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Why Trump threatens to turn American cities into a ‘dystopian movie set’ – Sydney Morning Herald

The US President’s pledge to expand federal policing in “very Liberal” cities comes with constitutional, political and safety risks.



First some background, in case you missed it. In the wake of George Floyds death on May 25, residents of Portland, like millions of other Americans across the country, took to the streets to demand police reform and an end to violence against black Americans.
But what began in Portland as a fight against structural injustice soon morphed into something less tangible, as different groups joined in on the action.
When protesters stormed the federal justice centre in downtown Portland at the star…

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