Founder of Patriot Prayer on the death of a supporter in Portland: He has ‘never hurt anyone and should never hurt anyone’


Group founder Joey Kay Portland, Ore. A man identified as a supporter of the southeastern group Patriot Prayer was shot and murdered, “Never will anyone be hurt and no one should have hurt him”, Gibson said Monday on “Fox News Told @ Knight “.

According to Pattson Pray’s Facebook page, Gibson described the victim, Aaron “J” Danielson, apparently known as Jay Bishop, as “one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life is.”

Gibson, who called Danielson a “good friend”, described the 39-year-old as “a man with a huge heart” who is “very daring” and “really funny”.

According to reports, at least one person was killed in violent clashes between a huge pro-Trump caravan passing through Portland and Black Lives Matter protesters during the evening shooting on Saturday.

The 24-hour chaos in Portland began when a caravan of about 600 vehicles packed with Trump supporters drove through the city and met with counterprotectors. According to the Associated Press, clashes between the groups occurred about 15 minutes after the caravan left the city.

Portland police said they were investigating a homicide in the area where Trump supporter groups and counterprocessors clashed but did not say if the bullets were directly related to the protests.

Police said no suspicious information would be immediately released on Saturday evening.

Oregonians cite sources familiar with the case, but are not authorized to speak, that police are investigating a 48-year-old man who calls himself “anti-fascist” and was accused of being in an earlier downtown Portland protest He was charged with carrying a loaded gun on Saturday.

An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunmen and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared as a white man. The freelancer said the man was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group whose members have often clashed with protesters in Portland in the past.

Asked what the group’s mission is, Gibson said, “All we’ve been doing over the years is roaming the areas outside of Portland, trying to help those who are Let the government suffer… and lockdown, [the] Second breath. ”

“J has really done well and helped support and raise morale,” he continued.

Gibson said Saturday’s fatal shooting “had nothing to do with Trump employees” or “any incidents.”

He reported that Danielson lived in Portland and on Saturday night when the Patriot Prayer “was performed with the Trump contingent,” Danielson “parted from us, went back to his hometown where he lives and was murdered in cold blood. was.”

Respondent stated that SUSAL in Portland City City preferred a ‘war zone’.

Gibson said he thinks Danielson was “murdered in cold blood” because local leaders created “a city of lawlessness and number two because of constant lies that people are constantly shouting white supremacist, white nationalist” by politicians . ”

“The Patriot Prayer states that it rejects white supremacists, but it doesn’t really care who joins their ranks, a feature that helped someone infiltrate the group for years. Regardless Gibson stressed that his group is not racist, but the truth is that there are many who are openly racist, and white supremacists have praised the group, “according to Slate.

In response, Gibson said, “I’ve never seen this happen and it’s very disappointing.”

Oregon government Kate Brown said Patriot Prayer went to Portland on Saturday “armed and looking for a fight,” Hill reported.

“Every Oregonian has the right to express his views freely without fear of fatal violence,” she reportedly said. “I will not allow the Patriot prayer and armed white supremacists to bring more bloodshed to our streets.”

“None of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Kate Brown, is in it. [Portland Mayor] Ted Wheeler, no one seems to understand who Jay is in his heart and his attempts to justify his murder in cold blood on the streets.

“This is an effort left to demean people so that we don’t treat them like humans, but the truth is that Jai is a human being, he has feelings, he is a great person and we treat him that way need to.”

Asked if he was confident that the person who killed Danielson would be brought to justice, Gibson said, “I’m not convinced about anything in the city of Portland.”

“I don’t think they care about justice in Portland,” he continued. “I think he created policies to create this divide, to create these riots and right now one of the worst feelings in the world is to think that this man is without justice, without any punishment Is going.”

Gibson said he stopped organizing the Patriot prayer program in Portland because “a lot of people were showing who are disgusting [and] Is causing problems. ”

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“So what we want to do now, we want to go out there and advocate for those people who need help in the cities where they really believe in the Constitution,” he said.

Fox News’ Brie Stimpson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.