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‘I was preconditioned to HATE America’: Ex-Antifa activist shares DISTURBING story of why he joined Antifa

Gabriel Nadales, author of the book “Behind the Black Mask: My Time as an Antifa Activist,” joined BlazeTV host Andrew Wilkow to share his disturbing, yet all too common, story of why he joined Antifa .

Nadales explained that growing up he had two main sources of anti-American propaganda: media (Spanish networks in particular) and school.

“A lot of [Spanish media] stories are uniquely targeted to make Hispanics feel marginalized, and make it seem like Hispanics against America. And in middle school and high school, I had several radical left-wing teachers who basically told me to hate America,” Nadales said.

“When you’re bombarded with so many anti-American beliefs and sentiments, it’s easy for somebody growing up in this country to learn to hate America,” he added. “Eventually I joined the Anti-fascist movement because I was preconditioned to hate this country.

Nadales went on to explain that he believed “America and Neo-Nazis were one and the same” and how even concepts such as freedom of speech were conflated with fascism because of teachers who see themselves as “activists first and educators second.”

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SF free speech rally canceled after organizer’s tooth knocked out, police escort Trump supporters away from violent mob

A free speech rally was shut down in San Francisco on Saturday after counter-protesters became violent. The situation became so dangerous for conservatives that police needed to escort them to their cars for their own safety from an angry mob.

A “Free Speech Rally Against Twitter and Big Tech” was planned for Saturday at the Federal Building at U.N. Plaza, which is near Twitter’s headquarters. The event was to protest Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post’s article about Hunter Biden’s alleged emails regarding overseas dealings.

The rally, which was organized by Team Save America, was granted a permit by the city. There was a strong police presence in the area and barricades were set up to separate the rally-goers and the counter-protesters.

“The First Amendment ensures the right to assemble for everyone and the permit process is in place to allow for planning, to minimize disruptions and to create basic safety measures,” San Francisco Rec & Parks spokesperson Tamara Aparton told SFist. “The San Francisco Police Department will be implementing all safety measures for this event.”

Before the 1 p.m. free speech rally kicked off, hundreds of counter-protesters assembled in the area, including a group of black-clad individuals wielding shields. Demonstrators were holding signs that read, “Smash Fascism” and “Nazi Trump F*** Off.”

“They have no business being here, they’re trying to build a fascist movement in this country,” San Francisco resident Carol Seligman told KABC-TV.

“It’s tough, I believe in free speech but I’m also anti-fascism,” said Elana Thurson-Milgrom from San Francisco.

The main organizer, Philip Anderson, was attacked and punched while he was walking to the stage to deliver his speech. The counter-protesters threw bottles at Anderson while he was on stage. Anderson announced the rally was canceled.

“Too bad it got canceled, that’s what happens when you lose free speech, this is what our country has turned into,” Anderson told the crowd.

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Anderson shared a photo that shows his bloody mouth with his front tooth knocked out and another hanging loosely with the caption: “Antifa attacked me for no reason.”

Anderson also posted a video from a hospital bed. “I have a question for you, Joe Biden. You said that Antifa is just an idea. This is what they did to me,” Andersen said with a front tooth missing. “I’m at the hospital right now … because of Antifa. Do you still think, after seeing this, that they’re just an idea?”

Despite the free speech rally being canceled, police determined that the conservatives in the area were in danger after the riotous horde tried to knock down the barricades and threw glass bottles. Law enforcement provided a police escort to the conservatives, many of them wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

Video shows a police motorcade taking the Trump supporters to a parking garage where their cars were located.

San Francisco police said counter-protesters threw “plastic bottles filled with unknown liquid,” metal cans and eggs at rally participants.

The San Francisco Police Department said six people were injured, including three officers who suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted with pepper spray and caustic chemicals. One officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the department said.

One Trump supporter was seen being taken away in an ambulance with a leg injury.

No arrests were made, the department said.

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Black veteran: Antifa rioters shot at my cafe — and now my vote for President Trump is ‘solidified’

A black military veteran who owns a cafe in Portland, Oregon, told Fox News his vote for President Donald Trump is now “solidified” since Antifa rioters shot at his restaurant Sunday night during a “Day of Rage.”

What happened?

John Jackson — who served in the Army and Marines and owns Heroes American Cafe — told the cable network his restaurant was deemed “unfriendly” to the Black Lives Matter movement and was subsequently targeted.

With that, two windows in his cafe’s downtown location were shot at and another window was struck with a blunt object — possibly a baseball bat, Jackson told Fox News.

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A Thursday tweet from @DublinPDX claimed Jackson’s cafe gives its profits “to their heroes… cops” and ripped businesses that support law enforcement, the cable network added.

“We’re trying to compile a list of all non-friendly businesses in PDX,” a screenshot of another tweet read. “AKA any company that’s hanging blue lives garbage in their store or anything else that’s anti the BLM movement. Drop them below.”

Jackson told KPTV-TV he received a threatening phone call last week saying he and his restaurant would be targeted.

He added to the station that prior to the attack he was sitting in front of one of soon-to-be-fired-at widows: “That’s where I sit and do work; I would’ve literally been shot.”

But Fox News said Heroes was open Monday despite damage to the building — and that Jackson isn’t backing down.

“We’re not changing what we do because of things that are, to me, kind of terroristic in approach,” he added to KPTV. “We’re just not yielding to any of that.”

Jackson also noted to Fox News that his businesses support all heroes, which include police officers, military personnel, veterans, nurses, and firefighters.

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“We’re for all heroes, and we don’t support zeroes,” he added to the cable network. “So if you’re a bad cop, we don’t really have time for you. If you’re walking your beat, and you’re taking care of your people, or you’re saving lives, we love you.”

How does the incident affect his vote?

Jackson told Fox News he voted for Trump in 2016 with some reservations — but given the attack on his restaurant, all doubts have been dismissed.

“This solidified my Trump vote,” he added to cable network. “I’m done with this weakness, and we need some real strong leadership.”


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VIDEO: Portland rioters topple Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt statues in ‘day of rage’ against Columbus Day

Rioters in Portland, Oregon, toppled statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln Sunday night, declaring a “day of rage” in anticipation of Columbus Day.

According to the Associated Press, the rioters assembled for “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” referring to “Indigenous Peoples Day,” an alternative holiday to Columbus Day favored by progressive activists who accuse famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus of committing acts of genocide against Native Americans.

The AP noted that President Roosevelt “expressed hostility towards Native Americans, once saying: ‘I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every 10 are.'”

OregonLive reported that nearly 200 people made up the crowd marching through downtown Portland, most dressing in head-to-toe black and some wielding melee weapons. The organizers of the event prohibited video livestreaming and photographs of their criminal activity and harassed individuals who attempted to film. One apartment resident reportedly had lasers shined at his eyes and liquid thrown in his face for attempting to take video of the riot from his terrace.

The rioters defaced the statues with paint and used chains and a blowtorch to topple the monuments. The words “Dakota 38” were spray-painted on the base of Lincoln’s statue, a reference to the 38 Dakota tribesmen whose hangings Lincoln approved after a violent conflict with white settlers in Minnesota.

At 9 p.m. they were successful in tearing down Roosevelt’s statue, called “Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider.” Several minutes later they pulled down Lincoln’s statue.

After pulling down the statues, they moved on to commit more acts of vandalism, smashing the windows at the Oregon Historical Society and then doing the same at the Portland State University campus police office.

Journalist Andy Ngô covered the protests and shared video taken at the event Sunday night.

According to OregonLive, the police declared the demonstrations a riot and ordered the rioters to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue was torn down. Police said anyone involved in “criminal behavior, including vandalism,” would be arrested.

