Pro-1st Amendment Lawyer Vows To Sue Antifa 'Into Oblivion' in Brutal Post
This could get very ugly for antifa.
Journalist Andy Ngo, who was badly roughed up during an encounter with so-called “anti-fascist” demonstrators in Oregon on Saturday was released from the hospital after being treated for a “brain bleed.”
But his lawyer is still out for blood.
In a Twitter post after midnight on Monday, prominent First Amendment attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon vowed to move the battle from the streets of Portland, Oregon, into a court of law.
“Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there,” she wrote, “not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government.”
Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 1, 2019
The jab at Portland’s government was provoked by the city’s continued exhibition of either malice toward conservatives or utter cowardice in the face of leftist antifa protesters.
Antifa thugs have carried on a campaign of violence in Portland since President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, with the city doing little to maintain order.
(It’s no surprise to learn Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who seems to be a disgrace of rare distinction in American public office, is a liberal who shares many of the extreme left’s views, if not explicitly approving of antifa methods.)
But even by Portland standards, Saturday’s attack on Ngo was brutal — and captured on video:
First skirmish I’ve seen. Didn’t see how this started, but @MrAndyNgo got roughed up. pic.twitter.com/hDkfQchRhG
— Jim Ryan (@Jimryan015) June 29, 2019
The sheer effrontery of the attack — in broad daylight and apparently completely fearless of the possibility that police would intervene — appalled many Americans.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday blasted Wheeler in a Twitter post and called for federal law enforcement officials to look into actions taking place in the city.
To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists. https://t.co/5xyCDARICl https://t.co/c0Tf3SsKEf
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 30, 2019
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin set up a GoFundMe page for Ngo’s security needs and medical expenses which had raised over $189,000 by Wednesday afternoon.
But the best may be yet to come.
Dhillon is no slouch of an attorney and is unafraid of the spotlight.
Not only is she a member of the Republican National Committee, she’s also representing James Danamore, the former Google engineer who is suing the tech giant because he lost his job in 2017 after writing a memo criticizing the company’s “diversity” efforts.
(That lawsuit is still continuing, Breitbart reported in early June.)
Now, she’s looking into legal action on behalf of a client who was badly injured by a leftist mob in a daylight attack in a supposedly civilized American city.
The masks the antifa thugs habitually wear (like their spiritual forebears in the Ku Klux Klan) might protect them from criminal prosecution, but if there’s a way to find them liable in a civil court, it’s a good bet Dhillon will use it.
The news that she was even considering a lawsuit would send a shiver up the spine of the Portland mayor — assuming he actually had one.
And for leftist elements around the country, such a lawsuit could be a wakeup call — that they’ve been operating with impunity for most of the Trump presidency, but things could get ugly indeed.
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