Police Say Suspected Antifa Hit-Man Stalked Pro-Trump Victim Before Portland Murder

Source: PJMedia.

Numerous elaborately detailed analyses of the video-taped murder of Aaron Danielson in Portland are available. Many portray sophisticated surveillance/command-and-control tactics employed by Antifa/BLM operatives to isolate and assassinate the victim. The current story contributes the observation that the police apparently concur with speculation that the murder was orchestrated to some extent.

25 thoughts on “Police Say Suspected Antifa Hit-Man Stalked Pro-Trump Victim Before Portland Murder

  1. Apparently, the victim assaulted the shooter with bear spray before being shot himself. Probable self-defense if all the other stories of protest conflicts are any precedent. I believe some on this post considered Mace, pepper spray, etc. as deadly weapons since they are so disabling and puts the person in a very vulnerable position for bodily harm.

    “…the police APPARENTLY concur with SPECULATION that the murder was orchestrated to SOME EXTENT…”

    That phrase is not exactly an expression of confidence with regards to the evidence.

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    1. RE: “Apparently, the victim assaulted the shooter with bear spray before being shot himself.”

      That’s news to me. Do you have a source?

      RE: “That phrase is not exactly an expression of confidence with regards to the evidence.”

      Since both the victim and the shooter are dead, cautious assertions are warranted.

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      1. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/portland-shooting-suspect-followed-right-wing-activists-after-spotting-them-downtown-unsealed-arrest-warrant-says/

        This site gives a version of the event that includes the fact that the victim was heavily armed with a extended magazine pistol and a can of bear spray.

        Whether the spray was used first or was released when the canister was hit by a bullet is unclear.

        Either way, it was a sad tale of two vigilantes who met and died.

        Our “more perfect union” is suffering mightily for now.

        The fact that it is happening at the end of Trump’s “watch” is really a test of the incumbent and his administration.

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        1. RE: “Either way, it was a sad tale of two vigilantes who met and died.”

          No, it isn’t. It is a tale of a man targetted for execution by a mob that cornered him in a “kill zone” for the purpose of murdering him.

          It is a tale that reveals the true nature of Antifa. More than that, it is a tale told by law enforcement.

          So, unless you’re willing to call the police liars, your rationalizations in defense of the murderers are pretty lame.

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          1. Still, it is a sad tale of 2 vigilantes.

            Did I defend the murderer? Hardly.

            We have two extremists who met at a protest, whether by plan or by accident. They were both heavily armed and just one was faster than the other in shooting his weapon.

            There need not be any illusions that the victim was just taking a walk and was killed. He was armed to the teeth, a member of the Patriot Prayer gang and, in my estimation, was looking for a fight.

            Now, I am not defending the shooter or his affiliations either. He got his just desserts. He was a left wing nutjob, the other man was a nutjob on the right.

            See how much fun it is to have guns so prevalent. Cops and robbers all over again.

            Now that is lame, in my opinion.

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    2. You can’t claim self defense when you initiate the confrontation unless you indicate you are withdrawing from the fight and retreat as far a possible before using deadly force.

      The shooter stalked and confronted the victim, who was carrying a sidearm. I don’t know if he used pepper spray or not but when confronted by an armed attacker standing in your path, pepper spray would have been a minimal response, When confronted by a stalker who is pointing a handgun at you, the appropriate response is two rounds to the center of mass.

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      1. Everything you mention makes sense. We should keep in mind that the shooter didn’t act alone.

        How, for example, did the shooter know that the victim was approaching when he (the shooter) was hiding?

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        1. Don’t assume he was waiting for that particular victim. It is likely that anyone dressed in a way that suggested they were conservative would have done. He just waited for a victim who didn’t have someone covering his 6.

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      2. “You can’t claim self defense when you initiate the confrontation”…

        Hmmm. Doesn’t the same hold true for young Mr. Rittenhouse?

        Also, the Trump Truck parade could have easily been considered provocation of peaceful protesters, driving them (excuse the pun) to react in self-defense of THAT particular mob?

        Can’t have it both ways, gang.

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        1. Rittenhouse did not initiate the confrontation. Simply being there is not a overt act of aggression. Further, he still retreated before using deadly force, he was pursued.

