one of the most popular title listings in the massive index was ‘Progressive.’”

Read more at Spectator.

Cleveland: New York Abortion Activists Spied On Pro-Lifers, Then Lied About Them In Court

“The district court’s detailed summary of the facts exposes the lies and tactics abortion activists and politicians rely upon to silence pro-life voices. […] In her 100-plus page order, Judge Carol Bagley Amon, a George H.W. Bush appointee, dispassionately detailed Schneiderman’s efforts to keep the Christian protestors quiet, and why. At a press conference held outside the Choices facility to announce his lawsuit against the protestors, Schneiderman declared this is ‘not a nation where you can choose your point of view.'”

Read more at The Federalist.

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