“We got Nate Millsap right here!” came a voice in a sort of ‘up talk’ carnival barker’s cadence.
The voice is believed by Millsap to belong to the scarf-wearing, black bloc attired
Benjamin Kerensa and it sent a frisson of excitement through the pack of similarly attired … people.
Kerensa perjured himself on the stand multiple times in the Michael Strickland case. He testified for the prosecution that he wasn’t part of black bloc, that he never pushed or pulled Strickland to throw him out and that Strickland drew his gun multiple times, among other obvious lies.
The thugs roughed up Strickland which Strickland’s still-quashed video demonstrates.
Those thugs became ‘victims’ in the eyes of the prosecution and Strickland was brought up on 21 counts, ten of which were felonies. They could have landed Strickland in prison for more than 50 years. Strickland was sentenced to 40 days in jail when he was sentenced in May.
And Nate Millsap, also a witness for the prosecution, took high quality video which showed the gang of thugs backing Strickland up and threatening him. Later, Millsap, realizing what his video showed, publicly came out in support of Strickland. All of those moves made him public enemy #1 with the black bloc crowd.
And that’s why they confronted him on Sunday, as you can see from from Millsap’s own videos below:
“Fucking Millsap Get him the fuck outta here! GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE! GO BACK TO YOUR (unintelligible) GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE, NATHAN!
Millsap: “I’m here filming.
Mob: (unintelligible) GET BACK TO YOUR SIDE!
Millsap: “I’m not on a side! I’m here independently.
Black Bloc: “GET BACK TO YOUR SIDE!”
Millsap: “I’m not on a side, I’m here independently!
Black Bloc: “Get out!” (something is thrown at Millsap)
(laughs are heard)
Black Bloc guy starts chant, “Hey, hey, ho, ho this racist scum has got to go!”
What do we call black bloc ‘anarchists’ now? ‘Protester’ is too benign a descriptor. ‘Terrorist’ seems too harsh. They haven’t killed anyone … yet, although violence is clearly in their wheel house.
Members, who fancy themselves as anarchists then morph to become ‘anti fascist’ – meaning anti anyone to the right of them, continue to beat, shoot, assault, jump, punch, club, gas innocents and interrupt others’ lives by blocking roads, trains, freeways and bridges.
Like this guy who was beaten right in front of Millsap last Sunday by the – what do they call themselves again? Oh, yes “anti-fascists.” The same people who, like the brown shirts before them, dress in uniforms and take it upon themselves to be judge, jury and executioner of people who hold different political views.
And now Millsap has a target on his back, just like Leo Stratton had before him and just as Michael Strickland did before them.
And the one guy who has been there every, single time is ‘victim’ Ben Kerensa.
And look at him try to scamper out of Millsap’s view finder here:
A popular McMinnville church has canceled a May 1st fundraiser for Michael Strickland because of the outcry of a Portland protester.
A member of the Church on the Hill in McMinnville organized a concealed carry handgun class fundraiser at the church. Funds raised would go to Strickland’s defense fund at the Oregon Firearms Federation. (Please go and donate here.)
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 from the left. He then protected his right flank, sweeping the people converging on him from the front.
His self defense move worked long enough for him to back away from the mob. When he got to relative safety, he surrendered to police–who had just arrived about a block away.
Initially Strickland faced only a couple of misdemeanors. Then, outrageously, the Multnomah County DA’s office overcharged Strickland with ten felonies and eleven misdemeanors for defending himself. More outrageously, the DA’s office used the self same attackers as “victims” in Strickland’s act of self defense.
The real victim here, of course, is Strickland who in February was convicted of all 21 charges after a week long trial. He’ll be sentenced in May. There will be an appeal.
According to executive pastor Jeff Cox, the Church on the Hill has allowed several groups to hold CHL classes in the past, but this one was different.
Pastor Cox told me that they canceled the event because Portland protesters got a whiff of the event.
Correction, make that one protester got a whiff of the event and wrote an email of complaint:
The emailer wrote:
“Why would you allow a fundraiser for a convicted felon who stalked african americans [sic] and women and pulled a gun on a crowd to be held at your church?”
Aside from the fact that the emailer lied about “stalking African Americans” “women” and that Strickland pulled a gun on what he hoped to convey was an ‘innocent crowd,’ the only thing true about this email is that Strickland was convicted in a hyper partisan Portland courtroom.
It was enough to spook the the church that has had its share of bad publicity lately.
Pastor Cox told me that he thought the fundraiser was for a “cancer patient or something” and didn’t realize there was anything political about the event. Of course, there really wasn’t — except in the minds of the leftists who have tried to ruin Strickland’s life by charging him in a bogus criminal proceeding and saw the effort to help him as an affront to their political views.
