Confused Antifa rioter Joshua “Eve” Warner has federal charges dismissed by Biden US Attorney

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PORTLAND, OR- Keep this in mind. There are people locked up in Washington, DC jails who have done nothing more than been in the area of the US Capitol last January 6.

Some have been held in solitary confinement, some have been beaten senseless and some have evidently not yet been charged with anything. They should have hooked up with Antifa and burned down Portland.

According to Post Millennial, a he who’s now a she (apparently), a serial rioting Antifa thug (or thugette) named Joshua (now Eva) Warner had been indicted for assaulting police officers in August 2020.

After completing a whole 30 hours of community service, Warner has had his/her case dismissed.

That arrest wasn’t Warner’s first rodeo as he/she had been arrested and released at a number of Antifa riots, journalist Andy Ngo tweeted.

Last September, Warner, of Beaverton, Oregon was charged with felony civil disorder as a result of a criminal complaint, after he/she was discovered aiming a high-powered laser at the eyes of multiple police officers during an Aug. 8, 2020 riot in the north part of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly at the office of the Portland Police Association that night after arsonists broke windows and set the building ablaze. The far-left anarchists also used vehicles and dumpsters to block traffic, court documents said.

A press release completed by the Department of Justice at the time said officers assigned to the Oregon State Police notified the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team that Warner had pointed the powerful green laser at numerous officers who were in the midst of dispersing an Antifa riot.

The lasers, when pointed into people’s eyes, can cause permanent eye damage, and are a typical weapon used by Antifa anarchists. When Warner was taken into custody, he/she resisted arrest (maybe he/she hit them with his/her purse).

Anyhow, officers were forced to respond in kind with force. Responding officers found a black, pen-style laser pointer in Warner’s possession.

Warner was taken into custody and was charged with unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer, interfering with a peace officer, and second-degree disorderly conduct. As is typical for Antifa rioting thugs, Warner was quickly released without bail. During an October 2020 arraignment all three charges against Warner were dropped.

However, on September 2, 2020, the FBI took jurisdiction in a federal matter and Warner was arrested by the US Marshals Service in south Portland without incident.

The next day, Warner appeared before a US magistrate judge in federal court, and was released pending further court proceedings. Warner was looking at a minimum five year prison sentence on the federal charges.

In a motion filed in US District Court submitted by Acting US Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug for the District of Oregon, he wrote:

“The government moves the Court for an Order under Fed. R. Crim. P. Rule 48(a) to dismiss with prejudice the indictment against Defendant, in the best interest of justice. Defendant has successfully complied with the terms of the Defendant Resolution Agreement, including performing at least 30 hours of community service.”

Throughout 2020, Warner was arrested at least three times and released by local authorities at a number of Portland-area Antifa riots.

On Aug 14, 2020, Warner was once again arrested, this time for criminal mischief in the second degree. He/She released from jail nearly immediately without bail.

Just over a week later on Aug 22, Antifa thugs attacked the Penumbra Kelly building in the southeast sector of Portland.

Warner was arrested once again, this time for interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct. Once again, warner was released without bail, and Eric Schmidt, the feckless Multnomah County District Attorney refused to prosecute.

And you wonder why they keep coming back for more?

Two men arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a Chicago cop after shooting him during a traffic stop

Law Enforcement Today has reported more times than we care to think about regarding the mayhem and violence which has plagued the city of Portland over the past 18 months. For one of those stories, we invite you to:

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PORTLAND, OR — A retired veteran and the co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland said riots and protests have become normalized in the city of Portland since last year and wants that changed.

Gabriel Johnson, a retired Marine and co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland, explained the current “atmosphere” in the city on “Fox & Friends Weekend” and stressed the importance of investing in public safety by funding the police.

Johnson, a lifelong resident of Portland, said visitors and residents no longer feel safe in in the city:

“Riots and protests have become normalized and part of the city’s landscape. 

“It’s really, really unfortunate, and unfortunately it doesn’t lead to people feeling safe to even walk outside of their homes.”

Johnson blamed the destruction in Portland on the inaction of its leaders:

“The lack of police response, city response, response from our mayor has just given free rein to holy hell to take place at that 11 o’clock hour to 3 in the morning.”

The veteran supported the use of federal officers being sent into Portland last year by the Trump administration:

“In absence of the local police what do we expect? If we as a city aren’t going to police ourselves, then we should expect someone to come in and police for us.

“I look at everything from a patriot’s point of view. I’ve spent a lot of time fighting for our country. And so my belief in and my patriotism for this country is unmeasured.”

Johnson also made it clear he did not serve his country to support homegrown chaos:

“I fought for this country and this is not what I fought for.” 

