Monday, August 31, 2020

Portland Antifa Killer Had Previous Firearm Arrest

Shipwreckedcrew has a thorough article:

Suspect in Portland Killing: Self-Identified Antifa “Security” Previously Arrested For Possessing Firearm — Not Charged By Portland DA

However, SWC doesn't really address what that prior firearms related arrest was actually about. The reason I mention that is because Oregon--contrary to what you might expect--has rather liberal gun laws: it's a "shall issue" concealed carry and open carry state with statewide preemption. HOWEVER ...

Portland bans loaded firearms in all public places for anyone who doesn't have a license. So, I suspect he was arrested for having a loaded firearm in a public place in Portland without a license. That public place was a demonstration.

Here are some highlights from the article. This guy sounds like he fits the typical Antifa profile. Crazy. Don't take my word for it--his family says so:

Late breaking news on Sunday as reported by Oregonlive/Oregonian — it appears that 48-year-old Michael Forest Reinoehl has been identified by his family as the person in several videos and still images of the suspected killer of Aaron Danielson, a member of “Patriot Prayer”, a pro-Trump organization located in the Pacific Northwest. 
Based on that tentative identity, an anonymous caller telephoned Reinoehl’s sister in Sandy, Oregon, where Reinoehl was raised and threatened his family if Reinoehl did not turn himself in.  His sister was scared by the caller and called the Sandy Police Department.  She then went to the internet to watch the video and look at the images.  Shortly thereafter she called Portland Police Department and reported that the person in the video and images thought to be the shooter was her brother Michael Reinoehl. 
Rienoehl has an active online presence, openly associates himself with Antifa, and has posted many times on social media about his attendance at the nightly riots in various locations around Portland. ... 
What is most outrageous beyond the fact of the shooting is that Reinoehl had been arrested by Portland Police on July 5 at 2:10 am in the downtown area where Antifa has been actively protesting for more than 3 months.  When he was arrested he was found to be in possession of a handgun.  He was charged by Portland Police with possessing a loaded firearm, resisting arrest, and interfering with police. 
But no charges were filed by District Attorney Michael Schmidt, and the case was dismissed on July 30 with a “No Complaint” entry, ...
In an interview with the Oregonian, Reinoehl’s sister told the outlet that he has been estranged from his family, including her, for more than three years. “… this whole thing surprises the daylights out of us, because we always thought he is a lot of bark, not a lot of bite,” she said. “But he’s also been very impulsive and irrational.” 
Reinoehl is wanted on a failure to appear warrant in a June 8 speed racing case in Baker County in eastern Oregon.  He also faces allegations including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another, unlawful possession of a gun and driving while suspended and uninsured. 
On social media, he posted on June 16, “Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s that where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100 % ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! … We do not want violence but we will not run from it either! … Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms.”

You get the picture.


  1. "impulsive and irrational"

    Leftists summed up in two words.

  2. According to this thread, the killer was arrested several times and released. Under protection?

    Apparently this was a "death squad hit". Now they have death squads.

    Also contains a part of a video of Trump's interview with Ingraham, where he describes this group.

    1. I understand the people who want the Nat'l Guard to go in and kick ass right away, but Barr is conducting a deep investigation. They need to ID everyone they can, map out financial and operational connections.