The Antifa protester who shot and killed a President Donald Trump supporter last week in Portland, Oregon has been killed.
Michael Reinoehl, 48, was killed when a federal task force , because you know Portland police were not going to do it, moved in to arrest him on Thursday, The Daily Mail reported.
Federal agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service had located Reinoehl on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. During the encounter, Reinoehl was shot by at least one law enforcement officer who was working on the federal task force, the official said.
The official said Reinoehl had pulled a gun during the encounter and was shot by law enforcement.
Witnesses Chad Smith and Chase Cutler, who said they were just 150ft away from the gunman, told the Olympian they saw a man open fire and heard 40 or 50 shots from what they believe was a semi-automatic rifle before officers returned fire and shot him dead.
Some witnesses said that when police blocked Reinoehl’s vehicle from leaving he got out and started shooting at them with a semi-automatic rifle.
Reinoehl was killed, after shooting at police, on the same day Vice News teased a video from him in which he claimed he had to shoot Aaron Danielson.
“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” he said in his interview.
“I had no choice. I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that,” he said, but no evidence from the scene shows anything to support that.
Judging by his interview with Vice News, where he said, “Honestly I hate to say it but I see a Civil War right around the corner. That shot felt like the beginning of a war,” it appears that he had some kind of belief that he was going to be a larger than life force behind a new American revolution.
Vice did a fair job in producing its piece, denouncing this type of behavior from right wing and left wing militias, and doing actual reporting.
But the same could not be said for the New York Times that attempted to make Reinoehl into a martyr and a hero.
“As part of the protesters’ security team during the demonstrations, Mr. Reinoehl’s role included intercepting potential agitators and helping calm conflicts, fellow protesters said,” The Times reported, followed by glowing praise for Reinoehl from fellow protesters.
“Nightly, he would break up fights,” Randal McCorkle, a fellow protester said to The Times. “He wanted change so badly.
“I was going to say radicalize, but galvanize is a better word,” the man said. “Honestly, I’m going to try to step into his shoes.”
“He was literally a guardian angel,” one of the Portland protests main organizers, Teal Lindseth said. “He would protect you no matter what.”
They make him sound like Davy Crockett when he was a stone cold killer whose final act was to attempt to kill police.
This is the state of the media in the United States and it is terrifying for the future of our nation.