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    Portland pays settlement to terrorism-supporting antifa militant


    Last week the Portland City Council approved a financial payment to an antifa extremist (James Mattox, upper left) with a history of supporting terrorist attacks. Photo: Portland Police Bureau

    Andy Ngo U.S.

    18th May 2020 3 mins reading





    Last week the Portland City Council approved a financial payment to an antifa extremist with a history of supporting terrorist attacks on law enforcement after he alleged in a lawsuit his civil rights were violated by Portland Police. The city settled nearly $23,000 with James Mathew Mattox, 31, who filed a complaint saying police injured him and stifled his rights during a riot in 2018.

    On Aug. 4, 2018, Mattox and hundreds of left-wing protesters, including masked antifa militants, clashed with police and right-wing protesters in downtown Portland. Police made several arrests that day and confiscated numerous melee weapons. When left-wing protesters refused to clear the streets during the civil disturbance, police used pepper spray, rubber bullets and flash bangs to disperse the crowd.

    A 2016 booking photo of James Mattox. Photo: Portland Police BureauAccording to Mattox’s own lawsuit, filed with two other Portlanders who allege injuries caused by police, he was masked, dressed in black bloc and carrying a shield with an anarchist symbol during the civil disturbance. As police were trying to disperse rioters, Mattox waved his shield and arms in the air, flipped off police and shouted profanities at them. The lawsuit says Mattox was first hit in the thigh with a rubber projectile fired by an officer. “Look you missed!” Mattox taunted the police. A second rubber projectile was then allegedly fired, hitting his arm and causing a laceration. The complaint says Mattox “suffered sharp pain, insomnia, and limitations in functioning and movement for weeks,” resulting in him missing work.



    Mattox’s case was quickly picked up by left-wing activists and antifa who accused the police of using excessive force in moving left-wing protesters from the street. And while the city opted to reach a financial agreement with Mattox and his lawyers last week, newly uncovered posts written by Mattox raise questions if he “posed no threat of violence,” as claimed in the lawsuit.

    Using the moniker “Jack Johnstone,” named after a prominent early Communist Party USA member, Mattox made numerous posts on social media expressing support for terrorist attacks on law enforcement. In a September 2016 Facebook post, Mattox named Christopher Jordan Dorner, Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Eugene Long as his “personal heroes.” Dorner launched a series of shootings in Southern California in February 2013 that targeted police officers and their families. He killed four and injured three. Johnson was a New Black Panther Party member who killed five Dallas police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in July 2016. Long, a black separatist, shot six police officers, killing three, in Baton Rouge, La. the same month.
    In January 2017, Mattox thanked Dallas shooter Micah Johnson for “killing pigs” in response to a report about a hiring crisis in the Dallas Police Department.



    From 2016 onwards, Mattox’s social media posts became increasingly radical. He posted “F— the police” and “ACAB” (all cops are bastards) on numerous occasions. In one instance, he posted the contact information of a Portland Police sergeant and encouraged comrades to harass him. He also expressed an intense hatred of Portland mayor Ted Wheeler, apparently because he felt he did not sufficiently support far-left causes. In March 2017, Mattox made a disturbing cryptic post: “What people don’t understand is we’ve tried it Ted’s way with no results. Now it’s our way.” There were several extremely violent antifa riots in Portland that year. In a February 2018 post, Mattox urged his comrades to “not disarm.” The post was accompanied by the hashtag, “#SignsDontMakeTyrantsBleed.” Six months later, Mattox was allegedly injured by Portland Police at the August 2018 antifa riot that sparked his civil rights complaint.
    Mattox has been arrested several times in Portland at violent protests and was filmed on at least one occasion resisting arrest. Most notably, he was one of dozens arrested during rioting in Portland after Donald Trump’s presidential election win in November 2016.
    Mayor Wheeler’s office declined to comment, citing pending litigation. Attorneys representing Mattox have been reached for comment.














    Last week the Portland City Council approved a financial payment to an antifa extremist with a history of supporting terrorist attacks

    #2
    "He was such a nice boy. I wonder what happened to him?"
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      #3
      Why is this panty-waste still alive?

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        #4
        punchable face

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          #5
          I don’t understand.They keep rewarding bad behavior but it doesn’t stop 🤔🤷‍♂️

          Too bad there isn’t a different way to go at such assholes

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            #6
            Originally posted by Huntington Guy View Post
            I don’t understand.They keep rewarding bad behavior but it doesn’t stop 🤔🤷‍♂️

            Too bad there isn’t a different way to go at such assholes
            There is.......
            Off camera.
            We should send masked activists to take care of business.

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              #7
              Go-away money. Much cheaper to pay them than to win in court. Same here in NY.
              Even in the 80's a family member was in a shooting in Bklyn, and while Mayor Koch was putting a medal around his neck, they were paying to mutt to go away. It would cost quadruple even to win.
              "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
                Go-away money. Much cheaper to pay them than to win in court. Same here in NY.
                Even in the 80's a family member was in a shooting in Bklyn, and while Mayor Koch was putting a medal around his neck, they were paying to mutt to go away. It would cost quadruple even to win.
                Same principle as insurance companies settling even obvious fraud. After a certain point though it becomes clear that the pay days are the norm. The taxpayer or ratepayer takes the financial hit but society gets bent over and takes a long, hard, dry one.
                I would rather see a million dollars spent to prosecute these cancers on America rather than the pennies on the dollar payoffs. If the risk of going upstate rather than buying a used Civic w shitty exhaust was real enough I’d like to think things would change.

                The other way this changes of course is in the voting booth but I can only hold my breath so long.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Huntington Guy View Post

                  Same principle as insurance companies settling even obvious fraud. After a certain point though it becomes clear that the pay days are the norm. The taxpayer or ratepayer takes the financial hit but society gets bent over and takes a long, hard, dry one.
                  I would rather see a million dollars spent to prosecute these cancers on America rather than the pennies on the dollar payoffs. If the risk of going upstate rather than buying a used Civic w shitty exhaust was real enough I’d like to think things would change.

                  The other way this changes of course is in the voting booth but I can only hold my breath so long.
                  100%. I had the displeasure not too long ago to go to Supreme Court on a hit & run case. Guy got messed up. Finally matched car parts left at scene to a known bad guy's car. Impound, photos, video, etc. When I get to court (1st time on that case), lugging 10 lbs of investigative paperwork, the insurance company lawyers say, "Hi, you ready?" I said, "For what?" and they said "To testify. You're on first in like 5 minutes." I said, "Do you want to sit and go over the case, or see the massive amount of evidence (I had video of the car before the incident/damage that day and then damage after the time of incident, etc). They said there's no time for that. I got on the stand, they asked me 2 or 3 questions and I was done.........and we lost. And the lawyers couldn't care less. To be honest, I was shocked.
                  "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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                    #10
                    Too bad when the law protects the slime better than it protects the rest of us.
                    Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                      #11
                      So just to recap, he got paid because the police 'stifled his rights'...while he was trying to attack others for expressing *their* rights...these people need to be deported to China or Venezuela where they belong. Wait til they find out how *those* cops deal with vermin.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bigbore44 View Post
                        Why is this panty-waste still alive?
                        I was going to say you misspelled that, and then I realized you didn't.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
                          Too bad when the law protects the slime better than it protects the rest of us.
                          I'm starting to think there's more Slime out there than The Rest Of Us.

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