Andrew Duncomb, a Black conservative journalist who was stabbed during violence in Portland last weekend, told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday that he believes he was targeted by Antifa. “I was stabbed by a known Antifa member by the name of Blake Hampe,” Duncomb told host Tucker Carlson of the Saturday attack. “I felt like I was stabbed, or targeted, specifically due to my location being doxxed … 17 hours before I arrived.” Portland has seen more than two straight months of protests and violent demonstrations stemming from the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Duncomb said he was there to document the scene on the ground but was targeted because of his outspoken support of President Trump. “Anytime I come to film they know that it destroys their narrative and it goes against what they are trying to promote.” In video footage of the attack captured by a bystander, Duncomb can be seen approaching the man from behind, putting his arm on the person’s shoulder and saying, “Hey, buddy, why are you following us?” At that point the suspect appears to stab Duncomb in the back, missing his spinal cord by inches. “It was kind of a traumatic experience and I can’t remember if he said anything specifically to me,” Duncomb recalled. “Once I got stabbed, my body kind of went into shock and into fight mode so I remember getting up after I hit the ground from falling and looking at him specifically.” The knife used in the attack contained a blade that Duncomb said “appeared to be seven inches” long. While Duncomb focused on keeping pressure on his wound and locating help, he said the attacker approached his friend and asked, “Do you want to get shanked up next, too?” Duncomb told host Carlson that he considers it “a miracle to be here right now, to be able to even do the interview right now.” “The knife went in about 4 to 5 inches into my side and he ended up missing everything and remarkably I didn’t require surgery. Just a lot of blood, pain,” he explained. Duncomb said he hopes the attack will expose Antifa as a “domestic terrorist organization” hiding behind the Black Lives Matter movement. “I … want to turn this into a message, to tell everybody, that they need to wake up and people need to start exposing Antifa for who they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization who is actively deploying an assault against our democracy,” he said. “They don’t really care about Black lives, they are using BLM as a front to carry out the senseless acts of assault against this country.” Duncomb said his attacker has been arrested on second-degree assault charges and is being held on $250,000 bail.
Holy crap! Apparently not all Black Lives Matter after all. If you’re a black conservative who supports President Trump, then you’re a traitor, “Uncle Tom,” or other such nonsense. Mr. Duncomb is exactly right. Antifa IS a domestic terrorist organization, and so is BLM. Kudos to Mr. Duncomb for doing his part, and literally risking his life, getting the word out. Glad to hear he is recovering, and that the guy who “shanked” him has been arrested, and charged.
Several items that included a sledgehammer, pipe and a chain with a lock were found Thursday during the cleanup of downtown Portland, Ore., parks near where protests have raged for weeks, police officials said Thursday. The maintenance of Chapman and Lownsdale squares — which sit adjacent to one another — was conducted following a night of confrontation between authorities and protesters at the nearby Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the Portland Police Bureau said. Officers gave people inside 10 minutes to clear the area and no arrests were initially made at the time. Aside from the weapons, other items recovered at the parks included body armor, helmets, a shield and leaf blowers. “There were shocking amounts of refuse in the parks as well,” a police news release said. Police officers providing security for the cleanup arrested two people. Kristina Naranja Rivera, 34, faces disorderly conduct and criminal mischief charges and 25-year-old Camillo Massagli faces charges of criminal mischief, trespassing and interfering with a peace officer. On Wednesday night, several hundred people gathered outside the courthouse. A group that remained until later in the night wore gas masks and were seen carrying signs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, umbrellas, leaf blowers and fireworks, police said. At one point, the building was targeted with bottles, gas canisters and other objects. In addition to the protest Wednesday night, the city experienced multiple shootings and reports of people being assaulted nearby by a group with a pellet gun. Two minors were taken into custody on suspicion for the assaults.
