Federal Charges Against Portland Antifa Rioter for Assaulting Police Dropped After Community Service

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In this episode of “The Hypocrisy of the Left Knows No Bounds”…

A Portland Antifa rioter  — er, peaceful protester — charged last year with multiple assaults against police officers during violent rioting has had a federal case dropped after completing just 30 hours of community service, according to court documents. As reported by Fox News, Eva Warner of Beaverton, Oregon, whom police said was also known as Joshua Warner, was charged in September 2020 with felony civil disorder.

Incidentally, Jake Angeli — AKA: QAnon Shaman — and at least 18 other participants in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, who were also sentenced to jail time, were unavailable for comment.

The most serious charge against Warner was related to the evening of Aug. 8, 2020, on which authorities declared a riot at a Portland Police Association downtown office after Antifa members broke windows and set the office on fire, noted Fox News. Via Fox (emphasis, mine):

Portland Police said Warner directed a high-powered laser into the eyes of law enforcement officers trying to disperse the crowd. Warner resisted arrest, prompting officers to use force, the DOJ said. A laser pointer was found on Warner.

Warner was booked into custody and charged with intentionally obstructing, impeding, interfering with law enforcement officers engaged in official duties but later released without bail.

About a week later, Warner was arrested again and charged with second-degree criminal mischief in connection with another riot. Warner was again released from custody without bail.

And a week after that, Warner was arrested a third time, in connection with yet another riot and charged with interfering with a police officer and second-degree disorderly conduct. Warner was once again released without bail. Again, compare and contrast the treatment of this loser with that of Jan. 6 participants who were promptly denied bail and tossed into jail.

Here’s where it really gets crazy.

Scott Erik Asphaug, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, filed a motion on Dec. 21, according to Fox, asking the court to “dismiss with prejudice the indictment against (Warner), in the best interests of justice.” The motion noted that the defendant had performed “at least 30 hours of community service.”

The best interests of justice? For whom? Portland business owners and others whose lives were all but destroyed by night after night of rioting, or this random Antifa moron who pretended Geoge Floyd’s life mattered to him as a pretense to riot and attack police officers? Please.

On cue, the very next day, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon dismissed Warner’s indictment “with prejudice” — meaning the court intends for the dismissal to be final in all courts and not asserted in another court — according to court documents obtained by Fox News.

Fox noted that the Portland Police Department declined to comment on Warner’s case, saying its role is to investigate crime, make arrests, and forward the cases to the district attorney for prosecution.

That said, how must the officers assaulted by Warner feel, knowing that he/she/whatever walked away scot-free, three times — and then had federal charges dropped after just 30 hours of community service?

The stark differences  — hypocrisy — between the treatment of January 6 participants and George Floyd rioters cannot be overstated, including the behavior of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has consistently flown wingman for the Democrat Party against Republican access to Jan. 6 documents.

Why it’s “almost” like the judicial system of America is biased in favor of the left.

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