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Sat May 27, 2017, 12:45 AM

2 killed in stabbing on MAX train as man directs slurs at Muslim women, police say

Source: The Oregonian

Two men were killed in a stabbing on a MAX train Friday when they tried to intervene as another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, including one wearing a hijab, police said.

A third passenger who tried to help was also stabbed, but is expected to survive, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Officers arrested the suspect as he ran from the Hollywood transit station into the neighborhood near Providence Portland Medical Center in Northeast Portland, Simpson said. Police are still working to identify him and the three men stabbed.

The suspect was ranting about many things, using "hate speech or biased language," and at one point focused on the young women, Simpson said.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/police_responding_to_ne_portla.html

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Reply 2 killed in stabbing on MAX train as man directs slurs at Muslim women, police say (Original post)
brooklynite May 2017 OP
Bengus81 May 2017 #1
regnaD kciN May 2017 #2
whathehell May 2017 #20
ck4829 May 2017 #25
whathehell May 2017 #37
Mme. Defarge May 2017 #3
aeromanKC May 2017 #4
GReedDiamond May 2017 #6
Thunderbeast May 2017 #5
Kittycow May 2017 #9
TeamPooka May 2017 #7
former9thward May 2017 #17
csziggy May 2017 #18
LanternWaste May 2017 #49
Dopers_Greed May 2017 #8
Yo_Mama May 2017 #24
riversedge May 2017 #10
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #11
luvMIdog May 2017 #12
bigworld May 2017 #13
heaven05 May 2017 #14
roamer65 May 2017 #15
Marthe48 May 2017 #16
JudyM May 2017 #19
Hoyt May 2017 #21
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #22
Hoyt May 2017 #23
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #27
Hoyt May 2017 #28
oneshooter May 2017 #29
Hoyt May 2017 #30
oneshooter May 2017 #31
Hoyt May 2017 #32
oneshooter May 2017 #33
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #36
oneshooter May 2017 #38
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #41
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #34
oneshooter May 2017 #39
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #42
oneshooter May 2017 #43
friendly_iconoclast May 2017 #35
doc03 May 2017 #26
Marengo May 2017 #40
oneshooter May 2017 #44
Marengo May 2017 #47
oneshooter May 2017 #48
Marengo May 2017 #52
oneshooter Jun 2017 #53
oneshooter May 2017 #45
Judi Lynn May 2017 #46
Blue_Tires May 2017 #50
shenmue May 2017 #51

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:48 AM

1. Wonder if he spouted the usual "This is TRUMP country!"?? n/t

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #1)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:51 AM

2. Since he's white, it can't be terrorism...

...it will be "mental illness." Or drugs. Or alcohol. At least he isn't dead, in which case it would have been "we'll probably never know why..."


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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Sun May 28, 2017, 03:19 AM

20. Nonsense

Very white Timothy McVeigh, was not only characterized as domestic tterrorist for the Oklahoma.bombings, he was executed for his actions.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #20)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:18 PM

25. FBI director refuses to call Dylann Roof a terrorist

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/09/james-comey-charleston-terrorism-_n_7764614.html

Even though there was a clear political motive to his crime, start a race war and have white supremacists take over the country. Even though he had a manifesto with clearly cited beliefs formed from other racist groups. Even though he left a survivor alive to tell about his political motivations about his murders. Somehow Comey couldn't see it fitting the definition.

Can we really doubt that him being white and not a Muslim had something to do with it?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #25)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:34 AM

37. One decision by one man....Comey has made

other questionable decisions.

Mass media had no problem calling the Provisional IRA terrorists.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #1)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:52 AM

3. Here is post from earlier this evening

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:55 AM

4. MAGA Trumptards America's ISIS

America has a serious Domestic Terrorist problem with the MAGA Trumptard RWNJ's.

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #4)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:29 AM

6. Yes...exactly...THIS! - nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:25 AM

5. Very sad situation in my home town

Two good Samaritans lost their lives on a MAX train tonight coming to the aid of two Muslim women. The killer was apparently screaming slurs toward them, but also seems to have been ranting about many dis-jointed things. When he saw a woman in a hijab, his rage became focused.

