Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Rant
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 23:27
Soon after he boarded a MAX train last Friday, Jeremy Christian began shouting at two African-American teenage girls - one wearing traditional Muslim dress - as he drank sangria from a container, according to a Multnomah County Circuit Court document filed Tuesday that details the knife attack that killed two men and injured a third.
A viral image of the mother of one of the victims stabbed to death, in a hate crime in Portland last week, embracing a young Muslim girl has warmed many hearts. "You got no safe place", Christian said as he was led into his arraignment hearing.
The rally's organizer Joey Gibson, told KGW ( http://bit.ly/2rkrPbI ) he is a libertarian promoting free speech.
"Get out if you don't like free speech!" "I am praying you will use your leadership to do so".
"I just want to say thank you to them and their family and that I appreciate them because without them, we probably would be dead right now", she told local Fox affiliate KPTV.
A group of about 20 people or so gathered outside the courtroom Tuesday and could be heard yelling things like "bigot" and "murderer" throughout the proceedings.
Recent Reed College grad Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, and military veteran Ricky Best, 53, were killed in the altercation. Three men tried to intervene, then were stabbed by Christian, who then fled the scene at the Hollywood TS Transit station in the largest city of Oregon.
The defendent told police that he has no mental health issues, no income and can not recall the last time he had a permanent address.
Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-year-old convicted felon, entered the courtroom yelling "Free speech or die, Portland".
Christian's criminal records also showed a number of felonies dating back to 2002, including first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping.
Namkai Meche's family members could not be reached for comment.
In the aftermath of the attack the Muslim Education Trust and CelebrateMercy, started a crowdfunding campaign for the victims in order to "respond to hate with love". I call it patriotism!' at Multnomah County Court, in Oregon.
"I got stabbed in the neck on my way to work, randomly, by a stranger I don't know, for trying to just be a nice person", said Fletcher, who was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
"Micah is one of the best genuine hearted people you will ever meet my daughter was so happy but very emotional Micah is one of a kind and a very strong young man that comes from two attractive parents that we also had the pleasure of meeting today", Hudson wrote.
Christian is facing multiple charges for the alleged stabbing, including murder, and investigators are reportedly looking into his extremist ideologies.
The man accused of stabbing multiple people on a Portland MAX train has been arraigned. "Our prayers are w/ them".
Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland said he appreciated Trump's words but stressed the need for action. "Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech and hate groups". This man is screaming at you.
One passenger tried to intervene and was not hurt, and the women moved away from the defendant.