RE: The Recent Murders in PDX

Posted on May 31, 2017
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Although at this point I think everyone is aware of what happened, I wanted to talk about the recent attack in Portland, OR. On Friday, May 26th, two girls, 16 and 17, took a MAX train headed for the mall. On their way there, they were confronted by an intoxicated 35-year old man, who began hurling insults at them due to the color of their skin and for one of the girls, the hijab she wore. Three men on that train stood up and intervened. The man hurling the insults pulled out a knife and slashed their throats. Rick John Best, an army veteran of 23 years and an employee of the City of Portland, died at the scene. He was 53 years old, and left behind a wife and four children. The second man was Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, a graduate of Reed College who had earned his bachelors of economics last year. He died at the hospital at the age of 23. The final man is Micah David-Cole Fletcher, a 21-year old sophomore at Portland State University. He survived and was released from the hospital Monday. The following charity campaigns have been launched to help provide for the victims and their families...

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