On June 26th, 2000, Gavaughn Streeter-Hillerich pushed a dumpster up against Portland’s North Police Precinct and then set it on fire. The building already covered the precinct in flammable plywood because BLM and Antifa had previously smashed the windows.
Numerous police officers and four arrestees were inside the building and could have been killed. Streeter-Hillerich burned his arm in the process.
On September 16th, 2020, the feds arrested Streeter-Hillerich and charged him with first-degree arson in which there was a serious threat of injury to other people. He faced twenty years in prison, with a minimum sentence of five years. However, the US Attorney’s office gave the case back to Multnomah County District Attorney [MCDA] Mike Schmidt, who is notorious for coddling BLM & Antifa rioters.
Under Oregon state law, arson has a longer criminal sentence than it does under federal law. In 1994, Oregon voters passed Ballot Measure 11 that instituted minimum sentences for numerous felonies. First-degree arson, in which there was a serious risk of injury to other people has a minimum sentence of 7.5 years!
Streeter-Hillerich also faced charges from two other incidents. One of which occurred while he was on pre-trial release for arson!
During his pre-trial release, he was charged with six crimes, including kidnapping, strangulation, and coercion.
Schmidt combined all three cases into one sweetheart plea bargain. Streeter-Hillerich agreed to plead guilty to first-degree arson, unlawful use of a weapon, coercion, and two counts of fourth-degree assault. In exchange, he was given a mere five years, less than what the mandatory minimum was supposed to be for his main charge. Schmidt apparently threw out the “serious threat of injury” enhancement in other to give him less jail time.
Schmidt will be given a fine at a later date. Good luck ever collecting any of it.
Of course, Schmidt already allowed Hannah Lilly to completely escape prison for a similar arson charge! Lilly was given a huge fine, of which probably very little will ever be collected, probation, and three weeks of community service!