By Chris Elliot|September 28, 2020|Featured, News [edited for brevity]
Homeland Security Investigations authored a federal arrest affidavit for Nicholas Joseph Bantista, from Illinois, for taking part in a protest on September 25th. In the complaint, it is alleged that Bantista assaulted a federal agent by throwing a rock at them.
Federal agents were stationed in front of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office protecting it from rioters and looters. While one was on patrol, Bantista, allegedly, armed himself with a rock and threw it at the agent, striking him in the helmet.
While Bantista was being placed under arrest, federal agents reported finding an airsoft replica gun [looked real] from his person.
He claimed that he threw some type of bouncy ball at the agent.
Natalie Wight, an Assistant US Attorney, informed a federal judge that Bantista was currently staying in a tent in the city of Portland. He had been there for less than a week, and according to the Oregonian, she alleged that he had only come to the city “to wreak havoc during these riots.”
Bantista is familiar with the legal system as he is already on probation out of Illinois for assaulting a police officer. In that instance, he was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm for waving a gun and telling police that he would fire it if they did not shoot him.
Despite [public defender] Francesconi’s claims, US Magistrate Judge Youlee Yim You sided with the prosecution on this case for now.
Headline: Iraq war vet was attacked and defended himself; political correctness got him indicted, now he's dead
By Pat Droney, September 21, 2020 [edited for brevity]
On May 30, Jake Gardner, an owner of a Nebraska bar and a military veteran who served two tours in Iraq was attacked outside his bar by “peaceful” protesters who were rioting, er, protesting in Omaha after the death of George Floyd. On Sept 20, Gardner killed himself, law enforcement officials and Gardner’s lawyers said.
The Epoch Times said that Gardner fatally shot one of his attackers, 22-year-old James Scurlock. The details were submitted to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, who found Gardner’s actions “justified,” telling reporters the next week that the incident was clearly self-defense.
Author Droney then gave the details.
Gardner’s attorney Stu Dornan said, “Bottom line. Gardner lost his bars [a landlord ended his lease after the shooting], his home, his livelihood. And he was about to lose his freedom. Add in behavioral health concerns, and suicide was not a surprise,” the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Droney said, "Jake Gardner is another victim. A victim of an endless war in the Middle East and a victim to political correctness and the woke, mob mentality that has overtaken our country in the past four months. Sadly, there will likely be many more Jake Gardner’s."
[Gardner is on the left. Scurlock is on the right.]
Lawenforcementtoday.com - Jenna Curren|September 17, 2020
A grand jury has indicted a man who is accused of injuring a Portland Police Bureau sergeant by shining a high-powered laser capable of starting a fire into his eye during a violent protest. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Bryan Kelley has been charged with one count of second-degree assault, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer.
According to reports, the indictment says that Kelley intentionally aimed the high-power laser at an officer’s eyes during the overnight rioting at Portland City Hall on August 25th.
According to court documents, a Portland Police Bureau (PPB) sergeant said that Kelley shined the light into his eyes multiple times throughout the night.
Portland Protest Experiences Survey issued by the Citizen Review Committee
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the Portland Police Bureau’s crowd control tactics during your experience? (Not appropriate at all) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Highly appropriate)
Wonder what the survey will show?
Domingo Lopez was arrested in Oregon for starting a brush fire with a Molotov cocktail and was released without bail a few hours later. Within hours he was rearrested for starting 6 more fires.
Booking Info - MSCO online inmate data [with disclaimer]
SWIS ID 803070
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 130 lbs
Arresting Agency Portland Police, East Precinct
Booking Date 09/13/2020 06:45 PM
Assigned Facility PERM
Projected Release Date Unknown
Release Date 09/13/2020
Reason Released on Own Recognizance
Pulpit Rock neighborhood riot
Colorado Springs Police Department, Fri, 09/11/2020 - 3:40 pm
Following the riot, CSPD detectives were able to identify several rioters engaging in illegal activity. They also worked with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office to ensure that these cases and the information they obtained in their investigation were prosecutable.
Arrest warrants were obtained for the following individuals. Search warrants were also acquired for the residences in Denver and Fountain:
36-year-old Sherrie Smith of Fountain, Colorado
As this is still an on-going investigation, the arrest warrants have been sealed at this time. Additionally, we do anticipate additional arrests in the near future.
Excellent news story from the New York Post included pictures
"Inside the privileged lives of protesters busted for rioting in Manhattan"
By Gabrielle Fonrouge September 9, 2020 | 8:35pm
By James Anthony, thepostmillenial.com, September 6, 2020 9:15 AM
New York City Police arrested the 20-year-old daughter of a wealthy Upper East Side family for causing property damage in a riot organized by an Antifa-affiliated and a black supremacist group in the city on Friday. The damage totaled over $100,000.
According to the New York Post, 20-year-old Clara Kraebber is among the eight people arrested at the scene, where an angry mob in the area of 24th street wrecked shop fronts. The mob began their march from Foley Square and, over the course of the next three hours, marched north, causing property damage wherever they went.
By Marina Moyski, ChurchMilitant.com, Washington DC, September 4, 2020 [edited for brevity]
Father John Zuhlsdorf, a popular Catholic blogger, weighed in on the issue [of patriotic education and American exceptionalism]. Instead of defunding the police, Zuhlsdorf encouraged Americans to defund the colleges that graduate students who hate the nation.
He said, "Defund Academia. Defund public schools. The problems we face aren't coming from the police. They are coming from our classrooms.
"Grade school and high school present empty shells to colleges and universities, which in turn fill them up with dangerous BS," he pointedly observed.
"If you have any money designated in your WILL for your dear old alma mater, college or university ... change your will," he recommended, and, "If you can, get your kids out of public schools. And be wary of Catholic schools, too."
Report from Andy Ngo and Mia Cathell, September 3, 2020 8:19 PMA Portland-area trans person was federally charged with felony civil disorder after being arrested three times and released by local authorities at Antifa riots last month. According to court documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon, 25-year-old Joshua "Eva" Martin Warner, of Beaverton, Ore., directed a high-powered, green laser into the eyes of numerous Portland Police officers attempting to disperse a riot on August 8 outside the police union hall.
Andy Ngo and Mia CathellThe Post Millennial