The crowds did not disperse until police cruisers flooded the area and officers in tactical gear began making arrests.

President Donald Trump on Monday called for law enforcement to act and “focus their energy on ANTIFA.”

In June, rioters in Portland toppled a nearly 100-year-old statue of George Washington, painting the words “BLM” and “genocidal colonist” on the statue.

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Shooting victim and private security guard suspect from Denver protests identified, family reacts

There was a man shot and killed amidst protests by two rival groups in Denver on Saturday.

The shooter, a private security guard working for a local TV station, was arrested without bond and was being held for suspicion of first-degree murder. Matthew Robert Dolloff, 30, is a Pinkerton private security guard who was hired by KUSA-TV to accompany their reporters while covering protests and riots in Denver.

Denver Police released a statement about Dolloff on Saturday night, “Further investigation has determined the suspect is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

The decision on any charges against Dolloff will be up to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, police said. A spokesperson for District Attorney Beth McCann said Sunday that the arrest affidavit in the case remained sealed.

The Denver Post is reporting that the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses have no record of Dolloff having a license to work as a private security guard in the city, according to spokesperson Eric Escudero.

“We do not currently have an active license and have never had an active license for anybody with that name,” Escudero said. “If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law.”

There was a “Patriot Muster” rally organized by John “Tig” Tiegen held at Denver’s Civic Center Park. Upon learning about the “Patriot Muster, the Denver Communists organization set up a counter-protest called the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”

Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, was in the area of the protests.

“He wasn’t a part of any group,” said the shooting victim’s son, Johnathon Keltner. “He was there to rally for the police department and he’d been down there before rallying for the police department.”

There was an incident where Kelter got into a verbal altercation with a man wearing a “Black Guns Matter” shirt at around 3:30 p.m. local time. Keltner, who has a can of Mace in his hand, steps away from the argument and goes out of the view of the camera.

Then a gunshot rings out and you see Keltner fall to the ground.

Photos show that Keltner and Dolloff got into a physical altercation before the Mace was sprayed and prior to the gun being fired.


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Police rushed to the crime scene with guns drawn and Dolloff surrendered.

Two guns and a can of Mace were found at the scene, according to Joe Montoya, the division chief of investigation at the Denver Police Department.

Keltner was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Lee Keltner operated a hat-making business in the Denver area.

“My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver,” Keltner’s mother, Carole, wrote on the Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Facebook group, according to Fox News. “He was murdered because he backed the police.”

Lee Keltner’s sister told The New York Post that his son is not handling the death well.

“He was there,” said Suzan Keltner. When she was asked if her nephew was doing okay, she said, “No, no he’s not.”

“He was my brother, my only sibling,” she said. “He also served our country.”

“There’s going to be a lawsuit,” Suzan Keltner added. “So, I don’t know how much we can let out.”

John “Tig” Tiegen, one of the organizers of the Patriot Rally event, offered his condolences to the family of the victim.

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of a fellow American patriot after a rally in Denver on Saturday,” Tiegen wrote. “Regardless of the circumstances, I want to send my deepest condolences to the family of the victim.”

“It’s tragic that Americans find themselves in danger just by coming together and showing support for their country,” he added. “The fact that simple things like wearing patriotic attire now makes you a target in an American city should be a concern for every freedom-loving person. If Americans reach the point that they’re afraid to publicly show support for their country, the radical Marxists have won.”

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Far-left Portland mayoral candidate praises Joe Biden for saying, ‘Antifa is an idea’

Far-left Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone praised Joe Biden for his comment about Antifa from the first presidential debate, where he said, “Antifa’s an idea, not an organization.” This comes at a time when Iannarone leads incumbent Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) by double digits.

The eye-opening statement was made during Thursday night’s debate between the candidates running for Portland mayor. KGW-TV anchor and debate moderator Laural Porter asked Iannarone, “You’ve been called the ‘Antifa Mayor.’ Are you Antifa and how would that guide how you would handle protests as mayor?”

Iannarone responded, “I love that Joe Biden answered this question before me, because being opposed to fascism in 2020 is not something to be embarrassed about.”

“I have a bumper sticker from the beginning of my campaign that says #EverydayAntifascist,” Iannarone said. “And what I have tried to do is normalize peaceful responses to the rise of white nationalism by organizing in my community.”

“This summer when the Proud Boys came to town, I organized a menstrual product drive for my neighbors residing in the women’s center,” the Portland mayoral candidate answered. “Because the answer toxic masculinity is an inclusive, pluralist society where people of all backgrounds feel welcome.”

When she is asked if she is “Antifa,” Iannarone replied, “Antifa is not anything more than an idea, that’s what vice president Biden explained to us. It’s people who oppose anti-fascism. And I strongly oppose anti-fascism and I adopt and implement peaceful responses to that. And that is how I describe my position on this issue.”

“Donald Trump has decided to make the enemy of groups of people who oppose his bullies and his militia forces,” she continued. “But I’m not going to be caught up in that rhetoric because it’s false. It creates division in our society. It creates division in our city. What we need is every single Portlander faced in the right direction, saying ‘Hate is not welcome here.'”

Last year, Iannarone declared, “I am antifa. I stand proudly beside the good people of this city organizing in countless ways every day to oppose hate in its myriad forms.”

There is no shortage of footage from Portland of rioters, who appear to be Antifa supporters, causing massive damage to the city and businesses.

During the debate, a Portland resident asked Iannarone what she would do about the “dangerous and violent” riots and if she would stop the city from being burned down night-after-night.

Iannarone skirted the question about rioters, and instead said she would hold the police accountable.

“We need equal enforcement of the law regardless of who is engaging in criminal activity,” the candidate stated. “And as Portland mayor, I will not be able to control what any individual protester is doing in the streets. My job will be making sure that the police do their jobs, making sure they are held accountable for when they break procedure and even the law. That will be my job as Portland mayor, and ultimately, we’ll have a police force that’s well equipped to enforce the law without racial bias in the future.”

“I condemn violence in all forms,” Iannarone added. “I always have. But we must know that the answer to protests about police brutality cannot be increased police brutality.”

Speaking of skirts, Iannarone owns a skirt with some communist authoritarians printed on it, including Che Guevera, Joseph Stalin, and Chairman Mao.

Iannarone gave the Washington Examiner an explanation for wearing the unusual skirt.

“The picture in question was taken with Reverend Billy, whose spectacle of the absurd is a treat whenever it comes to town,” Iannarone said. “I dressed flamboyantly that day in a skirt that features pop art — art that is meant to satirize the subjects. While most Americans are focused on stopping COVID from taking our lives and jobs, some internet commentators are focused on how I dressed during a performance art appearance in 2016. I’m focused on winning a Green New Deal and Housing for All Portlanders, not on false controversy meant to distract from real issues.”

According to a poll of likely voters, Iannarone holds a significant 11-point lead over current Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. The polls released this week found Iannarone at 41%, Wheeler at 30%, and the remaining 29% split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%), according to Willamette Week. The poll has a 4% margin of error.

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1 dead, 2 in custody after fatal shooting in Denver near ‘Patriot Rally’ and BLM-Antifa counter-protest

Two suspects were taken into custody by police on Saturday afternoon after a person was shot and killed in downtown Denver.

An event dubbed the “Patriot Muster” rally organized by John “Tig” Tiegen was held at 2 p.m. at Denver’s Civic Center Park. “It’s time we let these communist socialists know we have had enough,” a description of the event read. “Fight back, push back. Time to take our country back!”

