(NewsReady.com) – Portland, Oregon, was in disarray in the summer of 2020. Nightly riots rocked the city for months, and multiple people were hurt. One of those was a conservative journalist. Now, his attacker has entered a plea in the case.
On June 22, 2023, a plea hearing took place at the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Defendant Blake Hampe, a convicted sexual offender, pleaded guilty to one count of an attempt to commit a class B felony of assault. The Post Millennial reported the 46-year-old entered the guilty plea to avoid jail time and serve three years of probation instead. The district attorney dropped a felony weapons charge against him.
ANDY NGO REPORTS: No prison time for pedophile Portland Antifa member who pleaded guilty to stabbing black conservative at 2020 riothttps://t.co/TDzxpLsBRR
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 23, 2023
The guilty plea comes almost three years from the day Hampe stabbed Andrew Duncomb. The victim is a conservative journalist who travels to political events and reports back to America under the name “Black Rebel.” In July 2020, he traveled from his home in California to document what was happening in Portland.
According to Duncomb, he was leaving the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse at about 2:30 a.m. one night when he noticed a group of people following him and his friends. He said he gave his video camera to a friend and decided to confront one of the men. Footage of the incident shows Duncomb approaching a man from behind and wrapping his hands around his shoulders. He asked the guy why he was following them.
Suddenly, the man Duncomb wrapped his arms around stabbed him between his hip and rib cage. He said he was taken to the hospital. The knife wound was very close to his spine, according to him.
When the victim learned about the plea deal, he said he has healed from what happened and is ready to put it in the past. He wished the best for Hampe moving forward.
The court has scheduled a settlement hearing for the first week of July.
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