Last week, the entire country was taken aback by the shocking video footage of the attack. According to several reports, driver Adam Haner had gotten involved in defending a transgender woman from a crowd of apparent Black Lives Matter protesters.
Haner eventually sped away from the crowd but ending up crashing his truck nearby. As seen in the video, the mob quickly surrounded his truck and dragged him and his female passenger from the truck.
After being punched and kicked into submission, Haner was savagely kicked in the face while sitting on the ground. The kick left him lying unconscious and bleeding in the middle of the street.
Haner, who ended up in the ICU with head injuries, broken ribs, and two black eyes, later told the media that he was attacked because “I was just the guy standing there, and I was white, evidently.” He said that he had previously marched in BLM protests himself because he has “had cops beat me up before.”
After the video went viral, the man who kicked Haner was identified as Marquise Love, a 25-year-old with a long rap sheet.
After Portland police spent several days searching for him, Love finally ended the drama himself by turning himself in, undoubtedly realizing there is nowhere to go when your face is everywhere.
In the interim, he reportedly wrote on social media, “Might go to jail for murder tonight for a racist when all I did was fight him. Look it up on twitter put money on my books and come see me.”
Love in custody
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell announced Friday that Love was finally in custody.
“I am pleased the suspect in this case turned himself in and appreciate all of the efforts to facilitate this safe resolution,” Lovell stated.
Love is being held on $260,000 bail and is now charged with felony assault, coercion, and rioting.
Protesting and rioting have been ongoing in Portland since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Will this outrageous assault finally be enough to spur Portland’s Democrat leaders to take action? We’ll see.