Once the Denver Communists organization caught wind of the rally, they scheduled a counter-protest called the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”

“We scheduled our action after learning that the militia-fascists had called a ‘patriot muster’ against the Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascists and Marxists,” a spokesperson for Denver Communists said. “That’s us — guilty as charged and happy to oblige with our presence.”

“The plan is to set up our tables and tents in Civic Center Park, as near as we can be to the fascists,” Denver Communists said. “We’ll have soup for our family, music, speakers, communist books, and plenty of angry anti-fascist chants.”

KUSA reporter Marc Sallinger was covering the rally and the counter-protest.

“Hello from downtown Denver where far-right militia groups are holding a rally,” Sallinger wrote on Twitter. “Far-left Black Lives Matter Antifa groups are holding a counter protest nearby.”

Police separated the two opposing groups with fences.

At 5:48 p.m. EST, Denver Police’s official Twitter account wrote: “Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Courtyard by the Art Museum.” The police said the shooting victim was transported to the hospital.

The Denver Police shared updates that two suspects were in custody, and that the shooting was “now being investigated as a Homicide.”

“A man participating in what was billed as a ‘Patriot Rally’ that also included a presence of self-described BLM-Antifa protesters, sprayed mace at another man and that man shot him with a handgun,” The Denver Post reported.

Video from the area shows an orange cloud of smoke or vapor followed by the sound of a gunshot. Footage shows Denver Police rush to the scene with guns drawn, then order two men to the ground, including a man dressed in all black with a handgun. Meanwhile, the victim lay motionless on the ground.

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A man dressed in black appears to be walking away from the crime scene and yelling, “One less white f****** supremacist, right in the f****** dome!”

Another video features a person screaming, “Die fascist scum!”

Earlier in the day, rival protesters got in each others face. There were also agitators dressed in all black burning a thin blue line flag in front of Denver Police.

At one point, men dressed in all black with umbrellas scream at police for speaking to an older woman. The woman instructs everyone to “relax.”

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Antifa supporter has 11-point lead over far-left Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, poll shows

In the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race, a supporter of Antifa — violent left-wing militants who’ve been causing mayhem in the city’s streets for months — leads incumbent Ted Wheeler by 11 points, Willamette Week reported, citing a poll of likely voters.

What are the details?

Sarah Iannarone polled at 41% to Wheeler’s 30% with the remaining 29% split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%), the paper said, citing the poll conducted on behalf of the Portland Business Alliance. The poll has a 4% margin of error, Willamette Week added.

While the PBA supports the far-left Wheeler, neither campaign conducted the poll; that was handled by DHM Research, the paper said.

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The results are somewhat surprising given that Iannarone finished more than 20 points behind the mayor in the primary, in which Wheeler nearly received the 50% plus one of votes required to avert a runoff.

At the same time, Wheeler has faced intense criticism throughout the summer for his handling of protests and policing. And another recent poll, conducted on behalf of a City Hall police accountability measure, had Wheeler at 26% favorability, the Oregonian reported.

What is Iannarone’s connection to Antifa?

In 2019, Iannarone weighed in decisively for Antifa:

“To those who say Antifa are violent thugs: I am not a violent thug, and I am Antifa,” she tweeted. “I am Antifa because the Red Hats are coming after brown & black people, after Jews, after queer & trans people, and more. They are coming after our democracy.”

In an interview published Saturday, the Oregonian asked Iannrone to share how she would handle “right-wing rallies in the city and the counter-demonstrations that come as a result.” Her response?

I would actually like to see less law enforcement there and more support of community engagement, more support of convivial spectacle. What would it mean for us to follow almost the vortex model where we’re throwing community parties and it was teach-ins around everyday antifascism, and inclusive society in anti-racism trainings and mutual aid trainings, and how you can become a part of whatever commune — a community fair, even. How do you invest in pro social activity that’s going to get your people engaged in a meaningful way, creating outcomes that you want to see when we have, again invested time and again and time and again in law enforcement only to see the outcomes not be positive. And so you have to try something new. … I believe we could deploy more effectively to let these folks know that that kind of bigotry and hatred is not welcome here. But I don’t know that we’ve been operating with maximum creative on this front.

Last month, KGW-TV conducted an interview with Iannarone that dealt with her support for Antifa. While the interviewer specifically asked her to address its violence, Iannarone never acknowledged it — despite readily available evidence.


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Antifa has barraged Portland with nightly violence for months — yet city officials just got ‘anti-white supremacy’ training due to ‘threats’

Portland Antifa militants have been physically attacking law enforcement, destroying property, ganging up on regular citizens, bullying elderly women, setting fires to buildings, and engaging in numerous forms of mayhem — including murder — on a nightly basis for months.

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Yet Portland officials just received “anti-white supremacy” training due to the “threats” that the alt-right and white nationalists pose.

Say what?

Portland City Council and city bureau directors attended trainings on the history of white supremacy and its “devastating impact on Portland and the nation,” the city said in a news release, adding that the move stems from a 2019 council resolution condemning white supremacist and alt-right hate groups.


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The move also reflected a Core Values Resolution the council passed in June — and among the adopted values is “anti-racism.”

“We made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist city,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said, adding that the training “will help us understand the white nationalists and improve our response to the very real threats they pose to our community.”

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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty added that “given our state’s history of white supremacy and our current national leaders’ efforts to downplay its dangers, it is critical local governments like ours understand the threat and take the steps to protect Portlanders as we continue working together to build a more equitable Portland.”

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More from the news release, which fails to mention Antifa:

In recent months, alt-right and paramilitary organizations have mobilized in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and government actions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. Portland’s leadership in racial justice reform and community demands for change have made the city a target for right-wing politicians and white supremacist groups, who use Portland as a rhetorical tool for division.

“The alt-right and white nationalist groups go to great lengths to radically intensify division during ANY crisis — creating anxiety, division, and exhaustion. Their goal is the devastation of an inclusive and civil society,” Commissioner Dan Ryan said. “Portlanders will not be fooled. We will come together as one to amplify our inclusive and loving values. We will build forward from the profound lessons of 2020 with shared humility, sacrifice, prosperity and pride.”

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“While the federal administration adopts fascist policies like banning Critical Race Theory in federal agencies, white supremacist groups in turn have become even more visible and confident,” Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said. “I am grateful to local experts Western States Center for showing Council how to identify and disrupt white supremacy in our community. I am committed to applying my learnings to eliminate extremist ideologies from our city and our government.”

Anti-white supremacy training is being planned for all city staff, the release said.


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Photojournalist went undercover to expose white supremacists at riots, but found black bloc anarchists instead

Photojournalist Jeremy Lee Quinn was furloughed this year, so he set out to document the protests and the riots that beset cities across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. Quinn expected to discover white supremacists caused havoc and violence at riots, but what he actually found shocked him — violent left-wing anarchists who were extremely organized.

On May 31, Quinn covered a Black Lives Matter protest in Santa Monica, California, where “suburban moms” were kneeling. Then he was alerted to a shoe store being looted about a mile away.

“He arrived to find young people pouring out of the store, shoeboxes under their arms. But there was something odd about the scene,” Farah Stockman wrote in the New York Times. “A group of men, dressed entirely in black, milled around nearby, like supervisors. One wore a creepy rubber Halloween mask.”

The next day, Quinn went to another protest, and another store was being looted. A white man wearing all black smashed the window of the store with a crowbar, but he walked away without stealing anything.

Quinn started pouring over footage of looting that was happening across the country. Once again, he noticed that white men dressed in black were often the culprits of the looting.