Wait. I’m SO confused! The mayor of Portland and the governor of Oregon (both liberal Democrats, of course) are telling us that it’s just “peaceful protests” going on there. How can this be? John Adams famously said, “facts are stubborn things.” Indeed. To see photos and more (proof) of this insanity going on in Portland, click on the text above. Then, remember what the liberal idiots at CNN (like Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon) and MSNBC, etc. calling what’s going on there, simply “peaceful protests,”…or they’re latest talking point; “mostly peaceful protests.” It’s no wonder more and more people are turning away from CNN and MSNBC. You can’t see what’s going on there, and then hear idiots like Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and Joy Reid saying it’s all simply “peaceful protests” and somehow spin it to attack Trump for sending in federal marshals to protect the U.S. federal courthouse there….which was, of course, the right decision. The alternative was to allow the thugs in Portland to just burn it down. Total insanity.
Federal authorities in Portland have arrested 74 demonstrators and charged 60 with federal crimes, Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman Kerri Kupec announced on Monday. The DOJ spokeswoman made the announcement on Monday, providing the number of federal arrests and charged cases “related to violent opportunists & civil unrest.” There have been 74 arrests in Portland alone, with 60 demonstrators facing charges. Nationwide, federal authorities have made 236 arrests, with 238 defendants charged: According to the DHS spokesperson, protesters have been equipped with “Molotov cocktails, Sledgehammers, Pipe bombs, Mortar fireworks, and Metal spikes”: The Portland Police Bureau has affirmed many of the tools listed, writing as recently as July 26 that downtown protesters were equipped with “gas masks, carried shields, hockey sticks, leaf blowers, flags, and umbrellas specifically to thwart police in crowd dispersal or attempt to conceal criminal acts.” Violent protests have continued.to ravage Portland, as countless videos show demonstrators vandalizing the federal courthouse, launching mortars toward the building, setting fires in the area, and targeting officers. Rioters reportedly hurled Molotov cocktails toward federal officers over the weekend as they moved to disperse the violent crowds. “As federal officers left the courthouse to respond to attacks on the fence last night, just like on other nights, rioters responded with hard projectiles, mortar style fireworks and lasers that can cause permanent blindness,” the DHS’s July 27 readout detailing the chaos in Portland read. The readout affirmed that a Molotov cocktail “was thrown over the fence” shortly after midnight: Portland Police also announced the discovery of a bag filled with ammunition and Molotov cocktails near Lownsdale Square Park early Monday morning: Portland Police have been relatively hands-off in quelling the unrest following the addition of federal agents and the City Council’s move to bar the department from assisting federal law enforcement. Protesters, however, have continued to assault authorities, hurling various projectiles night after night and shining lasers into the eyes of officers. “You’ve seen the green lasers that are being used out there. We have three officers who currently have eye injuries, and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks,” Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard announced last week.
For more on what’s happening in Portland, click on the text above. Hopefully this nonsense isn’t in your town or city. Kudos to the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) for stepping in and stepping up, since Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) has not only abdicated his duties to protect his city and it’s citizens….he’s actually been siding with the thugs and riotiers destroying that city. Unreal..
Minneapolis firefighter Korboi “KB” Balla’s dream to open a sports bar was almost extinguished. But thanks to a GoFundMe page that exploded with contributions – and an assist from members of President Trump’s re-election campaign — Balla’s dream may still come true. At least two dozen staff members from the campaign — including campaign manager Brad Parscale — have also sent donations. Balla’s initial open date in March had to be pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was ready to finally open his doors in June, but that plan came to a crashing halt when rioters destroyed his business last week. The riots followed protests sparked by the death George Floyd, a black man who died a week ago after a white Minneapolis police officer put his knee on the handcuffed Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” a teary-eyed Balla said in a CBS report. Balla said he invested his life savings into opening the bar, which looters infiltrated as cameras were rolling. “We’ve been working so hard for this place. This is not just for me. This is for my family,” Balla said on the video. But nearly $1 million from nearly 9,500 contributions has been raised since a GoFundMe page was set up on Thursday for Balla. Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, took to Twitter to write “Feel bad for Korboi Balla. This country is about making your dreams come true. Before he could open his bar, rioters destroyed it. I just donated to his GoFundMe page. Korboi, hope you make an even better sports bar!” Balla, on his GoFundMe page, wrote on Monday: “This has been such an eye opening experience. The world has pour(e)d into me and my family to support our business.” The move by the Trump campaign staffers comes after at least 13 members of former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign staff made donations to a group that helps Minneapolis protesters get out of jail on bail, according to a Reuters report. The staffers posted on Twitter that they contributed money to a group called the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of making people who are arrested pay money to avoid pre-trial imprisonment, Reuters reported. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee opposes cash bail, comparing it to a “modern day debtors’ prison.”
