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Deschutes DA Hummel ‘disgusted’ by federal response to ICE protest

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) --After a nearly 12-hour standoff between hundreds of protesters and federal agents, several officials are are speaking out, and one of the most forthright is Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel.

Hummel told NewsChannel 21 on Thursday, "They wanted the troops from Seattle and Portland to come in, they wanted the showdown, they wanted to storm in, they wanted to put our community at risk -- and that's what disgusted me."

Hummel said he feels the public should have been made aware of the criminal charges against the two men, something ICE officials said they cannot detail due to a lawsuit filed over Wednesday's events.

"If you've got allegations here of a serious physical crime of violence -- murder, assault, attempted murder, rape -- let me know, I can tell the crowd here that. I'm confident that will quell the tension here," Hummel said.

Several other officials also responded by Twitter. Bend Mayor Sally Russell posted: "To be clear, in no way do I support ICE. Nor can our Bend Police Force, because Oregon is a sanctuary state and it is illegal. I am very worried for everyone in our community, and especially our Latinx community."

Gov. Kate Brown also issued multiple tweets on the matter, one reading, "I am appalled by the callous actions of the Trump Administration yesterday in Bend to target immigrant communities and forcefully disperse a crowd of concerned community members and clergy who for hours held the line against injustice."

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    1. What part do you think was a lie? I wasn’t too sure about Hummel at first but I like this guy. I think he’s make some good calls and doing what the law says. Definitely not someone else’s puppet.

    2. I agree. The man has no moral compass. He uses situation ethics. What a suck up pandering kiss arschloch. This situation is clearly a time with this fool is using situation ethics.

  1. The last time i was on jury duty it was for a simple assault at a bar, regardless of what i thought about the two good ole boys involved and how much they drank- they were in no way national security threats

        1. You must be a racist. I’ll tell you why…. you picked two people out of hundreds that have a warrant out for their arrest. You stood 12 hours to obstruct justice for 2 guys that had warrants out for their arrest. But you ignore everyone else that has warrants?
          I think they should do the same for everyone housed in the Deschutes County jail and for everyone that has a warrant out for their arrest currently Take them all home with you and feed them. After all, these are fellow community members, right?!

          Lets just get rid of all law enforcement people here in Bend. Bring busloads into town and let them be free! Snowflakes.

      1. This election has only two things on the ballot.
        Socialism or saving our country. Not about republican or democratic tickets anymore. Socialism or Saving Our Country.

  2. I wouldn’t believe Hummel if he told me water was wet. The guy flip flops and makes terrible decisions in his choices of who and what to prosecute. I truly believe he was there to just score some points with the crowd.

    1. Averageguy: Like Wheeler, governor Brown, Deblasio Como, Lightfoot. All are suck up pandering arshlochen who will be anything you want them to be or do to score points at the cost of their constituents. No moral compass anyone of them. They use situation ethics.

  3. “They wanted the troops from Seattle and Portland to come in, they wanted the showdown, they wanted to storm in, they wanted to put our community at risk — and that’s what disgusted me.” Even the lowest, sleaziest ambulance chaser would not make such a claim without being able to prove it. So, let’s see the proof.

    1. Proof? Were you not there to witness it first hand? Do you not own a device to see both local and national news? There’s your proof. 50+ armed men/women? 50? Really? You really should open your mind and apparently your eyes and ears as well

      1. “Do you not own a device to see both local and national news?”

        You mean like how the national media peddled the Covington High School Boys start riots in Maga hats story- then Oopsy- a complete video came out a few weeks later- resulting in massive multi- million dollar law suits against CNN-Wapo- who decided it best to settle and pay the poor Sandman kid for slandering his good name !

        Is that what you mean ???

        Seems the only one around here that needs to open their mind… is you- and Oh yeh- Martha !

      2. See below you women-hating supporter of child abuse! Multiple public records, along with reporting from this and other news outlets prove these are violent felons with crimes against women and children!

        “If you’ve got allegations here of a serious physical crime of violence — murder, assault, attempted murder, rape — let me know, I can tell the crowd here that. I’m confident that will quell the tension here,” Hummel said.

        Several other officials also responded by Twitter. Bend Mayor Sally Russell posted: “To be clear, in no way do I support ICE. Nor can our Bend Police Force, because Oregon is a sanctuary state and it is illegal. I am very worried for everyone in our community, and especially our Latinx community.”

        Gov. Kate Brown also issued multiple tweets on the matter, one reading, “I am appalled by the callous actions of the Trump Administration yesterday in Bend to target immigrant communities and forcefully disperse a crowd of concerned community members and clergy who for hours held the line against injustice.

