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Portland’s Pro-Protester Justice System

Freelance journalist Mike Strickland faces 50-plus years in prison for drawing his gun to defend himself against a group of anarchists rushing him to assault him at a Portland protest last July. The group had already assaulted him moments before in an attempt to frighten him into stop him from recording the event.

Strickland never fired his weapon, but the mere presence of the gun caused the men and women coming at him to stop for a moment, giving him time to begin backing away in retreat before they threatened to come at him again.

For defending himself against the band of masked and armed thugs bearing down on him to beat him with their flagpoles (again), Strickland now faces a long stretch in prison.

The unspoken yet neon bright message from the Portland judge overseeing the case was ‘in Multnomah County you can’t use your gun in self-defense.’

That chilling message, and the fact that Strickland did nothing wrong in defending himself, is why the case will be appealed.

For many years, Portland has been indulgent to the professional protester class, allowing them to take over the streets, parks, freeways, sidewalks without permits required of other citizens as just one example. Politicians have even marched with them.

On the occasions when lawless and violent protesters are arrested, they are usually quickly processed around the corner from the protest and ticketed.

Not so with Strickland. He was processed, held for hours, his possessions confiscated, and ordered to present himself in court days later where the DA had magically transformed his attackers into ‘victims.’

Compare this to the treatment of a prominent professional protester, Jessie Sponberg, who was among the dozens of people blocking the Portland Airport recently. Thousands of people were inconvenienced by the antics of Sponberg and his cohorts.

A counter protester was shouting Bible verses at the group as they blocked the roads and pathways of people trying to catch their planes or get home.

Eventually, as Sponberg later admits it on this video, he couldn’t stand it anymore and cold-cocked the guy. He assaulted the man, knocking him out for several minutes.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for head injuries.

Here’s a video of the assault:

And here was his response to my question about his prosecution on a Facebook post:

There is a two tier system of justice in Multnomah County. One for protesters and one for everyone else.

Like the never-prosecuted lefty anti-gun protester, Skye Fitzgerald, who was videotaped assaulting Mike Strickland a year before, breaking his arm in three places, Sponberg hasn’t been charged, as he confirmed to me on Facebook.

Here we go again.

Pallywood Portland Style: Pro Palestine protester caught faking an assault

Pallywood in Portland

“Pallywood: .”..[M]edia manipulation, distortion and outright fraud by the Palestinians and other Arabs … designed to win the public relations war against Israel.”

While chanting anti Israel genocide chants (see post here), Pro Palestine protesters over the weekend were also engaging in a little of giggle (and fake tears) inducing Pallywood. 

Citizen Journalist Laughing at Liberals caught this ‘devout’ hijab wearing protester make up some sort of exchange with a pro Israel protester and blame him for doing something that made the child nearby cry. What the Lisa Fithian wannabe didn’t know was the entire phony ‘incident’ was recorded. Watch it:

See Laughing at Liberals other videos here. 

Portland Palestine protesters chant for Jewish genocide.

Will Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights investigate?

“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

As I sat down to watch Laughing at Liberals’ latest excellent video offerings about this weekend’s Free Palestine protests, I have to admit, even I was surprised by the Portland professional protesters. Starting at :48 seconds into the following video you can hear the chant, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

This chant chilled me to the bone. Anyone who knows Hamas, the radical Muslim Brotherhood outpost in Gaza–and indeed part of the government, KNOWS this refers to extinguishing Israel, or, as some put it, “wiping Israel off the map.”

Protesters on the streets of Portland chanted for genocide of Jews.

If you don’t believe me, just look at the map nearby. The Jordan River establishes Israel’s border on the east, while its western border is the Mediterranean Sea.

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And here’s the truth: Protesters were chanting on the streets of Portland to not only get rid of Israel–but the Jewish people. There is no other way to understand this. None.

This was not a chant blithely tossed off by thoughtless dilettantes. This chant was no mistake. These protesters may be useful idiots, but even trained seals can understand this.  

See, according to its own charter, Hamas will  not abide anyone but believers in Islam on its land. In radical Islam you either forswear your own faith and convert, pay a devastating fine, or die. That means no Jews in Palestine. 

It has been ever thus.

 Jihad, Jihad, Jihad; a million martyr; from the River to the Sea Palestine will be free, the goal is not peace, the goal is victory and victory is the destruction of Israel.PLO founder Yassar Arafat

And,

Hamas is worse.  Not only does the Hamas Covenant commit to the destruction of Israel, but also their leaders exhort to the annihilation of every Jew in “Palestine.”

Can you imagine polite society standing mute amid chants of people calling for the annihilation of an entire people group? In what other arena is it acceptable behavior to call for genocide? Even the Westboro nutters don’t go that far, and for their religious quackery, they are rightly shunned by polite society. 

Even the Westboro nutters don’t go that far, and for their religious quackery, they are rightly shunned by polite society. 

Though I don’t believe in speech codes and think the so called Office of Equity in Portland is a colossal waste of money, as long as there is one in existence, Jews and friends of Israel everywhere should call on this office to publicly shame and out this group of radicals for what they are: anti semites, racists and believers in genocide. They and their outpost at Portland State University should be booed off the public stage.