A “Release Mike Strickland Rally” will be held at Portland City Hall, 1220 S.W. 5th Ave. Parking should be plentiful on the street, but, if not, a Smart Park is nearby on 4th Avenue.
The rally for Strickland will be held from noon-3pm. A program of speakers will include radio host Jayne Carroll who has been closely following the Strickland case and spent some time in the court room during his trial. Barbwire editor, Tamera Jackson Cochran is also going to be speaking and giving her take on the outrageous Strickland prosecution. Other speakers will be announced later today.
As you probably know, Strickland, a freelance journalist, drew his legal, licensed concealed hand gun while covering a Black Lives Matter/Don’t Shoot PDX march and rally July 7, 2016.
After covering the event for awhile, Strickland was assaulted by a group of protesters who admitted in court they conspired to throw him out. They assaulted him once and then came back after him. Strickland was forced to draw his weapon to stop the protesters who converged on him. The mob came from three sides in order to attack and stop him from covering the rally.
Rightly believing he was in danger, Strickland swept the black bloc attired mob, without his finger on the trigger, to stop the threat coming at him.
Come and show your support tomorrow and make you’re there for critical mass of people at high noon for maximum effect.
Organizer Leo Stratton promises a family friendly event, but he has control over only the good people who will come to support Strickland and not the trouble makers who have shown up before.
Please don’t engage the leftist protesters who have shown themselves to be violent. They’ll try to ruin the event if they show up. Stand strong without engaging. That’s my advice, anyway.
For a full explainer on the Mike Strickland case, please see these posts:
Fund Raiser for Strickland Canceled After Portland Professional Protesters Swing Into Action
Perjury: Counting All the Times Ben Kerensa Lied on the Stand in Strickland Gun Case, Part 1
Seldom Seen Video of Mob of “Victims” Surrounding Strickland Before He Draws Weapon in Self Defense
Portland’s Pro-Protester Justice System
Oregon Firearms Federation Responds to Strickland Gun Conviction
Travesty. Portland Judge: Strickland Guilty on All Counts.
Strickland Trial: Court Documents of the Prosecution’s Star Witness Bomb Hoaxer & Cop Impersonator Ben Kerensa
Strickland Day 2: Defense Waives Jury Trial & Prosecution Witness Admits Anarchists Plotted to Assault Journalist
Strickland Trial: Day 1
Protesters to Strickland: ‘Snitches Get Stitches’
Violent Protesters Show EXACTLY Why Strickland Carried Gun to Cover Protests
Journalist Charged With Pulling Gun to Stop Anarchist Attack Denied Change of Venue From Anti-Gun Portland
‘He Makes Fun of Us:’Reason Why Anarchists Conspired to Attack Strickland at Portland Protest
Bomb Threats, Activism, Anarchy: ‘Victim’ in Strickland Gun Case Is a Convicted Liar
Witness Against Strickland In Gun Case Is Federal Felon; Anarchist
Strickland Hearing Postponed till Monday
Strickland Hearing Today & the Defense Has a Surprise for the DA
Strickland Indicted on Gun Charges; Ham Sandwich Next In Line
Strickland’s Gun Case Similar to Portland Case That Just Ended In Not-Guilty Verdict
“Self Defense”: Lefty Videographer at BLM Protest Told Cops Twice That PDX Reporter Mike Strickland Drew Gun In Self Defense
The Exoneration of Portland Citizen Journalist Mike Strickland, ‘Laughing at Liberals.’
Citizen Journalist James O’Keefe Spotlights Mike Strickland Case
Protester Going After Mike Strickland Was “Black Panther” Calling for Violence & Gun Play Before #BLM March
Portland Citizen Journalist Banned From Portland Campuses That Frequently Welcomed Radicals & Even Domestic Terrorists
Here’s What 4 Cops & a 2-A Activist Saw When They Watched ‘Man Pulls Gun on PDX Protesters’ Video
Watch This Guy Advance on Mike Strickland Right Before He Pulled Gun At BLM Protest