President Donald Trump has deployed numerous law enforcement units to the streets of Washington, D.C. in response to protests against the murder of George Floyd by police.
As was seen earlier this week, these forces have not been afraid to unleash tear gas and other displays of aggression even onto peaceful protesters.
Among these units are Federal Bureau of Prisons officers, which was confirmed by the BOP themselves.
As has been reported, these officers have refused to identify themselves to protestors.
Michael Carajval, the director of the Bureau of Prisons, said of these reports:
"I'm not aware of any specific Bureau of Prisons personnel being told not to identify themselves. What I attribute that to is probably the fact that we normally operate within the confines of our institution and we don't need to identify ourselves. Most of our identification is institution specific and probably wouldn't mean a whole lot to people in DC."
As Carajval points out, prison guards normally operate within the confines of an institution, and aren't trained for handling crowds outside of institutions.
People found it funny that, because many of these guards were deployed to the White House, Trump was technically being protected by prison guards.
Trump and his minions should grow accustomed to having prison guards watch over them. https://t.co/Q7iMqpjHCZ— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1591190154.0
So let me get this straight...Trump has Bureau of Prisons guards lining up outside the White House. Prison guards.… https://t.co/qlvSFBpbtb— Much Very Good Information Czar (@Much Very Good Information Czar)1591232908.0
So who would have guessed that by June, 2020, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen would be peacefully at home while Don… https://t.co/3BShEjlXjY— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens)1591271642.0
High fences, prison guards. Trade the orange spray tan for an orange jumpsuit and you can see the future for Trum… https://t.co/6swjkAS4BQ— Paul #StronglyActivated Horn (@Paul #StronglyActivated Horn)1591307279.0
@realDonaldTrump Speaking of crime, get used to being surrounded by prison guards.— Chris Rhea (@Chris Rhea)1591306564.0
It's nice to see Trump is already comfortable being protected by prison guards. 😏— Rodney Caston (@Rodney Caston)1591280067.0
And that's all without ever seeing his tax returns, which some of his allies-turned-enemies—like former personal attorney Michael Cohen—say reveal even more crimes.
Though men of his race and wealth often easily avoid prison even in the face of conviction, there are many who say Trump belongs in prison—and may even head there after his stint in the White House.
Trump orchestrating an assault on peaceful protesters so he could hold a bible in front of a church for a photo op… https://t.co/Gde3yQ18CY— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1591096823.0
Donald Trump is calling for violence against Black Americans. His advocacy of illegal, state-sponsored killing is h… https://t.co/rKjB1DUO58— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1590767711.0
@ABC What about all of Trump’s crimes: 1. Conspiracy, bribery, cover ups 2. Tax evasion 3. Money laundering… https://t.co/paJ6O1UkRV— Anne Pankratz (@Anne Pankratz)1590865585.0
As Trump likes to say, let's see what happens.