First-degree riot suspect gets first degree

I see everybdy's favorite hip accused felon isn't about to admit guilt in connection with his alleged Portland riot crimes. Theo Matthee-O'Brien, the 22-year-old multi-lingual faculty brat from Metuchen, N.J., has pleaded not guilty to everything he's charged with, according to this report.

Matthee-O’Brien faces riot and criminal mischief charges stemming from a protest on April 16 during which more than 30 downtown businesses were damaged.

The 22-year-old Reed College student is accused of breaking several large windows, including some at the Oregon Historical Society. His charges include four counts of first-degree criminal mischief and one count of first-degree riot.

He also faces three additional charges — riot, interfering with a peace/parole and probation officer and second-degree disorderly conduct — related to a protest on January 20. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Remember when the mayor wanted him expelled from Reed? Ha! Ha! It didn't happen. Just as I predicted, they gave him his diploma and can now wash their hands of him.

His senior thesis: 

It will be interesting to see how the boy wonder district attorney handles this one in the end.


  1. He is now charged with crimes from three separate dates and has a retained lawyer. One would think having Mom and Dad hire you an attorney seems to go against the anarchist creed. It will be interesting to see how this case resolves for the privileged white kid. If there are no issues with the evidence and it resolves for anything less than a felony and some local jail time, it will rightfully perpetuate the notion of two systems of justice. One could have an ounce of respect for him if he just plead to everything since since he has strident justification in what he ("allegedly)" did, but it might ruin that internship he has lined up. Expect him to use every defense at his disposal.


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