Portland Antifa Gets Almost 6 Years In Prison For Baton Attack On Good Samaritan

The antifa who beat a good Samaritan trying to help an elderly man being attacked will spend almost six years in prison.

Portland, OR – A member of antifa who cracked another man over the head with an expandable baton during a June protest in downtown Portland was sentenced to almost six years in prison on Friday.

Gage Halupowski, 23, was one of the black-masked antifa who were captured on video as they attacked an elderly man who walked through the area during a violent protest on June 29.

The video, posted by Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong, showed a group of thugs grabbing an elderly man with white hair and beating him with a crowbar and spraying him with mace.

A big man in a black shirt with a red beard – later identified as Adam Kelly - tried to intervene but antifa members beat the good Samaritan as well, striking him over the head before they sprayed him with mace as well, the video showed.

But Kelly did not give up on helping the elderly man.

The video showed the big bleeding man heading over to help the elderly man but then he was attacked again by masked antifa, who shoved him away and up onto the sidewalk, where they sprayed him again from an industrial-sized can of mace.

Kelly was taken to the hospital after the attack and doctors used 25 stitches and staples to close the bloody gashes on his head.

The probable cause affidavit said that Halupowski was one of many antifa involved in the fight at Pioneer Courthouse Square, The Oregonian reported.

The affidavit said an officer saw Halupowski run up behind Kelly and strike him on the head with an expandable baton.

Police said that when another officer tried to arrest Halupowski, he punched her in the arm and ran away, The Oregonian reported.

A grand jury indicted Halupowski in July on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault of a public safety officer, and interfering with a peace officer.

On Friday, he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced to 70 months in prison under an agreement with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, The Oregonian reported.

Halupowski’s attorney, Edward Kroll, called his client’s attack on Kelly “a really terrible decision” but complained that he’d gotten an extraordinarily long sentence for a young person who wasn’t a prior offender.

Kroll said that the fact the attack was caught on video, combined with Oregon’s mandatory minimum sentencing for certain crimes with no possibility for reduction in sentence, meant that Halupowski had little choice but to accept a plea deal, The Oregonian reported.

But Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero pointed out that Halupowski, who was initially charged with first-degree assault and rioting, had not been sentenced to nearly as long as he could have been had he gone to trial.

Also, the district attorney dropped additional charges of unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault of a public safety officer, and interfering with a peace officer as part of Halupowski’s plea deal, The Oregonian reported.

Marrero said Halupowski’s attack on Kelly with a collapsible baton was “completely unexplainable, completely avoidable, and didn’t need to happen.”

Comments (69)
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walkintall
walkintall

"Halupowski had little choice but to accept a plea deal". As if. The dip-shit could have gone to trial and taken his chances. "Little choice" my aching ass.

flybynight
flybynight

In the immortal words of lowcom in his comment about the Proud Boys prison sentence. "Fuck em. Enjoy prison. 👍🏾"

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Good to see one of these Antifa rats getting their comeuppance

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

cherm59
cherm59

This is great news, more of it please.

robocop95
robocop95

Too bad the good samaritan wasn’t armed. He could’ve rid the country of the true commie traitors.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Should have gotten more time

Aramovich
Aramovich

A strong statement against unprovoked violence! Kudos!

Aramovich
Aramovich

PS> How much of that 70 mo. will he actually serve with time off for good behavior, credit for the time he was held before trial, etc.? Seriously, any lawyers out there?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

About fucking time! Not enough for ANTIFA though. They need to be treated as a terrorist organization.

rdjtx
rdjtx

Antifa needs to be declared a terrorist organization and membership or participation in their activities should be a wnd degree felony

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

The predator becomes the prey. Grease up loverboy - you’re about to become “popular”.

Kdye
Kdye

Where were the cops??

Phillis j
Phillis j

Really surprised he got any time coming outta Portland

TCSO7801
TCSO7801

ANTIFA....why the masks... KKK had their hoods. Afraid to accept credit for their actions?

Anomie88
Anomie88

ANTIFA: Anti First Amendment; Anti Free America. In other words: cowardly weasels hiding behind masks and hitting elderly citizens. A first-rate bunch of bullies who live is their mothers' basements eating doritos, drinking mountain dew and playing video games.

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

And what of the Antifa spraying folks wit Mace. Sure sounds like assault to me.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

Let's see more of these terrorists get arrested and sentenced to long sentences. Antifa is a terrorist organization.

gfc1963
gfc1963

So they beat an old man with batons for what reason?? Bunch of fucking cowards. Hope this guy gets his arse ripped opoen!

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

This pos eunuch wussy can be the poster basement-boy of these anarchist thugs and their terrorist ways, hopefully the beginning of sending their sorry arses to prison. The libs and prog. leftists are so “inclusive” they beat the hell out of you when they don’t agree with your beliefs. Obammy started all of this. The mayor of Portland is a ball-less wonder and has not only allowed this but told LEO’s to stand down. These ppl are basement-dwelling cowards and hopefully will get some action in the slammer.

Michael57
Michael57

Why doesn't the "General public" attend these events prepared to defend themselves from these thugs? Why take their shit in the first place. Local governments (everywhere) should outlaw wearing a facial covering in public. Period!

Judid292
Judid292

Kelly is one of those hero’s that doesn’t wear a cape

flashback37
flashback37

He'll probably be out in 6 months for 'good behavior'.

PapaJon
PapaJon

This punk will learn all about expandable "batons" if he drops the soap in the shower. Many more Antifa should join him in prison.

Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes
Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes

Using Violence to advance a Political Cause is the Very Definition of TERRORISM. Therefore his Sentence was NOT too Severe. If anything, it was Too LIGHT.

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

Hope he enjoys prison. Lots of people more crazy and more violent than him in there

61mouse
61mouse

Wow .....really NEVER thought I'd see this . But why are NIT the others who beat incident people sent to jail ?

Whutsup
Whutsup

Will he be a hero or villain in prison???😵

MSK
MSK

Wow! Ain’t they a bunch of tough guys beating an elderly man and clubbing red beard from behind. Wonder how they act when they are alone and without a pussy mask. One of these little mommas boys tries this on me they won’t be needing an ambulance.

E7MR
E7MR

"Halupowski’s attorney, Edward Kroll, called his client’s attack on Kelly “a really terrible decision” but complained that he’d gotten an extraordinarily long sentence for a young person who wasn’t a prior offender." Which is lawyer speak for "he hasn't been caught before now".

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

What a douchebag. Good.

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

PS On the chance ANTIFA makes it here - say the 2020 election for example - I'm finally going to get a permit & gun. I've never had a gun for fear I'd shoot somebody due to my admitted lack of maturity in the past. It's lucky for everybody I able to be introspective enough to see it. Anyway, now I don't feel like there's an issue, plus I have this burning desire injure an ANTIFA member LOLOL...

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

He was tough hitting the defenseless old man.

I wonder how tough his rectum will be by year end?

If that antifa punk tried striking someone in head with a baton In the south, he might end up tangling with a 2nd admenent advocate. He wouldn’t need to worry about prison.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Wow what a piece of shit! Spraying old man and beating him and then attack others only to runaway like the cowards they are! Maybe you will meet jail house beat down only to succumb to your beating!

skipk1962
skipk1962

Antifa seems to draw loud mouth cowards who only pick on people smaller and weaker than they are--grown up bullies? Or are they just cowards? Regardless they are all POS'