The news is out: [President Donald Trump has criticized Portland police for not arresting a man under investigation for the fatal shooting of a right-wing activist during last week’s unrest in the city, in a tweet apparently sent after the suspect had already been shot dead by U.S. marshals.
Law enforcement officers were trying to apprehend Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest on Thursday.
He was under investigation for the killing of Aaron Danielson from the Patriot Prayer group, who had been shot in the chest during clashes between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters last Saturday.
Reinoehl claimed he had acted in self-defense and that Danielson was going to stab him and a friend, telling Vice News: “I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”]
This is the sad state of the United British States of America. Imagine if the shooters were from another country.