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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Judge Lifts Gag on Strickland Video Showing Him Attacked by Antifa ‘Victims’-Including Benjamin Kerensa

[This post has been updated to add the video and remove references to its eventual inclusion]

This video recorded by Michael Strickland as he was attacked that has been under seal by prosecutors has been released from custody.

Now people will finally be able to see the video showing Strickland being manhandled – attacked – by black bloc outfitted anarchists and so called “antifa” at the Portland Black Lives Matter/Don’t Shoot PDX protest. These are some of the same people whom prosecutors turned into ‘victims’ in their outrageous case against him in Portland, Oregon over the last year. See posts about the case by clicking on this link.

It explains why Strickland, a videographer and journalist working for news websites, pulled his gun in self defense to back off the thugs who admitted in court to conspiring to physically throw him out of the protest.

The video shows what happened before people started filming Strickland being physically thrown out of the Black Lives Matter/Don’t Shoot PDX protest, march and rally.

Here’s Strickland’s description of the video:

“Violent Ben Kerensa, known domestic terrorist and federal felon, attacks me last July 7th, 2016. You can see him leading a group of mask-clad anarchists, 3 of which of with flag poles in hand, which I have seen used as weapons. They surround me, Kerensa verbally accosts me, then begins to physically attack me. You can hear me issue verbal commands as I start to retreat. Benjamin Jacob Kerensa begins to pursue me as I retreat, and calls for others to join in the pursuit. After retreating down the block, while being aggressively pursued, my attention was drawn to the bulk of mob on my right. At this point, Ben Kerensa begins to flank me from my left, my blind side, and I caught him out of the corner of my eye. At that point I draw and issue commands for everyone to get away from me. I had every reason to believe that Ben Kerensa’s 400 pound body was seconds away from flattening me into the pavement, and that several others, already in a mob mentality, would join in, not only beating me but also robbing me of personal possessions, which included my video camera, computer, other electronic devices, and my Glock 27. They left me with no choice but to draw in self defense.

Somehow, Kerensa and the rest of the mob are considered “victims” and were never charged with any crimes, even though Ben Kerensa’s actions clearly meet the definition of Riot (ORS 166.015), Assault (ORS 163.165), Menacing (ORS 163.190), and Disorderly Conduct (ORS 166.025), having begun the altercation in the first place.

Benjamin Jacob Kerensa has a long criminal rap sheet that includes bomb threats, impersonating FBI agents to get people SWATed, filing false police reports, improper use of 911, theft, writing fraudulent checks, and more. He also been known to creepily stalk students at PSU, attack female police accountability activists, and tried to get the mob to attack another videographer earlier this June.

It is best to stay away from him if you see him in public and have no contact with him. I post this as a public service announcement so that people know how dangerous and violent he is.

This video was my first person video of the events that night. I was arrested a few minutes after I was attacked, and my camera and SD were seized immediately. This video was part of the sealed evidence. The prosecutors, Kate Molina and Todd Jackson, and Judge Thomas Ryan did not want the public to see this video before the trial. The evidence has since been unsealed.”

Strickland was charged with 21 counts, ten of which were felonies, for defending himself. He’s been sentenced to 40 days in jail, 29 with time served.

He’s appealing.

PDX Mayor Calls for Ban on Free Speech for “Alt Right” After Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Murders Two On Max Train

Three men stood up for right and paid a huge price on the Max line on Friday when a crazed man threatened two Muslim women on the train. Two of the men died and another was badly hurt as they were slashed by the knife wielding crazed man.

In this video,  Twitter user “St. Tenderheart” claims to have been an eyewitness who chased down suspected killer Jeremy Christian who was still foaming at the mouth and in a psychotic episode before his arrest:

The reaction by leftist Portland is curious.

First, a spokesman for the  far leftist anarchist, self described “anti fascists” in the form of Cameron Whitten said the nutter who killed two people on Portland’s light rail was a Trump supporter and that as long as Trump was in the White House he would feel unsafe:

Yes, the person who likely committed the murder is a repeat offender and suffering from mental illness. But if Donald Trump was not president today, I believe we would still have two bright lights among us today. I believe that stronger than I believe in my own birthday.

Then, Marc Abrams of the KXL weekend radio show Kremer, Abrams and Pasero claimed that the nutter was a Christian. No, Marc. His last name is Christian. He’s no more a Christian than you are Abram. 

Attempts have been made to connect the killer to the “alt right” (whatever that means) because the accused killer turned up  to a so called “free speech” event in Portland in April. As you can see by the video posted by YouTuber Airliner World, the suspect was  disavowed, told to get out, shut up, and even one guy said “he’s on his own.” As the YouTuber put it:

Please don’t put Jeremy with those guys, they have already made it clear that he wasn’t a part of them.

Christian was separated from the so called “Patriot Prayer Group” by the cops because they didn’t want him in their group. He’s shown on tape (surrounded by photographers) complaining about it.

Christian then walked down the street toward the anarchist, black bloc protesters.

Furthermore, as the website Chicks on the Right discovered, the accused killer appears to be a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Chicks On the Right

But, oddly, Ted Wheeler is not calling for an end to the far left protests that occur nearly every week in Portland — only the so called “alt right” one scheduled for June 4th and 10th.

Remember now, to some people facts are fungible. They’re plug-and-play components for certain intellectually dishonest people  to construct them into a jerry-rigged storyline so long as it concludes that it’s all  Donald Trump’s fault.

In the left’s and City Hall’s  (but I repeat myself) zeal to construct this narrative,  Mayor Ted Wheeler has taken it upon himself to urge the federal government officials to stop a planned “free speech” protest by what he calls an “alt right” group on federal property on June 4th and another one June 10th.

I recognize that Portland’s heightened political atmosphere is ripe for riot and the mayor wants to keep things peaceful. But allow me to remind you that the city has been the victim of several such riots without the presence of so called “alt right” free speech supporters. In fact, the street violence has been a function entirely of the left and helped by the city’s inability or unwillingness to confront it.

Scapegoating the “alt right” in this case is absurd, intemperate and unbecoming a serious politician.

I don’t recall Wheeler calling for revoking or disallowing the planned May Day riots and I actually asked him to do that. I’ve also called for the National Guard to protect the citizens of Portland during the leftist’s riots due to the city’s unwillingness to do its job.

It was leftist thugs who threatened violence against Republicans participating in a civic parade and got it canceled.

It’s understandable that Wheeler’s concerned about riots.  But who’s been doing the rioting in Portland? Not the so called “alt right.” It seems that the better part of valor would be to appeal to the leftists to leave the permitted protesters alone.

All of Victoria Taft’s Stories on Michael Strickland’s Case

Michael Strickland’s Defense Fund Link Is Right Here

And here are the previous posts I’ve done on the Strickland case:

Strickland’s ‘Victim’, Benjamin Kerensa: Hacker, Anarchist, Fabulist, Dangerous Man

Before There Were Canceled & Censored Parades, There Was Michael Strickland, ‘Laughing at Liberals’

Video: Watch Strickland Attacker Ben Kerensa Urge Attack on Yet ANOTHER Citizen Journalist

Opinion: Why I’m Not ‘Grateful’ for Michael Strickland Sentence

Strickland Sentenced Today; Appeals Attorney Named

Strickland’s ‘Victim’, Benjamin Kerensa: Hacker, Anarchist, Fabulist, Dangerous Man

Before There Were Canceled & Censored Parades, There Was Michael Strickland, ‘Laughing at Liberals’

I Call on Portland to Cancel May Day Protests, er, Riots

Release the Strickland Tape

Rioters Veto: Portland Cancels Parade After Protesters Plot ‘Terrorist’ Attack on GOP Participants

Portland Protesters Get ‘Traffic Tickets’: Strickland Defended Himself & Faces Prison

Portland Protester Who Threw Bomb at Crowd Given ‘Counseling’; Michael Strickland Faces Prison for Defending Himself

Surprise Speaker at ‘Free Mike Strickland’ Rally Was Witness in Case — And Wait Till You Hear What He Says

Mike Strickland Rally Speakers Put Stakes into Sharp Focus: ‘That Could Be You Next!’

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

Angry Motorist Goes After Portland Rioter With the Only Thing She Has–Laundry Detergent

This is the scene from the Portland riots Thursday night as the protesters blocked streets and prevented people from moving.

My daughter has had to walk home for days because protesters are blocking public transit.

This lady just couldn’t take it anymore and lashed out at the anarchists.

Who will protect these people so it won’t be necessary to take matters into their own hands?

The Oregon Republican Party has called on Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to resign for “dereliction of duty.” Read about that here.

These aren’t organic riots, these are conspiracies with paid protesters by well known, politically connected actors in Portland.

When Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts ‘Flipped Off’ Reporter for Asking Her About Her ‘Buddy’, Accused Sex Offender, Terry Bean

While looking for other things the other day, I came across this 2015 video of a lefty videographer verbally going after former governor Barbara Roberts and Governor Kate Brown on the issue of their friend, millionaire Democrat money man and accused child molester, Terry Bean.

Photo Credit: Screenshot/YouTube
Photo Credit: Screenshot/YouTube

The gay activist and founder of Human Rights Campaign was acquitted of having sex with underage boys when the chief accuser failed to show up for court. Bean offered the boy $225,000 for the allegation to go away, according to the outraged prosecutor in the case.

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At the time of this video (taken during the Rose Festival parade) in 2015, the allegations were still top of mind for many Oregonians. Though the guy didn’t know who Barbara Roberts was — seriously, he did cajole her into this moment:

Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube
Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube

Here’s the whole thing:

“Self Defense”: Lefty Videographer at BLM Protest Told Cops Twice That PDX Reporter Mike Strickland Drew Gun In Self Defense

A lefty Portland videographer, who goes by the nom de guerre “Mike Bluehair,” has told police for the second time that reporter Mike Strickland pulled a gun on protesters in self-defense. Bluehair told a detective at the scene the night of the incident at the Black Lives Matter protest that Strickland drew his weapon in self defense and reiterated the same in a follow up phone interview. Bluehair recorded the conversation which is below. 

Image Credit: Screenshot/YouTube
Image Credit: Screenshot/YouTube

Bluehair has taken the most compelling video seen so far of the moments during and right after the Portland reporter drew a weapon and pointed it toward protesters converging on him. Strickland’s own video, which he says exonerates him, has been seen neither by the public, nor at this writing that we’re aware, by district attorney investigators. Strickland has been in jail since July 8th and will be in court tomorrow to answer to two felonies and two misdemeanors relating to unholstering his weapon at the protest.

The charges, which were increased at his first hearing, are being seen more and more as being  transparently politically motivated by anti second amendment Multnomah County prosecutors.

In one exchange, Bluehair even drew a picture for Officer Sarah Taylor on why Strickland drew his weapon:

Officer Sarah Taylor:  You don’t get the sense that he was out of control.

Mike Bluehair:  No, he was being very measured. … If you look at my video off to the left, you can clearly see a guy, seconds before he pulls a gun out –rather large black gentleman — drop a back pack and move in towards him quickly.”

Image Credit: Screengrab/Mike Bluehair
Image Credit: Screengrab/Mike Bluehair

And, as I’ve reported previously, black bloc protesters also came at Strickland with their flagstaffs.

Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube
Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube

Here’s one guy showing how they’re used:

Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube
Image Credit: Screengrab/YouTube

Mike Bluehair also told Officer Taylor that others in the crowd felt Strickland was in danger too:

“Some of the people who helped Strickland feel safe, believe it or not, were anarchists. I have a friend that was in black bloc attire that was there that turned around and helped me keep the crowd from Strickland.

Like I said, I think he [Strickland] was feeling the need for self-protection, but I didn’t see what happened leading up to that. There will be testifying that I know about the situation.

I think he was being very measured and controlled in his movements. He put the thing in his retention holster, or whatever, when he felt that there was no danger.”

Strickland also believes that Mike Bluehair was trying to warn him before the incident happened.  I asked Mike Bluehair about that. Here’s what he said:

“I told him something to the effect of watch his ass or some such. I don’t remember the exact words I used. That said, I’m pretty sure his camera was rolling When I said that. People in that crowd looked more Agro than usual.Thanx Victoria for covering mikes story. I wish people would get to through their thick skulls that if we don’t stand up for mikes liberty we are ultimately eroding our own. [sic]”

Bluehair sent me his video of the conversation he held with a Portland Police Bureau officer. See it below.

He also told the cop:

“I can pass along the names of two individuals that saw the entire thing. And they’re both willing to, you know, testify as to what they saw.”

I asked him for information on the two and he demurred.

The officer on the call told Mike Bluehair that she was glad for his “impressions” of what happened but felt some of what he said was hearsay.  

At this point, I have to shake my head.  In court, the District Attorney used worse than hearsay — let’s call it derivative hearsay — to increase the charges against Strickland. She took the word of a leftist protester who was pissed off at Strickland over texts he sent. The protester labeled Strickland a “white nationalist” who sent him “possibly race based threats.” 

Because of the protester’s conjecture about why Strickland asked them particular questions about a previous protest, he was labeled a racist and the district attorney’s office used that hearsay to increase the charges against him — perhaps destroying his career and livelihood. Worse, costing him his freedom.

Strickland sits in jail on $250,000.00 bail on trumped up additional charges because someone got their feelings hurt. 

Strickland will be in court for a bail hearing Monday at 1:30. 

‘Inclusive’ ‘Social Justice’ Minister Totally Ignores Minorities in Humorous Video by Daylight Disinfectant

They’re side shows. Even they think so.

social justice minister

This video was taken by Daylight Disinfectant recently at a confab discussing social justice and the effort to fight ‘the man’.

First, very few were in attendance. Second, even fewer were paying attention.

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Looks like the old days. Friday-at-fours.

Portland is Named ‘Kinkiest’ City in the Country. Next Stop, World Domination.

Portland has the highest ‘kink identified’ population in the country which should surprise no one who’s paying attention.

Image Credit: Bike Portland

I’ll get back to this at more length soon, but ‘thanks’ to the moral relativists running this candy store called Portland, the City has been identified by a bunch of S & M enthusiasts as the ‘Kinkiest City in the U.S.’. Gee, maybe Mayor Charlie Hales will fete them, too with a big city hall celebration

Here’s the list. More later. 

 

*VIDEO* Westboro Baptist ‘Church’ Gets TKO’d by Laughing at Liberals, in Mano-a-Mano Confrontation in Portland

The Westboro Baptist Church Family Cult Comes to Portland and Their ‘God Hates Fags’ Act Wears Thin With Portlanders

Image Credit: Laughing At Liberals
Image Credit: Laughing At Liberals

The crazies of the Westboro family cult came to Portland to flash their anti homosexual signs in front of the Moda Center before the Portland-Miami basketball game Saturday night. Their usual loud, obnoxious protest ensued one year after the Blazers announced support of same sex marriage. Perhaps Westboro’s year-long delay of the protest is due to inbreeding. Be that as it may, the WBC crowd was counter protested, heckled and eventually turned tail and left. See the video below.

Now, there’s intolerance-light and there’s real intolerance. Though many have tried to shut them up, the Westboro nutters hurt only feelings, they don’t hurt people. Contrast that with the Taliban, ISIS and Al Qaeda’s crackpots who murder, maim and behead anyone who dare reveal a gam from under their their Islamic death cult burqa.

Take Paris as an example of what real intolerance looks like. The Westboro crowd are pikers. Yet there are those who treat them as if they’re as dangerous as the Haqqani network.

Wake up.

That is not to say opponents can’t have a little fun at their expense. Judging by this video, Citizen Journalist Laughing at Liberals was having a big old time with the Phelps family:

As fellow Citizen Journalist Leo Stratton discovered, the Westboro bunch could take only so much before they fled from the Moda Center:

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We are repulsed by the hateful approach the WBC crowd takes and they were rightly mocked Saturday night, but we should support their right to say it. That elevates this country far above those who would shut up their rivals, whether it be in court, via the IRS, or by the sword.

Portland ‘Ferguson’ Protester Punches Man Stuck in Car And It Reminds Us Of…

…what actually happened in St. Louis, near Ferguson.

In St. Louis, a Bosnian man was beaten to death with hammers when he got out of his car to demand a mob of black teens stop attacking his car. He died later at a hospital. 

Meanwhile in Portland, Laughing at Liberals captured the moment when ‘peaceful’ protesters punched this driver:

Another guy taking video captured the same moment:
Hey, Portland police, instead of rounding up law abiding journalists, why not arrests the thugs? …just a thought.

Great Dane! Missing socks mystery solved!

Oregon Great Dane pooch ate 43-1/2 socks and wins prize in national veterinary contest!

H/T Jason Taft

Photo by Dove Lewis via AP
Photo by Dove Lewis via AP

I’ve spent many an hour at Dove Lewis, Portland’s emergency animal hospital. For example, a few years ago, we came home to find our Bullmastiff foaming at the mouth with labored breathing. He was in a bad way. We whisked Max off to Dove Lewis where we learned he’d eaten a supposedly ‘safe’ version of a nylabone. It turns out, swallowing an entire bone without chewing will cost you $3,000.00 to get loosed from a sphincter. There’s your pro tip for the day.

My Maxie died from cancer a few years later. He was good boy, a rescue, who would wake from a dead sleep at the sound of  a hard boiled egg cracking on the counter. He was a world class beggar and totally devoted to his mama (there might be a connection there, but I’ll never admit it). Fond memories my red-fawn colored boy came back today when I heard about the record breaking sock eater.

Last February, Dove Lewis surgically removed 43-1/2 socks from the gut of a Portland area Great Dane. At first I was stunned to learn there was another animal dumb enough to swallow without chewing, but memories of a recent trip to the mall food court put that concern into context.  

The dog, whose name has been kept secret because somebody might think its that Bella, is doing well now. 

Dove Lewis spokeswoman Shawna Harch said “it’s perhaps the strangest case in the hospital’s history” according to the The Oregonian. As NBC News reports, the case was so strange “the hospital entered last February’s tale, complete with X-rays, in an annual contest sponsored by the vet magazine, Veterinary Practice News, and won a prize. Fittingly enough, the contest is called “They Ate WHAT?”

I wonder if they ever entered Maxie in that contest. 

Group: Portland is Central American illegal alien drop.

Numbers USA reports Portland area will be site for illegal aliens brought from Central America.

Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers
Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers


The Central American illegal alien story now centers on Portland, Oregon. After watching the drama play out in Southern California where I currently live, I’m not at all surprised Portland is a target for relocation. Portland is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens and caters to populations of non citizens from special health centers to illegal alien day labor centers. 

Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they're being dropped in Portland.
Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they’re being dropped in Portland.

 

A Portland area concerned citizen contacted pro legal immigration group Numbers USA to verify its reports were true. The group sent him the locations where the illegal aliens will be processed provided by a US Senator whom they didn’t name. He passed it along to me. 


The information was given to us by a staff member of a US Senator.  I will ask my supervisor if I can disclose to you, but here are all the locations that HHS reported to this Senator in the Portland area:


Morrison Foster  
Portland , OR 97220

Morrison Shelter 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Staff Secure (Morrison Paso) 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Secure (Morrison Senderos) 
Portland , OR 97213

Citizens of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sending their children north via Mexican drug cartels after the Obama Administration telegraphed to them the children would be given permission to stay. The law enforcement group EPIC confirmed the children were told they would be permitted to stay as the reason for traveling north, punching holes in the Obama Administration story that the children came to flee violence. The inanity of of paying violent gangs to bring their children north to escape violent gangs at home would seem to fly in the face of the narrative proffered by administration officials. 

Some citizens have expressed shock the Feds would send children to Portland without giving them fair warning considering the health problems so many of the people have brought with them. 

Protests are planned nationwide Friday and Saturday objecting to the Obama Administration’s open borders policies. Portland, Salem and Eugene activists are planning the protests via Facebook.