Quantcast
Connect with us

Muslim man beaten to death with shovel by construction worker he hired: police

Published

on

Michael Troxell (Screenshot/KGW)

A Portland man is being held on suspicion of murdering an elderly Muslim man with a shovel, the Oregonian reports.

Michael Troxell, 27, is being held without bail on suspicion of using homicidal violence against Abdul Jamil Kamawal, 68. Police responded to a 911 call of a man being attacked with a shovel, and when they arrived found Kamawal covered in straw. He died soon after from his injuries.

ADVERTISEMENT

Authorities have yet to pinpoint the cause of death but arrested Troxell shortly after finding Kamawal, KATU reports. He is being held without bail at Washington County Jail, facing murder charges.

Troxell and Kamawal didn’t know each other, but Troxell was doing construction work on Kamawal’s property, police told reporters.

Kamawal is meantime being remembered as a “pillar” of the local Muslim community, KGW reports. While friends and family were too grief-stricken to talk on camera, they told KGW he was “the type of person you could ask for anything.”

Kamawal was a retired 22-year survey technician for Washington County and worked to help refugees settle in the Portland area. He founded two non-profit organizations to help people from his native Afghanistan.

In response to Kamawal’s murder, his former employer, the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation, released this statement, as reported by KGW.

ADVERTISEMENT

“He often went back to Afghanistan to help rebuild his home village of Kama, and he founded two non-profit organizations – the Afghan Aid Association and the Oregon-based Kama Relief Corp. Both organizations are dedicated to rebuilding lives and communities in Afghanistan. Employees are speaking about how kind Jamil was; former coworkers have said that working with Jamil made them better, kinder people.”

Watch the report, from KGW, here:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Armed militias to intimidate voters’: Donald Trump Jr.’s new ad recruits GOP ‘army’ to ‘secure’ election

Published

on

The president's son, Donald Trump Jr., appears in a social media video ad asking people to join an "army" to stop the "radical left" and their plan to "steal" the election. Nevermind, that Trump Sr. has already refused to ensure a peaceful transfer of power if he loses and has also said he can only lose if the vote is rigged.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win

Published

on

The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.

Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"

Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.

"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

Published

on

On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1309945564922961920

Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE