Portland conservatives were stunned to hear the news one week ago that videographer Leo Stratton had died in a fiery, late night crash. Now there’s concern that his death wasn’t an accident and Oregon State Police are investigating.
According to The Oregonian, the professional truck driver died Wednesday night, September 12, 2018 when his big rig “drifted off the highway”:
“The Oregon State Police said an early investigation shows the semi driver, Leo Stratton, was going east on Interstate 84, drifted off the highway and hit a rock embankment.
The semi caught fire, and Stratton died.”
The situation now has taken a more twisted turn.
@ORStatePolice: Semi-truck driver killed in fiery crash on I-84 near The https://t.co/WR2qMVVGJP pic.twitter.com/bMfSBHmIQw
Stratton was a videographer with his own YouTube channel, which boasted 11,000 subscribers. His work often lampooned the violent and destructive antics of the Portland professional protester Left – with special emphasis on the group that calls itself “anti fascists,” or Antifa.
Stratton’s “screamer” video was among his most widely viewed. More than 450,000 have watched his video of a disturbed, rainbow-haired person who showed up to ruin a pro-Trump rally:
3-4-17 Lake Oswego Oregon, as with venues acroos the USA, there is an organized Trump Rally to support the President, not to be outdone, the wealthy suburb o…
Stratton’s work became more important after a Portland judge and prosecutors banned the area’s premier chronicler of the Left, “Laughing at Liberals'” Mike Strickland, from reporting on politics.
Strickland’s 1st and 2nd Amendment rights were stripped from him after a mob of Antifa attacked him at an protest and Strickland pulled his legally concealed handgun to protect himself. No shots were fired. His case is on appeal. See my exhaustive list of stories about Strickland here, here and here for starters.
The Left Celebrates
Members of Antifa gloried in attacking and sidelining Strickland. And, disgustingly, now the same is happening with the death of Stratton.
While members of the GOP, Trump supporting folks on the right and citizen journalists mourned, within hours of his death Antifa-affiliated Leftists began glorying in it:
This self described bike courier’s Twitter profile included a feature photo of Stratton and the fiery crash which ended the 50-year-old videographer’s life:
The Twitter user “Give No Fucks” was positively giddy that Stratton was dead:
LMAO LEO STRATTON IS DEAD.
Claiming ‘Credit’ for Stratton’s Death
VictoriaTaft.com received an email from a phony email address claiming ‘credit’ for killing Stratton:
“We finally got Leo Stratton! He is down!”
Antifa Network Goes Into Action
Within hours of his death, the Leftist website called IDA Vox ran an obituary enthusing, “Leo Stratton, ROT IN HELL.” The post labeled the watcher of the Left the “Leni Riefenstahl of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer” groups:
The post was endorsed by Blue Check Twitter:
Leo Stratton, ROT IN HELL! https://t.co/lZOTImajuB pic.twitter.com/uTywGviJrJ
The story was quickly disseminated.
New York Antifa ballyhooed Stratton’s death:
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Occupy enthused over his death:
Leo Stratton, ROT IN HELL! https://t.co/f81bCUs6md
Semi driver killed in fiery crash near The Dalles If you followed the Bundy #oregonstandoff and/or the Portland antifa v. patriot rallies, you’ll probably recognize the driver, Leo Stratton, as a writer for The Red Elephants.https://t.co/EPdpLK1WUT
Though the Left and Antifa labeled both Stratton and Strickland as “fascists,” “racists,” and “homophobes,” the labels were transparently contrived to give the rebels-without-a-cause, Antifa, a reason to engage in anti-social and violent behavior in general and specifically work against the men who whose work made the Leftists look bad. Labeling them “fascists” made it easier to gather a mob to oust them from their protests and rallies. The irony of the group’s own fascist moves was apparently lost on them.
Stratton On Antifa Hit List
Stratton had been an object of interest for the Left:
Rose City Antifa listed Stratton on its Southern Poverty Law Center-like hit list:
The supposed “anti fascists” monitored or spied on, if you will, the individual goings on of people on the right:
Stratton Doxxed by Left
Just one month before his death Stratton was doxxed by Leftist “Dimestore Guevarra” who refers to himself as, “Anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, antichrist… ”
Leo Stratton is a committee person for the @MultnomahGOP he also happens to be one arm of the Joey Gibson/Patriot Prayer propaganda machine. @katemshepherd https://t.co/KaJ4bvyXFQ https://t.co/bwtS4QjOxy
The Antifa member labeled Stratton as an arm of the Patriot Prayer group, but Stratton’s work pre-dated that group as did Strickland’s:
This is his bio at The Red Elephants “news” site… pic.twitter.com/8uc5GRbAuF
“Share Your Concerns”
An Oregon State Police Lieutenant , nameless for his own protection, has received this information and much more.
VictoriaTaft.com received this response from the Lieutenant:
“I have become aware of Mr. Stratton’s involvement at certain protests and share the same concerns you do.”
The Oregon State Police has told VictoriaTaft.com that there’s no sign of foul play at this point, but Stratton’s body has been sent to medical investigators at OSP for more investigation:
“The Wasco Co. medical examiner sent Mr. Stratton’s body to the OSP crime laboratory where an autopsy was to be conducted.”
OSP says it will be awhile before we get back the autopsy results.
Twitter user Andrew Sorg thinks it’s “some silly shit” if anyone speculates Stratton died by anything other than an accident:
And it’s true. No one expects this. While it seems far fetched that in “Little Beirut” – Portland, Oregon – we could have just witnessed a political hit, the continuing violent criminal enterprise that is Antifa gaining such a stronghold over the city was something that we never expected, either.
Is this group, known for its violence, fire bombings, fascist tactics and attacks capable of … murder?
When the loons have convinced themselves that Leo Stratton is just like Hitler’s propagandist, it’s not hard to imagine that these self styled saviors may have graduated to more than “some silly shit.”