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Monday, April 15, 2024

Journalist Andy Ngo Speaks Out on Antifa Brutes Trial and Juror Fear

'The jurors expressed to the court, who then expressed to the parties that they were really afraid for their safety...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Journalist Andy Ngo broke his silence about the recent legal loss against Antifa radicals in an interview with Fox News’s Ingraham Angle on Friday. 

Ngo began the interview by recounting alleged threats against the jurors made by Michelle Burrows, one of the attorneys representing the Antifa members defendants.

“[S]he mentioned that resistance is not peaceful and that she was going to be getting a shirt that declares ‘I am Antifa’ and that she is retiring and will remember all of the faces of the jurors,” Ngo said.

“The jurors expressed to the court, who then expressed to the parties that they were really afraid for their safety because of repeated incidents that were happening both in and outside of the courtroom, courthouse,” Ngo added. 

The trial stemmed from a violent assault that occurred during an Antifa protest in June 2019 in Portland, Oregon, where Ngo was working as a reporter. 

According to Ngo, the trial was mired by repeated security threats from violent Antifa members leading to heightened security measures and a near media blackout.  

Ngo explained that jurors expressed their fear for safety both within and outside the courthouse. The court even ordered the sealing of jurors’ identities before deliberations commenced due to concerns of attempts to identify them.

Eric Sell, Ngo’s attorney, expressed his disappointment at the jury’s not-guilty verdict, citing the substantial evidence presented, including a now-viral video of the violent assault.

“It’s truly remarkable the amount of evidence that the jury must have discounted to reach its not guilty verdict or its verdict here, that the defendants here weren’t liable,” Sell noted.

He underscored that this outcome raised concerns about the integrity of the legal system and the undue influence that intimidation might have exerted.

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