The Oregonian reports this afternoon that criminal charges have been dropped against a man who continued to drive as Antifa protesters attempted to block his way.
Protesters moved out of the way as Mark Dickerson slowly drove through …
when one of the protesters came back and, like an intentional foul while dribbling in traffic, allowed himself to be ‘hit’ by Dickerson’s car.
Today, police released the dash cam video of the incident:
Prosecutors said the incident was Dickerson’s fault.
Dickerson’s incident took place after Antifa and Black Lives Matter ‘protesters’ blocked traffic in the aftermath of a police involved shooting and blocked another section of downtown Portland.
This above incident was done in full view of a flaccidly responding police officer, who watched from the safety of his motorcycle.
Antifa had also chased a man down the street and surrounded his car in a clash that made national news:
It’s precisely these attacks that give rise to charges that Antifa runs the streets of Portland.
And this is what the Antifa and Black Lives Matter ‘protesters’ said to drivers as they passed by:
“Yah, you little white little fucker! You’re a little whitey aren’t cha? … Just please turn right … You are a little whitey supremacist! … we don’t need your KKK … you fucking hit me right now, I’ll beat the shit out of you.
One upset driver told the ‘protesters,’ “Look, you don’t pay my bills, so shut the fuck up!” She drove where they wanted her to, however.
Prosecutors reportedly claimed that their star witness, identified as Arthuray Dudley, supposedly the brother of the man killed by police, would have sewn up their case against Dickerson, but he didn’t show up in court on Monday. Dickerson’s attorney said he would prove Antifa was responsible.
Proving that lawless “sanctuary policies” work both ways, Yamhill County, Oregon will consider making itself a sanctuary for gun owners.
The county, home to the state’s most famous wine region and independent-minded farmers, will consider the Second Amendment Sanctuary measure on Thursday of this week.
Leftist city and state officials have fallen over themselves to declare themselves sanctuary to illegal aliens:
The Trump Administration is fighting the issue of cities, counties and states removing themselves from Federal law and authority is currently in the California based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
To make a point and to exempt themselves from onerous state and local laws, people in counties around the country have now proposed and passed “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”
Measures have passed even in Illinois:
Obviously, the right to keep and bear arms is a U.S. Constitutional right, but that hasn’t stopped the Oregon Democrat Autocrazy from passing several constraints on gun owners and floating several more anti-Second Amendment ideas.
“The best chance to stop these attacks on your liberty and property may well be at the county level.The meeting will be at the Yamhill County Courthouse, 535 NE 5th in McMinnville in room 32. (This is a courthouse so firearms are not permitted.)”
Fremont County, Colorado Commissioner Dwayne McFall told the Canon City Daily Record,
“I think we’re trying to make a statement to the lawmakers in Denver who are acting on their own agenda and not listening to the rest of the state. We’re not sworn to uphold an unconstitutional law.”
Prower County Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade put it bluntly:
“We are elected officials when we raise our hand to take office. We are sworn to protect the United States Constitution. In passing this resolution, we are protecting that right and protecting our constituents from those trying to take away that constitutional right, the Second Amendment.”
A Texas lawmaker is talking about making the entire state a Second Amendment Sanctuary:
But Leftist blow-back has started:
All of this is silly, of course. The Bill of Rights is that which the government shall not do to an individual. The sanctuary policies of the Left call for defying Federal law. This Second Amendment Sanctuary calls for the entity to follow what is already enshrined in the U.S. Constitution: an individual’s God-given right, which shall not be infringed.
However, Leftists who didn’t learn civics may need to get a lesson in it from the Second Amendment sanctuary folks who figure what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. The fun will be in watching them squirm and wriggle.
The Portland Public Schools and Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero are being sued in federal court for using tax money to orchestrate a mass anti-gun mass walk-out by students.
The civil rights lawsuit, brought by two sets of Portland parents, allege that Portland Public Schools went to great lengths to produce the 2018 demonstrations which saw thousands of students leave classrooms and take pictures of themselves with anti Second Amendment, anti NRA and anti-gun signs.
