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.
A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he’s released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion County Superior Court. His attorney, Deborah Burdzik, did not immediately return a call seeking comment about his immigration status. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted about the case Friday, saying the suspect “should have never been here.” Two men who lived at the blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley town of Woodburn, in northwest Oregon, died at the scene of Monday’s shooting. The third victim, the girlfriend of another resident who was not home at the time, was pronounced dead at a hospital. A third man was seriously wounded but survived and is able to speak with investigators. The Oregon State Police arrested Oseguera-Gonzalez a few hours later on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge, about 100 miles northeast of Woodburn. He acknowledged to authorities in an interview that he shot four people, according to a probable cause statement.
If, in fact, Bonifacio committed these murders in Oregon, then hopefully he will be convicted. But, Trump is exactly right.. He should never have “been here” in the first place. IF we had a secure border with Mexico, AND immigration policies that actually protected we-the-actual U.S. citizens from maggots like this from re-entering, after multiple deportations, things like this wouldn’t be happening as often as they are.. As we’ve been saying from day one here at The Daily Buzz.. We need to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico..where they should remain until that wall is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)…however long that takes. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting the illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly)…paying particular attention to known gang members, convicted criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. And, before they are deported, we should be getting biometric data (i.e. fingerprints, etc.) from deportees so we can track if they attempt to return. This is but the bare minimum we should be doing. Of course things like Bill O.’s so-called “Kate’s Law,” and other legislative efforts at the federal and state levels can be helpful.. But, securing our southern border, and deporting illegals already here should be our federal government’s #1 domestic national security priority. To do anything less is foolish.
The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher who worked to present the resolution. Bigelow says textbook publishers are yielding to pressure from fossil fuels companies. “We don’t want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry.” One commenter to the Portland Tribune story responded to the news, saying, “I have never seen a case for homeschooling more clearly put forward. This is further proof that public schools are not interested in education, only political indoctrination.” A petition, meanwhile, circulated by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) currently lists nearly 32,000 signers, including 9,000 Ph.D.s, who say, “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
Wow.. If you’re a parent in Portland, OR, NOW might be a really good time to consider charter, private, or home schooling for your kids. The Portland Public School system is not interested in teaching kids facts, or how to think. It seeks only to indoctrinate their “young skulls full of mush” with a bunch of political correctness so that they can be good little liberals calling for “regulating” oil companies, and how awful mankind is…and so on. Prior to WWII the Nazis burned books that they didn’t want the Germans to read. Seems like these fascist educators are following that fine example.. Unreal.. We recommend a textbook that PPS probably won’t carry; “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.” While it won’t be in the PPS book stores, you can find it at your local Barnes & Noble, or at Amazon.com in paperback.