Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

One of the Portland teens whose presence on a train was the catalyst for the deaths of two men and the wounding of another at the hands of a known white supremacist spoke out on the incident and thanked the people who stepped in to help her and her Muslim friend.

Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was stabbed in the neck.

The man accused of killing two men during an anti-Muslim rant against two girls on board a train in the United States city of Portland appeared in court shouting slogans and defending his act as "patriotism".

Micah Fletcher, the surviving victim, sat in the front spectator row during the arraignment.

Fletcher concluded his video by imploring everyone to remember the two teenagers who got harassed, not just the men who got stabbed for trying to intervene.

Court documents show that Christian said, "I hope they all die".

He shouted: "Free speech or die, Portland". A third man was injured and released from a hospital Tuesday. Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the attack and will make a first court appearance Tuesday. His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholls, has not returned a call.

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"I want the Muslim community to know that they have a home here in Portland and are loved", he said.

A 35-year-old self-proclaimed white nationalist, Christian allegedly stabbed three men on a TriMet MAX train on May 26.

The affidavit of probable cause is based on police reports and reviews of transit-system and cellphone video. And three men - strangers to the girls and one another - stepping up to intervene. In response, the woman sprayed Christian with mace, a type of aerosol self-defense spray.

Christian's criminal records also showed a number of felonies dating back to 2002, including first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping. It wasn't clear if he said something to draw Christian's attention, but he stood up as Christian began shouting at him. Christian said in the courtroom. Court documents say Christian shoved Fletcher in the chest and appeared to pull a folding knife from his pocket and hide it in his hand.

Many hailed the two victims - Rick Best and Taliesin Namkai Meche - as heroes and promoted crowdfunding pages to support their grieving families.

A fourth passenger, Ricky Best, tried to come to their aid and was immediately stabbed as well.

Also Wednesday, an organizer canceled an anti-Shariah law rally that had been planned for June 10 in downtown Portland.

In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to cancel a permit for what he called an "alt-right" rally scheduled for this Sunday, saying the event could make a hard situation worse. In a Facebook post, he said, "Our community's anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already hard situation".



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