Things got pretty wild and bloody in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. Antifa squared off against Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys and the pictures are graphic in nature. Hundreds of police officers stood down the center of the road that both protests were using in order to keep the groups apart. That worked for a bit, but the engagement ended just as you would imagine it would. Several people were injured and there were a number of arrests. There were also quite a few weapons that were confiscated.
One of the Antifa protesters got a nasty, priceless surprise during the violent riot when he accidentally got shot in the head with a flash-bang grenade fired by police. The pictures of his injury are bloody and disturbing. Raw Story is reporting that the Antifa member was taken to a local hospital and treated for a serious head wound. He did not die from the injury. The grenade lodged itself in the helmet he was wearing and allegedly, doctors report it was the only thing that kept him from being killed.
But the Antifa guy isn’t the only one that was hurt, he’s just the one the left is parading around for his injury. Antifa members were throwing rocks, eggs and using clubs and pepper spray on people. As far as I can tell, they are the ones who were violent on Saturday. The right fought back, but it supposedly started with Antifa. The leftist radicals also attacked the police with their weapons. After numerous warnings, Portland police announced that they would use “riot control agents and impact weapons” to disperse the crowd. The guy that got hurt experienced that first-hand.
The sound truck has announced: pic.twitter.com/qTiKhcs7pK
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 4, 2018
Antifa refused to disperse and leave, so flash-bang grenades were fired towards and into the crowd. One of them hit the protester, lodging into the back of his helmet and taking off a good chunk of his scalp in the process. Regardless of what Antifa claims, Portland police warned protesters repeatedly that they were going to use the grenades to break up the riot. Besides a sound truck on-site announcing their intentions, a tweet was also sent out.
ABC News posted videos of the riot, as well as flash-bang grenades being fired at the Antifa protesters. One or two journalists were injured during the riot. I believe one was from ABC News and one was from the Oregonian. There was quite a bit of blood. Another person who Antifa tried to yank a flag away from also got hurt. Every injury I saw was head-related, but there were probably others as well.
Many members of the Freedom March, which included Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys, wore body armor to protect themselves from Antifa attacks. Mace, shields, bats and wooden poles were among the weaponry used in the fight. There were face masks on both sides of the fight. Portland police said no weapons would be allowed at the march, but it was nearly impossible for the police to enforce the rule with so many people in attendance.
Flash bang grenades explode as Portland police try and disperse dueling rallies, as a Patriot Prayer protest broke out in violence. Four people were arrested at the rallies Saturday. https://t.co/HDvhdEOKPy pic.twitter.com/A3lhydszj3
— ABC News (@ABC) August 5, 2018
Antifa arrived on the scene first and as the march progressed, things deteriorated quickly between the groups. The police were forced to use the flash-bang grenades on at least 1,000 protesters who blocked the march route. The Oregon ACLU was incensed by the use of the grenades and announced: “To our knowledge, no other police force in America uses crowd control weapons with the regularity of the Portland Police Bureau.” Frankly, Portland has more riots and protests than most other cities, so police have to use crowd control weapons to stop them. Antifa is claiming that at least three of their members were hit by flash-bang grenades. They were warned, so it should not have come as a surprise.
One of the protesters that were hit was saved by his helmet, which took the brunt of the hit. The grenade shell, however, got lodged in the helmet. That’s the one you see in the pictures. According to the guy’s girlfriend, a nurse said the grenade was centimeters away from being a lethal hit. The helmet saved his life, but he should not have been rioting in the first place and as I said before, he was warned multiple times over it. The protester has not been identified and there is no further word on his condition at this time.
Here’s a hysterical video from a liberal who filmed the police shooting flashbangs because Antifa was throwing projectiles at them. Listen to his commentary.
