'Anarchist' pleads guilty for 2020, '21 rioting
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced on Wednesday, Nov. 24, that Darrell Anthony Kimberlin, 33, pleaded guilty to riot and criminal mischief in the second degree. A Multnomah Circuit Court Judge sentenced Kimberlin to 18 months' probation and nearly $50,000 in restitution to the organizations and businesses that he damaged on two separate occasions in Portland.
In January 2020, Kimberlin vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters in Southeast Portland by breaking windows and tagging the building with spray paint.
In February 2021, he vandalized a Chipotle restaurant, an Umpqua Bank, and property belonging to a security company.
The restitution owed to each includes:
• The Democratic Party of Oregon: More than $11,840.
• Umpqua Bank: More than $23,750
• Chipotle: More than $7,280
• Arcadia Security: More than $6,880
"Kimberlin's extremist political views fueled him to commit crimes," according to Elisabeth Shepard, spokesperson for the D.A.'s office. "Those crimes landed him with a bill to pay back the very institutions his ideology decries. There is a bright line between freedom of speech and criminal intent. Kimberlin's actions were on the wrong side of that line, and now he'll face the consequences."
The district attorney's office issued nearly 200 protest-related cases between 2020 and 2022 for criminal prosecution. Each case is in various stages of the prosecutorial process, including pending trial, plea agreement, sentenced to prison or probation, or in warrant status.
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