(Tea Party PAC) – There’s little doubt in the minds of anyone who has been keeping even a casual eye on the news lately that the extreme left-wing group, Antifa, should be labeled a terrorist organization. After all, they use violence and the threat of violence to attempt to force political change on others, whether they want it or not.
There have been many cases of members of Antifa getting very violent with those who oppose their facistic way of thinking, one of the latest, and most brutal examples being the brutal beating of Adam Kelly, who had his head split open so badly that he needed stitches and a few staples to close up the wounds.
Fortunately, the individual responsible for his injuries has been charged and indicted thanks to the work of Multnomah County district attorney Rod Underhill’s deputy DA, Melissa Marrero.
Here’s more via Gateway Pundit:
Gage Halupowski, 24, has been lodged in the Multnomah County jail on felony charges of Assault II and Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, along with misdemeanor charges of Interfering With A Peace Officer and Attempting To Commit A Class C Felony. The jail booking also shows charges of Assaulting A Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.
The Oregonian reports:
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Portland man for his alleged involvement in a June 29 protest downtown that turned violent. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
Gage Halupowski, 23, faces four criminal charges — second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault of a public safety officer and interfering with a peace officer.
The protest was one of several in Portland on June 29 as left and right-wing demonstrators held rival gatherings downtown, halting traffic and public transit for much of the afternoon. Police declared a civil disturbance and unlawful assembly a little after 3 p.m., and the crowd dispersed before the afternoon was over. Medics treated eight people for injuries, including three police officers. Conservative writer Andy Ngo was one of the people injured, and he appeared to be attacked by antifa members.
A probable cause affidavit says Halupowski was one of many protestors involved in a fight at Pioneer Courthouse Square. In the affidavit, a Portland police officer states that several people in black clothes and masks were chasing a man, and then kicked, punched and hit him with batons after he fell to the ground. The officer said he saw Halupowski run up behind Adam Kelly, a man who had tried to stop the group from beating the other man, and struck him on top of the head with an expandable baton. The report also states that when another Portland police officer attempted to arrest Halupowski, he punched her in the arm and then ran away before being arrested.
Let’s hope Halupowski gets the book thrown at him and spends some serious time in prison for his actions. Perhaps if he is punished accordingly he will think twice before employing tactics of violence like that again.
Our nation has become so very divided along political lines that we’ve all forgotten that individuals on the other side of the crack separating us all are still people. The Internet seems to have aided us in dehumanizing our opposition, and in doing so, it’s increased our willingness to engage in hostile behavior.
This isn’t the way things should be. People should be able to find common ground and connect with each other just on the basis of the shared human experience we all have on this earth. Committing acts of violence against each other for believing different things about politics is horrific. Let’s hope folks wake up and remember what it is to be human.