Meet The Heroes Of Portland [Video]

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
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Source: The Young Turks

The brave men who defended the woman on that Portland train deserve to be recognized. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you who they are.

“On the surface, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche appeared to lead very different lives. A retired Army veteran and a married father of four, 53-year-old Best worked for the city of Portland. At 23, Namkai-Meche was a recent college grad who worked at an consulting firm focused on environmental issues.


What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing.

On Friday, Best and Namkai-Mechei were stabbed to death while traveling on one of Portland’s MAX light-rail train ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. The men had stood up from their seats to confront a man harassing two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Police say Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who has ties to white supremacy, targeted the girls for “religiously and racially motivated reasons.”

“He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how they’ve been killing Christians for years,” Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls’ mothers, said.”

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