          The ‘truck parade’ was on a street not closed by authorities and even if it had menaced someone, that would not excuse stalking a person who might not even have been in one of the trucks long after the parade had taken place. Trucks that passed by an hour ago are not an overt threat.

          http://tinyurl.com/sygandsd

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          1. “Rittenhouse did not initiate the confrontation”

            I disagree. His mere attendance was initiation, along with his long gun. He never wold have been pursued if he’d stayed in ILLINOIS, where he lives. He was not invited by any property owner in Wisconsin; he was invited by a self-styled militia. He had no true business being there.

            The “truck parade” was in response to protesters on the other side of the argument. It was a provocation, plain and simple.

            Your supposed idealism that only those you agree with are right is disheartening. Because of people like you who “despise” (your word) anything or any one Democratic in their leaning means there is no hope for compromise between you and those you disagree with.

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          2. If his mere attendance at the event was provocation, then would not the rioting also be provocation for anyone who felt threatened to mow them down?

            The law requires an overt act, or threat, of serious bodily injury. Simply being in a public place where you are legally allowed to be, and being armed fro your own defense and that of others, is not a threat in any legal sense.

            Your prejudices do not have the force of law.

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          3. Carrying a long gun from out of town to a protest that does nothing to effect you personally is as overt as it gets in this instance.

            He’s a hero to the right. He’s a vigilante to any one who thinks right.

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          4. “ If his mere attendance at the event was provocation, then would not the rioting also be provocation for anyone who felt threatened to mow them down?”

            So a heavily armed White guy is running from a shooting with a man down and dead and a lot of yelling and noise would not cause some to try to stop him?

            You had no problem with a vigilante pursuing a Black teen, unarmed and walking home, that ended in a killing. But someone who did kill, was running from the scene, should just be left alone.

            I think the provocation for the second shootings is pretty obvious if not smartly handled (Calm, thinking folks might not confront a shooter with a skateboard).

            We are going to see more of these senseless tragedies as White gangs who support Trump continue to show up looking for confrontation.

            Promoting conspiracies and encouraging armed gangs are in the autocrat playbook. Trump has been doing both for years.

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          5. Rittenhouse was being pursued before the first shot was fired.

            I provided you with the video of Rosenbaum chasing him and throwing a bag with a heavy object(alleged to be a brick) at him.

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          6. The first shooting may or may not have been somehow justified. But he ran off and as many would do was pursued because he shot a man to death.

            Kind of like a hit and run.

            Then the police ignored him so he could just head home for a good nights sleep.

            What do you think would have happened at a Trump rally if a Black man armed with a rifle shot someone and ran off? The White gang members would have killed him outright.

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          7. Rittenhouse was in no instance the aggressor. Rosenbaum attacked him with a sling and brick? but he ran after him to do it. Rittenhouse did all he could to avoid shooting.

            Then, when he had to shoot, he again retreated when attacked again. He would have been fully justified in emptying the magazine at those who charged him. And reloading.

            He showed remarkable restraint.

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          8. Adam Green. You said to Dr. Tabor, “Your supposed idealism that only those you agree with are right is disheartening. Because of people like you who “despise” (your word) anything or any one DEMOCRATIC in their leaning means there is no hope for compromise between you and those you disagree with.” That gave me a good laugh and beer through the nose. If one would substitute republican/conservative/libertarian in place of Democratic you would be accurately describing yourself.

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          9. Not true. I do not despise ANY one. I disagree vehemently with many of the republican/conservative/libertarian dogmas. But I do not dismiss them out of hand the way Don does with Democrats.

            So your assessment of my opinions is off base and out of touch with the reality of it. But I really expect nothing less form a Trumpist who believes the sun rises and sets with the permission of the great orange one.

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  2. Adam Green
    Wow. Must have hit a nerve since you assumed I’m a Trumpist. I’ve noticed that you use that term a lot if someone disagrees with you or doesn’t float with your political views. FYI, I didn’t vote for the guy in 2016.

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    1. No nerve hit, just pointing out the facts of my opinions.

      Fair enough. But I also don’t see any criticisms from you concerning his words, actions, inactions, lies or other unpresidential behaviors. Silence really isn’t an option.

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