I was interviewed by Newsmax about an Antifa group in Portland, Ore. calling for a "month of attacks" after smashing up the Adidas North American headquarters. I also weigh in on the Colorado deadly gay club shooting by a nonbinary suspect.
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PORTLAND — In Oregon v. John Colin Hacker, where Portland Antifa member John Hacker was charged with third-degree robbery of me over three and a half years earlier, he waived his right to remain silent to testify. During the trial on Nov,. 15, 2022, in which I also testified in person, Antifa threatened to find and kill me. Judge Eric L. Dahlin ruled that even though I was victimized and was "blameless," he could not find that Hacker was guilty of third-degree robbery.
On 7 Oct., 2021, Andy Ngo spoke with Portland radio host Lars Larsen about the latest far-left attempts to de-flatform and cancel him.
Andy Ngo was chronicled on the 5 Oct., 2021, episode of the American Story podcast hosted by Christopher Flannery, a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute. Subscribe to the podcast here: https://theamericanstorypodcast.org/episode/andy-ngo/
I am uploading my podcast episodes here after SoundCloud banned (then unbanned) me. Many of you may not have heard my 2019–20 podcast episodes from "Things You Should Ngo." Here is my interview with Brendan O'Neill about the weaponization of political correctness. It was first uploaded in September 2019.
The New York Post has published the previously unreleased surveillance video of Antifa hunting me down and beating me when I returned to Portland in May 2021. The Portland Police did not interview those identified as participants that night. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office under Mike Schmidt did not press any charges. Antifa falsely claimed I faked the incident. https://nypost.com/2022/02/06/antifa-almost-killed-me-but-i-wont-stop-reporting-their-dangerous-deeds/
Antifa tried to get my book banned last year. They then stalked and beat me in Portland to prevent me from writing the updates in "Unmasked." The new paperback edition of the NYT bestseller is out now: https://www.centerstreet.com/titles/andy-ngo/unmasked/9781546059578/
Two Antifa groups that used Twitter to instruct fellow comrades to hurl human waste at law enforcement and political targets have been suspended under Elon Musk's Twitter. "Pissbloc" & "Shitbloc" (a play on Antifa black bloc) provided instructions that said comrades should collect feces in buckets.
A 44-year-old Seattle-area man has been identified as the suspect in Friday's violent arson attack and bomb threat next to a Tesla property in Lynnwood, Wash. that led to an hours-long standoff finally ended by a SWAT team unit. The arson attack and bomb threat followed promises the same day by Twitter Antifa accounts to burn down Tesla properties as revenge against Elon Musk for suspending their accounts.
Michael Paul Hargett allegedly threatened a business owner with a screwdriver at a business next to a Tesla store on Nov. 25 before threatening responding police with a crowbar. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, Hargett said he was armed with a handgun. An attempt to tase the suspect failed. Police say he barricaded himself in a room and moved propane and acetylene tanks in position, threatening to blow up the area.
During the attack, Hargett allegedly smashed windows open so he could hurl projectiles at police. Once the suspect started a fire, a mobilized SWAT unit doused the flames with a fire hose before breaching the building by using a robot. Police evacuated the area during the stand off that lasted nearly five hours.
Hargett was charged with felony second-degree assault, felony second-degree arson, felony first-degree malicious mischief of a business, felony theft of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
The incident came at a tense time for Tesla as earlier the same day, a prominent Portland Antifa account that organized multiple violent direct actions had called for attacks on Tesla properties.
"The fascist Elon Musk has chosen his side in history aligning with fascists and white supremacy so tonight we are calling for actions across the so-called 'US' at every local Tesla dealership," read the flyer shared by "@AshRedacted." The flyer listed Portland's Tesla store address and the account followed up with addresses of Tesla locations across the country. The account was later suspended following reporting by this journalist.
Though police have not stated a possible political motive for Friday's incident next to a Tesla store, Antifa accounts nonetheless praised the attack.
"Someone in Lynnwood, WA went to the Tesla service center last night and (allegedly) set it on fire only after (allegedly) threatening the pigs with a crowbar and getting tased. They had to call in swat. F—kin' legend," tweeted Rose City Antifa member, "@Redwood_PDX."
But not every Antifa account was happy that calls for attacks were announced early on Twitter.
"If the goal is the immediate gains from an attack I shouldn’t know about it until after it happens and I should never know who did it...We are massively underpowered compared to our enemies and thus we must be f—ng sneaky."
Seattle-area reporter Jonathan Choe was outside the stand-off last Friday night.
"When I arrived I saw multiple streets blocked off and the SWAT team was on scene trying to negotiate with a man who barricaded himself into an auto body shop," Choe said. "With multiple reports of threats by Antifa and far-left activists against Tesla, especially in the Pacific Northwest, I asked if this situation had anything to do with that. The officer said at the time he couldn’t confirm or deny anything since it was too early."
At the bail hearing for the suspect on Monday afternoon in Snohomish County, the judge said Hargett has another open criminal case for burglary. State prosecutors requested bail be increased from $50,000 to $100,000, but that was denied by the judge. Hargett is still currently in the county jail.
Portland Antifa riot arrestee William David Kerr has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies related to sexually abusing a child and making child porn. The 35-year-old Portlander was arrested by Gresham Police on Nov. 2 and charged with felony first-degree sexual abuse, felony using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and two charges of fourth-degree assault.
Kerr is a career criminal and convicted felon who was arrested at a violent Antifa riot in 2016 in downtown Portland after Donald Trump was announced as the presidential election winner against Hillary Clinton. For three days, Antifa and far-left rioters smashed up businesses and cars, and also started fires across the city. Kerr's second-degree disorderly conduct charge over the riot was quickly dropped by prosecutors.
It is unknown if he returned to rioting in 2020, but on his social media, he shared a video in August 2020 defending rioting and looting.
Kerr has a long criminal history in Oregon. In 2006, he was convicted of attempting to commit both a Class A and Class B felony over a violent robbery case. In March last year, he was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and other felony charges. The attempted murder and attempt to commit a Class A felony charges were dropped by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office under DA Mike Schmidt while a judge dismissed the remaining felony charges.
In September, a protection order case against Kerr was opened for a minor.
Kerr's child sex abuse case echoes another recent case of Portland Antifa riot arrestee, Aubrey Ryan Quinn-Ward, who was arrested and charged following a child sex sting in a neighboring county.
This is a developing story. Gresham Police has been reached for comment.
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