Aaron Danielson’s Life Mattered

On Friday September 10, 2021 American Greatness reported that a lawsuit had been filed against the City of Portland, Oregon by the family of Aaron “Jay” Danielson. Other subjects targeted in the suit are the Portland mayor and district attorney.

The charge?

Danielson’s family is claiming that those named in the suit failed to prevent Danielson’s murder because of a “hands-off approach” to left-wing protests. 

On August 29, 2020 in Portland Aaron Danielson, age 39, was shot in the chest at point blank range. He died at the scene.  

It was an old-fashioned execution.

He must have deserved it, right? Surely he was in Portland inciting violence? Or he must have been a serial killer or human trafficker out on the streets of Portland searching for his next victim?

Danielson committed none of those transgressions.

His crime?

Danielson was a Donald Trump supporter.

The Crime

Aaron Danielson was in town with the group Patriot Prayer, marching in support of President Donald Trump. This was during the time that race riots were at a fever pitch across America. These riots were being stoked by far-left domestic terrorist organizations like Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa. The Patriot Prayer Facebook page (now deleted by the social media oligarchs) stated that “Patriot Prayer is about fighting corruption, big government, and tyranny using God for strength and the power of love.”

Danielson was walking through the downtown area after attending a Trump rally earlier that day when he was ambushed. The man who admitted to killing Danielson was Antifa member Michael Reinoehl.  In an interview with Vice, Reinoehl claimed that he “had no choice” other than to kill Danielson. He went on to say: I mean, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watch them kill a friend of mine of color.” 

Let’s be honest, Antifa is not known for helping little old ladies cross the street or volunteering at the “Little Sisters of the Poor.”

The issue with Reinoehl’s statement is that the corroborating evidence from eyewitnesses and video do not substantiate his claim. Further, if he was truly defending a friend’s life, why run, as he did—to another state? Reinoehl fled from Oregon to Washington state where he was tracked down by U.S. marshals. Reports say that Reinoehl shot at police with a semi-automatic weapon before they returned fire killing him. That doesn’t smell of a man justifiably defending his friend “of color.”

Who’s Life Really Matters?

Remember David Dorn?

Our elites don’t want you to remember either.

Dorn was the 77-year-old retired St. Louis police officer who was shot and killed protecting a pawn shop while working as a security guard. This occurred during the looting and rioting that commenced in the memory of George Floyd.

I almost forgot, Dorn was black. In woke culture, you are obligated to identify the skin color of your subjects. Just don’t dare use a real pronoun!

Dorn was killed by 24-year-old Stephan Cannon, also black.

A white cop kills a black man because of reckless behavior? Riots break out across the country!

A man with dark skin kills another man with dark skin because of reckless behavior? Crickets!

This doesn’t fit the narrative so please just file this away in your “never to remember” bank and let’s not bring this up again, okay?

Where are the cries for David Dorn and Aaron Danielson? What about 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant? I could go on, but the point is clear.

Did Aaron Danielson’s life matter? BLM activists cheered that a Trump supporter had been killed by an Antifa member. We have reached a point where the terms Antifa/BLM are reciprocal.

One BLM supporter said this through the a megaphone:

“I am not sad that a f–king fascist died tonight. . . . He was a f–cking Nazi. Our community held its own and took out the trash.” 


Aaron “Jay” Danielson’s life mattered.

Just ask his family and friends.

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