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Au Revoir! Antifa and BLM Rioters Are Finally Going to Prison

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Unicorns Are Real!

Few Antifa and BLM rioters have actually been punished for burning our cities last year and into 2021, but things may be changing. And it’s about time.

Cyan Waters Bass, who is oddly named after a Crayola crayon, will be spending the next four years in prison. Cyan, who is in his early 20s, pleaded guilty in state court last week to five charges, including first-degree arson.

When Cyan was arrested, Portland police officers found he was carrying white marbles, a clear bottle of an unknown liquid, a black crowbar, a black slingshot, two lighters, and a black baseball cap. Not what people would bring to a “mostly peaceful” protest.

Cyan used the wrist rocket slingshot to damage windows in the Justice Center, a government building in downtown Portland that houses a police precinct, before using a flammable liquid to set the building on fire. The damage amounted to more than $46,000.

Cyan tried to flee as police dispersed the riot, but he stopped long enough to ignite a Molotov cocktail and chuck it at the police. He pleaded guilty to a number of crimes, including attempting to cause serious physical injury to another person by means of a dangerous weapon. By agreeing to the plea deal he will not have to face other charges, though he is still facing a federal arson charge.
But Wait, There’s More!
Last month, Gavaughn Streeter-Hillerich drew a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree arson. The plea deal will allow him to dodge other charges. He was looking at a maximum sentence of 40 years.

According to a criminal complaint from Multnomah County, Oregon, Streeter-Hillerich was filmed attempting to set a fire inside a tire that was placed on an overturned dumpster, which had been pushed against a beauty supply store. A piece of flaming material blew out of the fire, prompting Streeter-Hillerich to pick it up and put it back in place.

An anonymous person filmed the scene, showing that Streeter-Hillerich kept lighting additional items as others placed them inside the tire.

At one point, Streeter-Hillerich pulled down his mask and talked to the growing group of onlookers. The video shows his face lit by the glow of the fire, which was growing “significantly bigger,” according to court documents. Streeter-Hillerich was also seen stopping someone who tried to extinguish the flames. Streeter-Hillerich was the first to be convicted in the Portland riots, which began last May when George Floyd was killed.

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Hen’s Teeth

The convictions are rare considering that half of the Portland rioters had their charges dropped and looters in New York City have skated, while people who walked through the Capitol on Jan 6 have languished in solitary confinement for months.