Quinn believed that the caucasian men causing damage were white supremacist supporters of President Donald Trump, who were attempting to make Black Lives Matter protests appear in a negative light. In an effort to expose the alleged racist Trump supporters, Quinn went undercover and infiltrated the groups. Instead, he found that these destructive forces were “true believers in insurrectionary anarchism.”

Over the next four months, Quinn marched along with “black bloc anarchists in half a dozen cities across the country.” He was in Washington D.C., where militant agitators harassed diners, and in Portland where rioters launched fireworks at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

“He says he respects the idealistic goal of a hierarchy-free society that anarchists embrace, but grew increasingly uncomfortable with the tactics used by some anarchists, which he feared would set off a backlash that could help get President Trump re-elected.”

Quinn told the New York Times that the far-left anarchists were not “a spontaneous eruption of anger at racial injustice,” like much of the mainstream media categorized the violence as. “It was strategically planned, facilitated and advertised on social media by anarchists who believed that their actions advanced the cause of racial justice.”

Quinn cautioned that the violent militants in Washington, Portland, and Seattle generated a “cultlike energy.”

Quinn saw something else he did not expect to see during the protests, Black Lives Matter protesters praying together with Trump supporters in Tulsa.

Quinn detailed his experience during protests and riots on his website, Public Report, where he warned how dangerous far-left anarchist groups could be.

“Establishment media still continues to overlook trending Anarchist black bloc tactics especially in DC, Portland & Seattle with satellite activity in Denver, Sacramento and San Diego,” Quinn wrote. “Insurrectionary Anarchist ideology & rhetoric however has permeated into the social justice movement with blazing efficiency.”

“In our experience in Louisville, Community was strong and gravitating towards non violent protest,” he wrote. “Earlier in the afternoon we saw individual protesters shutting down agitators trying to use fireworks. But the arrival of a U-Haul with Anarcho / Antifascist symboled shields changed everything.”

Many of the left-wing extremists consider themselves “insurrectionary anarchists,” some of which “advocate using crimes like arson and shoplifting to wear down the capitalist system.”

The NYT article cites a report by Rutgers researchers that documents the “systematic, online mobilization of violence that was planned, coordinated (in real time) and celebrated by explicitly violent anarcho-socialist networks that rode on the coattails of peaceful protest.” The research found that some anarchist social media accounts had exploded 300-fold since May, garnering hundreds of thousands of followers.

Stockman explained the problem with making alliances with insurrectionary anarchists. “If they help you get into power, they will try to oust you the following day, since power is what they are against,” she wrote. “Many of them don’t even vote. They are experts at unraveling an old order but considerably less skilled at building a new one. That’s why, even after more than 100 days of protest in Portland, activists do not agree on a set of common policy goals.”

“We are not sure if the socialist, communist, democratic or even anarchist utopia is possible,” admitted a host of the anarchist-supporting podcast “The Ex-Worker.” “Rather, some insurrectionary anarchists believe that the meaning of being an anarchist lies in the struggle itself and what that struggle reveals.”

Stockman hints that the far-left anarchists are not truly destroying American cities to declare that black lives matter or demand racial equality, but because they crave anarchy and their mission is to topple the status quo.

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Kayleigh McEnany dramatically concludes briefing by taking on media and Democrats for turning a blind eye to Antifa violence

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday went after the mainstream media and the Democratic Party for turning a blind eye to Antifa’s violence and destruction.

What are the details?

During the media briefing, McEnany issued pointed remarks, accusing the media of misrepresenting President Donald Trump’s words about condemning white supremacy.

Kicking off the briefing, Fox News’ John Roberts asked whether the press secretary would be able to provide a “declarative statement” from the president that explicitly condemned white supremacy.

In response to his — and others’ — remarks, McEnany pointed to many of the president’s past remarks about denouncing the Ku Klux Klan and more.

She later pointed out that Trump has “denounced [white supremacy] more than any other president in modern history.”

“And in fact, something else lost upon the media is the absolutely turning of a blind eye to Antifa. Carrying the water for the Democrats, the media apparently agrees with Jerry Nadler that Antifa violence is a myth,” she said.

She then went on to cite examples when Democrats had apparent opportunities to publicly condemn Antifa, and pointed out various crimes and assaults perpetrated by those who claim to support Antifa.

“Ideas do not target police officers, ideas do not burn down buildings, ideas do not kill innocent Americans, organizations do,” she insisted. “And Democrats should condemn the shameful group the same manner President Trump continues to condemn white supremacy,” she said before dramatically ending the scrum.

Anything else?

Earlier in the briefing, McEnany also snapped at CBS reporter Paula Reid, who attempted to talk over McEnany when she was attempting to answer a question.

McEnany, while pointing out the president’s actions to denounce white supremacy — including a plan to “prosecute the KKK as domestic terrorists” — Reid interrupted and said that the president’s record was “mixed” on the topic.

McEnany fired back, “His record is not mixed in the slightest,” and attempted to provide more examples of such, but Reid continued to interrupt as the two talked over each other.

“Let me speak, Paula,” she demanded. “Paula, we’re not having a debate on a cable news network. Right now you need to let me finish. You need to let me finish. It’s quite funny that the media goes haywire about interrupting in debates, and then chooses to pursue that very same tactic themselves. This is a White House briefing. You ask a question and you give me time to answer.”

You can read more on the exchange with Reid here.

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Biden calls Antifa ‘an idea, not an organization’ in debate — and Trump blasts Biden’s gaslighting: ‘You’ve gotta be kidding’

In one of the more explosive exchanges during Tuesday night’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked President Donald Trump if he was willing to condemn “white supremacists and right-wing militia” — despite the fact that Trump has done so numerous times throughout his first term in office.

“Gimme a name,” Trump told Wallace. “Who would you like me to condemn?”

Then a curious smile came over Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s face, and he jumped in and suggested Proud Boys, the controversial group whose members often stand up to left-wing violence in the streets.

But instead of ignoring Biden’s unrequested suggestion, Trump took it: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by — but I’ll tell you what … somebody’s gotta do something about Antifa and the left, because this is not a right-wing problem, this is a left-wing problem.”

Biden shot back: “His own FBI director said the threat comes from white supremacists — Antifa’s an idea, not an organization.”

“Oh, you gotta be kidding,” Trump retorted, adding that — based on Biden’s assertion — FBI Director Christopher Wray is “wrong.”

What’s the background?

Actually Wray confirmed in testimony before Congress earlier this month that “Antifa is a real thing.” And while Wray did say Antifa is “not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” unlike Biden, he didn’t minimize Antifa’s threat.

“And we have quite a number — and I’ve said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee — we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists, and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa,” Wray said.

What was the reaction to Biden saying Antifa is ‘an idea’?

As you might guess, Biden backers enthusiastically endorsed keeping a lid, so to speak, on Antifa’s reality — but not everybody was down with that:

A little gaslighting tour

Biden hasn’t been alone is his Antifa gaslighting. In July, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), chairman of House Judiciary Committee, called Antifa violence in Portland a “myth,” despite numerous videos and news reports documenting its violence.

In June, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — the Judiciary Committee’s top Republican — blasted Nadler for calling Antifa “imaginary.”

“They’re not imaginary, they’re real,” Jordan said, adding that “to have the chair of the Judiciary Committee, on the House floor, say … these words … ‘imaginary things like Antifa.’ They are far from imaginary. And there are people in every major city in this country who know that, and yet the chair of the Judiciary Committee just made that statement. That is scary.”

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Louisville police officer blasted ‘woke’ BLM, Antifa as ‘punks’ in email to colleagues — and then was relieved of her command

A Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officer is under investigation for an email she sent in August to her colleagues, dismissing Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists as “punks” unworthy of their attention and respect, NBC News reported.