#Portland police have opened fire on a large crowd of antifascists w/ tear gas, pepper spray & stun grenades. Police are escorting the #ProudBoys through downtown Portland & have made arrests of antifascists, declared a "civil disturbance", and demand #Antifa disperse. #AllOutPDX pic.twitter.com/GvxCyb1rXb
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) August 4, 2018
A number of Antifa protesters are furious at the police over all this, even though they brought it on themselves. One Antifa member took to Twitter claiming it was shot at him at point-blank range, which was not the case. That’s a fib and a total exaggeration. Several liberal websites, however, including Think Progress, claim the event was relatively peaceful. Please define ‘peaceful’. I do not consider throwing rocks, feces, urine and whatever else they could lay their hands on as peaceful. Antifa also busted the windows on police cars and hurt at least one police officer. It’s a wonder these protests have not turned deadly yet. Give it time.
Any official statement on why Portland PD shot a grenade at someone's head from point-blank range to protect Nazis?
— Grimm (@grimmreality) August 5, 2018
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 5, 2018
Man down. He’s dripping blood from his head. This is serious. He got in a struggle with some black clad dudes over a flag and one of them clubbed him. Video coming. #DefendPDX #Alloutpdx pic.twitter.com/2rWnAkAC2J
— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) August 4, 2018
— FOX 12 Oregon KPTV (@fox12oregon) August 4, 2018
Was just standing next to @Oregonian reporter @edercampuzano, he got hit with something and is bleeding. Medics helping him. Things are getting extremely intense, even for those of us standing back from the center of these groups pic.twitter.com/F4ID7Dj2Zp
— Tyler Dumont FOX 12 (@TylerDumontNews) August 4, 2018
Ex-Ohio State Coach Busted For Lewd Pics He Took In The White House As Sick Scandal Erupts
The end result was not what he expected
The White House is known to have some controversy. However, the latest turmoil surrounding it has nothing to do with the people inside or the building itself. Instead, news outlets have been reporting on former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith who was caught taking lewd pictures while he visited the White House. The end result was not what he expected, and the hammer is about to come down.
Fox News reported,
“Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith allegedly took lewd photos of himself in a bathroom at a White House, ordered thousands of dollars worth of sex toys sent to his office and had sex with a staffer on the college’s campus, according to a report. Documents and receipts obtained by sports outlet Stadium showed Smith ordered more than $2,200 in erotic toys, camera equipment and clothes. He allegedly had the items shipped to his office at the Ohio State Woody Hayes Athletic Center in 2015. It also reportedly obtained lewd photos of Smith while he was wearing a suit from April 20, 2015, the same day the football team was at the White House for a visit after the team, the Buckeyes, won the national title in 2014. Another photo allegedly showed Smith placing his genitalia next to a White House bathroom towel that had the Seal of the President of the United States.
Smith’s ex-wife Courtney Smith told Stadium that the former coach “took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices” and he “photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with an OSU staffer.” Stadium reached out to Brad Koffel, Smith’s attorney, who said he had “no idea” about the lewd photographs and erotic toys. The lawyer accused the media outlet of “receiving stolen property.” “If anyone of this is published or referenced, we will refer to the county prosecutor,” Koffel told Stadium. “This is a felony.”
Smith was fired by Ohio State last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public. His ex-wife Courtney Smith alleged Smith was abusive toward her multiple times and the college was aware of the incident. Smith has denied the allegations and the two divorced in 2016. Head Coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid leave as the school investigated if the coach properly handled domestic abuse allegations against Smith. Ohio State announced the probe would wrap up on Sunday and the findings would be given to the school board of trustees, USA Today reported.”
Watch Stadium reported,
“Documents and receipts Stadium has obtained show Zach Smith ordered more than $2,200 in sex toys, male apparel and photography equipment and had the items delivered to him at Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center in 2015. The Woody Hayes Athletic Center houses all Buckeye football operations. All of the items were delivered to “Zach Smith, Woody Hayes Athletic Center, 535 Irving Schottenstein Drive, Columbus” between February and May 2015. Copies of some of those documents are listed below. Courtney Smith said Zach Smith took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices, inside the White House when the Buckeyes visited in 2015 and also photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with a OSU staffer.
