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Violent Portland ‘protester’ who viciously kicked man in head sentenced to 20 months in prison

A violent Black Lives Matter protester named Marquise Love, 26, who was accused of kicking a man in the head from behind and knocking him out cold after repeatedly punching him during a Portland protest/riot in August has been sentenced to 20 months in prison. The video of the assault went viral on social media and was eventually used as evidence against him.

The sentence was handed down against Love who originally turned himself in and pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot as well undergoing “months of pretrial negotiations and a judicial settlement conference,” according to KOIN-TV citing the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to his arrest and conviction for attacking Haner, Love had an extensive criminal history, including domestic assault and criminal trespass. Since 2012, he has been arrested seven times in Washington County, OR.

In Love’s plea, he acknowledges that he caused physical injury to the victim, identified as Adam Haner, and that “he and others engaged in tumultuous and violent conduct and created a grave risk of causing public alarm.” Love has stated that he feels his sentence is just.

The DA’s office said Haner, as well as law enforcement, the court, and the state, found the resolution in this case “appropriate.” Haner did not personally attend the sentencing on Monday but has indicated in interviews that he hopes Love would learn from what happened.

Love sincerely apologized for what he had done to the victim in court, according to the DA’s office, and reportedly expressed genuine remorse.

“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said in a statement. “In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment.”

Warning… graphic video:

Once Love’s sentence is carried out, he will be mandated to complete 36 months of probation and any violations could result in additional prison time. He also must undergo an alcohol abuse evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment.

The assault occurred outside of the Multnomah County Justice Center on Aug. 16th. Love was identified by police as the suspect seen in viral videos repeatedly punching a man who was forced by a mob to sit in the street after which the suspect kicked the victim in the head from behind and apparently knocked him out. The man just laid there in the street and no one came to his aid.

The assault occurred after the victim attempted to escape from violent protesters and crashed his truck. Then a violent mob descended upon him.

This is another clip of the assault. Love was wearing a “security” vest. It shows him repeatedly punching the man in the head. Warning… graphic content:

A 911 caller reportedly said protesters had chased a driver in a white 4×4 pickup, who eventually crashed near Southwest Taylor and Broadway. The caller then said that “protesters drug him out of his car” and started “beating the guy.”

Haner recounted that he was yanked out of his vehicle and hit the ground, after which the mob “wouldn’t let me get up.” That’s when then the beating began.

Haner said he stopped at the protests to help a transgender woman who was being mugged and believed he was attacked for being white. “I remember vaguely being on the ground and trying to call her,” Haner told KATU shortly after the attack. “Then I don’t remember anything. Two days later I wake up, and now I’m here.”

“I was just standing for myself as a citizen,” he said, “and if you can’t do that on a street, then what can you do?”

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