We will know more in the coming days about what happened. The grotesque details of the murders are now becoming known. I suspect that failed mental health policies will once again be central to this tragedy. The toxic mix of un-treated dilusional thinking and a devolved bigotted public discourse combined to unleash this man while riding a train.

Citizens stepped forward to intervene and protect women they did not know. Their brave actions cost them their lives.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #5)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:09 AM

9. My hometown too..

I can't believe this is happening here. . a rash of stabbings has been going on and now this.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:21 AM

7. Radical White Christians. Something should be done about them.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:54 PM

17. Not to bring facts into the situation

but the person that did this says he is a "nihilist". Pretty much the opposite of Christians or any other religion. Also given his previous history it appears he is insane.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/us/portland-train-stabbing/

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Response to former9thward (Reply #17)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:42 PM

18. Man Accused of MAX Double Murder Is a Portland White Supremacist

The Man Accused of MAX Double Murder Is a Portland White Supremacist Who Delivered Nazi Salutes and Racial Slurs at a "Free Speech" Rally Last Month
By Corey Pein

I shook the alleged killer's filthy hand 28 days ago. Mine feels tainted now, as though I somehow sanctioned his reported act, though I was only trying to get some information out of him.

He had just marched through Montavilla Park chanting "nigger" and throwing fascist salutes, wearing an American Revolutionary War flag like a cape.

It was this act that sparked the first moment of chaos at the "free speech" rally on April 29 in Montavilla Park, which then proceeded down 82nd Avenue, a miserable replacement for a neighborhood parade canceled due to the threat of political violence. The man in the flag cape was quickly swarmed by scrawny young antifa kids, then by officers from the Portland Police Bureau.

After the scrum dispersed, I stood by watching while police searched his backpack. They seemed to know that, prior to the march, he had posted a Facebook message threatening to "shoot to kill POLICE if they ATTEMPT DISARM" anyone openly carrying a firearm to the rally.

More: http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/05/27/the-man-accused-of-max-double-murder-is-a-portland-white-supremacist-who-delivered-nazi-salutes-and-racial-slurs-at-a-free-speech-rally-last-month/
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Later in the article his support for Trump is mentioned but it comes from a bizarre angle.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #17)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:28 AM

49. The allegation of a killer is indeed, a "fact" when it better suits a narrative.

The mere allegation of a killer is indeed, a "fact" when it better suits a narrative.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:59 AM

8. What an (in the words of Dear Leader) "Evil Loser"

Notice how it's usually one group that commits these acts in the US.

It's time to call it what it is:

CONSERVATIVE WHITE MEN

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #8)

Sun May 28, 2017, 04:38 PM

24. Who supported Jill Stein and Sanders? This guy is probably nuts. Look at Buzzfeed.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/portland-suspect?utm_term=.huVWy1n7a#.rvn7z2045

I've got to say, whether he's legally insane or just insanely vile, I hope he never, ever sets foot on the street again. Why he was on the streets given everything is a really good question. People who have been in prison shouldn't be persecuted after their release, but when they keep getting guns they are not legally allowed to have, they shouldn't be allowed to walk.

Note that in no way is his support for Sanders an indictment of Sanders - this guy just doesn't make sense at all. He seems to pick the candidate that he feels is most contrary to the establishment at the time.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:43 AM

10. "People lost their lives or were injured because they stood up to hate," she said ...

Meanwhile--the Trump admin gives the green light for violence. Fish rots from the head down!



....Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who's standing in for Mayor Ted Wheeler, who was flying to London on Friday night, called the attack "especially sad and disturbing."

"People lost their lives or were injured because they stood up to hate," she said in a statement on behalf of the City Council.

