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Antifa thugs attack and beat independent journalist Andy Ngo in Portland—while police do nothing

Antifa thugs attack and beat independent journalist Andy Ngo in Portland—while police do nothing

Ngo: “Was beat on face and head multiple times in downtown in middle of street with fists and weapons.”

If you’ve been reading Legal Insurrection for a while, you are familiar with independent investigative journalist and Quillette editor Andy Ngo.  We frequently feature his work.

Today, I am horrified and saddened to report that Ngo was attacked by antifa-fascists in Portland, Oregon.

He is, thankfully, okay, but this incident shows yet again that antifa is the exact opposite of what it claims to be.

Ngo’s twitter feed has more:

Portland police are busy with milkshake complaints, apparently.

Maybe they could talk to Ngo?

This is breaking news, so we will have more as we learn more.  In the meantime, here’s an interesting discussion, with video and additional tweets, about this reported assault on Ngo.

Stephen Miller asks an interesting question:

Ngo is not backed by a major network or city; he works independently and relies on selling his stories and on the kindness of his readership via PayPal.

Michelle Malkin has set up a GoFundMe for Ngo.  She writes,

Lovers of liberty and supporters of independent media,

My friend, Portland, Oregon-based journalist Andy Ngo, was beaten and robbed today by Antifa while covering the latest paroxysms of left-wing violence. Andy has been singled out, doxxed, and targeted by SJW thugs while police stand by and do nothing.

You can watch video of the assault here:

And Andy immediately after the beating here:

Please help raise money for his security and medical needs, and to help him replace his stolen equipment.

I said during my CPAC speech earlier this year that we need to stand with those reporting and fighting on the front lines. Andy is one of the intrepid journalists doing the job no one else will do.

I’ve been in touch with him and he has given me the green light to create this fund. All funds will help him continue his invaluable work. We need him back in action ASAP.

And if you work in law enforcement or private security, please contact me directly to help form an effective security plan to keep Andy safe.

Thank you for your support!

In liberty,
Michelle Malkin

Please help if you can and are so-inclined.


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.



practicalconservative | June 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm

It may be time for the Federal Government to step in. If only we had a Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to practicalconservative. | June 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Keep in mind that the FBI, and pretty much all of the Federal government below the highest levels are allied with and sometimes working for ANTIFA.

    Subotai Bahadur

      artichoke in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 30, 2019 at 2:10 am

      I’d be interested in knowing more about that. You mean they’ve taken over the whole government bureaucracy?

        randian in reply to artichoke. | June 30, 2019 at 2:38 am

        Antifa as such didn’t, their ideological allies did. Antifa are the plausibly deniable shock troops of the left, pretty much the brownshirts of our time. It’s an open secret (no hard proof, but people are talking) that Antifa in Europe have government support.

        Char Char Binks in reply to artichoke. | July 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

        It’s the Derp State.

      It’s just the opposite. Wray is slow walking the release of documents and hiding documents. It was 2 regular agents who went to John Solomon the reporter and told him where to dig on the attempted coup. It’s the high FBI Agents that are leftist. Those were guys promoted under Obama.

        Tom Servo in reply to Jackie. | June 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

        I can believe that, because it’s obvious that someone has been feeding John Solomon some very high level documents, and I’ve been wondering who.

        He’s been revealing stuff that nobody finds out just by “asking questions”.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to practicalconservative. | June 30, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I think the most effective way of reigning in Antifa is to have a bunch of them removed from the scene of their crimes in body bags.

    It seems to me that Antifa members are brave in gangs, while picking on individuals. Ideally, there would be some Antifa members left with 1″ stubs and Antifi ChickenShit tatooed on their forheads.

Obviously Portland has a serious civil rights problem. Last month it arrested a driver who was attacked by Antifa and let Antifa off.

    Remember Heather Heier. People driving cars through a violent anti-Fa mobs are murderous Nazis.

      Char Char Binks in reply to tz. | July 1, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Fields is a mentally unstable murderer, but he’s only one man who acted alone. All of Ant-1A are in on these attacks, and virtually all liberals are complicit.

    n.n in reply to puhiawa. | June 29, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Keep Portland weird is an aspiration and progression.

    randian in reply to puhiawa. | June 30, 2019 at 1:22 am

    The Portland DA also recently gave a man who assaulted a woman and broke her eye socket a misdemeanor charge and no bail.

I see what you did there Fuzzy, and you absolutely nailed it:


Not sure if you coined that, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it, and it’s spot-on.

    Pillage Idiot in reply to Paul. | June 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I am trying to popularize,

    “Black masks are the new white hoods.”

    Maybe a few leftists with a modicum of self-awareness will start to question Antifa when they are compared to the KKK.

    venril in reply to Paul. | July 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Antifacomi would be in the same family. Aftifa is a communist front group.

