NYT mourns Antifa gunman and killer after U.S. fugitive task force shoots him
The New York Times filled a eulogy for Antifa gunman, Michael Forest Reinoehl, after the U.S. Marshal’s Service fugitive task force shot and killed the accused killer near Lacey, WA, after he refused to surrender and brandished a weapon.
Reinoehl, 48, was wanted in the killing of a Trump supporter, whom the New York Times described as a “right-wing activist,” who was actually just part of a non-violent prayer group that regularly confronted Antifa.
Reinoehl proudly proclaimed that he was “100% ANTIFA all the way!” in a recent social media post.
“Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” the Marshals Service said in a statement according to the New York Times. “Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The circumstances of his death, or the events that led up to Reinoehl’s death, didn’t stop the Times from mourning him.
The Times catalogued his good deeds including the ultimate act of liberal self-love, setting up a GoFundMe page, and other peace-loving ways that were extolled by fellow radical, Antifa revolutionaries.
“Nightly, he would break up fights,” said Randal McCorkle, a regular at the demonstrations who said he became close friends with Mr. Reinoehl as they wore on, reported the Times.
“Reese Monson, a leader in the local protest movement who also helps organize security, said all the people who helped with security in Portland, including Mr. Reinoehl, were trained on de-escalation,” the Times added.
“He was excellent at that,” Mr. Monson said.
Reinoehl, the Times, pointed out, was an Army veteran, but Army officials can’t find any record of him. His sister said the family broke off contact with him three years ago after “escalating conflicts” between himself and his family members.
“Reinoehl also was wanted on a warrant out of Baker County in Eastern Oregon, where court records show he skipped a hearing related to a June case in which he has been charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm,” reports the Associated Press via ABC News 7.
Reinoehl shot and killed 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, an employee of a moving company and a Trump supporter, as Danielson and friends headed a caravan of Patriot Prayer members who confronted protesters in downtown Portland nearly one week ago.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) quickly denounced Danielson and Patriot Prayer after his death.
“The right-wing group Patriot Prayer and self-proclaimed militia members drove into downtown Portland last night, armed and looking for a fight,” Brown said according to CNN. “Every Oregonian has the right to freely express their views without fear of deadly violence. I will not allow Patriot Prayer and armed white supremacists to bring more bloodshed to our streets.”
Danielson was armed with mace and Reinoehl was armed with a gun.
Three shots were fired and Danielson was dead before he hit the ground.
PHOTO: Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP
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