There is a line and it did get crossed finally.
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.
Here is some of Mr. Halupowski’s handiwork,
If he is found guilty of the assault charge on Mr. Kelly, he is definitely going to see some jail time.
That is probably the least of his problems.
The unlawful use of a weapon charge is going to fuck him good and hard but the cherry on top is the attempted assault of a police officer.
Now you have sinned greatly my son.
It’s one thing to beat Joe Citizen in the head, it’s a whole different level of Grab Your Ankles if you even touch a cop.
Thug Boy is going to find out that being a Useful Idiot comes with a hefty price tag sometimes.
The best part is that Mayor Wheeler, who in my opinion is a major asshole, who has been letting these little assholes get away with this shit and who told the Portland Police Department to stand down and let it happen, isn’t going to be able to do a damn thing to help this punk.
As far as I’m concerned, he should be charged as an accessory as a matter of fact.
Nope, the Portland Police have got this chump Halupowski dead to fucking rights and he has zero wiggle room here.
The DA is going to burn his ass and if he doesn’t then he is going to have an entire police force pissed off, even more than they already are.
You see, the Portland police would very much like to do their jobs.
I’m sure they would love to shut this whole ANTIFA bunch down permanently so they could quit wasting their time babysitting the little fools and go back to doing their fucking jobs taking care of the more important things going on.
They are already under staffed and can’t get any decent applicants as it is.
They would undoubtedly like to see an example made out of this guy to send a message to his buddies.
Including Mayor Wheeler.
Even if they won’t say that out loud.
I will though.