  4. Hummel is not disgusted! Hummel is a disgusting excuse for a D.A.. Stands in support of lawlessness. I can see how Krantz got the position of Chief of Police. Who else would choose a portlander.

  5. Hummel-Russel-and Brown need to stop waving their divisive flags of hate and incompetence and support the feds and the US President – who both have every right to protect US federal buildings and rein in these criminals from our streets- decent citizens demand this- and we’d all like these three buffoons to shut up and spend their time on getting the Cities and State back open for business and let the Feds handle the warrants !

    Pretty simple really- HuRuBro have failed at every level of leadership imaginable- the state is in complete free-fall with riots- looting- arson- assault- and now criminals are being protected by the local DA-The Mayor- and the Governor… but President “Trump” is appalling ?

    Throw them all out- we need to start over !

    1. You mean obstructing law enforcement? No way, these twits get no credit. When people obstruct law enforcement doing their jobs, they prove they have no moral compass.

    2. Not really. It was an obstruction of law enforcement and a crime. People need to seriously question and ascertain what is happening before they just start jumping on the band wagon. Mr. Hummel should know that.

  6. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel should know better than to jump to conclusions before the facts are in.

    John Hummel you are the one worthy of disgust for making an embarrassment of our community.

  7. Sally, you don’t have to worry about me! Keep your Liberal Stink talk to yourself…or better yet go to Seattle, they’ll love you there. 😂

  8. I don’t remember the last time I have been this disgusted. I have given this man the benefit of doubt in the past. However, he no longer has my trust the the tides have changed.

  9. I’m disgusted with Hummel’s failure to obey the law and permit ICE to do THEIR job! Tell me Hummel, what is the law of the city/state/country in regards to obstructing Law Enforcement Officers of doing their job? Oh, your excuse of Bend and Oregon are sanctuary states doesn’t hold true, when you are not helping them in any manner . . . You were in fact condoning the obstruction of them doing they job! CoP Krantz obeyed his orders and was only there to protect the 1st Amendment . . . but, he to refused to help ICE and condoned/permitted the obstruction of Law Enforcement in the performance of THEIR job! Now ya’ll are pissed that ICE was still able to do their job and you’re crying over your failure to stop them. BOO HOO!
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    Your failure to adhere to the law and your continued refusal to enforce the law when the person is an illegal, especially when they are Hispanic/Latino is RACISM at it’s finest! Because they aren’t White, you allow them to commit crimes and get away with their crimes, when a White person would be arrested, charged, and tried, for the same crime. That’s right, it is racist to treat someone better just because they aren’t White. Ya’ll are right in saying Racism runs strong in this country! White people are treated as lower than non-Whites . . . when it comes to laws. It’s sad what this country has come to . . .

    1. What law? Are you talking about Federal or State cuz one of those don;t matter within certain geographic boundaries. You pick and we shall see where you fall.

      1. Federal Immigration law matters anywhere in the US. Only a Liberal would think that a state can thumb their nose at a Federal Immigration law. Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers in the performance of their duties, city/state/federal is illegal PERIOD! The only one that MIGHT get away with standing up to a Federal Officer is the County Sheriff, as he is the highest ranking elected LEO.

  10. Kudos to DA Hummel and to Bend PD for their response to this situation. This is just another reason why Oregon is the best state, no place I’d rather be.

  11. I do believe you took an oath Mr. Hummel to uphold the Constitution of this great land. Evidently like so many worthless politicians, your word means nothing. I sincerely hope your soon to be successor holds it more dearly than you. You did get one thing right though, VOTE. That is to vote you out.

    1. Not true. I vote R most of the time unless for some rare time if the D has more conservative attributes than opponent ( not lately) and I agree with your point of big fine on employers hiring illegals.

  12. Is Bend a sanctuary city? Yes
    Can Bend police assist ICE under that circumstance? No
    Can the feds execute a warrant without local law enforcement assistance? Maybe
    Can the feds handle protesters blocking their path? Maybe not.
    Can Bend PD do it for them? No.
    Should the D.A be present at this event? I think so.
    Is Hummel pandering? Well not to the right side of the political spectrum. Not very well.
    Did he prevent ICE from doing their job? Nope
    Would it have been a good idea to let the local official know what was up. Pretty sure yes.

    1. You think it’s a “maybe not” with the feds handling protesters? Seriously? And as far as letting a local official know…. the mayor knew. You don’t tell people like Kate and John what’s up when you don’t have to

    2. what should the .fed lst Bend know?? Bend has chosen to be a ‘sanctuary city’ and not work with the .fed. Bend is learning that that arrangement works both ways

    3. Let me help you with the ones you weren’t sure of . . .
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      Is Bend a sanctuary city? Yes
      Can Bend police assist ICE under that circumstance? No
      Can the feds execute a warrant without local law enforcement assistance? YES!
      Can the feds handle protesters blocking their path? YES!
      Can Bend PD do it for them? No.
      Should the D.A be present at this event? I think so.
      Is Hummel pandering? Hummel is pandering to the Liberals and Ilegals!
      Did he prevent ICE from doing their job? Nope
      Would it have been a good idea to let the local official know what was up. Pretty sure yes, but not necessary.

