The system is yet again going easy on the left-wing domestic terror group ANTIFA, as six Occupy ICE protesters will be required to serve no time behind bars and only have to pay nominal fines after obstructing entry into a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters last year.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Kerin said to a judge that the six offenders will have to pay fines of $100, finish 10 hours of community service, and remain at least 200 feet outside of the ICE headquarters in Portland for at least one year in lieu of prison time.
Defense lawyer Philip Lewis sees this as a big win for his client and applauded the U.S. Attorney for letting the ANTIFA thugs off virtually scot free. He even thanked “the defendants for taking a stand against child abuse” and adding that their stand “took a lot of courage.”
The six defendants – Lauren M. Halcomb-Hudson, Anna V. Moklayk, Cameron M. Cruscial, MacKenzie G. Hilmes, Emma C. Mavros and Kathryn A. Pylan – were meant to stand trial on two misdemeanor charges next month. They could have served up to 30 days in jail with fines of up to $5,000 if found guilty of disturbances and failing to comply with lawful directions of federal police, but they will no longer have to worry about that as ANTIFA has been shielded from justice yet again.
The charges stemmed from an “Occupy ICE” event that took place throughout June 2018, when the domestic terrorist group set up a camp outside of ICE headquarters on Southwest Macadam Avenue in Portland for about five weeks. The entire display cost taxpayers $1.8 million dollars while impeding the agency from combating illegal immigration.
The building was forced to close for 10 days after protesters blocked various entrances to protest President Donald Trump’s policies to prevent human trafficking at the border. On June 28, 2018, after repeated warnings, federal law enforcement finally hauled off the protesters who remained blocking the entries.
The U.S. District of Oregon adopted a rule on Aug. 1 to waive criminal convictions for individuals charged with federal misdemeanors and petty offenses as long as they pay a fine. They don’t even have to admit guilt for the charges to disappear, as the state quickly becomes a haven for domestic terrorism.
The rule of law has been damaged greatly by the state of Oregon’s tolerance for ANTIFA terrorists, particularly in the city of Portland under ANTIFA-aligned Mayor Ted Wheeler. The summer has seen many violent displays by ANTIFA, with Wheeler doing damage control on behalf of the group following their rampages.
Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner has called out the shameful leadership in the city for how they have put law enforcement in danger and made them look like fools by forcing them to stand down as left-wing domestic terrorists run the streets.
“It’s time for our Mayor to do two things,” Turner wrote in an open letter directed at Wheeler in July. “Tell both ANTIFA and Proud Boys that our City will not accept violence in our City and remove the handcuffs from our officers and let them stop the violence through strong and swift enforcement action. Enough is enough.”
“Where are the voices condemning the lawlessness and violence? If this violence had been directed at ANTIFA, there would have been an immediate call for an independent, outside investigation,” Turner added. “This is a perfect example of Portland politics at work and why our great City is now under fire in the national news.”
Sadly, not much is likely to change in liberal-dominated Portland or for the rest of Oregon until President Donald Trump finally declares ANTIFA a terrorist organization at the federal level.
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