The charge at heart of the ruling is called "civil disorder," and stems from a 1968 law which the U.S. Justice Department has used extensively to crack down on crimes it says were committed during last summer's protests.
Nationally, reports of hate crimes rose to their highest levels in more than a decade. “They reflect likely both an increase in reporting as well as an increase incidents,” said Kiran Ramsey, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Portland field office.
Native Americans have been disproportionately affected by violence in the United States. Last month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon released its first report on the issue. Even just understanding how many of these cases are open in Oregon can be a challenge to unravel.
Just hours after an interview was posted online in which Michael Forest Reinoehl took responsibility for the fatal shooting of Patriot Prayer supporter Aaron J. Danielson, Reinoehl has been killed in an attempted arrest in Lacey, Washington, near Olympia.