Johnson became a target of violence by Antifa last July. He explained that he lived only one block away from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland, which became an epicenter of violence.

Tired of the rioting and explosions going on for more than 50 nights, Johnson decided to march into the chaos with his American flag in hand. He said:

“At that point I counted 82 explosions and just thought, you know, somebody has to do something.”

Then things quickly got ugly during his march. He told FOX News:

“I was being called the N-word by black people. People were chasing me around with baseball bats.”

Someone was trying to burn his flag when a 65-year-old black veteran attempted to stop the person. That veteran was then beaten by alleged Black Lives Matter protestors, according to Johnson, who told FOX News at the time:

“Antifa has infiltrated Black Lives Matter. These people have nothing to do with black lives.

“Our black community leaders need to stand up and lead because what’s happening is they’re letting a group of terrorists that don’t represent me use me, and that’s not right.”

More recently, Johnson has spoken up again after hearing a report by the Portland City Council that police and the FBI are on the city’s streets due to “imminent” threats from outside groups to “engage and advance gun violence” this upcoming weekend.

According to a FOX News report, officials reportedly said that groups involved in this violence have issued an order to shoot someone in the next 30 days or be shot for not showing loyalty, adding that people from Washington and California are in Portland to engage in gun violence.

In a statement, the FBI confirmed they will be on the streets of Portland engaging in “a very visible effort” with members of the Metro Safe Streets Task Force to “show the community that it is working to bring peace to the streets” and to send a message to criminals that “law enforcement is working assertively to find them and arrest them.”

It is not clear which groups are allegedly involved in promoting gun violence this weekend.

However, in April Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who previously supported defunding police and diverted millions from the police bureau, had pleaded with the city’s residents to assist authorities in unmasking members of a “self-described anarchist mob” that had engaged in acts of violence and vandalism in recent months.

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Wheeler said at the time:

“The city is beginning to recover, but self-described anarchists who engage in regular criminal destruction don’t want things to open up, to recover.

“They want to prevent us from doing the work of making a better Portland for everyone. They want to burn, they want to bash.”

The mayor pointed out that local Black Lives Matter leaders had “already stepped forward to denounce these self-described anarchists.”

Wheeler also said he would work with local authorities to arrest and prosecute those who commit acts of violence:

“Together we can make a stand. We’re doing what we can today. I’m also asking for your help to make a stand and take our city back.”

Johnson said the city’s leadership was the root of the safety issue problem and noted that their actions did not build confidence that it is a core priority:

“Safety is something that you should assume, but unfortunately it’s not.”

For example, last June Portland’s city leaders voted to remove $16 million from the police budget, a move that included the elimination of a gun-violence reduction unit, according to The Associated Press.

After the vote took effect, Portland witnessed a surge in gun violence, with 20 homicides that mostly resulted from gunfire.

 

In March, Wheeler decided refunding the police was needed after all.

The mayor pushed for nearly $2 million in additional funding for the city’s police force and other agencies, citing a rise in homicides and other violent crime.

However, members of the city council would not publicly comment or commit to his entire plan, according to a KATU report.

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty’s office told KATU that she was reviewing the proposal, but wanted to learn more.

Hardesty recently retweeted “squad member” Ayanna Pressley’s tweet regarding white supremacy and how it allegedly affects police responses to different protests.

Commissioner Mingus Mapps expressed partial support, such as the plans for the Office of Violence Prevention, increased investigative capacities within the city police force and more community oversight:

“There are parts of this proposal that I fully support.”

Wheeler requested hiring five additional detectives and forming a uniformed patrol team with a focus on gun violence, KATU-TV of Portland reported.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported last month that Wheeler proposed a $5.7 billion budget despite a $20 million shortfall in the city’s general fund:

“Like last year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to put a strain on the city’s finances. Many of the typical income streams the city relies on — primarily lodging and business license taxes — have continued to plummet and hurt the city’s general fund.”

In a statement sent to Fox News, a spokesman for Wheeler said public safety is one of the mayor’s “top three” priorities:

“He fully supports the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) both as Mayor and Police Commissioner.

“Since he became Mayor, PPB’s budget has grown significantly overall. The last year has been a trying one for members of the PPB, and he is indebted to them for standing firm during the difficult economic and crisis climate we’re facing.”

The spokesman also said the mayor supported “an add-back package restoring 30 officer positions to the bureau.”

In addition, the spokesman said the mayor “continues to be an advocate for officer deterrence around gun violence.”

When Johnson was asked last year if he might move out of Portland, he replied to  “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy:

“This is my city. I was raised here. I will not let a bunch of terrorist thugs run me out of my city.”

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