NavyJack – How to Get Arrested at a “Black Lives Matter” Protest in Oregon

NavyJack – How to Get Arrested at a “Black Lives Matter” Protest in Oregon

A conservative blogger, 36-year-old Michael Strickland, was arrested on July 8, 2016 at a Black Lives Matter protest when police say that he unlawfully pointed a gun at protesters in downtown Portland last Thursday.

According to a statement from Mr. Strickland:

“What happened was there were about 10 or 12 people that surrounded me,” the man said. “They started pushing and shoving me. They were using their flag staffs as weapons. I’m backing up, they kept coming towards me. They kept coming towards me. That’s why I drew … I was outnumbered, they were pushing and shoving me. They were using their flag staffs as weapons. I was backing up, they kept coming towards me.  I feared for my life because I was outnumbered and they had weapons.”

Much of the incident was captured on YouTube:

In the video, Mr. Strickland is taking pictures of a Black Lives Matter protest when he is accosted by more than a dozen protesters. He repeatedly shows the protesters that he is armed and when they continue to harass and attempt to encircle him he removes his gun from his holster, holds it out in front of him for several seconds and then puts it back in his holster.  Minutes later, a SWAT team arrived, pushed Mr. Strickland down to the ground and took him into custody. Police have confirmed his identity as 36-year-old reporter Michael Strickland.

The “Progressive” (read “Totalitarian/Communist/Globalist”) media took great pleasure using the incident to not only demonize GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, but also to take a swing at Ammon and Ryan Bundy, guns and “large capacity magazines”.

Read the following story by RawStory to get an idea of just how far left the media can take this incident and how the Oregon courts are stacked against law abiding citizens; instead favoring the supporters of “Black Lives Matter”:



Some highlights from the RawStory article:

“At his arraignment today at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland Strickland was hit with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, as well as misdemeanor charges of menacing and disorderly conduct.”

“The hearing took place on the same block where Strickland pulled a Glock 27, swept the gun at the crowd while yelling “Get the hell back!” He subsequently outfitted the gun with a large capacity magazine.”

“Multnomah County District Attorney revealed in court that Strickland had six magazines of ammunition on him.”

“The police found a live round chambered in his gun.”

“The state also said there was an undercover cop in the crowd threatened by Strickland. That led a judge to slap Strickland with $250,000 in bail and he was returned to custody in the Multnomah County jail.”

“If convicted of the two felonies, he could be sentenced for a maximum of 20 years prison on each count.”

“Even if he posts bail, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Leslie G. Bottomly prohibited Strickland, who reportedly had a concealed weapons permit, from owning a gun.”

“In the meantime, Strickland will remain in jail where he might bump into some kindred spirits. Currently also jailed in Multnomah County are Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the two leaders of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, as well as many of their followers as they await trial set for September 7.”

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I cannot help but to wonder how the same type of altercation will be handled during protests in Cleveland, OH at the Republican National Convention in the coming weeks.  Cleveland is “open carry”.  The Mayor, Frank Jackson, is not a favorite of the “Progressives”.  His comments following the Tamir Rice incident, suggesting that due-process be afforded to the officer involved, sparked outrage from members of the “Black Lives Matter” organization. He is an “old school” Democrat and U.S. Army Veteran that is committed to community policing and demilitarization of the police. He is also a gun control advocate. Learn more about Frank Jackson here.

As I stated in an earlier article, the Black Lives Matter movement is just one of the Social Movements involved with the destabilization of the United States of America. Others include La Raza, The Revolutionary Communist Party and the World Workers Party. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Jihadist movements are also heavily involved. To learn more about these organizations and their objectives, please review my previous article on this subject:

It is frightening that this most recent Black Lives Matter unrest has been generated less than two weeks before the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  Please review my previous articles on the protests planned for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for additional information:

The Oregon Firearms Educational Foundation, has started to collect donations to help with legal expenses and secure his release. Enter “Michael Strickland Legal Fund” in the tribute box.

About Author

Navy Jack

During my service I deployed on various platforms, including submarines, amphibious assault units and special boats. I participated in expeditionary and humanitarian missions to the North Atlantic, Iran, Beirut, Libya, and the Caribbean. I am a Patron Life Member of the NRA. I am an Oath Keeper Life Member.