After winning the 2014 national title, the Buckeyes were honored at the White House on April 20, 2015. One photo of Smith’s penis, taken on April 20, 2015 according to a time stamp, shows Smith in his black suit he wore to the White House event. Another photo of Smith’s penis includes a White House bathroom towel featuring the Seal of the President of the United States. Stadium will not publish the penis photos or the photos of the Ohio State staffer, who is no longer working with the football program. Brad Koffel, Zach Smith’s attorney, said Friday that he had “no idea” about the photos and sex paraphernalia sent to Smith to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
After providing Koffel with copies of some of the sex orders and photos, I asked Koffel: What was the purpose of Zach Smith taking those photos in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and the White House, and why were the sex items delivered to him at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center? Did Urban Meyer have knowledge of this information? The following was the entire text exchange between Koffel and myself.
Koffel: Sounds like extortion. Thanks for the texts Brett. I’d get a lawyer if I were you.
McMurphy: Not extortion. I’m not asking for money nor have I received any money. I’m asking for your comment to my original question: what was the purpose of taking these photos and why were the items delivered to the Woody Hayes Center? And did Urban Meyer have knowledge of any of this?
McMurphy: As a courtesy, as you said you would extend, here are my questions: what was the purpose of taking these photos and why were the items delivered to the Woody Hayes Center? And did Urban Meyer have knowledge of any of this? Thx u
Koffel: You know these were accessed illegally. Another felony
McMurphy: I don’t know how they were accessed. Can you answer my questions please
Koffel: You absolutely know or should know these were obtained without my client’s consent. If not, you do know.
McMurphy: What are the answers to my questions?
Koffel: You have my answers & my advice. Tread very lightly.
McMurphy: You didn’t answer my questions? So you have nothing further?
Koffel: Not him except with his face. Gag gifts. The oral sex is not him.
McMurphy: Want to double check: White House picture with his tie and wedding ring that are visible from media photos of the event is not him?
McMurphy: Thx u
Koffel: This is receiving stolen property.
Koffel: If any one of this is published or referenced we will refer to the county prosecutor. This is a felony ORC 2913.04
Koffel: Also you are under RC 2913.05
The items that Smith had delivered to him between February and May 2015 included men’s spider enhancer triple c-ring, WildmanT ball lifter red, body wear CS2 metallic erotic c-strap gold and snakeskin, Candyman men’s jock suspenders, as well as PetitQ open slit bikini brief and studio pro product table-top poto lighting kit which arrived at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The products, while mostly from Amazon, also came from companies such as Gypsy B, Devil’s Wink, and Captain Camo to name a few. Just two days ago Toledo Blade announced that Smith had been arrested on the suspicion that he had been drinking and driving in February of 2013 however he plead guilty and got a lesser charge. Reporters were told by Koffell that Ohio State coach Urban Meter was not aware of the arrest from 2013 and that it has never been previously reported until Tuesday.
In July, Smith was fired after the reporters of unreported domestic violence allegations which included the 2009 arrest while he was a part of Meyer’s coaching staff in Florida. However, while Meyers was asked over nine times about Smith’s domestic violence incidents he denied knowledge of them every single time. Nonetheless, Ohio State University announced they would be starting an investigation. Shortly thereafter, Meyer admitted he had lied about not knowing of the incidents but maintained that followed proper protocol. The result of the investigation is still unknown, however, it will end at the end of the 14-day investigation whereby the OSU Board of Trustees and President Michael V. Drake will be notified first and then the media.
Trump Just Blindsided Muslims In Bold Move Overnight, He’s Done
The White House will be notifying lawmakers of the president’s decision
There are now several reports stating that President Donald Trump will be canceling the $200 million worth of foreign aid that was set aside to “stabilize” the war-torn nation of Syria.
