Skip to comments.Baton attack during June protests in downtown Portland lands man in prison for nearly 6 years
Posted on 11/02/2019 10:58:09 AM PDT by TigerClaws
A 24-year-old man who hit another man over the head with a baton in June during dueling downtown Portland demonstrations was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison.
Gage Halupowski pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the June 29 attack on Adam Kelly outside The Nines Hotel along Southwest Morrison Street. Halupowski was identified as one of several masked, black-clothed demonstrators seen on video hitting and pepper-spraying Kelly after he appeared to come to the aid of another man whod been attacked during the protests, authorities said.
Kelly, a right-wing protestor at the demonstrations, wrote on Facebook at the time that the blows to his head led to him suffering a concussion and needing 25 staples to close the wounds.
Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero said Halupowski hitting Kelly in the back of the head with an expandable baton was completely unexplainable, completely avoidable and didnt need to happen.
She said Kelly and Halupowski both were lucky that Kelly survived his injuries.
Defense attorney Edward Kroll said Halupowski made a really terrible decision and that Kelly didnt deserve what happened to him, but the attorney believed the agreed-upon 70-month prison sentence was one of the harshest sentences Ive seen for someone with no criminal background and young age.
Kroll cited the Measure 11 charges Halupowski faced and the attack being caught on video as leaving the 24-year-old with few options other than taking the plea deal. Kroll also noted that Halupowski hit Kelly once, but it had been determined that at least two other people hit him in the head with batons.
Marrero disagreed with Krolls assertions, saying she felt the charges and sentence were appropriate based on the severity of Kellys injuries and Halupowskis strike. She said first-degree assault, which carried a potential 90-month sentence, and riot charges were initially considered in the case.
The prosecutor also said another person has been indicted and more people are under investigation in the same attack and other incidents stemming from the June demonstrations.
My office has individuals charged on both sides of the political spectrum, Marrero said. We are not picking sides based on political affiliation, political views or anything like that.
Halupowski didnt give any statements while in court Friday. Kelly sat in the gallery behind him. His bald head bore several scars. He declined to comment after the court hearing.
Notice they do not say "Antifa"?
I’d be willing to donate to the commissary for a dozen or so inmates where he ends up serving his sentence.
...might encourage them to make friends with him
The good part comes at about the 1:22 mark
Antifa won’t go over in prison. Bitch is bitch.
As for Antifacker, when there are photos like that and a positive ID, Defendant is screwed and tattooed.
Prosecution could have crushed him with Measure 11 - and 'Gage' has priors - but is a Soros.
The problem, though, is the sentence is an 'out' to co-conspirators, who know the prosecutor has already avoided Measure 11 charges, and that 6 years is really less than 3 (Oregon is 6-for-30 or basically 1 day for 5 good days served, and can shave off 10-for-30 with 'work', educational and reformbarf goals met).
Oh, and yes, the Multnomah/Portland DA was bought by the Soros PAC.
We have women driving over other people multiple times and killing them get less time than this man. Ee have women who have tried to kill men but courts let them off because they are studying to be a doctor and ‘have such a bright future’. We have government applauding and financing women murdering their children at abortionaries and they roam free.
Not saying he shouldn’t get a sentence, I am saying the hypocrisy of our justice system in sentencing is ridiculous and not proportionate.
The victim is “right wing” but the assailants are not “left wing”?
He did not get near long enough. He should have gotten 20 years. As it stands, he will probably be out busting more people’s heads by the time his intake paperwork is completed.
Its the punch a Nazi msm narrative.
Trump supporters are all Nazis. Therefore, any violence against them is understandable. As Obama said about the riots by Muzzies, its an understandable natural reaction.
They view Antifa favorably. Those willing to take direct action. Thats why Antifa isnt mentioned in the article.
Antifa isnt mentioned by name.
If they would tie the violent acts to an organized group, youd have RIcO conspiracy charges.
Sounds like Mom will be able to rent out her basement for the next 6 years.
Oregon Live: ...Kelly, a right-wing protestor at the demonstrations...
Partisan Media Shills update.
Halupowski was identified as one of several masked, black-clothed demonstrators...
Black clothed? Amish? Hasidic?
“Baton attack during June protests in downtown Portland lands man in prison for nearly 6 years”
Baton attack during June protests in downtown Portland lands man in prison for 70 months.
There! fixed it.
I gotta admit that I’m pleasantly surprised that the Portland Just-Us system is punishing one of their beloved ANTIFA thugs.
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