A member of Antifa in Portland, Oregon, has been indicted on a felony cost of theft within the third diploma by a grand jury in Multnomah County for allegedly violently stealing journalist Andy Ngo’s cellphone on May 7, 2019.
Footage from the incident exhibits John Colin Hacker snagging Ngo’s cellphone at a 24 Hour Fitness after dumping a liquid on Ngo. Staff members try and separate Hacker from Ngo.
As Hacker efficiently grabs for Ngo’s cellphone a second time, he could be heard telling Ngo, “I will break your f*cking phone.”
Hacker had his health club membership for twenty-four Hour Fitness revoked after an investigation was carried out by the enterprise into the incident.
An lively arrest warrant has been issued for John Colin Hacker. He has but to show himself in on the time of publishing.
“I hope last week’s indictment of Mr Hacker signals a change in the
prosecutor’s office in Portland,” Ngo stated, based on a press launch. “For years, too many violent extremists falsely claiming to be fighting for ‘racial justice’
have gotten away with campaigns of terror and violence against journalists and citizens.”
“The said Defendant(s), John Colin Hacker on or about May 07, 2019, in the County of Multnomah, State of Oregon, did unlawfully and knowingly, while in the course of committing and attempting to commit Theft, and with the intent of preventing and overcoming resistance to defendant’s taking of property and retention of the property immediately after the taking, use and threaten the immediate use of physical force upon Andy Ngo, contrary to the statutes in such cases made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State of Oregon,” the courtroom doc reads.
Ngo filed a lawsuit on June 4, 2020, in opposition to Rose City Antifa and people concerned in assaulting him the yr prior, together with one vicious attack that resulted in a torn ear lobe and a mind bleed On June 29, 2019.
Hacker countered Ngo’s lawsuit with an Anti-SLAPP lawsuit, however it was denied by a decide.
“Two years later, this is finally a step in the right direction for the rule of law in Portland, where Antifa has been operating with impunity,” stated Harmeet Ok. Dhillon, CEO of the Center for American Liberty, which is represents Ngo. “There is still a long road ahead for the justice that Andy Ngo deserves. Andy has endured years of harassment, serious threats on his life, and the inability to live in his hometown at the hands of these domestic terrorists. This is a good start, but we’re hoping to see more of these actions.”
Hacker was arrested in September of 2020 for expenses unrelated to the attack, together with interfering with a police officer and harassment, however was shortly launched on his personal recognizance.
Ngo has been repeatedly attacked each in actual life and on-line for his protection of Antifa each in Portland, and throughout the nation.
Ngo was attacked in June of 2021 by Antifa as soon as once more after being chased by Antifa in Portland. Ngo sought refuge within the Nines Hotel foyer after being tackled and punched by Antifa members.
Shortly earlier than midnight, Hacker started asking Ngo questions, to which Ngo did not reply and tried to stroll away. A bunch of individuals wearing black started to encompass and observe him, earlier than one individual managed to take away his masks. “That’s Andy. Get him!” they yelled.
A fund has been arrange by the Center for American Liberty to help Ngo’s lawsuit in opposition to Rose City Antifa.