During the Portland Pride Parade on Sunday in Portland Oregon, a group known as the Hell Shaking Street Preachers were preaching on the corner of Broadway and Burnside.
While they were preaching, a young AntiFa member, commonly referred to as “Brady” approached them and pepper sprayed two of the street preachers. Since we do not know his full, or actual name, he will be referred to as “Child Antifa” in this article.
In the video below, you can see the assault happen. You can also see the officers responding and the exchange between the police and the Child AntiFa.
According to a source directly involved with with the case, District Attorney Marie Atwood has dropped charges against Child AntiFa for attacking one of the street preachers because the “Victim Was Not Injured Enough.” However, she is going through with the other Street Preacher who required medical attention.
The District Attorney has also placed a no contact order on Child AntiFa. He is not allowed to come into contact with the street preachers, nor is he allowed to participate in any protesting.
Child AntiFa is well known to police and conservatives in Portland Oregon. He has been involved in many different confrontations between AntiFa and Conservatives. In the video below, you can see him attempting to debate Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson.
The Police Report
On Sunday June 18, 2017, at 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Northwest Broadway near West Burnside Street regarding a disturbance.
When officers arrived, they found one person had been pepper-sprayed by a juvenile male. Officers requested Portland Fire and Rescue respond; they treated the man for exposure to pepper spray at the scene.
As officers investigated the incident, they spoke with the victim and several witnesses. Officers learned a teenage male had approached a group of people exercising their First Amendment Right to freedom of speech and peppered-sprayed a member of the group.
Officers were able to verify the identity of the suspect based on the victim and witnesses’ description. Officers contacted the identified suspect near the incident location; however, the suspect utilized the crowd that had gathered for the Pride Parade as an obstacle for officers to make an arrest. Officers believed arresting the suspect at that moment would impact the Pride Parade. The suspect then fled the area.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. in Tom McCall Waterfront Park near Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Oak Street, a male approached the Portland Police Bureau recruitment booth. The male began to tear-apart stickers and other items at the booth and throw the items on the ground. An officer at the booth requested the subject stop destroying the items and stop littering. The suspect refused and the officer requested additional officers respond to the recruitment booth, as the male was not following any of his commands.
Officers arrived and recognized the suspect as the person involved in pepper spraying the individual earlier in the day. Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody; however, the suspect’s friend interfered with the arrest. Officers provided multiple warnings to both individuals, but they would not listen to police direction. Eventually, both juveniles were arrested.
The juvenile male who was involved in the pepper spraying incident was lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Home on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest. The second juvenile male was charged with Resisting Arrest and Interfering with a Peace Officer and released to his guardian.
Anyone who witnessed or has information, including cell phone video footage, of either incident are asked to contact the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 42-17-680760.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204