"These are troubling times across our city, our country and the world. We cannot let this divide us," Eudaly said. "We need to unite against all forms of violence and hate. Our differences should be a cause for celebration, not something that foments hate."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 06:20 AM

11. These brave people did the best they could

If you must stand up to violence, have a plan, try to enlist others for strength

Self-defense is an instantaneous thing

National kung fu classes might be more useful than Building a Great Wall for Egomaniacs

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 07:40 AM

12. I hope someone sets up a go fund me for the families of the brave victims- so tragic :(

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 09:49 AM

14. well

 

it is going to get more serious than this, I think, in this time of the deplorables ascension BACK to white mastery of the world... Still I must speak up when racism is spewing from the little minds of individuals like this and YES he deserves the death penalty and no goddamn excuses for his behavior.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:16 PM

15. I hope inmates beat the living shit outta him in jail.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:38 PM

16. a DU post Brown guy in a mall

Cane4Dems was accosted in a mall and posted to DU: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029118492

If we come to someone's defense, we must have self-defense plans. I have instinctively come to aid in the past in at least 3 situations. The incidents happened before every bully had a gun, so we were lucky the situations resolved without harm to the victim or to me. Here is a link to ways that might help us be safe, if we want to intercede in a bully/racist/white supremacist situation:
http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/11/how-to-stand-up-to-a-bigoted-attacker/507458/

This link was published immediately after the 2016 election, and it seems like trump in the White House gives all the bullies a green light to show off their toughness by hassling women and individuals, especially if their victim is physically smaller.

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims. This world lost 2 heroes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 06:04 PM

19. I hope Ivanka reads this ... she is the only one over there who might actually feel something.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:40 PM

21. Our 2nd Amendment Fraternity is saying if someone had a gun . . . Yeah, what if the racist had one?

How many do you think would be dead?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172203575


The men who helped in this incident are true heroes. I suspect we will be dealing with a lot more of this vile hatred in the future encouraged by the Trump Admin.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #21)

Sun May 28, 2017, 03:15 PM

22. Are the victims somehow less dead or wounded because the racist didn't have a gun?

 

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #22)

Sun May 28, 2017, 04:12 PM

23. Would you, or one of your gun toting buddies, have changed anything for the good?

Maybe you think it would have been better if the racist perp had a gun which would he the result of the law gun laws you support.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #23)

Mon May 29, 2017, 05:46 PM

27. Maybe. And *no* laws I support would allow him to own a gun, as he was a 2X felon

 

You seem to have ...'forgotten'... that small detail:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/us/portland-train-stabbing/

"Christian was charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder, all felonies. He also was charged with misdemeanors: two counts of second-degree intimidation and a count of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, police said.

His felony convictions -- for robbery and kidnapping -- came in 2002, state corrections department records show."

Then again, no one stepped up with a can of beans, a staff, bicycle helmet and/or or wheel:

From a thread entitled: "Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store"

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=35627

"I don't think people were at the mercy of this guy. A couple of cans of beans to head would have stopped him. If you want to have an even better chance, ram a staff into his face and see how quickly he drops his knife."

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=35610

"Of course, someone with a knife can be stopped without a gun."

Unless, of course, they can't be...

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=35731

"Here's a story of a woman who used a can of baked beans to defend herself"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/117262798#post25

"I had plenty of runins when biking.

Never thought of packing a gun. I have wrapped helmet around hand, or disengaged rear wheel when some yahoos started crud."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=118&topic_id=482303&mesg_id=482577

"A good shot of water from a water bottle will usually do the trick. Add some clorox if you must."

Learn to ride faster -- but remember, big dogs like to attack front wheel. But dang, shooting dog that is not rabid is pretty lame. So is carrying a gun while biking. You can make a car load of yahoos run away by taking off your helmet and front wheel to use as a clubs if you have to."






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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #27)

Mon May 29, 2017, 05:54 PM

28. Glad you keep a file of my comments about gun humpers. More gun humpers

carrying guns aren't going to stop these tragedies, so leave yours at home and stop acting like George Zimmerman.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #28)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:02 PM

29. That file says a lot more about you

Than anybody else.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #29)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:13 PM

30. You keep one too, Shooter. Ha.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:45 PM

31. Nope

I don't see anything from you that I would care to keep.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #31)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:53 PM

32. Good. Glad you could pop out of the Gungeon to post.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #32)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:42 PM

33. Been out to the National Cemetary most of the day. Helping out as a guide. Lots of families there

Lots of families there today
Met Vets from WW1, WW2, Korea, and Desert Storm and their families.

