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    Antifa-linked defendant gets 6 years in brutal baton attack in Portland

    A summary report from Fox News.
    A 24-year-old man who authorities say was among masked Antifa supporters attacking conservatives at a June demonstration in Portland, Ore., was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison in connection with a brutal baton assault.

    Gage Halupowski pleaded guilty to second-degree assault after authorities accused him of using a weapon against a conservative demonstrator who suffered blows to the head that the victim claims left him with a concussion and cuts that required 25 staples to close.

    After the assault, police saw Halupowski collapse his metal baton and conceal it in his pants, FOX 12 Oregon reported.

    The attack outside a Portland hotel on June 29 was “completely unexplainable, completely avoidable and didn’t need to happen,” Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero said, according to OregonLive.com.
    Halupowski’s defense attorney, Edward Kroll, called his client’s prison term “one of the harshest sentences I’ve seen for someone with no criminal background and young age,” but acknowledged that having the attack caught on video left Halupowski with few legal options other than accepting a plea deal.
    Frankly, it's modest. But it's something. And according to another report at least a few more antifa fascists are in the same boat:
    The prosecutor stated that another person has been indicted and that still more people are under investigation in the same attack as well as other incidents during the June Antifa demonstrations.
    Does this mean Portland has had enough of thuggery masquerading as political discourse? I rather doubt it. Attitudes are hard to change, and scapegoats (Trump, Proud Boys, etc.) are a dime a dozen. I think this prosecution risks being a one-and-done, but I'll hope for better.
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    Gage Halupowski pleaded guilty to second-degree assault after authorities accused him of using a weapon against a conservative demonstrator who suffered blows to the head that the victim claims left him with a concussion and cuts that required 25 staples to close.
    The trial is over and with the defendant being convicted and sentenced. Would that all have happened only a claim and not real medical evidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    The trial is over and with the defendant being convicted and sentenced. Would that all have happened only a claim and not real medical evidence?
    There may still be a civil case pending, which would justify the qualifying language.

    Or, this may be another example of the kind of journalism that puts "alleged" in front of everything in a crime story, including indisputable facts like death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    There may still be a civil case pending, which would justify the qualifying language.

    Or, this may be another example of the kind of alleged journalism that puts "alleged" in front of everything in a crime story, including indisputable facts like death.
    Fixed
    I'm thinking that once, in 1953, a group of interesting people just happened to be in a coffee shop at the same time and a great discussion of issues, ideas, and the meaning of life occurred. Since then we have been waiting at Starbucks for Lawrence Ferlinghetti to say something heavy.

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