Andrew Duncomb, a Black conservative journalist, said he was stabbed during a recent protest in Portland after word leaked out that he was going to be there and he confronted a person he said was stalking him, a report said.
“I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist,” Duncomb, who goes by ‘Black Rebel’ on Twitter, told the Oregonian newspaper.
Portland has seen 62 consecutive nights of protests and demonstrations stemming from the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Duncomb told the paper that he was there to document the scene on the ground and prove that it was not “the feds creating the problems.”
He was there with some friends on Saturday at around 2 a.m. when he said he noticed that they were being followed. The paper posted a video that reportedly showed Duncomb approach the man from behind, put his arm on the person’s shoulder and say, “Hey, buddy, why are you following us?”
At that point the suspect appears to shank Duncomb in the back, missing his spinal cord by a few inches, the report said.
There is a video at the link, but from what I see the victim is the one who put his arm around the perp. I am not against de-escalation as a tactical option, but you need to try to keep yourself in a defensible position or posture while attempting to do so. Poorly played on the victim’s part, but still not excusing the perp in the slightest.View Linked Article