Hope you also visited those men that gave their all.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #33)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:28 AM

36. "Hope you also visited those men that gave their all." IMO, Rick Best is one of them

 

And so was 2LT Richard Wilbur Collins III:

https://mic.com/articles/178305/people-are-honoring-richard-collins-iii-rick-best-for-standing-up-to-racism#.oVDv8Jcfg

"Newly-commissioned U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Richard Wilbur Collins III and Army veteran Rick Best were recently killed reportedly combating white supremacy in favor of American ideals in their own country...

...Collins, 23, who was black, was three days from officially graduating from Bowie State University in Maryland when he was fatally stabbed by a white man who authorities say was a member of a suspected white supremacist Facebook group called "Alt Reich."

Collins stood his ground while visiting the University of Maryland's campus with friends that morning when his alleged killer, 22-year-old Sean Urbanski, approached the group, yelling at them to "step left if you know what's best for you."

When Collins refused, Urbanski stabbed him in the chest."

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #36)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:28 PM

38. I will have to look him up in the registry.

Was he buried in the Houston National Cemetery?

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #38)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:20 PM

41. IDK where either is buried- certainly both qualify for burial in a national cemetery

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #28)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:19 AM

34. At least one of these tragedies was stopped- and you commented upon it:

 

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/117235537

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."

Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms."

Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/conceal-and-carry-stabbing-salt-lake-city-smiths/NDNrL1gxeE2rsRhrWCM9dQ.cspx
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https://upload.democraticunderground.com/117235537#post11

"I don't think people were at the mercy of this guy."

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/117235537#post8

"Of course, someone with a knife can be stopped without a gun."

I'm always willing to listen to the voice of experience. If you would kindly inform us:

How many determined, knife-wielding attackers have YOU disarmed, Hoyt?

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #34)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:29 PM

39. Was he buried in the Houston National Cemetery? n/t

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #39)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:21 PM

42. See reply #41 above

 

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #42)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:59 PM

43. Probably no funeral yet. I will keep a lookout for it.

I would guess that it will be at the Nat, Cemetery nearest his family home.
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Response to Hoyt (Reply #28)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:21 AM

35. The spouters of arrant nonsense should never be allowed to elide their statements

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:42 PM

26. I asked my brother and fellow Fox News junkie friend about this and neither one of

them was even aware this happened. I wonder if they even reported it, they never called it terrorism for damn sure.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:31 PM

40. Time for a discussion on more effective knife control?

 

Background checks perhaps?

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Response to Marengo (Reply #40)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:59 PM

44. Like the UK has? n/t

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #44)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:45 AM

47. Correct. I'm thinking a background check and waiting period for any blade over 2 inches in length...

 

As a start.

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Response to Marengo (Reply #47)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:23 AM

48. I would hazard a guess that would mean that my Kukri is off the list. n/t

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #48)

Wed May 31, 2017, 01:39 PM

52. No civilian NEEDS a Kukri, so it's unfortunately the price you need to pay for your deadly hobby...

 

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Response to Marengo (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 11:47 AM

53. So the USDN is real? n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:09 PM

46. The Latest: Oregon stabbing suspect gripes about free speech

The Latest: Oregon stabbing suspect gripes about free speech
Updated 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Latest on a stabbing attack on a Portland, Oregon, light rail train that left two men dead. Authorities say the suspect directed an anti-Muslim rant at two women. (all times local):

1:43 p.m.

The man charged with stabbing three men on a Portland light-rail train told jailers that he has no income, no mental health issues and does not remember the last time he had a permanent address.


Court documents based on Jeremy Christian's interview at the Multnomah County Jail show he was concerned about free speech. The interviewer wrote that Christian became loud and animated when talking about what he believed to be the suppression of free speech.

Christian says he went to school through 9th grade, but passed the high school equivalency exam commonly known as the G.E.D. and took some community college classes.

More:
http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Surviving-victim-of-train-attack-out-11182387.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #46)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:49 AM

50. Christ, what an asshole....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #46)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:55 AM

51. Stabbing is not speech

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