(Article by Richard Moorhead republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com)
A press release from the Department of Justice names the criminal suspects, announcing that they would be charged federally for their sophisticated and aggressive attack on the federal building.
“Rowan Olsen, 19, of Portland, is charged with disorderly conduct, creating a hazard on federal property, and failing to obey a lawful order; Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, of Oceanside, California, is charged with destruction of federal property; and Andrew Steven Faulkner, 24, of Beaverton, Oregon; Gretchen Margaret Blank, 29, of Seattle, Washington; Christopher Fellini, 31, of Portland; Cody Porter, 28, of Portland; and Taimane Jame Teo, 24, of Eugene, Oregon, are charged with assaulting federal officers.”
ANTIFA-linked militants had waged a siege on the federal building, deploying high-intensity lasers in an attempt to blind federal law enforcement, the use of crude mortar devices to cause destruction, barricading the facility doors to keep law enforcement trapped inside, and covering it with leftist graffiti.
One of the ANTIFA rioters was also arrested in possession of a pipe bomb in the presence of a separate left-wing riot in Portland.
This appears to be some of the most intense and sophisticated political terrorism since the beginning of the George Floyd riots, openly attacking a federal facility in coordination with the intent of overthrowing the United States government.
If the criminal suspects aren’t vigorously prosecuted and sentenced appropriately for the coordinated violence, the federal government will simply lose any and all credibility in deterring left-wing political violence and open the door for ANTIFA to stage more attacks with impunity.
With the Portland Police largely called off by left-wing city officials from cracking down on ANTIFA militancy, it’s largely up to the federal authorities to uphold the rule of law and the preservation of the United States government in the leftist utopia.