Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Federal agents were sent in to Portland, supposedly to put a handle on the protesters. Those in the city, however, have repeatedly shown that the city is at peace. Now, it’s looking as if the federal agents in Portland are doing more harm than good.
One look at the man in the photo, Felipe Nystrom, and one would assume he’s just another regular guy. A look at this photo and it looks like he’s getting ready for work. Unfortunately, Felipe Nystrom trying to go to work almost cost him his life, or his freedom.
Felipe Nystrom was at the Portland courthouse, to translate for a grand jury, only to find there was no court, that day. While calling to find out why court was furloughed, Nystrom was approached by a federal agent, who demanded that he put his phone down, which he ignored because he thought the man wasn’t speaking to him. A few seconds later, another agent, in a more demanding tone told him to put his phone down, and then told him to put his hands up, reaching for his gun.
Nystrom was soon surrounded by four armed federal agents, who asked him where he was from, and who he was, prompting Felipe Nystrom to show his work ID. Despite giving his name and address, telling them he is from Portland, this wasn’t enough for the agents. The agents wanted his ID, which was in his car, only five feet away, but when he asked to go to his car, two more agents were called, leaving Nystrom surrounded by six federal agents, armed.
Finally, Felipe Nystrom had the Deputy District Attorney arrive, who cleared him, letting the agents know that he knew him. But, Nystrom still shared this story to Facebook, saying he believed if the DDA didn’t arrive, that he would have been arrested as an illegal immigrant, despite proof otherwise being right inside of his car.
See Felipe Nystrom’s Facebook post and read his entire story below:
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