For many of us, September 11 has become a day of remembrance and a time to band together and take care of other people in any small way we can.
But for one sheriff’s deputy in Oregon, it was apparently an opportunity to share some dark advice amidst the wildfires that have spread in the Pacific Northwest.
A video was circulated online after an individual presumably wearing a body camera caught the deputy giving a group of armed White nationalist militia members tips on how to use force and kill civilians without getting caught or being charged.
The sheriff’s deputy has been identified as Deputy Mark Nikolai, who was placed on administrative leave.
The incident took place in Clackamas County, where he delivered the advice and made false claims about Antifa’s involvement behind the wildfires.
Nikolai can be heard saying in the video:
“Don’t get yourself in a situation where you lose your rights because you pushed the limit.”
“You all mean to do good, your heart’s in the right place, but the courts nowadays don’t give a s**t where your heart is.”
“Be advised, there are homeowners who have been prosecuted for murder because they killed some guy who was on their property. You have to prove serious physical injury or death.”
“Now, if you throw a f**king knife in their hand after you shoot them, that’s on you.”
Officials from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department have denied any affiliation with Nikolai’s statements or point of view.
Sheriff Craig Roberts also said in a public statement:
“I want to clarify for the record: One of our captains indicated a source stated that Antifa was involved in possible criminal activity. That source has since been determined to be false.”
You can watch the video here.
WARNING: NSFW language