Brianna Lace Workman, 32, was found guilty of first-degree attempted assault, third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.
According to the Gateway Pundit, Workman was caught on tape pushing the child onto the tracks.
The child suffered a head injury after landing face first on the tracks.
The security video shows Workman, in a red hat, the child and the child’s mother at the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform when, seemingly unprovoked, Workman pushed the child.
The child, who was wearing a pink coat, landed face first on one of the metal rails. Bystanders quickly pulled the child back onto the platform.
The child had a red mark on their forehead and a severe headache after falling.
The district attorney’s office confirmed that the child did nothing to provoke the attack.
Crime in Portland is a constant, much to the chagrin of the city’s inhabitants.
Property crime in the Western city rose 16% between January and October compared to the same period in 2021, Fox News reported.
Sarah Shaoul, a business coach in the city, voiced her concern about the shortage of public defenders in Multnomah County. The shortage results in hundreds of dropped cases against criminals.
“A lot of the ‘professional criminals’ that are out there busting into businesses and wreaking havoc, truly, we need to catch those folks, and we do need to prosecute those folks,” said Shaoul.
Advocates for small businesses, including Shaoul, said they would feel much safer with an increased patrols.
“We’d like to see a greater police presence in protecting our small business of storefronts,” Shaoul said. “And we’d like to see police showing up in a timely manner to these calls and these break-ins.”
Portland has struggled to get its police department back at full operating capacity after defunding it in the wake of the Black Lives Matter riots in the summer of 2020.
Since its refunding, the government has hired anti-police activists to train their city police officers.