LMPD Maj. Bridget Hallahan sent the email to the department’s Fifth Division, which she leads. Interim Chief Robert Schroeder told NBC News on Friday that Hallahan had been relieved of her command of the division.

Hallahan is set to retire effective Oct. 1.

“I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts,” Hallahan wrote. “These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon ‘yesterday’ because they became ‘woke’ (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us.

“Our little pinky toe nails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body,” she continued. “Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don’t make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents’ basement playing COD [“Call of Duty”] for their entire life.”

Hallahan went on to invite her colleagues to come to her if they needed to vent about their problems.

Hallahan’s frustrated message was sent to her coworkers after months of anti-police protests in Louisville because of the killing of Breonna Taylor in March. Protesters wanted the three police officers charged for Taylor’s death, and some wanted the defunding or abolition of the police department.

Ultimately, only one of the three officers was charged in relation to the raid on Taylor’s home. Former Sgt. Brett Hankison was charged with wanton endangerment for recklessly shooting into the apartment building, the same offense for which he was fired from the department in June.

LMPD spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington said the department was aware of the email and looking further into the matter. Schroeder emphasized that the content represented Hallahan’s opinion, and “do not represent the views of their department.”

Hallahan accepted responsibility for the email and stood by it, telling NBC News her fellow officers have been supportive.

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Antifa militants smash up SUV with terrified dog inside — and believe it or not, driver reportedly is anti-Trump

It was another banner day for the Antifa faithful — and this time their antics took place amid a Saturday counterprotest in a park under sunny Philadelphia skies.

What happened?

Seems there were rumblings that the Proud Boys had a rally planned in Clark Park, which — according to the Philadelphia Inquirer — is located in “one of the most progressive, racially diverse neighborhoods in the city.”

“Clark Park remains a place where folks from all walks of life come to recreate and to convene and to just be,” Jamie Gauthier, who represents the neighborhood on the city council, said in a speech, according to the paper. “The white supremacist hate group that plan to come here today, they set out to disrupt all of that.”

But the Inquirer noted that while the Proud Boys never showed, about 500 “locals” did arrive in the afternoon to oppose the controversial, conservative group.

More from the paper:

Social media posts claimed there was a Proud Boys presence at the park, with members saying they were there disguised as journalists to gather information about leftist activists, but they did not engage in organized demonstrations.

A Proud Boys social media page claimed the event, which had been promoted for at least two weeks, was always intended to be a fake, and was a ploy to expose Antifa violence.

BlazeTV’s Elijah Schaffer noted that at one point a member of the crowd opposed to President Donald Trump came alongside content creator James Klug and — in a move of apparent intimidation — smacked the ground hard with a bat. But Schaffer said the crowd turned on the anti-Trump man — confusing him for a Trump supporter and calling him a Nazi — and chased him out of the park.

The Proud Boys social media site said the man isn’t with the organization, the Inquirer noted.

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Language):

Soon after Antifa militants who were administering the man’s expulsion followed the man to his SUV and proceeded to smash it up — with a “terrified” dog inside, Schaffer said.

The leftist militants broke the vehicle’s rear window — with the dog barking and poking its head into shards of glass — and continually kicked the side panels.

“Get the f*** out of here, motherf***er!” one Antifa member hollered at the man before he pulled out of his parking spot and drove off.

One of the Antifa faithful threw a large rock at the escaping vehicle for good measure:

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Justice Dept. labels NYC, Portland, and Seattle as ‘anarchist jurisdictions,’ will seek to withdraw federal funds

The Department of Justice has labeled New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, as “anarchist jurisdictions,” a designation that could lead to a withdrawal of federal funding from those cities, according to the New York Post.

The three cities earned the designation for efforts to reduce police funding, or for their response to the race riots that started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. White House budget director Russ Vought will reportedly issue guidance about cutting funding to the cities in the coming weeks.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance.

“It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” the statement continued.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump issued a memo expressing a desire for Seattle, Portland, New York City, and Washington, D.C., to have federal funding reviewed in light of their response to unrest.

“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump’s memo read. “To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”

New York City has seen a spike in crime as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to cut funding to the NYPD and disbanded a significant plainclothes crime unit.

Seattle surrendered a police precinct and nine blocks of the city to protesters who established a continuous protest area first referred to as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, later renamed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. That area of Seattle was occupied for roughly a month, and for much of that time the protesters had the support of Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Portland has had more than 100 straight days of protests, some of which have devolved into riots, including vandalism and deadly violence. President Trump sent federal law enforcement to the city to help protect property and quell the violence, but that effort was met with resistance from Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also Portland’s police commissioner.

Additionally, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced a policy in August that said many riot-related crimes would not be prosecuted.

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FBI director confirms ‘Antifa is a real thing,’ we have ‘quite a number’ of investigations ongoing

FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed Thursday in testimony before Congress that “Antifa is a real thing” and not just a fantasy conjured up by right-wing conspiracy theorists.

What are the details?

Wray was speaking at a House Homeland Security Committee meeting when he told lawmakers that Antifa, though perhaps not an organization in the traditional sense, is certainly a real movement that has resulted in a multitude of arrests this year.

“Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” the FBI director said.

“And we have quite a number — and I’ve said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee — we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists, and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa,” he added.


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Elsewhere in the testimony, Wray affirmed, “Antifa is a real thing, it’s not a fiction … we certainly have, as I’ve said, a number of … properly predicated investigations into violent, anarchist extremists who subscribe to, self-identify with, Antifa. They say, you know, I am Antifa.”

Wray’s remarks rebuff attempts by Democratic lawmakers to downplay the influence of Antifa or, in some cases, dismiss its existence altogether.

In July, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), who serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, claimed that the well-documented Antifa violence being conducted night after night in Portland, Oregon, was “a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”

What else?

To the dismay of President Trump, however, Wray was reluctant to call Antifa an organized group and preferred to consistently characterize it as a “movement or ideology.”

Trump appeared to push back at that notion in a tweet following the hearing, calling the group “well funded” and chastising the FBI, which he said “is simply unable, or unwilling, to find their funding source, and allows them to get away with ‘murder.'”

Fittingly, much of the mainstream media reporting on Wray’s testimony focused on this apparent disagreement between Wray and other members of the Trump administration.

The Associated Press reported that Wray’s testimony “puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate [Antifa as] a terror group.”

The president announced earlier this year that the United States would designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

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Leaked DHS email reveals Antifa violence in Portland is ‘organized,’ not ‘opportunistic’

Investigative reporter Catherine Herridge obtained a leaked email from a former top Homeland Security official on Monday revealing that Antifa violence in Portland is, in fact, organized.

What’s the background?

Although the black-clad militant protesters have been mainstays in unrest across the country for years, those who claim to be members of Antifa often refuse to acknowledge centralized organization of their group.

Mark Bray, author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” recently claimed in an essay for the Washington Post that the government cannot designate Antifa as a “terrorist organization,” which President Donald Trump has threatened to do, because Antifa “is not an organization.”

Bray also claimed that Antifa is not associated with Black Lives Matter, the Democratic Party, or “liberal financiers like George Soros,” and that Antifa is not actually fascist.

What does the email say?

The email — sent by Brian Murphy, former acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, who has now become a government whistleblower — stated the violence seen in Portland over the summer has been “organized.”

Murphy’s message, sent July 25, was to inform staff of a definition change, that future references to the violent activity taking place in Portland would be referred to as being “violent Antifa anarchists inspired.”

