Nick Magnusson |
It’s a sad day for gun rights advocates and pro-whites in general.
Michael Strickland was found guilty of over 20 felonies and misdemeanors after defending himself from masked Antifa thugs armed with flag poles. These bastards were chasing him down the street with flag poles and threatening to attack him. He pulled his weapon, didn’t fire it, and now these scumbags want to send him to prison!
What’s really terrible about this is Strickland put out a ton of really good material exposing “Whiteness History Month” at a local community college in Oregon under his Youtube channel ‘Laughing at Liberals’.
From the Oregonian:
A man who pulled out a gun at a Don’t Shoot Portland march and pointed it at a crowd of protesters in downtown was found guilty Friday of 21 felony and misdemeanor crimes. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan found Michael Aaron Strickland, 37, guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct for pointing his Glock semi-automatic handgun at 10 protesters.
During the weeklong trial, prosecutors argued that Strickland didn’t have a reasonable fear that he was in imminent danger of getting hurt. Strickland, who had a concealed weapons permit, claimed self-defense. He contended some protesters and anarchists wearing masks and carrying flagpoles had called him a racist, told him to leave, aggressively advanced toward him and pushed him. Some of the confrontation was caught on video — including Strickland’s own.
Strickland can be heard saying “Get the hell back!” before pulling out his gun. Strickland makes a living as an independent videographer-journalist and was at the July 7 demonstration last year to record it. Members of the groups Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter were protesting the shooting deaths of two African Americans by police earlier that week in Minnesota and Louisiana.
During closing arguments, prosecutor Todd Jackson said no one touched Strickland and that he overreacted. The men carrying flagpoles weren’t near Strickland when he took out his gun, Jackson said. Strickland could have simply turned and run away if he had been afraid, prosecutors said.
Jackson said Strickland’s contention that he was in grave danger isn’t believable, pointing out that Stickland reholstered his gun and stepped off the street and onto the sidewalk to give an interview in front of a TV camera just steps away from the scene of the confrontation.
“My life was in danger, I was surrounded by people,” Strickland can be heard saying during the interview, which was shown in court. Prosecutors said it was protesters who were scared for their lives as they screamed that Strickland had a gun and ran.
Strickland brought lots of bullets — 123 — to the protest with him, prosecutors said. He didn’t fire off any rounds during the incident. The trial was watched by both gun proponents and opponents. During jury selection, after listening to an afternoon of prospective jurors criticize guns during the voir dire process, Strickland decided to forgo a jury trial and instead let the judge decide his case.
This was nothing but a total bullshit kangaroo court conviction. This case was highly politicized from day one by the radical Jews and leftists who run the Portland city council. If the roles were reversed and some Antifa with a CCW permit pulled his firearm on 20 skinheads with flagpoles, they would have been exonerated and probably wouldn’t have gone to court over it in the first place!
Original video of the incident: