The man in the camouflage on the right is wearing noise-canceling earphones.
He's also filming.
So the hand signal establishes a chain of custody for the evidence.
The feds can say, "Here's Agent Smith giving the prearranged signal that Antifa is following through on its threat against Andy Ngo."
Lawyers for Portland won't be able to argue that this person is not Andy Ngo.
I know that the man in camouflage is filming, because another man has linked arms with him.
This allows the man filming to concentrate on his job without worrying that someone will come up and bash him in the head.
The other guy is guarding him.
You see this kind of physical contact in SWAT teams.
@ThomasWic Note the guy with arms linked with the filming agent is giving a response signal to the guy in the foreground
Looove these informative detailed analyses. It was a 2015 thread just like this from a CA
riot - pointing out likely feds embedded in the crowd signaling, on rooftops, and red dots on Antifa - that I stumbled on the blue twit account of Thomas Wictor. Which over time, led to introductions to @REX, @Debradelai, drawandstrike, and duanecates, and others. What a fascinating exploration of what is happening it has been, and continues to be. Kudos.
I have no idea.
It's possible that after Antifa announced their plan to assault him, he was contacted and asked if he was going to go ahead and attend.
But it's also possible that all those undercover agents were there without Andy's knowledge.
It appears that the feds are building a case against cities that issue stand-down orders to cops.
Hopefully an example will be made of Portland.
@ThomasWic too bad “White Sleeves” didn’t show up yesterday
Ron, typical staffing is based on the crime rates, types (felony/misdemeanor), physical assaults, property crimes, etc. over against a city’s per capita then sectioned off into precincts and rates in each area. That’s basically it. It’s not rocket science.
Oh yea, and money.
Then would that number for a metro precinct be rather high?
Right, always the money.
Customarily, yes. Metro has traffic enforcement (big chunk of change). Assaults, property crimes, all that stuff concentrated. Population by type is important. All depends. Metro Atlanta will look different than Metro Charlotte, than metro Houston, than Metro Seattle, etc.
What if the senior citizen is an agent?
In Charlottesville, a man flashed an obsolete DEA Special Agent badge as another man was being beaten.
The only thing that makes sense is that the man being beaten was a volunteer, and the retired DEA agent was signaling the young gunslingers that they did not have to intervene.
Sessions brought back tons of retirees. I'm sure lots would volunteer to be victims so that civilians wouldn't be attacked.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.