ICE Agents Blast 'Children's Music' To Keep Protesters Awake Through the Night

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Protesters camped outside of the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, were reportedly treated to over 10 hours of a happy sounding ditty called “Easy Street.”

The song entered pop-culture fame in a 2016 episode of the zombie-apocalypse television series “The Walking Dead,” when it was used as musical torture for a prisoner, Willamette Week reported.

Protesters recorded a snippet of the tune being blasted from the ICE building, describing it as “children’s music.”

“It seems to play for a couple minutes and is a continuous loop,” a spokesperson for Occupy ICE told the paper. “It’s been playing for 10+ hours now.”

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Last month agents played the Metallica song “Enter Sandman” from the roof of the facility.

A Federal Protective Services spokesman told Willamette Week that agents were grilling out on the deck and played the music for dinner.

The Occupy ICE camp in Portland is the first in the country.

On Monday, hundreds gathered in the Washington, D.C. Columbia Heights neighborhood to protest the reported “abductions of 12 immigrants by ICE.”

They chanted, “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all.”

In 1989, the U.S. Army’s 4th Psychological Operations Group blasted a playlist that included the heavy rock groups Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden among other types of music as a means of psychological torture directed at deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.

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The strongman had taken refuge in the Vatican Embassy in Panama after the U.S. invaded the Central American nation and successfully toppled his government, the Washington Examiner reported.

“According to After Action reports obtained through FOIA requests by researchers at George Washington University, the SouthCom Network Radio worked with psychological operators and actually solicited recommendations from forces in the area for a ‘musical message for Noriega,'” the Examiner stated.

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Songs included, “All I Want is You” by U2, and as Noriega’s food provisions became scarce, “Stay Hungry” by Twisted Sister.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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