    4. Hummel is totally inappropriate for Deschutes county. He must have flunked constitutional law or he is simply another insane educated liberal idiot. Federal law trumps state law. Sanctuary laws are not worth the paper they are written on.

  13. And many, including this 50 year resident, are disgusted with the inactions of the DA, Bend PD Police Chief, They Bend City Manager and the actions of countless clowns who have made Bend another laughing stock like Portland and Seattle. Bend Oregon was much better in 1970. You have all destroyed it, hope you are proud of yourselves..

  14. If you disagreed with Hummel’s comments condemning the feds from removing violent criminals from your community feel free to give him a call and let him know. His office number is 5413886520. Option 6 will get you to a receptionist. If you get placed on hold it’s a small wait. Time for the silent to start speaking up.

  15. hey Hummel, we all know that you are the criminal’s best friend however you want to have a ‘sanctuary city’ and not work with .fed law enforcement. Now you are learing that that deal works both ways

  16. News flash Johnny: there was no drama until the ironically named Peacekeepers mob showed up.

    And I am disgusted with you, Chief Krantz, and Mayor Russell and the rest of the councilors who voted for this Welcoming/Sanctuary City nonsense.

  17. We’ll see, come election time, who is DA and who are still irrelevant trolls trying to give meaning to their pathetic trailer-dwelling lives. Squeal piggies, squeal!,

  18. Charges include domestic violence.

    That’s assaulting a family member, spouse, partner.

    Physically hitting / beating them…sometimes for years before they are caught.

    And the suspects are in this country illegally. Hence they fall under federal and not state law…and law enforcement.

    Domestic violence.

    Had anyone been hurt, injured, or worse who stepped into something they knew and know nothing about –

    It would be on the “flash mob” organizer (s), the self- titled “peacekeepers” part.

    Wake up, Bend.

  19. Hummel is a joke. He will not be re-elected. There is a good chance the mayor will not either. There are more people with common sense in this county than there are left-wing nuts. We are usually just less vocal (maybe because we have jobs and less time on our hands). We are disgusted and embarrassed by our elected officials. We will no longer be silent.

  20. Up to this point I have been at best ambigous about Hummel but this incident has proven he should not be in that position in the county, he needs to be flushed along with several others.

  21. Hummel has folded. Some where along the road he caved to Kate Brown….or something like that. A guy who once stood for law and order now is disgusted by a federal agency doing their jobs. ICE does things differently than you do and that upsets you? You think if they were murderers and you told the crowd that they would settle down? Have you studied what the BLM organizers stand for? People have the right to ask for warrants but that doesn’t mean warrants have to be provided. That’s the law. Furthermore, it is clear at this point there was a leak that ICE was coming to town. ICE made a call to Bend Police to inform them of their arrival and that was all. ICE was probably expecting to come to town, make the arrest, and get out of town as quickly as possible. Yet some how people knew they were coming and people were already prepared to show up by the truck loads. Something seems fishy here. Our local officials have been corrupted and seem to politicize something like this every chance they get. Its as if they forgot such policies began in 2013.

  22. “They wanted the troops from Seattle and Portland to come in, they wanted the showdown, they wanted to storm in, they wanted to put our community at risk — and that’s what disgusted me.”

    Oh really, because of our lovely sanctuary state and how the laws prohibit you and your law enforcement from stepping in? Not to mention, one of your officers probably leaked that ICE was making a visit. ICE was completely out numbered and surrounded by a bunch of crazy leftist……all while you stood by and did nothing. You left them zero options but to bring in other LEO’s to assist.

    I am actually disgusted at you Hummel. You sicken me that you have bowed to the mob. I look forward to the day of your departure.

  23. John you are doing a great job! the fact that you are getting hate from all the white Supremacist, racist, far right clowns on this forum proves you are an empathetic fair man! thanks for what you do!

  24. This is the same lame excuse for a DA Hummel that was just months ago encouraging citizens of his county to harass others for having a barrel racing competition on a ranch East of Bend. Just another irresponsible whack job leftist doing what they do. The Commieforninas probably love him unfortunately.

  25. this guy is right up at the top of the list of anti rule of law folks.
    cannot understand why anyone would vote this guy into office with his track record. ignorant or dumb?

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