Breaking News: Man Arrested For Attacks On Synagogues And A Mosque Was A Reporter!
Where else but Portland? Ultra-Liberal reporter Mike Bivins was arrested and charged with vandalism and attempted arson. Police say Bivins targeted synagogues and a mosque in what seems to be a politically motivated hate crime.
Authorities said that Bivins was arrested after he visited a television news station, KPTV FOX 12, and demanded to speak to a reporter.
“On Wednesday, Bivins came by the FOX 12 station asking to speak to a reporter,” the outlet said in a statement. “He said he was the one vandalizing places of worship, gave names and locations of places he had been to and vandalized, and said he would not stop committing these crimes before stating he would come back to the station Friday afternoon.”
Authorities said that federal law enforcement officials had been notified and that additional charges may be forthcoming.
“This is certainly noteworthy that someone would contact a news station and want to discuss crimes they committed,” Kevin Allen of Portland Police said. “I’m not sure what the motivation there was, but we are certainly grateful to you and KPTV for working with our investigators so we could get him arrested, get him into custody and find appropriate charges for him. It’s important to note too that this is early in the investigation. I know the detective is continuing to work on what charges could be appropriate and we could be putting more charges forth going forward.”
BREAKING: Portland reporter Mike Bivins has been arrested over vandalism attacks on synagogues & attempted arson at a mosque. He's been charged w/multiple felonies. His last DM to me in 2020 was a message critical of me posting #Antifa riot mugshots. https://t.co/piHPr2AkUe pic.twitter.com/vbihNL9p6B
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) May 7, 2022
Until recently, Bivins worked in nursing resource management at Oregon Health & Science University and was a freelance reporter for news outlets, including Willamette Week and Eugene Weekly, covering the polarization and violence in city streets. He reported primarily on clashes between ANTIFA and their adversaries, such as the Proud Boys. Bivins sold photos and videos of street conflict to national and local outlets.