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Portland protest leader Micah Rhodes is arrested, again (Antifa)
Oregon Live ^

Posted on 07/25/2018 9:00:03 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Portland protest leader Micah Rhodes is back in jail on allegations that he violated terms of his probation by having contact with minors.

Rhodes, 24, was ordered to stay away from anyone under 18 years old after he was convicted this year on three counts of second-degree sexual abuse for having illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in Washington County and a 17-year-old boy in Multnomah County. The sexual abuse occurred in 2014 and 2015, and Rhodes was 20 and 21 years old at the time.

Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper and Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson decided in separate hearings not to sentence Rhodes to two to 2 ½ -years in prison, as state sentencing guidelines recommended. Instead, the judges ordered five years of probation for Rhodes with a long list of conditions, including that he was forbidden from being around children without the prior permission of his probation officer.

Last Wednesday, Rhodes was arrested and brought to the Multnomah County Detention Center on accusations that he had been in the presence of children. On Thursday, he was transferred to Washington County Jail, where he remains.

He’s scheduled to appear before Wipper on Wednesday. If the judge finds that he violated the terms of his probation, she could choose from a wide range of punishment -- running from a verbal reprimand to revoking his probation and sending him to prison for two or more years.

The circumstances of Rhodes’ alleged contact with children are unclear. Court papers don’t offer details. But a YouTube video posted by blogger Robert West on June 22 shows a man who appears to be Rhodes at a protest outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Southwest Portland. He is standing on top of a canopy next to the trolley tracks, with dozens of protesters nearby on the ground.

The title of West’s video states that there are children at the protest.

The video appears to be taken after Rhodes was sentenced in May in Washington County but before he was sentenced earlier this month in Multnomah County. At Rhodes’ sentencing hearing in Multnomah County, he said he was committed to following court orders.

“I have atoned for what I’ve done,” Rhodes said. “I’ve acknowledged that I made mistakes. I reported them myself.”

He said he has a new home, a good job and a drive to help people.

“That’s what’s important to me. It’s the only thing that’s important to me,” Rhodes said.

Rhodes was a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance, which rose to prominence after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016. The group helped organize day after day of marches and rallies against Trump.

Before then, Rhodes was part of Portland’s activist scene and a familiar face at Portland City Council meetings. In 2016, he helped stage a camp-out in front of then-Mayor Charlie Hales’ home.

-- Aimee Green


Portland News

Portland deliveryman convicted of stealing packages Updated 7:12 PM; Posted 7:11 PM Oregon officials recently settled a lawsuit over the state's placement of a girl, 4, with a Gresham foster father who was a self-described sex addict and allegedly abused her. The suit was filed in Multnomah County. (Kraig Scattarella) 26 shares

By Sarah Verschoor

The Oregonian/OregonLive

A Portland deliveryman nicknamed "The Porch Pirate" by police, pleaded no contest Wednesday to theft and other charges, accused of stealing packages along his route during the height of the holiday season.

Maksym Bonarov was convicted of felony computer crimes, theft and recklessly endangering another person. He faces a sentence of three years of probation and 16 months in prison. Bonarov stole more than 100 packages from December 2017 to January 2018, the prosecutor's office said.

"He's been extremely remorseful," said Kevin Demer, an assistant Multnomah County district attorney.

The 29-year-old was a driver for a national online delivery service. He would deliver packages for his company and pick up others from porches on his route.

Then Bonarov would sell the items inside the packages online, Demer said.

The prosecutor's office would not comment on which delivery service Bonarov worked for.

Bonarov allowed police to recover the packages from his home and view the app he used to resell the packages, Demer said.

Portland News

Occupy ICE shutdown on Day 38 mimics end of Occupy Portland seven years ago Updated 5:16 PM; Posted 5:14 PM 2 shares

By Hannah Boufford

The Oregonian/OregonLive

The Occupy ICE camp that held ground for five weeks outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Southwest Portland is not the first time protesters have camped out for weeks on end in protest of national issues.

Almost seven years ago, a sight similar to the ICE encampment lived at Chapman and Lownsdale squares. People in these camps as part of Occupy Portland protested a growing wealth gap in the United States. Protesters began their stay October 6, 2011, and did not leave until police swept the encampment November 13, 2011, following orders from then-Mayor Sam Adams.

Occupy Portland lasted 38 days, just over five weeks. Occupy ICE also lasted 38 days. The Oregonian previously reported the Occupy Portland movement was the longest sustained protest in Portland's history.

The Occupy ICE camp, too, was swept under mayoral orders. Mayor Ted Wheeler announced at a Monday press conference that protesters should leave the camp as it was not sustainable. He said at the press conference he still supported the group's cause, however, and hoped to see the group move onto the next phase of the movement.

His words and their sentiment seemed to echo those of Adams seven years before him. "I want to make clear: this action is not an action against the Occupy Portland movement," Adams said at a 2011 press conference.

"It is my sincere hope that the movement with its focus on widespread economic inequality will flourish in it's next phase," he would add.

During the press conference, Adams said he believed the Occupy Portland movement would be able to lead the nation in the next phase of the movement. Years later, the Occupy Ice movement in Portland would lead other similar ones across the nation.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communist; leftwingnuts; occupyice; occupyportland; ows; pervs

1 posted on 07/25/2018 9:00:03 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Sounds like a menace to society who needs to be locked up for a while!

2 posted on 07/25/2018 9:05:24 PM PDT by vpintheak (Freedom is not equality; and equality is not freedom!)
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To: vpintheak

Yeah, three years difference in age is utterly INSURMOUNTABLE!!

3 posted on 07/25/2018 9:08:24 PM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: TigerClaws

I am hearing that a small number of AntiFa are going to Iraq/Iran for explosives training.

4 posted on 07/25/2018 9:09:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TigerClaws

When I was 20 I met a girl in a bar one night and got her number. On first call I found out she was 16. No thank-you.

5 posted on 07/25/2018 9:10:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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To: gaijin

The MSM is certainly egging on the mental illness of these leftist losers. Telling people we are in Germany in the 1920s and Trump=Hitler is an invitation for crazies like the Congressional shooter to resort to violence.

6 posted on 07/25/2018 9:11:19 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
"It is my sincere hope that the movement with its focus on widespread economic inequality will flourish in it's next phase," he would add.

Did The Oregonian and/or the author Hannah Boufford really write that?! Or did some idiot transcribe that incorrectly?


7 posted on 07/25/2018 9:12:01 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Don W
But for a switch hitter he was clearly preying on kids.

But its Portland.

8 posted on 07/25/2018 9:29:17 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: TigerClaws; morgan; little jeremiah

In before the usual perverts who want to have sex with minors show up to defend this communis...oh never mind, they got here first.

9 posted on 07/25/2018 9:33:31 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Don W

Funny, Normal people don’t have a hard time not sticking the d in legally underage people.
Just a thought.

10 posted on 07/25/2018 9:56:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: TigerClaws

I remember hearing about the Weather Underground having to have sex with each other as part of their thing. Sounds like they use the same play book. Funny huh?

11 posted on 07/25/2018 9:56:48 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: MrEdd

Perverts will perv, and promote it as well. Thanks for ping.

12 posted on 07/25/2018 10:43:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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13 posted on 07/26/2018 3:20:24 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Don W

1: He was on probation = don’t do it!
2: He’s an ANTIFA puke
3: He’s a self-righteous ANTIFA puke leader.

3 strikes you’re out. Whether the initial conviction is just or not, he violated the terms of his probation. I think they review that stuff.

14 posted on 07/26/2018 5:07:26 AM PDT by vpintheak (Freedom is not equality; and equality is not freedom!)
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