The national headlines have been filled with news about Antifa, a progressive, violent, Soros-funded, anti-fascist, anti-police hate group that has been getting a lot of attention since the tragic events in Charlottesville.
It turns out that our nation is filled with members of this disparate group of masked rioters and protesters. What they represent is connected mostly to anti-capitalism and anti-American sentiments.
Fortunately, they are beginning to face the consequences of their actions, as one or their rioters is heading to jail for five years for his involvement in an incident that left a police car burned.
A 23-year-old man who threw burning flares into a Portland police cruiser and the downtown Target store during May 1 protests admitted guilt Monday and will be sentenced to five years in prison.
His participation in the violent events was even recorded and aired live on a local TV station, showing Damion Zachary Feller hurling a flare through a shattered picture window at Target, prompting employees to run with fire extinguishers to put out a burning section of carpet. He was also caught throwing a flare through the shattered window of a battered police SUV parked across the street from Target, at Southwest 10th Avenue and Morrison.
Feller told detectives that he became part of the “mob mentality.”
He pleaded guilty to first-degree arson, second-degree arson, riot and first-degree criminal mischief.
Shortly after his arrest, Feller told authorities that he doesn’t talk to his family, that he is homeless and unemployed, although he occasionally picks up odd jobs through the temporary job service Labor Ready.
According to court records, he previously had been arrested five times in Oregon, Colorado and Texas on allegations of committing nonviolent crimes or failing to appear in court. He still faces pending charges of theft and criminal trespass in Umatilla County.