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Portland rioter Malik Muhammed who threw Molotov cocktails at police sentenced to prison

An Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for taking part in a riot in Portland, Oregon in 2020 throughout which he threw Molotov cocktails at cops.

Malik Muhammed pleaded responsible this week to 14 felony fees associated to the Portland rioting and should pay $200,000 in restitution together with serving 10 years in jail, in accordance with a statement from Multnomah County District Lawyer Mike Schmidt.

“On September 5, 2020, Muhammed constructed a number of Molotov cocktails. He then introduced these explosive gadgets, together with baseball bats, to a deliberate protest occasion that night on the East Portland Police Precinct Constructing,” Schmidt’s assertion mentioned. “Through the occasion, Muhammed handed out the bats and threw a number of explosive gadgets within the course of cops. A kind of gadgets landed brief and brought on a fiery explosion which engulfed a fellow protester in flames, inflicting extreme accidents to that individual’s legs.”

Muhammed took half in three extra violent protests and threw a lit Molotov cocktail at Portland cops on two of the events together with one incident the place the “explosive machine brought on a fiery explosion which narrowly missed a number of officers and caught the clothes of one of many officers on hearth.”

In one other one of many incidents, Muhammed used a baton to smash home windows at a number of totally different areas in downtown Portland and was noticed by cops trying to cover a loaded firearm.

Muhammed’s fees embrace assault within the second diploma, rioting, tried homicide 2, felony mischief, illegal possession of a damaging machine, and illegal possession of a firearm.

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