Court Declares Antifa Activists ‘Not Guilty’ In Andy Ngo Trial

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A jury in Portland has refused to convict Antifa militants who assaulted journalist Andy Ngo.

Defendants in Ngo’s assault trial were found not guilty after their attorney appeared to intimidate members of the jury.

The activist lawyer declared ‘i am Antifa’ and told the jury she would would ‘remember each one of their faces’

Two Antifa members were on trial for the assault of Ngo as he documented the violence that took place in Portland in June 2020. Footage showed several black-clad, masked assailants kick, punch and hurl objects at Ngo leaving him with a severe brain injury and in need of medical attention.

InfoWars reports: According to a report by The Post Millennial’s Katie Daviscourt – the only reporter allowed to observe the proceedings – the lawyer for Antifa defendants John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter, Michelle Burrows, in her closing statements told members of the jury she identified as “Antifa,” and claimed her clients’ violence was justifiable.

From Daviscourt:

During closing statements, defense lawyer Michelle Burrows told the jurors that not only does she self-identify as both a progressive and an “anti-fascist,” she strongly declared, “I am Antifa” and insisted upon making herself an “I am Antifa” t-shirt, which she said she would wear after the trial. Despite Antifa’s significant recorded history of violence, she told the jury that Antifa’s unfavorable reputation is untrue and depicted the organized militant group as activists fighting for social justice and civil rights.

In defense of Antifa, Burrows said, “Resistance in this country has never been peaceful.”

Daviscourt reports that despite Judge Chanpone Sinlapasai informing the court prior to closing statements that members of the jury had raised concerns about being “doxed” and claimed people were looking into their identities, Burrows went on to tell the jury she would “remember each one of their faces.”

During her closing statements, Burrows reportedly attempted to claim Ngo was responsible for his own attack, and attacked his reputation calling him a “liar” that deals in “half-truths.”

Meanwhile, Ngo’s attorney Dorothy Yamamoto attempted to steer the jury’s attention to the evidence at hand, encouraging them “to be mindful of what is evidence, and what the attorneys have been saying.”

“I’ve heard allegations and things that have happened that are not evidence. There has been a lot of attacks against my client’s credibility as a journalist. He lies, he misstates. Did the defendants show you his actual posts?” Yamamoto argued, according to Daviscourt.

Amid the trial, Portland State University geography professor Alexander Ross, who proudly proclaimed he “identifies as Antifa,” also testified as an “expert” witness claiming Ngo was a “far-right rage inducer” and a “provocateur.”

During coverage of the trial, Daviscourt herself became the victim of a targeted attack.

“After I left the courthouse where I was reporting on @MrAndyNgo’s trial against Antifa, I found that my car was broken into by my hotel,” the Post Millennial reporter documented on X Tuesday evening.

“The windows were busted out, items were stolen, and personal identification documents were taken—I’m obviously upset.”

Ngo condemned the verdict in a statement following the trial, saying, “I always knew it would be an uphill battle to win justice for the years of torment and violence I have endured. I still believe that these defendants are affiliated with Antifa, and I remain committed to seeking justice. Though I am deeply disappointed in todays verdict, I am considering my legal options.”

The trial’s outcome was taken as a sign that Antifa terrorists are free to attack journalists at will with no fear of repercussions from Oregon’s corrupt leftist judicial system, with many fearing the exact same jury intimidation scenario could play out as President Donald Trump’s indictments head to trial.

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