Portland Stabbing Hero Did Not Die Alone

Portland stabbing victims did not die alone.

Folks in Portland, Oregon are rallying around the families of three men who stood up to hate.

16-year-old Destinee Magnum and her friend were riding a city train on Friday when they confronted shocking hate. A man started yelling at Destinee and her friend who was wearing a hijab.

“He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn’t be here, to get out of his country,” Mangum told KPTV. “He was just telling us that we basically weren’t anything and that we should just kill ourselves.”

Three other men on the train refused to sit back and just watch so they got up and told the man to back off.

That bravery cost two of them their lives.

CNN reports Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, died at the scene. The military veteran worked as a technician for the city of Portland and gravitated towards public service.

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland, died at the hospital. He had graduated from Portland’s Reed College with a degree in economics last year and had just begun his career working at an environmental consulting agency.
The third victim, Micah Fletcher, 21, is being treated at a hospital with serious injuries.
Michael Kennedy was also riding on that same train Friday. He ran toward the scene and tried to help. He shared his story with KGW-TV.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the victims and their families.

“Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.”

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Portland Stabbing Hero Did Not Die Alone

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