‘There Has to Be Retribution’: Trump Openly Endorses Extrajudicial Killings of Suspects by Law Enforcement

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>Discussing the recent police killing of a self-described anti-fascist suspected of fatally shooting a far-right activist in Portland, Oregon, President Donald Trump openly endorsed extrajudicial executions in a Fox News interview Saturday, declaring that “there has to be retribution.” Remember 10 years ago when conservatives bemoaned that the Affordable Care Act would create death panels? Well, here’s a conservative president actively calling for death squads. Due process just became: **guilty until proven dead**.

Custergrant

I used to wonder how Hitler came to power, but right before our eyes Trump is operating out of that handbook. Demonize a group of people blame them for all that’s wrong, people then have someone to blame and a leader to save them. It’s really frightening.

viva_la_vinyl

There are several professions that require swearing an oath to the Constitution: military, law enforcement, attorneys, judges. Every single one of them who supports Trump is a liar.

SpockShotFirst

The rule of law is dead thanks to the ‘party of law and order’. This cannot stand. If the GOP had a spine they would at a minimum censure the President. This statement means open season for murder without consequences by ‘law enforcement’. >Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) noted that “extrajudicial killings are something many Republican U.S. senators oppose if they happen outside of the United States.” >”But they won’t say anything about this,” Schatz added. “Every single member of the Senate who talks about the rule of law needs to speak up, or forever hold their peace.”

newnemo

> “This guy was a violent criminal, and the U.S. Marshals killed him. And I’ll tell you something—that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution.” From the President of the United States, ladies and gentlemen. So much for innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Apparently police are now officially considered judges, juries, and executioners.

Buck_Thorn