Cox said he wanted to clarify that there were no massive amounts of protesters threatening the church. Maybe that was a way to salve the concerns of his parishioners who were afraid of the out-of-control protester culture would invade their bucolic town.
Interesting, the event he canceled, perhaps for the safety of his flock, represented the very reason why there needed to be a fundraiser to help the victim of the same protesters.
You don’t need to look far to find the outrageous and violent antics by Portland’s protester crowd to understand his reticence:
However, it’s understandable if church leaders were concerned about inviting the violent behavior of Portland protesters.
Recently, frequent protester Jessie Sponberg was with the usual band of scarf covered thugs and admitted to cold cocking a counter protester reading Bible verses at the Portland airport, knocking him out and sending him to the hospital.
People have had it up to here with the thugs overrunning the streets, blocking the freeways and stopping them from catching their airplanes because the snowflakes are butthurt over whatever the cause du jour is.
One photographer captured an angry woman confronting a black bloc attired protester in downtown Portland who was blocking the street. She used the only weapon she had to go after him – a bottle of Tide:
In the last few days in Portland, the story about a man being attacked by a protester, during which the protester ripped the man’s glasses off his face, resulted in these comments by people disgusted with the unchecked violence by these thugs.
A commenter called “OregonJelly” observed the obvious problem with the leftist protesters:
OregonJelly 11 hours ago
… Personally, I think the larger danger is the violence and intimidation this crowd tends to exhibit towards anyone who disagrees with them. They defend the right to protest, while denying the same rights to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs. The hypocrisy of activist leaders nullifies any good intentions they may have had.
And this one from “ThoseArePeopleWhoDied” said someone should stop the rampant street violence:
ThoseArePeopleWhoDied 16 hours ago
Once a protestor or anyone for that matter, lays hands on someone, drop the hammer on them. That’s a huge step up from blocking streets, disrupting public meetings, or vandalizing cars. That’s a line that’s gotta be drawn.
And later that commenter cited the Strickland case:
ThoseArePeopleWhoDied 21 hours ago
@0zymandias Lay a hand on someone and take their property (something as personal as eyeglasses to boot) and pay the price…which is felony robbery. DA didn’t have any trouble laying 13 [sic] felony counts of unlawful use of a gun on Michael Strickland for pointing a gun at these kind of super-peaceful protestors when they tried to give him a group hug. Even-handed I’d say.
And then there are the myriad property crimes that have gone unchecked by the Portland leadership:
I’ve asked the church emailer if he would like to write up a 500-800 word essay outlining his problem with Strickland, but either that’s a phony email address or he is confining his writing, bad as it is, to complaint emails and attempted to send disgusting comments to this website.
As we’ve seen for the entire 2016 campaign, there’s been plenty of evidence that Democrats have been buying rent-a-mobs to cause violence at Trump rallies and it’s believed that their “campaign” hires continue their antics on the streets with protests and riot.
Now, a person has written a response to the protesters that puts in perspective how the left’s political opponents see things:
The ad on Craigslist is headlined:
“TO ALL ANTI-TRUMP CRYBABIES (WE HAVE SPOKEN)
The ad reads:
TIME TO GET OUT OF MOMMIES [sic] BASEMENT, GET OVER YOUR GENERATION
SNOWFLAKE FRAGILE “I CAN’T BARE [sic] TO HEAR ANYTHING I DON’T AGREE WITH” DISTORTED REALITY, GET A JOB, AND START CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY, INSTEAD OF WANTING TO LEACH OFF OF IT.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THE SUPREME COURT
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WE HAVE IT ALL NOW. THE CORRUPTION THAT HAS [sic] [BEEN] PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE CORRUPT AND ATTACK THEIR RIVALS WILL BE REMOVED AND CORRECTED.
THIS IS THE GREATEST HOPE FOR HOPE AND PROSPERITY SINCE WORLD WAR TWO FOR THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA–ALL THE PEOPLE, WHITE, BLACK, HISPANIC, EVERYBODY, ALL PEOPLE–SO GET OVER IT. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND HELP CONTRIBUTE TO THE GREATER GOOD FOR ALL.
DO WHAT YOUR PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID TO DO AND YOUR CANDIDATE CLINTON SAID TO DO:
HAVE AN OPEN MIND, GIVE HIM TIME, SUPPORT YOUR PRESIDENT, AND BE A LOYAL CITIZEN OF YOUR COUNTRY.
Instead of promoting your hate that does [not] help heal, but only creates lines that divide us.”