Liberal media has been fond of painting the BLM/Antifa riots as “mostly peaceful,” infamously saying it even as the flames from the arson licked behind their heads on video.
In fact, the violence at hundreds of riots has been staggering, much of it harming black people and police.
Some of that violence was also allegedly moving interstate, something the DOJ should have been concentrating on to get the organizers.
Now, I don’t know what the DOJ was doing in that regard; it doesn’t seem like much, given how long some of the violence has been going on in places like Portland, but we finally have a significant case being charged by the progressive District Attorney Mike Schmidt in Portland.
Malik Muhammed is an important organizer who was behind a lot of protests in Indianapolis. But he allegedly was also spending some violent time in Portland, according to Schmidt.
Muhammed was arrested on a 28-count indictment charging him in the attempted murder of two police officers. The charges include attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and numerous weapons charges, according to the NY Post.
An Indiana man is facing the most serious charges yet related to last summer's violent protests in Portland. Malik Muhammad is charged with attempted aggravated murder for allegedly throwing lit Molotov cocktails at police. https://t.co/NbpXEfdxgv#KGWInvestigates
— Kyle Iboshi (@KyleIboshi) April 5, 2021
Here’s video of one of the incidents during which he is alleged to have thrown a Molotov cocktail at a bunch of cops that lit up one cop, “sprayed with fire and his lower leg caught fire for a moment.”
Here’s a couple of others angles that some may remember, from when we covered the attack.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020
Protestor throws Molotov at police pic.twitter.com/i3afKRalAT
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 24, 2020
Muhammed is also alleged to have thrown another, similar Molotov two days earlier which didn’t explode and later gave police DNA evidence which they they later said was a “strong comparison” to Muhammed. They also alleged he used a yellow beer growler for it, and they say they have him on video from a store where he bought growlers and bats.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) April 7, 2021
Muhammed is also accused of using a baton to break windows of the Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University and several other businesses on Oct. 11, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage, according to the police. He’s also been charged with unlawful possession of a gun. According to the Post, he could face a mandatory minimum of 10 years and is being held without bail in Indiana.
Finally looks like they may actually be holding someone to account with some very significant charges. Too bad that it takes something so serious to actually make them take real action.