The parents’ attorney, James Buchal, a civil rights attorney and head of the Multnomah County Republican Party, said the lawsuit “demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives.”
The 31-page complaint included emails and photos demonstrating what Buchal said was collusion between administrators and school officials to work with anti-gun groups to “groom” students into ‘leading’ the walk outs.
The complaint reads in part:
“A continuous disinformation effort was made by defendants to portray demonstration efforts as student-led. For example, an Assistant Principal at Laurelhurst School reported on February 27th: “We just got off the phone with our Sr. Director and his guidance was to keep this as student centered as possible.” He suggested that teachers identify useful studentproxies so that he and another school official could have lunch with them for event planning, though phrasing his request as “see[ing] what they want to do” (See Exhibit 26). Offering young students who took one side of a controversial political issue private lunches with senior school officials is and was intended to be seductive, to groom, recruit and motivate students to the political cause favored by defendants, in order to reinforce and achieve the political goals of the defendants. Upon information and belief, no PPS administrator or teacher invited pro-Second- Amendment students to have lunch with them to see what they wanted to do, and PPS offered no school resources to pro-gun students similar to those PPS provided to anti-gun students.”
In fact, the lawsuit shows memos, flyers, emails (using official PPS email system and contacts) and other examples of teachers and administrators plotting to, not only organize the advertised “student led” walk outs, but providing helpful maps on walk out map routes around schools, lesson plans, and the official color students should wear:
A teacher provided students with how to write and lobby elected officials for gun control:
The lawsuit also alleges that developmentally disabled students were used by organizers to hold signs even though they couldn’t understand them:
“Even younger, or developmentally disabled students, incapable of reasoned choice as to participation, were pressed into service as pawns and props by defendants. Oneparent complained: “Our special needs 5th grader doesn’t understand why he had to wear a sign around his neck and march around the school….” (Exhibit 29) (Nextdoor posting)).”
It was so obviously a school-led event that parents had to opt out their children or they’d be required to participate in the walk out.
Schools changed their bell schedules to add an extra period so students breaking the district’s own policies wouldn’t be marked absent.
The walk outs were an orchestrated commemoration of the 17 students murdered at the Majory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida in 2017 by a mentally deranged gunman and former student.
The shooting was horrible enough of course, but Buchal provided proof that students were “emotionally manipulat[ed]” by “misleading propaganda” to “create political theater designed to manipulate public opinion and pressure elected officials to ban guns.”
Buchal says there was never mention of the Parkland school’s own complicity in the violence, beginning with the PROMISE program that refused to arrest and treat the mentally ill student, to the armed school resource officer who cowered outside while students were being shot inside the school.
Buchal, a Harvard educated and Yale trained lawyer, argues that by forcing parents to subsidize the political activities of teachers and administrators, it “… violates their First Amendment rights, and that the pervasive climate of indoctrination and intimidation within the Portland schools also unconstitutionally interferes with the free speech rights of students. The suit also seeks to compel PPS to complete its long-overdue response to the Public Records Act request, pointing out that the Multnomah County District Attorney previously ordered PPS to complete the production by December 6th.
I would have posted this last Thursday when I heard about it, but family commitments prevented it. However, the later timing allowed me to see the ‘coverage’ this important story got.
Willamette Week headlined its story “Multnomah County GOP Chairman Sues Portland Public Schools Over Gun Control Protests,” intentionally leaving the impression that it was the GOP bringing the lawsuit. Nothing wrong with that if it were the truth, but it’s not.
It was also amusing to see the AP story about it, which included a quote from the District spokesman calling the lawsuit “baseless.”
Former Oregonian political-writer-turned “director of strategic communications and outreach” for PPS, Harry Esteve, sees it as “baseless” I suppose because to see it otherwise might encourage citizens to look at Buchal’s legal exhibits revealing Esteve’s latent and overt fingerprints all over this manufactured event.