Countless crimes and assaults have gone unrecognized in the chaos of the summer of Black Lives Matter riots. We can expect those that such as Portland’s progressive District Attorney is forced to acknowledge will be quietly settled with light sentences as the establishment covers its tracks further.
Adam Haner was savagely beaten on August 16 by a group acting as BLM security in downtown Portland. The same group claimed as a member Michael Reinoehl–he can be seen hanging about the scene of the Haner beating as part of the crew.
Here’s the full video from Drew Hernandez’ Lives Matter of BLM security’s strong-arm spree that culminated in the attack; it began with BLM security performing what activists mean by “de-escalation”–forcibly removing a man from protests because he looked suspicious, marching him to the perimeter before sending him on his way with a beating in the middle of the street.
Reinoehl assassinated Proud Boy Aaron Danielson on the street not two weeks after on August 29, insisting later in his Vice interview he was there as a member of BLM security–such as it is –to protect downtown from the Proud Boys.
Reinoehl’s status as security was backed up in a curious report by the New York Times in between the murder and Reinoehl’s death–that is virtually impossible to find now–wherein he was identified as such and praised by other BLM security members for his talent at “de-escalation”.
Reinoehl went down in a hail of federally deputized task-force bullets under suspicious circumstances soon after, and tells no further tales. Video suggested Reineohl targeted and stalked Danielson with the help of at least one other person who authorities sought for questioning.
The coup de grace in the Haner beating was delivered by a deranged mulatto named Marquis Love who appeared to be a leader of BLM security–he went about in a vest marked “security”–kicking the fallen victim in the head with such force one had to wonder if it was a killing blow.
He was sentenced to 20 months in jail for third degree assault and felony riot November 9:
Love received a 20-month prison sentence “after months of pretrial negotiations and a judicial settlement conference,” according to the DA’s office.
What Love could possibly have to negotiate with is anyone’s guess. A quick search of the phrase “judicial settlement conference” finds its expected use in civil cases where a judge mediates to avoid trial.
Michael Reinoehl wasn’t just antifa security, he was seasoned, sporting a gunshot wound going into his last hurrah, obtained again acting as security:
On July 26, Reinoehl was shot near his elbow after he got involved in a scuffle between an armed white man and a group of young people of color. The man who was carrying that gun, Aaron Scott Collins, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he and a friend had just left a bar when they saw the group harassing an older Black man. His friend began filming them with a phone, and the group confronted them, calling them Nazis, he said.
In the ensuing scuffle, Collins said, he was struck in the head with a skateboard and fell down. He felt people trying to grab his gun from its holster, and he decided to pull it out to get control of it. Reinoehl, whom he did not know, then began grabbing at the slide, Collins said.
Reinoehl later that day spoke to an AP videographer. His arm was wrapped in a bloody bandage; he said he was on his way to meet protest medics so they could change it.
He said he didn’t know what had started the altercation between Collins and the group, but that several people had decided to intervene when they saw Collins fighting with minors.
“As soon as the adults jumped in, he pulled out a gun,” Reinoehl said. “I jumped in there and pulled the gun away from people’s heads, avoided being shot in the stomach and I got shot in the arm.”
He added: “It’s escalating to a point where they’re trying to disrupt us in every way that’s illegal. They’re shooting at us, they’re sending people in who are starting fights. It’s terrible. … It’s warfare.”
Reinoehl’s assertions of rightwing infiltrators is of course delusional. The group Reihoehl got shot defending is almost certainly the infamous child gang that scourged the lawless streets–BLM security’s streets–in late summer. Here I encountered them jumping a white antifa pup–who it appears was trying to stop them from harassing yet another old homeless man on the street at the intersection of the Cursed 7/11; the Haner beating would begin here about an hour and a half after this footage was taken. The kids were a terror for about a month, harassing and often mobbing any weak person they saw on the street. Rumors were they were related in some way to…good old BLM security:
I believe children are the future.