The individuals are violently attacking the Federal facilities based on these ideologies. We can’t say any longer that this violent situation is opportunistic. Additionally, we have overwhelmingly intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals towards violence and why the violence has continued. A core set of Threat actors are organized, show up night after night, share common [Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures] and drawing on like minded individuals to their cause.

I recognize we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI however we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days. And why the individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence.

Murphy concluded the email, “Threat actors who are motivated by Anarchist or ANTIFA (or a combination of both) ideologies to carry out acts of violence against State, Local, and Federal authorities and infrastructure they believe represent authority or represent political and social ideas they reject.”

Recognizing centralization within Antifa is significant because it could make future prosecution of the group easier.

Indeed, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said last month the government is “targeting” the leaders of Antifa and other groups perpetuating unrest across the country.

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TheBlaze reporter assaulted by Black Lives Matter agitator pretending to be press: ‘They tried to get me killed’

BlazeTV host and reporter Elijah Schaffer covered the Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester on Saturday night. While covering the protests that escalated into civil unrest where at least one officer was injured and an unlawful assembly was declared, Schaffer was physically assaulted by an alleged Black Lives Matter supporter who was falsely posing as a member of the press.

“Fake press intentionally started a rumor I was a white supremacist to try to get me killed (see previous video),” Schaffer wrote on Twitter. “They turned the crowd on me & started surrounding me At the same time, police saw the escalation & moved in Fake press are terrorists & put us all in danger.”

“I’m really growing weary of this violent ‘fake Antifa/BLM press,'” Schaffer, who is the host of the “Slightly Offens*ve” podcast, said. “They work in conjunction to abuse and endanger real reporters doing their job They use fascist tactics and ‘dress up’ as press to avoid police scrutiny Then they attack you and police don’t know what to do.”

“Fake press is harassing me here. Assaulting me with their camera,” Schaffer tweeted. “Putting me in chat rooms trying to get me jumped This is disgusting behavior Telling me they will beat me up while I do my job.”

On a recent episode of the “Slightly Offens*ve” podcast, Schaffer discussed the rise of protesters and agitators pretending to be members of the press. Schaffer pointed out that Antifa supporters have posed as media members in protests across the country, including Washington, D.C., Portland, and Rochester.

Schaffer explained that the fake press label allows pretend reporters to unmask any reporters who don’t cover Antifa or BLM riots in a positive light. The fake press members are also protected against the police under the guise of the First Amendment’s protection of the right to the freedom of press, despite not actually being real journalists attempting to report on a news story.

There have been cases of reporters being injured by police officers during protests and riots this summer. California Democratic state Sen. Mike McGuire introduced SB 629, a bill that intends to protect journalists. The legislation would prohibit police officers from “intentionally assaulting, interfering with, or obstructing” or citing a member of the press.

“Members of the press risk their personal health and safety each time they attend protests or rallies to get the public the information they need and deserve. Rubber bullets, tear gas, and even detainment cannot be the new norm for an essential pillar of our nation’s democracy. California must lead the way to ensure the right of the press and the First Amendment are protected and held to the highest standard,” state Sen. McGuire said. “SB 629 – The Press Freedom Act – will help ensure journalists can perform these critical roles while being protected under the law from any law enforcement officer intentionally assaulting, obstructing or interfering with their duties while they are gathering the news.”

However, Schaffer and fellow protest reporter Tayler Hansen pointed out that Antifa members pretend to be press members, which hurts real reporters on the ground and destroys any trust between law enforcement and legitimate media members. Schaffer said the fake media members use their press privileges to get closer to cops to “berate” them or “throw tear gas canisters back at the police.”

During a protest in Portland last week, a press member told Hansen that he “didn’t belong here,” and equated him to “Fox News” because he allegedly labeled rioters as “anarchists” on social media.

After the press member exposed him, a group of Antifa members identified Hansen as an unfriendly reporter to their cause. Hansen, the founder of the pro-life “Baby Lives Matter” movement, said he was attacked by Antifa members.

“Last night in Portland I was beaten bloody by four people in Black Bloc,” Hansen wrote on Twitter. “They proceeded to beat me. I was punched in the face, thrown on the ground where they began kicking me in the back and hitting me in the face again. As they fled one yelled ‘Stay out of Portland b*tch!'”

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Rep. Jim Jordan calls for hearings into Antifa violence, blasts Judiciary Chairman Nadler and Democrats for looking the other way

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, led by ranking member Jim Jordan (Ohio), are going after the committee’s Democratic chairman for downplaying Antifa violence and are demanding that he call for hearings into the radical group’s actions in cities across the U.S.

What’s going on?

Far-left House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has earned himself a reputation for minimizing the violent riots and chaos instigated by Antifa.

In June committee hearing, the New York Democrat declared Antifa to be “imaginary” as he accused Republican lawmakers of ignoring racial injustices and police reform and instead prioritizing “arrant nonsense.”

“They couldn’t utter the phrase ‘black lives matter’ and could barely [broach] the subject of police reform,” Nadler said. “Instead, their amendments, I’ve given you about half of them, just listed here, were arrant nonsense, off-topic, dealing with imaginary things like Antifa and completely negating the entire purpose of the bill.”

In June, Rep. Jordan went after Nadler on the House floor for his “ridiculous” comments and demonstrated the multiple errors in Nadler’s declaration.

And in July, Nadler famously called the Antifa violence in Portland, Oregon, a “myth” — which led to an avalanche of mockery and derision directed toward the chairman.

The Judiciary Committee’s GOP minority has had their fill of Nadler and his fellow Democratic leaders choosing to “look the other way” when it comes to Antifa’s blatant disregard for the law and ongoing riots and violence.

In a letter to the chairman Tuesday, Jordan and fellow leading Judiciary Republican Reps. Ken Buck (Colo.), Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), and Mike Johnson (La.), demanded that Nadler and the Democratic majority stop downplaying Antifa’s violence and to start holding hearings on the group’s actions.

They also ripped the Democratic Party for tacitly encouraging violence in American cities — cities run and dominated by Democrats.

“Violent left-wing extremists are destroying Democrat-run American cities. As parts of these cities literally burn, prominent Democrat leaders look the other way on lawlessness and disorder,” the letter began. “Even you, the chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee with a unique platform to denounce left-wing violence, have trivialized it as ‘imaginary’ and a ‘myth.’

“The Democrats’ acceptance and tacit encouragement of violence has real consequences,” Jordan et al continued. “It is beyond time that you forcefully denounce left-wing violent extremism and convene a Committee hearing to examine the civic unrest plaguing Democrat-run cities.”

The letter went on to list examples of riots and chaos in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Minneapolis; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and New York City. They also cited left-wingers in Washington, D.C., staging a mock execution of President Donald Trump and harassing people leaving the White House following the president’s Aug. 27 Republican National Convention speech.

Then the Judiciary Republicans noted how Democrats’ failures and calls for defunding the police have exacerbated the violence and riots:

Democrats have failed to stop the violence and destruction in these cities. Consistent with the Democrats’ “defund the police” initiative, some Democrat-run major cities have reduced police budgets and local prosecutors have declined to enforce certain laws. Other prominent Democrats, like Senator Kamala Harris, have helped to raise bail money for criminals arrested in riots — money that was reportedly used to release an accused murderer, a convicted sex offender, and someone who shot at a police officer. When Attorney General William Barr urged the Committee to condemn mob violence and destruction of federal property at a recent hearing, not a single Democrat spoke up. Instead, you have minimized the violence in Democrat-run cities, calling the radical leftist group Antifa an “imaginary thing” and Antifa violence a “myth that’s only being spread in Washington, D.C.”

Jordan’s letter concluded by noting that Nadler’s 20 months as chairman have been “wasted” because of his apparent “obsession” with “partisan investigations” of President Trump. The lawmakers urged Nadler to instead focus on two actions to “restore law and order to Democrat-run American cities:

1. Publicly and forcefully denounce left-wing violent extremism and acknowledge that left-wing violence is neither “imaginary” nor a “myth.”

2. Immediately convene a hearing of the Judiciary Committee to examine the civil unrest caused by left-wing violent extremists in Democrat-run cities. This is an issue of life and death that the Committee must not ignore.

So far, there has been no response from Nadler’s office.

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Wealthy NYC woman, 20, faces 4 years in prison for participating in Antifa-linked protest that caused $100K in damages: ‘I don’t want to talk about it’

A 20-year-old woman from a wealthy and successful family is now facing four years in prison after allegedly participating in a destructive three-hour rampage that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages during an Antifa-linked protest in New York City.

Clara Kraebber is an undergraduate student at Rice University, which has a tuition of nearly $70,000 and has an acceptance rate of 11%. Her father is a psychiatrist who teaches at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Her mother is an architect at a prestigious Manhattan firm that has designed spaces for Columbia University and New York University.

The wealthy family owns a $1.8 million 16th-floor apartment in the Upper East Side, according to the New York Post. They also own a home in Litchfield County, Connecticut, that features four fireplaces.

On Friday, Kraebber was participating in an Antifa-linked protest in New York City. That’s when Kraebber, along with other rioters dressed in all black, reportedly smashed windows of eight businesses in lower Manhattan, including a Starbucks, several banks, and a Duane Reade pharmacy. Three buildings were also vandalized with graffiti.

Kraebber was one of eight vandals who were arrested by police. The suspects face charges, including rioting and possession of graffiti instruments. One of the eight was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to a police spokesperson. Kraebber was charged with first-degree rioting and is facing a maximum of four years in prison.

The suspects ranged between the ages of 19 and 30. Two of the people arrested were from out of state, one from Portland, Oregon, and the other from Iowa.

A law enforcement officer allegedly told the New York Post, “I wonder how her rich parents feel about their daughter. How would they feel if they graffitied their townhouse?”

“This girl should be the poster child for white privilege, growing up on the Upper East Side and another home in Connecticut,” the anonymous source said. “This is the height of hypocrisy.”

“It’s disheartening,” Jason Liang, a worker at the damaged Starbucks, told WNBC-TV. “You have the right to do whatever you want, but why do you have to hurt other people’s property?”

Friday’s protest was organized by the “New Afrikan Black Panther Party,” a self-described “revolutionary faction under the ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism,” and the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement,” that assists “revolutionaries, social centers, and antifa groups that are already active can help build greater infrastructure of resistance to support those fleeing the state.”

The mob, dressed in all black, chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!” The demonstrators also carried banners that read: “Death to America” and “Free All Prisoners.” According to police, the vandals spray-painted graffiti that said: “Abolition.”

Kraebber is politically active, and has been participating in street protests since she was 14 years old. She marched in a Manhattan rally for shooting victim Michael Brown in 2014, who was shot by a police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

“We don’t have much political power right now, being youths, but this is something we can do,” she told The New York Times at the time.

Kraebber was a member of the Rice Young Democrats, where she worked on Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate campaign that was unsuccessful in unseating Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“Does Beto make you feel this way too??? THEN GO VOTE!!!” she wrote on Facebook.

The New York Post contacted Kraebber by phone at her second home in Connecticut on Friday night, which she said, “No — not right now — I don’t want to talk about it,” regarding her arrest.

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After an Antifa member murdered a Patriot Prayer member, Facebook suddenly shutters Patriot’s Prayer’s page — because it’s a ‘violent social militia’

Facebook has yanked Patriot Prayers’s group page as well as the page of its founder, Joey Gibson,
reports say.

What’s a brief history here?

The company made the move just two days after two people were fatally shot in Seattle, Washington, protests, one of which was a Patriot Prayer member.

A self-proclaimed Antifa member reportedly
shot and killed Patriot Prayer member and Trump supporter Aaron Danielson after reportedly targeting the demonstrator.

What are the details?

According to
The Oregonian, Gibson said that at least five related Facebook pages have been removed as well.

Jen Ridings, a Facebook spokeswoman, told the outlet in an emailed statement that the company chose to remove the pages as part of its “ongoing efforts to remove Violent Social Militias from our platform.”

In August, the social media giant said it would be focusing efforts to expand the company’s “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy” due to “growing movements that, while not directly organizing violence, have celebrated violent acts, shown that they have weapons and suggest they will use them, or have individual followers with patterns of violent behavior.”

In a statement, Gibson’s attorney, Angus Lee, said that the company’s move to shutter the accounts is a “very serious demonstration of the unchecked power of electronic oligarchs to control information.”

“Obviously,” Lee added, “Mr. Gibson is very upset right now and feels as though there is an effort to silence him.”

Gibson told
KOIN-TV that he is disappointed that the company chose to remove the Patriot Prayer page amid a surge of violent protests across the country.

“Antifa groups murdered my friend while he is walking home, and instead of the multibillion dollar company banning Portland antifa pages they ban Patriot Prayer and myself,” he said.

The page, according to
NBC News, had approximately 45,000 fans before it was deactivated.

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Antifa member appeared to target victim in fatal Portland shooting, new unsealed court documents show

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Oregon released unsealed court documents on Friday that appear to tell a much different story of last weekend’s fatal shooting in Portland than the alleged shooter provided during an interview this week. The unsealed documents suggest that Michael Forest Reinoehl targeted Aaron “Jay” Danielson before firing gunshots at the Patriot Prayer member.

Reinoehl, who describes himself as “100% ANTIFA” on social media, is seen on surveillance video from the night of Aug. 29. Security footage from Moda Tower catches Reinoehl seemingly hiding in a parking garage just before 8:45 p.m., then spots Danielson and his friend and fellow Patriot Prayer member, Chandler Pappas. Reinoehl then follows the two men down Third Avenue. Both Danielson and Pappas were wearing Patriot Prayer hats at the time.

Portland Police homicide detective Rico Beniga wrote in the probable cause affidavit that Reinoehl “conceals himself, waits and watches” as Danielson and Pappas pass him.

At that moment, Danielson “appeared to be holding a can in his right hand and what appears to be an expandable baton in his left hand,” according to Beniga’s statement. Reinoehl emerged from the garage and followed the two men as they crossed the street. Reinoehl was seen “reaching toward the pocket or pouch on his waistband.”

“The shooting occurs shortly thereafter and is not captured on the surveillance video,” the Portland Police Bureau detective wrote.

Two shots were fired, one of which appears to have hit the bear spray that Danielson was holding, which caused an explosion of “what appears to be a gaseous substance.” The can of bear spray was recovered by police near Danielson’s body and “exhibited damage consistent with being struck by a bullet,” Beniga said.

Police recovered a loaded Glock 17 from Danielson’s waistband that had 19 rounds in the magazine, prompting investigators to not believe the gun was fired during the deadly encounter since the magazine holds 19 rounds. Danielson also had “3 fully loaded 9mm magazines from the cargo pockets” of his shorts.

The other bullet struck Danielson in the chest, and then he stumbled three steps before collapsing in the street.

Danielson, 39, was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m., approximately 10 minutes after the shooting. An autopsy found that Danielson was shot in the front, the bullet traveled from right to left, and was lodged in his back. The medical examiner determined that Danielson died of a gunshot to the chest. His death was ruled a homicide.

Reinoehl is then seen on video running north, the statement says.

