An alleged subordinate of the far-left Antifa web has been charged with robbery successful an onslaught connected Andy Ngo, a newsman who regularly covers the extremist movement.
Court documents amusement that John Colin Hacker was indicted connected Oct. 21 by a expansive assemblage connected 1 number of third-degree robbery for an incidental that took spot connected May 7, 2019, successful Multnomah County, Oregon.
Video footage recorded by Ngo showed a antheral who appeared to beryllium Hacker stealing his telephone astatine a 24 Hour Fitness.
According to the expansive jury, Hacker “did unlawfully and knowingly, portion successful the people of committing and attempting to perpetrate theft, and with the intent of preventing and overcoming absorption to defendant’s taking of spot and retention of spot instantly aft the taking, usage and endanger the contiguous usage of carnal unit upon Andy Ngo.”
“I anticipation past week’s indictment of Mr Hacker signals a alteration successful the prosecutor’s bureau successful Portland,” Ngo said successful a statement. “For years, excessively galore convulsive extremists falsely claiming to beryllium warring for ‘racial justice’ person gotten distant with campaigns of panic and unit against journalists and citizens.”
“Two years later, this is yet a measurement successful the close absorption for the regularisation of instrumentality successful Portland, wherever Antifa has been operating with impunity,” Harmeet Dhillo, a lawyer representing Ngo who is besides CEO of the Center for American Liberty.
“There is inactive a agelong roadworthy up for the justness that Andy Ngo deserves. Andy has endured years of harassment, superior threats connected his life, and the inability to unrecorded successful his hometown astatine the hands of these home terrorists. This is simply a bully start, but we’re hoping to spot much of these actions,” she said.
Hacker did not person a lawyer listed connected the tribunal docket. According to Ngo’s instrumentality firm, an progressive apprehension warrant was issued for Hacker’s apprehension and helium has not turned himself in.
Antifa is simply a far-left, anarcho-communist web whose members person repeatedly committed convulsive acts successful caller years crossed the United States. They are astir progressive successful the Pacific Northwest.
The video from the gym appeared to amusement a antheral assaulting Ngo, who said the antheral besides dumped liquid connected him.
Ngo, presently with The Post Millennial, is simply a writer known for infiltrating Antifa successful disguises and being attacked by members connected aggregate occasions. He precocious penned a publication astir the group.
“The full docket and task of the Antifa ideology, that is, anarchists and communists, is to destruct the United States and to destruct its system. So erstwhile they accidental pain it down, pain the strategy down, they truly bash mean that. That strategy is the regularisation of law, its systems of governance, elected representatives—all of that. They privation to get of escaped of each that,” Ngo told The Epoch Times earlier this year.
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.
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