What a stark comparison… On the one hand (Joe Biden’s), you have staffers who spent their money bailing out thugs and punks who did all of this rioting. And then on the OTHER hand (Trump’s), you have staffers contributing to this GoFundMe page to support this poor firefighter who lost his bar because of those same thugs and punks. If you want to support KB, click on the text above, and it’ll take you to that GoFundMe page. Hang in their KB, and keep the faith!!
An Oregon antifa activist was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison for using an expandable baton to crack the skull of another man at a June melee pitting right-wing activists against protesters from the left-wing anarchist group. Gage Halupowski, 24, of Oregon City received 70 months after pleading guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the June 29 attack on Adam Kelly in Portland. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said that as Mr. Kelly moved away from the crowd, “law enforcement witnessed a person, later identified as Halupowski, run up behind Mr. Kelly and strike him on the top of the head with an expandable metal baton.” “This was a powerful strike to the head,” said the Saturday press release. Mr. Kelly, who was shown on video being kicked, sprayed and struck by masked black-clad activists, said on Facebook that he suffered a concussion and needed 25 staples to close gashes on his head. At least eight people, including conservative journalist Andy Ngo, were injured as hundreds of protesters, including those affiliated with Rose City Antifa, descended on downtown Portland to counter a rally by a few dozen right-wing activists. Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero said the “sound of the blow was sickening and caused people who heard it to gasp.” “The intentionality of Mr. Halupowski was extremely egregious and the injuries to Mr. Kelly could have been much worse,” she said in a statement. Defense attorney Edward Kroll said his client “did a very terrible thing and made a horrible choice,” but argued the sentence was excessive, which he attributed to Oregon’s mandatory-minimum law, Measure 11. “My take on the case is, yes, prison time was almost certainly warranted in this case,” Mr. Kroll told The Washington Times. “But I also think that sending a 24-year-old with no history away for at least 4-1/2 to five years, if not more — I think that’s too harsh in this particular circumstance.” He said Halupowski was sentenced to “70 months soft,” which means he will be eligible for earned time off for good behavior and the possibility for transitional leave. Prosecutors considered a first-degree assault charge, which would have carried a sentence of up to 90 months, although it would have been more difficult to prove, he said. “He’s a kid who made a really, really dumb decision, and he got caught up in the political back-and-forth,” Mr. Kroll said. “And that’s no excuse for what he did, certainly. This was a conscious choice that he made, and he’s paying the price for it.” No arrests have been made in the attack on Mr. Ngo, who was hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage after activists struck him and hurled “milkshakes” at him as he walked away.
And that’s “milkshakes” in quotation marks because they weren’t milkshakes at all. We understand they were really liquid concrete, which was VERY heavy and caused severe injury to Mr. Ngo. We’re glad to see at least one of these Antifa losers get caught, charged, and found guilty for a crime. Antifa is a brazen domestic terrorist organization, and needs to be treated as such. Even President Trump has considered labeling the organization a domestic terrorist organization. Gage is a punk and a loser, and frankly got off easy. Glad he’s behind bars for several years, and we wish Mr. Kelly a speedy recovery.