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Antifa Trash Fire Roundup

Posted on | July 30, 2020 | No Comments

 

Bad causes attract bad people, and the so-called “anti-fascist” mobs in cities like Portland are not composed of our Best and Brightest. There is abundant evidence that their average IQ is below room temperature. Gateway Pundit calls attention to a typical example of Portland’s Antifa mob, Edward Thomas Schinzing, 32, who is now facing federal arson charges “accused of setting and spreading fire May 29 inside the Justice Center at the start of two months of protests in Portland.” How did the feds apprehend this criminal genius? Well, they were helped by the fact that (a) Schinzing was shirtless during the “mostly peaceful” protest, and (b) he has his rather distinctive surname tattooed on his back:

Investigators say Schinzing was among several hundred people who gathered at North Portland’s Peninsula Park earlier in the evening on May 29 and then walked to the Justice Center.
Photo and video images captured Schinzing at the front of the crowd, crossing the Burnside Bridge, about 10:35 pm., his shirt off and his name vivid on his upper back, according to court records.
By 10:59 p.m., several people broke windows near the northwest corner of the Justice Center and climbed inside. . . .

(Note that the “mostly peaceful” phase of the protest lasted barely 20 minutes before the mob started smashing windows.)

Three civilian county employees were working in the Multnomah County Sheriff’s corrections records office at the time and “fled for safety as the windows were broken,” according to Cynthia M. Chang, a fire investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
About 30 people entered the office through the broken windows, spray-painting it, damaging computer equipment and furniture and starting fires, according to Chang. . . .
Schinzing’s name across his back is clearly seen in photos of him shirtless at the protest and inside the Justice Center office that was damaged, her affidavit says. . . .
He was on probation for a domestic violence assault at the time the fire was set in the Justice Center.
Schinzing was sentenced April 16 to five years of probation after he was found guilty of third-degree assault and attempted fourth-degree assault, admitting he had punched his girlfriend in the face with a closed fist in front of her 8-year-old son in a Northeast Portland apartment in late February.
According to Multnomah County court records, Schinzing reported being homeless for the past two years. He has seven prior misdemeanor and two felony convictions.

Oh, these idealistic youth are the conscience of the nation! Punch your girlfriend in the face, then smash windows and set fires in the name of “social justice,” and you’ll be a hero to Nancy Pelosi, who denounces federal law enforcement agents as “storm troopers.” And of course, feminists like Jessica Valenti won’t say a word about this creep’s violence against women (an issue feminists only pretend to care about as a way to attack Republicans). Valenti and other feminists like her are mere partisans, dishonest about the “progressive” coalition to which they swear allegiance. The only way Democrats win elections is by appealing to the worst instincts of the worst people in the country.

Consider, for example, 23-year-old Samuel Young of Aurora, Colorado, who decided he needed to bring a pistol to a “peaceful protest” that was obstructing an interstate highway:

An arrest affidavit obtained by FOX31 and Channel 2 on Tuesday includes witness accounts recalling the shooting that left two people injured during a protest in Aurora on Saturday.
Samuel Young, 23, faces four counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault. He’s accused of shooting at a Jeep Wrangler that drove through the protest after demonstrators blocked both directions of Interstate 225 near East Sixth Avenue.
Two protesters were wounded in the shooting: 21-year-old Joseph Quinton Sagrillo and 25-year-old Creyton Loud.
Sagrillo was shot in the leg; Loud was shot near his temple. Both survived.
The Jeep’s two occupants were not injured. According to the affidavit, the Jeep was driven by 27-year-old Kyle Faulkison. Its passenger was 27-year-old Gregory Goodenough.
The affidavit includes a number of witness accounts.
One man who was standing near Sagrillo told detectives that news helicopter footage shows both men in the median of I-225 about 50 to 100 yards north of the main group of protesters.
Another witness — Raichle Farrelly — told investigators she was standing next to the man who shot at the Jeep, and that he used an “old-school Wild West gun,” the affidavit states.
“The blood drained from his face, he turned totally pale,” Farrelly said in an interview with FOX31 and Channel 2. “His eyes got really big. He started to tremble.”
She says she helped him unload the rest of his gun, fearing he could hurt himself or someone else.
“So I said to the young man, who I now know is Samuel Young, ‘I think you need to get rid of your bullets,’” Farrelly says. “‘Can you empty your chamber and just get rid of your bullets over the edge here,?’ ‘Cause I was worried he would now, realizing what he had done, either inflict harm on himself, or someone would take the gun off him and shoot him.” . . .
According to the affidavit, a third witness said the suspect was not in danger of being struck by the Jeep.

Here’s a question: What were these people in Aurora so riled up about that they considered it necessary to block traffic on I-225? In case you didn’t realize it, such “protests” are illegal. Federal law prohibits pedestrians from interstate highways. So this Antifa punk with the “old-school Wild West gun” tried to murder the occupants of the Jeep, who were doing what the highway was made for — i.e., high-speed vehicular traffic — but because of his poor marksmanship, Young only succeeded in wounding two of his fellow “peaceful protesters.”

But what were they protesting about? Turns out, it was the death of Elijah McClain, who died when an EMT accidentally gave him an overdose of ketamine after McClain got into what was described as an “altercation” with Aurora police. The circumstances that led to McClain’s death involve a seemingly over-aggressive police response to a 911 call, but this didn’t happen last week or last month. No, it happened in August 2019, nearly a year ago. The county district attorney said it was doubtful that any criminal prosecution was possible, under the circumstances, but the outcry over McClain’s death was such that Aurora officials ordered an independent investigation. While waiting for that investigation to conclude, why was it necessary to hold a “protest,” illegally obstructing traffic on an interstate highway? The answer is, it was not necessary at all. The vile scum of Antifa were just looking for an excuse to riot.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.




 

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