Federal Marshals arrest an occupier in Portland

FYI: both of these videos come from anti-occupiers and the texts below are from their own YouTube video descriptions. It is not clear what the person being arrested is being arrested for.

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From Daylightdisenfectant. Nov 29:

“Dateline Portland Oregon- November 29, 2011 – A videographer approaches the “peaceful protest” being conducted by Occupy Portland in front of The Justice Building in downtown Portland. An Occupier dressed in a mock police uniform and carrying a TASER replica identifies himself as a Portland Police Officer and slaps his night stick into his hand menacingly. “Keep it moving!” he orders the videographer. A short time later a man in a bandana is arrested for trespassing in front of The Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse which some of the Occupiers used as a protest site. “We’re going to Burn This Town!” he tells the Federal Marshalls. A police officer informed us that the man arrested was known to them and had probably been a former resident of the Occupy Portland Camp. An officer thanks us for filming the event.

§ 162.367¹
Criminal impersonation of peace officer

(1) A person commits the crime of criminal impersonation of a peace officer if the person, with the intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another person, uses false law enforcement identification or wears a law enforcement uniform to give the impression that the person is a peace officer and does an act in that assumed character.

(2) Criminal impersonation of a peace officer is a Class C felony.”

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From Lexflyfishing. Nov 29:

Trespassing Punk Is Taken Down By Marshals at Federal Bldg. as Occupiers Protest Cops a Block Away

“Nov. 29, 2011, Portland, Oregon. Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, at 1000 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR in between Salmon and Main. A man in an anarchist-style bandana mask was taken down by Marshals, for (at least) trespassing. (Before he was taken down he was wearing the bandana over his face.) A woman accosts the Marshals, assuming that they (and not the trespasser) must be doing something wrong. As this was happening, Occupy Portland was protesting in front of the Portland Police building a block or so away.”

 

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