Why doesn’t this stuff happen in places where you are allowed to carry firearms?????

    The Packetman in reply to starride. | June 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Because they’re not completely stupid.

    But when the law won’t protect us from them, it won’t protect them from us.

    The first time someone innocent gets pulled out of their car and beaten by these cowards (and they’ve come close), the fact that people aren’t ‘allowed’ to carry firearms won’t make any difference.

      artichoke in reply to The Packetman. | June 29, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      So how is what happened to Andy Ngo short of that? The only one who got hurt there was Mr. Ngo.

      There are pictures. How about some arrests and prosecutions, some police investigation?

        Subotai Bahadur in reply to artichoke. | June 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

        In Portland and any other Democrat-Socialist controlled polity the police and district attorneys work with and for ANTIFA. Do not expect any police assistance to free citizens. Just the opposite in fact.

        Subotai Bahadur

    You are allowed to carry firearms, but if you eveen grab the gun, you will be arrested and end up in prison.

      puhiawa in reply to tz. | June 30, 2019 at 12:38 am

      Yes. This is part of the police/prosecutorial corruption that needs to be investigated.
      Oregon is governed by an insane Governor and Portland and insane mayor.

      Sanddog in reply to tz. | June 30, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      His mistake was assuming he’d ever get a fair trial in Multnomah county. That’s just not going to happen.

I’ve always had respect for Ngo, reporting courageously, as he does, from within the hornet’s nest of Portland.

Notice that one’s “minority” status offers no protection, where the goose-stepping, jackbooted Leftist goons are concerned. They’re happy to attack Hispanics, Blacks, Jews, Asians, etc.; — anyone who doesn’t embrace Leftist orthodoxies with the requisite fealty and fervor.

    gospace in reply to guyjones. | June 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    But Andy Ngo isn’t a minority- he’s Asian. In college admissions and other areas they’re just as discriminated against as whites- moreso in some cases.

I was born in that sh*thole. I haven’t been back in 20 years and if I never return, I can die happy.

    Arminius in reply to Sanddog. | July 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I know how you feel. It’s why I live in Texas now.

    But Kali wasn’t always a s**thole. Neither was Oregon.

    I was born in Kali because my dad was a Coastie. He was a plank owner in the Golden Gate Chief’s club.

    “Coast Guard: Cape Disappointment: Riding the Waves”

    These gents have huge, you know what. I crossed the T of a hurricane once. Now you know why I live close to a thousand miles from an ocean.

    Not much scares me. Hurricanes scare me. Maybe Tornadoes will too but I’ve never been through one.

    If I have to I’ll face another hurricane. Typhoons, we call them, in the Pacific.

    Texas is where I plan to make my last stand. There is nowhere else to go.

      creeper in reply to Arminius. | July 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      I wouldn’t be too smug about living in Texas, if I were you. You’re next on their list.

      creeper in reply to Arminius. | July 1, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      P.S. Arminius, that down-arrow is mine. Hit it by mistake and can’t seem to get rid of it. I’m sorry.

The most likely outcome of all this? Andy Ngo will be censured and then deplatformed by the social media giants for violating the privacy of the thugs that attacked him today…

Avoid Portland at all costs.

Further, the governor of Oregon has a duty to step in when chaos reigns in an Oregon city – like this.

The democrat/liberal movement in the United States is a fascist movement.

Btw: The lesbian soccer a-hole on the American team trashing the nation while she’s playing in France?

Scum like her is actually an old story, going back to WW2:

How a Pioneering Lesbian Violette Morris Became the Nazis’ ‘Hyena’, Betraying Her Home Country:

Kinda like a reverse obama.

    healthguyfsu in reply to | June 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Megan Rappinoe is an absolute joke of a human being that thinks she is an SJW before anything else. The US soccer team did nothing to stop her antics the first time (she did the kneeling crap for attention). Is it any surprise she will continue?

    I will never step foot in Portland again, never buy anything from anybody located there.

rabid wombat | June 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm

At what point do we say “let’s roll”?

healthguyfsu | June 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

Yes, nothing says fascism like an independent journalist running off paypal donations.

These people are truly delusional a-holes.

Note how the Police DID NOTHING to protect or disrupt the beating. The Mayor “regrets the violence” but said the Police acted appropriately.

This is why things are going to devolve in civil war.

It happened at Charlottesville where the UtR had a permit, but the police allowed Anti-Fa to gather then declared it an unlawful assembly forcing UtR to have to leave through the violent Anti-Fa gauntlet. Heather Heier was killed 2 hours later and it likely wouldn’t have happened if they Police dispersed anti-Fa instead of letting them block the streets and continue their unlawful March.

Antifa breaks all the rules and laws and nothing happens. Anyone else can’t even defend themselves from AntiFa without the Police charging them with a felony.

