Police warn on Portland acid bombs as DA releases federal convict who firebombed cops in 2012
Authorities are warning people not to touch debris thrown by Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, saying that objects may contain dangerous chemicals after justice protesters threw Molotov cocktails and bombs containing acid over the weekend.
“Portland Fire & Rescue said investigators tried to pick up debris from the incendiary devices and acid bombs, but they want people to be aware of anything they missed,” says local KATU. “If you see anything in that area that looks like it could be similar to those types of devices, ‘do NOT TOUCH any of the items and call the non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333.’”
On Saturday, one man was burned after a Molotov cocktail he threw ignited his legs as seen on a video posted on YouTube.
The man can be seen on fire for at least 15 seconds, rolling around furiously trying to extinguish the flames, before being assisted by other protesters who help fan out the flames.
Police subsequently declared the protest a riot and can be seen shooting irritants at the protesters to get them to disperse.
Last week, area sheriffs rejected a plan by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to use more deputies to police the protests because of the policy of Brown’s liberal allies of not prosecuting the violent, radical, fringe political movement.
“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office,” Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said according to the Associated Press. “The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again.”
Fifty-nine Antifa radicals were arrested by police over the weekend for rioting, assault, criminal mischief and other charges, says local KXL News.
One of the arrested last week was an anarchist who was previously convicted of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car in 2012 and served time in federal prison for the offense.
“In March 2014, a federal judge sentenced [Sergey] Turzhanskiy to 30 months in federal prison for possession of an unregistered destructive device. Federal prosecutors said Turzhanskiy hurled a Molotov cocktail at a parked Portland police car at North Precinct on November 5, 2012,” says local KGW8 News.
Turzhanskiy, 32, is out of jail on supervised release. One of the conditions of his release is that he “shall have no communication or contact with anarchist groups or affiliates,” added KGW8.
Turzhanskiy was immediately released from police custody after his recent arrest and is scheduled for a court appearance on October 5. Attempts by the local station to contact Turzhanskiy were unsuccessful.
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