“I believe it was just a random assassination attempt. I think it was planned,” Pappas said. “I think they were looking for somebody to hurt. I think they’re looking for somebody just like us who was down there unprotected, who didn’t go and bring guns because we’re not, we didn’t have any intention to kill people.”

On Wednesday, the Portland Police Bureau obtained a warrant from a Multnomah County court for Reinoehl’s arrest. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office charged Reinoehl with murder in the second degree with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

A day later, Reinoehl, 49, was killed amid a hail of gunfire after a fugitive task force fatally shot him near Lacey, Washington.

Police searched Reinoehl’s home and recovered clothing that matched what Reinoehl was wearing at the time of the shooting. Police also found Winchester .380-caliber ammunition, which matched the shell casing they found at the crime scene.

Court documents released appear to suggest Reinoehl obtained the gun he used to shoot Danielson from his son in exchange for marijuana.

“Portland detectives also obtained data from the phone of Reinoehl’s son, who was recently investigated for an unrelated crime in Clackamas County,” The Seattle Times reported. “Among the texts to the son was one on Aug. 7 from a contact labeled ‘Dad.’ According to Beniga’s statement, it said: ‘Sell me the gun for a quarter pound of weed and $100 I’m getting tired of this (expletive) I need a piece now.'”

The affidavit also states that Reinoehl was arrested by the Portland Police during protests on July 5. He was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded firearm in public, resisting arrest, and interfering with a public safety officer.

On Friday, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt gave a statement on the death of Reinoehl.

“The events of Thursday night are still being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies,” Schmidt said, reported by KING-TV. “We still do not have a full understanding of what led to the death of Michael Forest Reinoehl. The loss of life is tragic. It has a profound impact on families, friends and community members. The apprehension of a fugitive, in particular one under investigation for murder, is especially dangerous for law enforcement. I am thankful that no one else was injured or killed during last night’s incident in Lacey, Washington, and I appreciate the coordination between law enforcement agencies throughout this investigation.”

Before he died, Reinoehl gave an interview to Vice News, which aired on Thursday. Reinoehl admitted to shooting and killing Danielson, but he said he did so in self-defense, which is not supported by the unsealed court documents, or by video taken at the scene.

“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” Reinoehl said. “I had no choice. I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”

A livestream video also puts doubt into Reinoehl’s account of the fatal shooting.

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Video of Aaron Danielson shooting shows moments that led to his murder by Antifa member

Video of the moments before Patriot Prayer’s Aaron Danielson was shot and killed in Portland casts some doubt on the narrative that the alleged shooter, Michael Reinoehl, was defending himself or a friend against Trump supporters who were instigating violence.

Danielson was shot in the chest on Aug. 29 during on the same night some right-wing demonstrators were driving through the city and, at times, clashing with left-wing protesters.

A man named Justin Dunlap, who throughout his video expresses support for Black Lives Matter protesters, was livestreaming on Facebook and captured the shooting.

The first nearly 13 minutes or so of the video are relatively uneventful, with Dunlap walking around downtown Portland, Oregon, interacting at times with other protesters, and wondering where the pro-Trump caravan he was expecting was.

At the 13:45 mark, Dunlap comes across a white pickup truck, which he identifies as a truck he saw earlier from which someone shot paintballs.

The man who later shoots Danielson is seen standing with some others by the truck, apparently having words with whoever is inside. Dunlap gets the truck’s license plate number as it drives off.

After a few more minutes of congregating in this spot, the protester with the megaphone announces to Black Lives Matter supporters in the vicinity that they’re heading to the Justice Center, which is back in the direction that Dunlap was at earlier in the video.

The protesters, including the shooter, walk by Dunlap to go toward the Justice Center. Dunlap pauses for a moment before following directly behind the shooter as they walk down the sidewalk. It’s unclear whether Dunlap knew or was affiliated with the protesters, or whether he was just observing and attempting to follow potential action in the protests. As he walks, he stops a few times to comment on graffiti that has been painted on some businesses.

At 17:45 in the video, Dunlap stops at an intersection. He has the camera pointed away from the shooter and the other protesters at this point. A black SUV passes in front of him toward where the shooting is about to occur, and he follows that vehicle with the camera for a few seconds, saying “oh, good” and commenting that he hears the sound of engines revving and it makes him nervous.

A few seconds later, shouting is heard off camera. Dunlap turns the camera toward the commotion, and the shooter and several others are seen in an apparent confrontation with Danielson and others down the street. The black SUV stops near the altercation. The video is not totally clear because of the distance, but there is a hissing sound as it appears Danielson approaches the shooter and sprays what may be mace toward the shooter.

A split second after the spraying begins, the shooter fires twice. Danielson stumbles away for a few steps before falling to the ground. The shooter runs away in the other direction, unimpeded. Another person with a skateboard walks by and appears to pick some objects off the ground, possibly shell casings, then walks away off camera with his skateboard held in front of his face as police arrive.

Here is a shorter clip showing the shooting:


A Portland livestreamer captured a fatal shooting near downtown protest

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Chandler Pappas, a friend of Danielson’s who was at the scene when Danielson was killed, said he believed they were hunted.

“They hunted him down — they hunted us down,” Pappas said, according to the New York Post. “It didn’t even register that someone was pointing a gun at us until the shots went off and he took off running. … I think it was planned. I think they were looking for someone to hurt.”

Reinoehl, the suspected shooter, talked to Vice News about what happened shortly before he was killed Thursday night by police who tracked him down in Washington state to arrest him for the murder. He indicated that he thought Danielson was threatening harm.

“I had no choice. I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that,” Reinoehl said.

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Antifa member suspected of killing Aaron Danielson killed during attempted arrest by FBI, US Marshals

Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Antifa member who was suspected of killing a Trump-supporting demonstrator in Portland, was killed by law enforcement agents who came to arrest him in Washington state Thursday, Fox News reported.

A federal fugitive task force comprised of FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, Lakewood Police, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Washington State Department of Corrections was attempting to arrest Reinoehl on a murder warrant for the Aug. 29 killing of Aaron Danielson, who was a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer.

What happened?

Reinoehl reportedly pulled a weapon when he was confronted by law enforcement, and multiple officers opened fire.

“Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” a statement by the U.S. Marshals Service said. “Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ray Brady told the New York Times that four officers shot at Reinoehl.

How did we get here?

A pro-Trump caravan drove through Portland on Aug. 29, at the same time as Black Lives Matter and Antifa were protesting. The two groups clashed downtown, and Danielson, who was wearing a Patriot Prayer hat and a Blue Lives Matter satchel, was shot in the chest and killed.

Those who were with Danielson at the time believe they were targeted for their conservative beliefs.

“We have a First Amendment in this country,” Chandler Pappas told the Common Sense Conservative. “And for whatever reason, there seems to be this opposition that thinks we can’t do that. They have been attacking us for years. Really for decades in the grand scheme of things but very heavily in Portland.”

Conflicts, sometimes violent, between right- and left-wing groups have been an ongoing issue in Portland for years.

Admitted to the shooting?

A Vice News interview with Reinoehl was published earlier the same day he was killed. Reinoehl told Vice he believed he was being hunted.

Reinoehl also said he believed he killed Danielson in self-defense because he and his friend were about to be attacked.

“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” Reinoehl told Vice. “I had no choice. I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”

Reinoehl described himself as “100% Antifa all the way” on social media and expressed a willingness to “fight for my brothers and sisters.”

“We do not want violence but we do not run from it either!” he wrote in a June 16 social media post.


Man Linked to Killing at a Portland Protest Says He Acted in Self-Defense

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