There was also the seige across from ICE headquarters in Portland.

    n.n in reply to tz. | June 29, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Antifa planned a kill zone, for an alleged diversitist, to force a media spectacle, which progressed, perhaps unexpectedly, to abort one of their own.

    artichoke in reply to tz. | June 29, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Were those cops nearby in the helmets? If so, this should be a federal civil rights investigation and prosecution, including of city officials. How can they watch Mr. Ngo get beaten up and do nothing?

      Close The Fed in reply to artichoke. | June 29, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      I read somewhere a few months/year ago, that MAGA attendees got a judgment against a city in Cali for failing to protect them from mobs.

      I can’t recall who/where…..

      Milhouse in reply to artichoke. | June 30, 2019 at 1:22 am

      As a matter of law, cops have no duty to intervene when they see a crime happening. There are several cases establishing this, including one recently in NYC when cops on a train saw someone being attacked, but chose to hide in the safety of the conductor’s cabin rather than come to his rescue. It’s disturbing.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 1:37 am

        Milhouse is right. Which also means I’m right when I tell you, if you can get away with the act of self-defense, do it.

        You don’t want to be on the hurting end of a pistol whipping from one of these. I have the 20 gauge version. If delivering a pistol whipping is in your plans I recommend the .50 cal because while it still delivers a whopping payload it has thicker barrels.

        I can also tell you, being an experienced Sailor, I can walk into a hardware store any where in the world and walk out with a deadly weapon.

        dystopia in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 7:46 am

        Yes, it is strong established doctrine that on both the Federal and State level that police do not have a duty to intervene.

        So how do you explain the charges against Parkland Deputy Scott Peterson?

          Tom Servo in reply to dystopia. | June 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

          I believe that the Florida prosecutors have come up with a rather novel interpretation of child endangerment laws, saying that his refusal to act when children were relying on him and trusting him do to so led to the harm and death of those children.

          If they can sell that to a jury, and I think they can, he’s gone.

          Milhouse in reply to dystopia. | June 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

          I think the difference is that he was specifically assigned to protect the school, and therefore that was his duty.

        amwick in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 8:25 am

        Legal obligation?

        Funny, their motto is

        Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

        You can see it on their website, on their twitter and printed on their cars.

        Maybe their motto should be,

        No legal obligation to protect.

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to amwick. | June 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

          They DO protect and serve. They protect and serve their masters in city hall or on the county commission. When they are instructed to stand down, they stand down. When they are instructed to write more “movers” and “parkers”, they do it.

          And when (not if, all it takes is a present day Democrat in the White House) the order comes down to go door to door confiscating guns, like was done during Katrina, they will be more than glad to do it.

          Principles are fine, but when it eventually comes down to pension, pay, allowance to own and carry firearms even in places like California, and qualified immunity, vs the rights of the people, pragmatism will dictate the choice.

          Milhouse in reply to amwick. | June 30, 2019 at 11:16 am

          Their legal duty is to protect the general public, not any specific individual. In any given case they can decide that the general public safety is better served by their hiding in safety / finishing their doughnuts / remaining available to respond to other calls, rather than intervening.

        artichoke in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm

        But the Parkland school resource officer, who hid outside rather than entering the building to stop the danger, is being prosecuted for felonies. Is Florida law different?

        PODKen in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        Then cops better be prepared to what happens in society when it’s clearly understood that cops can’t be trusted to come to your aid. It’ll be every man for himself and the cops be damned.

Why don’t these things happen to me?

To ask the question is to answer it.

I have a lot to live up to.

I look like someone who is willing to throw down.

Because I am.

Occasionally I had to be reminded of things lest I abandon my rank and give the enlisted leave to light me up.

I don’t know if I could do what this man did. I’d like to think I could.

He was a radioman, like my dad.

And it you tried boarding my ship, I would at least challenge you.

    Tom Servo in reply to Arminius. | June 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Why don’t these things happen to me?

    To ask the question is to answer it.”

    Great stories! I also would offer another obvious answer – you (like the rest of us) have got the sense not to march into the Enemies home turf unarmed and all alone. There’s gang run ghetto’s I know of in other cities that are safer for us than downtown Portland is today.

    If you enter, you enter in numbers, you enter armed.

zut zut. “Sailing the airwaves.”

I’m not even going to look this up.

If I make smoke, I want to give my position away. I want to draw fire. I don’t even have to look it up.

Andy is an Oregon resident. Why didn’t he get a carry license (which is shall issue)? He can avoid most of the stupid anti-carry laws in Portland since they only apply if you don’t have a license, and if he pulls a gun while actually being attacked there’s no way he gets jacked up like Michael Strickland did.

    rdmdawg in reply to randian. | June 30, 2019 at 1:31 am

    ‘Andy is an Oregon resident. Why didn’t he get a carry license (which is shall issue)? He can avoid most of the stupid anti-carry laws in Portland’

    I think that evades the issue that this is the USA and you shouldn’t have to carry a weapon to do your job as a journalist.

      Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | June 30, 2019 at 11:18 am

      The USA has never been crime-free, and a journalist’s job is no more important than that of a plumber or a telephone sanitizer.

        artichoke in reply to Milhouse. | June 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm

        Milhouse I’m agreeing with you today. A journalist is no more special, maybe inherently un-special because now that almost everyone has a cell phone with a camera, isn’t everyone a journalist?

        I would have liked to see him fight back with superior weaponry. But to do that, he’d not only have to get the weapon, he’d have to train on it.

        Char Char Binks in reply to Milhouse. | July 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm

        That’s right. The First Amendment protects the PEOPLE, and that means EVERY PERSON, including Andy Ngo. It doesn’t, as some silver-spoon moron recently said, protect Anderson Cooper’s job.

    Why didn’t he carry? Because this is *Portland*

    Even if he was legitimately in fear for his life, being beaten up on camera by a dozen murderous thugs on camera by multiple viewers, the simple act of drawing and presenting a firearm would be ‘Brandishing a deadly weapon’ and he’d go straight to jail, and be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And God forbid he actually fire a round or they’d lock him up for twenty-seven counts of attempted first degree murder.

      The Packetman in reply to georgfelis. | June 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      “And God forbid he actually fire a round or they’d lock him up for twenty-seven counts of attempted first degree murder.”

      Except now he’s got video evidence that by doing his job he is in the company of people who will hurt him, and who can predict when one of those attacks will result in death or grave bodily harm?

      Perhaps Esq Branca will opine …

      And sorry about the down vote … stupid WordPress!

      walls in reply to georgfelis. | June 30, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      If you’re being ATTACKED and you can’t DEFEND yourself with a weapon, what good is it? Are you serious about this?

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to georgfelis. | June 30, 2019 at 11:21 pm

      Which is why concealed overwatch with rapid covert withdrawal immediately after engaging is needful.

      Subotai Bahadur

Why were the police even there? Are they supposed to be maintaining order and going after lawbreakers, or are they merely the guards for the antifa-fascists?

    Mike H. in reply to rdmdawg. | June 30, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Laws we don’ need no stinkin’ laws senor we got badges!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rdmdawg. | June 30, 2019 at 10:19 am

    In places like Portland, they are keeping an eye out for the ones defending themselves, hoping someone does it with enough force to cause serious injury or death to the one who initiated the assault. They will then arrest the victim for defending himself.

I see the pic of Ilhan Omar on the top bar. I wanted to take this opportunity to point out that, since I’m currently divorced, if Ayaan Hirsi Ali isn’t doing anything at the moment I would like to marry her.

I bet you all are convinced I’m drunk or deranged or something. No. She is heroic.

It’s important to note that because the last thing I want to come across as is racist when I tell you this other Somali is garbage.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a superior being. I would be deficient it I didn’t recognize that.

The SJWs won’t let her talk on college campi because that would destroy their campaign to portray America as the worst place on earth.

I left Kali 15 years ago. For Texas.

A much more polite society.

he’s being held in hospital due to a brain bleed

looks like one assailant was wearing oakley tactical gloves
with the knuckle armor

I have someone saying the federal government has NO place in this matter and that even if a local or state government ordered law enforcement to stand down, there is no federal recourse. Can someone confirm that? Weren’t Andy’s civil rights violated?

    Milhouse in reply to Alexandra. | June 30, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    The equal protection clause. “Nor shall any State […] deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. If Portland is denying Ngo, or conservatives generally, the equal protection of the laws, Congress can legislate appropriately. But it doesn’t have to, and the current House will refuse to do so, so federal intervention can only happen if there’s already a law Congress has made that covers this situation. I can’t think of one, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. The other alternative is for Ngo to sue Portland for denying him equal protection. He could get damages, or an order compelling compliance.

Char Char Binks | July 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Mayor and Police Commissioner Wheeler needs AIDS, if he doesn’t already have it.

Where’s the ACLU – shouldn’t it be defending this gay Asian from being attacked by a mob of crazed violent whites? Or the Fibbies? Hate crime/civil rights violations all over it.

I get that the politics trump the race issue, but geez.

I have a question. In the global sphere Chlorine gas and VX and acid sprays are considered chemical weapons and war crimes leading to massive retaliation when their use is discovered in war.

What is the difference between those weapons and a very chemically basic milkshake designed to adhere to the skin?

Regardless of the difference in casualties.

I have the greatest fear. I will do nothing.

Doing something is always better than doing nothing.