“Viral videos and photos on social media showed around three dozen mothers — dressed in white and wearing bike helmets — linking arms and chanting, ‘Feds stay clear! Moms are here!’ and ‘Leave our kids alone’ at a protest outside a federal courthouse.” Buzzfeed: A Group Of Moms Formed A Human Wall To Protect Portland Protesters From Federal Officers.

+ “I stood there with my hands down by my sides and they just started whaling on me.” Navy vet recounts beating by fed officers.

+ Homeland Security is making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week, with scope of duty unknown. (I’ve seen a lot of reporting about the agents in Portland increasing the chaos and violence. It’s seems to me that this is feature, not a bug. And it’s coming to a city near you.)