The AP is reporting that officials with knowledge of the move have said that the White House will be notifying lawmakers of the president’s decision to withhold the funding and spend it elsewhere.
Here is more on this aid package via The Daily Caller:
“President Donald Trump’s administration will withdraw funding for aid programs in northwestern Syria, according to reports from administration officials.
The funding cuts are to the State Department’s “stabilization” programs in northwestern Syria, reported CBS News, citing administration officials. The programs include countering violent extremism, supporting independent media, as well as strengthening local civic and government institutions.
At Trump’s request, the State Department has been reviewing areas in Syria where the U.S. can scale back its financial commitments while focusing its efforts on areas liberated from the Islamic State. As the programs in northwestern Syria are phased out in the coming months, the money will be shifted to help support the counter-ISIS mission in northeast Syria.
The move to cut funding for northwestern Syria comes after Trump froze over $200 million in recovery aid for the entire country in late March. State Department officials said the latest cuts are “distinct from that amount.”
The State Department told CBS that “$200 million of stabilization assistance for Syria is currently under review at the request of the President.”
“Distinct from that amount, U.S. assistance for programs in northwest Syria are being freed up to provide potential increased support for priorities in northeast Syria, as will be determined by the outcome of the ongoing assistance review, including the D-ISIS campaign and stabilization efforts,” according to the report.
Because it has already been cleared of ISIS militants, northwestern Syria is not seen as a priority for the Trump administration, which has sought a narrower mission of fighting the remnants of ISIS in the country’s eastern half. The northwest is also an extraordinarily complex place, partially under Syrian government control but also home to Idlib, a rebel stronghold, and Afrin, where Turkish forces have been battling U.S.-backed Kurdish militia groups.
Washington has provided almost $900 million in non-lethal and stabilization aid to Syrian assistance since 2012, according to the State Department. Funding for humanitarian aid, which is distinct from the stabilization programs, will continue, administration officials said.
“We remain committed to countering ISIS and al-Qaida, in Syria and elsewhere,” a State Department official told Axios. “We will continue to provide life-saving, needs based, humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Syrians, including those in northwest Syria.”
The $200 million in recovery aid was originally pledged by the former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a February meeting of the US.-led coalition to defeat ISIS. But we are now starting to learn that only weeks later, the White House ordered the State Department to delay the funds pending the outcome of a spending review.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The cancellation of stabilization funding is in line with Trump’s inclination to avoid a leading role in the Syrian war. While he has stopped short of withdrawing the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops deployed to Syria, he has repeatedly signaled a desire to let other governments take the lead in post-war reconstruction.
The loss of U.S. funding will be more than offset by an additional $300 million pledged by coalition partners, including $100 million from Saudi Arabia, according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.
“Many coalition partners have made pledges and contributions in recent months and the United States appreciates all partners who have stepped up to support this critical effort,” she told the AP.
The proper extent of U.S. involvement in Syria has been an open question in Washington for several years, but the debate has taken on new urgency as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad nears victory in the seven-year war. Backed by Russian and Iranian forces, Assad has regained control of most of central and southern Syria, leaving only pockets of rebel territory in the northwest and a U.S.-backed Kurdish autonomous region in the east.”
The cancellation of stabilization funding is just one more promise kept by the Trump White House. Where he pledged to avoid having the U.S. take a leading role in the Syrian war. Although he did not withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops deployed to Syria nor did he mention any withdrawal in the future, he has repeatedly said he his goal is to let other governments take the lead in the post-war reconstruction of a nation which is far from being stable.
Although the loss of these funds will be felt it will be offset by an additional $300 million which has already been pledged by coalition partners. One of which includes Saudi Arabia who has pledged $100 million.
The AP is reporting that in acknowledgment of the changing of power the White House plans to tap James Jeffrey as special envoy to Syria. Jeffrey is a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and a career foreign service officer. Jeffrey will hold the title of “special representative for Syrian engagement” and report directly to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or the President.
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