35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian shouted "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!" and "Death to the enemies of America!" as he made his court appearance, and he did not enter a plea - though we are now learning that he allegedly proudly confessed to the stabbings while in the back of a police vehicle on Friday. One of the women was wearing a hijab.
Police said they are investigating Christian's alleged extremist views.
Get stabbed in your neck if you hate free speech.
The family of alleged stabber Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, said in a statement Thursday that "We can not begin to understand this senseless act" and that they denounce violence, bigotry and racism. Leave this country if you hate our freedoms. Christian shouted as he appeared in the Portland courtroom: "You call it terrorism; I call it patriotism".
"I want you to imagine that for a second, being a little girl on that MAX".
As he finished his statement, a crowd of about 30 anti-fascist protesters who were watching a livestream on their phones, could be heard yelling outside the courtroom doors. Mangum, who said she is not Muslim, and a friend who was wearing a hijab were on the train late Friday afternoon when a man, later identified by authorities as Jeremy Joseph Christian, entered the auto and started screaming slurs at them.
According to court documents, the video taken on train showed Christian concealing a folding-style knife and challenging Nankai Meche and Fletcher to "do something" before stabbing Fletcher in the neck. He's charged with killing Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Ricky John Best, 53.
Court documents from Tuesday said Christian "reports he is transient and does not know the last time he had a permanent address", according to CNN. Jeremy Joseph Christian, age 35, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail at 5:12aE on 5/27. He.
Court documents describe a chaotic scene on the train from the moment Christian boarded. He has three prior felonies.More news: Nigeria move two places up in June Fifa ranking
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This booking photo provided by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office shows Jeremy Joseph Christian. The public defender, who was introducing the case to the judge, halted his introduction while the wild-haired murder suspect continued on his tirade.
Deliverance says she is grieving but proud of her son's selfless action.
Fletcher told local news station KGW-TV on Tuesday that he was having a hard time processing what happened and was focusing on getting better. You hear me? Die.
I want the Muslim community to know that they have a home here in Portland and are loved.
Please encourage all Americans to protect and watch out for one another.
Trump's remarks came after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the president to condemn the rampage and speak out against what the advocacy group sees as an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment. It was a peek into the mindset of hate that has become an all too frequent item feeding the news cycle during the presidency of Donald Trump. "Our prayers are w/ them".
Since Trump's election, Portland has led all major metropolitan areas in reported hate crimes, Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said. This man is screaming at you. Wheeler had asked that protests on June 4 and 10 be canceled in light of the slayings on the train.
Jason Wilson contributed reporting.