Deranged Anti-ICE Protester Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison After Attacking Disabled Man
Another crazed leftist protester receives a prison sentence stemming from the rampant chaos that has enveloped Portland. William Bryant Pierce took a plea deal and a three year prison sentence after using his anarchist flag staff to attack a disabled man who was trying to get by on the sidewalk.
60 y/o Tim Schmitz just sent me this picture from the hospital, he says a protester outside Portland City Hall attacked him today with a flag pole, jabbing at him through his truck window. Police say 33 y/o William Pierce, is now facing an assault charge #fox12 pic.twitter.com/oSryYl5tmG
— Bonnie Silkman KPTV (@BonnieSilkman) August 10, 2018
The initial story, from August of 2018, via KPTV Fox 12:
A local man said a Portland protester attacked him with a flagpole outside City Hall on Thursday.
The alleged assault occurred on Southwest 4th Avenue near City Hall just before 10:30 a.m., according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Police said the suspect, 33-year old Warren Pierce, was arrested and is facing an assault charge.
Officers said the pole was collected as evidence.
With a swollen and black eye, 60-year old Tim Schmitz spoke with FOX12 after being released from the hospital.
Schmitz said he may have a detached retina after an Abolish ICE protester jabbed him in the face, with what he believed was a 6-foot flag pole.
“He started coming at me through the window and started spearing me with the flagpole. I ducked it six or eight times and he finally got me the one time,” Schmitz said.
Schmitz said it all started when he was leaving City Hall, trying to make his way past a crowded sidewalk full of Abolish ICE protesters when he and one demonstrator began exchanging words.
Schmitz said he got in his truck to leave, pulled out to the street, where he stopped at a red light. That’s when he said the protester followed him, ran out into the street, and jabbed the flagpole through his truck window, striking his eye.
“I’m really disgusted with Portland. I’m disgusted and I feel ashamed that I even call it my birthplace. I know all about protesting and I understand it, I agree with. I don’t agree with stepping on my rights to do it though, especially because you don’t like what I say,” Schmitz said.
Video report via KGW:
Someone posted $5000 bail for the thug, but Pierce eventually took a plea deal and has now been sentenced to 36 months in prison. The Oregonian reports:
A Portland man pleaded guilty Friday to hitting another man in the face several times with PVC pipe after the two got into an argument outside City Hall during an August 2018 protest.
William Pierce, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and faces 36 months in prison, minus time served. Pierce was arrested in August 2018 after hitting a man with a sign he had been holding, which was attached to some PVC pipe.
Schmitz told Judge Leslie Bottomly that protesters were blocking the sidewalk, refused to let him through, and made threats against him and his family. Pierce said Schmitz made angry comments to him and his friends prior to the attack and tossed a cup of coffee at him.
Pierce and several others had been camped outside City Hall and were protesting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Schmitz said he tried to get through the sidewalk to City Hall, but protesters and their personal items blocked the path. He said he asked a police officer to remove the protesters, but the officer said he couldn’t do that.
Schmitz, who was using a cane after a knee replacement, said he then took his cane and forcefully pushed some of the protesters’ personal items out of the way to clear a path.
Schmitz said as he got to his car, he saw Pierce holding a sign.
Then, he said, as he got in his car, he saw Pierce coming at him with the PVC pipe, and hit him through the open window six or eight times, striking him in the face and above his eye.
Schmitz said the attack has significantly affected his vision in his left eye.
Pierce said that Schmitz left out or altered several details of the encounter. The flag he was holding, he said, bore no message about his family, and instead had the words “Abolish ICE.”
Prior to attacking Schmitz, Pierce said Schmitz tossed a cup of coffee at him. Schmitz admitted that he threw the cup of coffee, but said that it was in response to being attacked.
Pierce’s attorney Jason Steen said video footage of the incident shows Schmitz speaking angrily to protesters as he walked on the sidewalk, and that there was a clear path for Schmitz to get through.
Maybe Portland is finally turning a corner? This is in addition to an antifa terrorist receiving a six year prison sentence last week after wacking a guy in the head with a baton multiple times.