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Jury Dismisses Charges In MAGA Hat Assault Case

(Portland, OR)  --  Charges are being dismissed against two people accused of assaulting a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat in a bar in Portland.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says a grand jury has returned a "not true bill" in the case against 23-year-old Adebisi Okuneye and 22-year-old Leopold Hauser.  Thirty-four-year-old Luke Lenzner claims the two assaulted him outside Growler's Taproom on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard late last month because of his political views.  Hauser and Okuneye say Lenzner initiated a verbal altercation with them before physically pushing Okuneye, prompting Hauser to step in between them.  Lenzner's wife tells police she proposed that he visit multiple bars wearing the MAGA hat to see how people would react.

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