“Police said Warner directed a high-powered laser into the eyes of law enforcement officers trying to disperse the crowd”
An Antifa rioter in Portland, Oregon who shined a laser in the eyes of police officers during a riot and was subsequently arrested three times, has had his federal charges dropped after doing community service.
Meanwhile, Trump supporters continue to languish in jail for months over January 6th. We do not have equal justice under the law.
Bradford Betz reports at FOX News:
Portland Antifa rioter charged with assaulting police has case dismissed after 30 hours community service
A Portland Antifa rioter charged last year with assaulting police officers has had a federal case dropped after completing 30 hours of community service, according to court documents.
Eva Warner of Beaverton, Oregon, who police said was also known as Joshua Warner, was charged in September 2020 with felony civil disorder.
On the evening of August 8, 2020, authorities declared a riot at the Portland Police Association office on North Lombard Street in Portland after Antifa members broke windows and set fire to the office. The rioters had also used vehicles and Dumpsters to illegally block traffic, according to the Justice Department.
That summer, Portland, like many other major cities, was facing mass protests that descended into violent rioting in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Portland Police said Warner directed a high-powered laser into the eyes of law enforcement officers trying to disperse the crowd. Warner resisted arrest, prompting officers to use force, the DOJ said. A laser pointer was found on Warner.
Warner was facing five years in jail, but performed community service:
Scott Erik Asphaug, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, filed a motion Dec. 21, asking the court to “dismiss with prejudice the indictment against (Warner), in the best interests of justice.” The motion noted that the defendant had performed “at least 30 hours of community service.”
This person looks like a real pillar of society:
Joshua "Eva" Warner, a rioter who was arrested multiple times at the #Antifa riots in Portland, has had her felony case for assaulting officers dismissed. Like many others who were federally charged, she got a deal where she only does community service. https://t.co/PnFVCqweiy
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 27, 2021
Just the News notes that the judge went along with the U.S. attorney:
The next day, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon dismissed Warner’s indictment “with prejudice,” according to court documents obtained by Fox News.
Fox News said it could not get a comment from acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Thomas S. Ratcliffe, the Portland Police Association or Warner’s attorney and that the Portland Police declined to comment.
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