'Free Speech or Die!': Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells in Court (Video)
The man charged in the fatal stabbing of two men after allegedly spewing hate at two young women in a Portland metro train took his first court hearing as an opportunity to blurt out ramblings about “patriotism” and told those in attendance to “die.”
Immediately upon entering the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse in Oregon for his arraignment on Tuesday, Jeremy Christian loudly interrupted the ongoing proceedings from inside his holding chamber, as two officers flanked him.
Christian, 35, whose full legal name is Jeremiah Joseph Christian, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and one count of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, according to CNN.
“Free speech or die, Portland,” he said. “You got no safe place. This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech.”
Then the public defender spoke to the judge, and Christian signed some documents. Just before Christian was walked out of the courtroom, he tried another outburst.
“Death to the enemies of America! Leave this country if you hate our freedom. Death to Antifa. You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism, you hear me? Die!” he yelled.