Breaking: Pro-Antifa DA Drops Murder And Arson Charges Against Molotov Cocktail Throwing Terrorist

(Oregon Live) – A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at a Portland protest does not appear to be the person who threw a Molotov cocktail at police in a now-viral video, a law enforcement source told The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Prosecutors declined to file multiple felony charges against Joseph Robert Sipe, who authorities booked into the Multnomah County jail early Thursday, records show.

He had been accused of some of the most serious crimes yet to stem from the city’s near nightly demonstrations against police, which began in late May.

Portland police had arrested the 23-year-old on allegations of attempted murder, attempted assault, first-degree arson and unlawful possession of a destructive device during a demonstration in honor of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman fatally shot by police in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sipe was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of riot and unlawful possession of a destruction device, court records show.

Prosecutors allege police saw Sipe lighting the wick to an explosive device moments after protesters threw rocks, fireworks and at least one Molotov cocktail at officers near Southwest Second Avenue and Main Street on Wednesday night, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Sipe, who was tackled by police, also told authorities he had thrown an explosive at officers as they moved up Main Street, according to the affidavit. The affidavit did not say whether the explosive detonated.

But a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said Sipe was wearing different attire than the person seen in multiple videos hurling a Molotov cocktail that bursts into flames in front of officers about 10:30 p.m.

The Multnomah District Attorney’s Office on Thursday night said “law enforcement continues to conduct investigative follow up to determine exactly who threw the Molotov cocktail from this incident.”

Hundreds had filled Southwest Third Avenue in front of the downtown Multnomah County Justice Center on Wednesday night, hours after Kentucky’s attorney general announced Louisville officers would not face charges in Taylor’s death.

Police later declared the demonstration a riot after a handful of protesters targeted officers and the bureau’s Central Precinct — which is housed inside the Justice Center —with rocks and fire. At least 13 people were arrested.

Sipe’s next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1.

oregonlive.com/news/2020/09/portland-protests-prosecutors-decline-attempted-murder-charge-against-molotov-cocktail-suspect.html

6 COMMENTS

  1. This is not an uncommon practice prosecutors. If there are warrants in another jurisdiction they may elect not to indite and hold the individual until they are picked up. This saves the local tax payers the cost of prosecution. However, if they release the accused that is another matter. The prosecutor should be arrested on obstruction.

  2. Ok time for those Portland Prosecutors to be relieved of their jobs for failure to follow the law and perform their duties as appointed.
    Secondly they should be held accountable as accessory to commit riot, arson, destruction of private, public and federal property and any other crime those they release commit when they return to the riots.

  3. Three things these dumbacrat supporting judges don’t believe in is law, order and justice. Those are the same 3 things that all dumbacrats don’t believe in.

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