Alex Vitale writes in The Nation that Trump's tactic of inviting federal forces into cities is not new, and that in the case of ongoing Operation Relentless Pursuit, Democratic mayors are inviting Trump's federal forces into their cities. Why?
"One of the problems with embracing federal police is their almost total lack of local or even federal accountability. Cities like Albuquerque, Atlanta, St. Paul, San Francisco, and Portland have all pulled out of federal-local task forces in the past because federal agents have violated local rules regarding racial profiling, use-of-force policies, and requirements to wear body cameras."
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