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Portland rioter arrested for arson after surveillance footage shows shirtless man with his last name tattooed across his back

Next time you commit a crime, maybe wear a shirt?

Rioters in Portland, Seattle and every other Democrat-run city that is currently besieged by chaos continue to demonstrate just how childish and foolish they really are. Not only do they commit violent crimes and lash out against America —while bastardizing the freedoms that this country affords them— but they do so without any foresight.

Take for instance Edward Schinzing, 32, who broke into Portland’s police headquarters, destroyed property, and committed arson thinking he would get away without consequence—it is 2020, after all.

The problem is, like many rioters in Portland, he isn’t very smart. Schinzing chose to go shirtless that night and expose the giant tattoo across his upper back that literally spells out his last name, as if he was wearing a jersey.

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Law enforcement officials had a much easier time identifying him thanks to his foolish choice in apparel, or lack thereof. Surveillance footage and a previous jail record/booking photo confirmed all they needed to know.

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Prior to his arrest, Schinzing was on probation for domestic violence assault and had seven prior misdemeanor and two felony convictions.

The foolish rioter now faces federal arson charges, which were brought forward by the Department of Justice.  Schinzing and his cohorts broke into the Justice Center on May 29th.

U.S. Department of Justice/U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon

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The date of the incident should remind readers that the violence and upheaval in Portland was ongoing long before federal agents were sent in to assist with protecting federal property. This is exactly what the agents do each night —protect the courthouse— not gas and chase down peaceful protesters as the mainstream media continues to claim. Even former President Barack Obama eschewed this false narrative today while speaking at the funeral of John Lewis.

This piece was written by Drew Berquist on July 30, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Drew Berquist is a former counterterrorism officer, national security commentator, author, realist and host of This Is My Show with Drew Berquist.

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