Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned

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The grand jury should convene by next Tuesday, he said, and Christian will be presented with any indictments at his next court appearance.

Christian, 35, is accused of fatally stabbing two men who defended a 16-year-old and her Muslim friend on a Portland, Oregon, train last Friday. "Get out if you don't like free speech", Christian said while he was being arraigned on murder charges before Judge Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland. Forde told police he heard Christian say something about "decapitating heads".

Christian, who is from OR, had been hurling racial slurs at two teenage girls - one of whom was Muslim - just before allegedly killing his victims, Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland.

Christian faces nine charges: two counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, first-degree assault, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of intimidation.

A white supremacist charged with the murder of two men shouted "death to the enemies of America" as he appeared in court for the first time. The mayor says his main concern was participants "coming to peddle a message of hatred", saying hate speech is not protected by the Constitution. "I'll stab you, too, (expletive)", he said.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/y5ktAS ) that MAX operators will stop trains at their nearest station and bus drivers will pull over at stops or along their routes at noon Friday. "You hear me? Die", he shouted in the courtroom, flanked by two deputies.

As the court hearing ended, protesters could be heard outside the courtroom yelling "bigot" and "murderer".

Tomica Clark told The Oregonian/OregonLive that she has known Christian since elementary school.

Macy said she hopes to be in touch with both the Fletcher and Best families as well.

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Numerous early settlers to OR were from Southern states and brought with them negative attitudes about blacks, said Karen Gibson, a professor of urban studies at Portland State University. "He threatened me and tons of people", Joey Gibson said. One of the women was wearing a hijab.

Christian recently gained local notoriety at a "Free Speech" march in Portland in April.

Some residents said President Donald Trump has caused those racist demons to stir again with his administration's travel ban, his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico and his crackdown on illegal immigration.

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"So as I'm praying with him, I tell him he's a handsome man", Macy said. The event organized by the group Patriot Prayer is billed on its Facebook page as a Trump Free Speech Rally in "one of the most liberal areas of the West Coast".

"And the Muslim community, especially in Portland, needs to understand there are a lot of us that are not going to stand by and let anybody - whether they're from here or not from here - scare you into thinking you can't be a part of this town, this city, this community", he said.

The affidavit also claimed Christian could be be heard on surveillance video in a police patrol vehicle admitting to stabbing three people in the neck.

The president said in a tweet Monday that the three stabbing victims stood up to hate and intolerance, and the attack was unacceptable.

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