Marquise “Keese” Lee Love made headlines as a Black Lives Matter rioter amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. He participated in an assault that took place at the intersection of Southwest Taylor Street and Broadway a couple blocks from the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, United States at 10:27 p.m. on August 16, 2020.
Wearing a uniform of Star Protection Agency, a security firm with an office in Portland, Love was one of the rioters who were robbing a white man that night. They then robbed a transgender woman who tried to intervene and stop them.
A pickup truck driver named Adam Haner who was parked nearby tried to stop the rioters from attacking the transgender woman but he was attacked by Love and his fellow rioters. A white woman tried to help Haner but she ended up being punched and tackled to the ground by the rioters.
When Haner tried to flee by driving off, the rioters tried to open his door. The vehicle crashed into a tree and the rioters dragged him out of it and assaulted him while he was helpless on the ground.
“I ain’t trying to hurt no one,” Haner told the rioters who were surrounding him. Love asked him, “What the f**k is you talking about, n****r?”
Love hit Haner repeatedly on the face then the former backed off, quickly returned and kicked the latter on the forehead, which left the victim unconscious as shown in the videos taken by witnesses. Here are 13 more facts about him:
- He lives in Portland. Aside from Portland, he has also lived in other parts of Oregon namely Hillsboro and Beaverton.
- He is originally from Miami, Florida, USA.
- He is 5’11” tall. His registered weight is 150 lbs.
- He has a son with his former girlfriend Jovana “Jojo” Gonzales, an alumna of Westview High School in Portland.
- He is an organizer of Wall of Moms, a group primarily of women who have demonstrated in George Floyd protests.
- On October 1, 2012, he was arrested for driving without a valid license or insurance in Clatsop County, Oregon. He failed to appear in court so he was convicted. He still owes $1,164.80 in fines and collection fees. On November 30, 2012, he pleaded guilty to interfering with public transportation at the Washington County District Court in Oregon. He was sentenced to an 18-months probation and a $500 fine but eventually, $400 was converted to 40 hours of community service
- In 2014, he was charged with a probation violation. In the same year, a domestic-relations case named him and a Washington County court order established his paternity of an unidentified child.
- In 2015, he went to prison after interfering with public transportation.
- He worked for Menzies Aviation at the Portland International Airport until July 2016, a Port of Portland spokeswoman told the Washington Post. In 2016, he was arrested for providing false information in connection with a transfer of a firearm. In the same year, he was charged with domestic assault and criminal trespass. On July 31, 2016, he was charged with causing unreasonable noise with a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license, no insurance, no registration and improper plates in Multnomah County Criminal Court in Oregon. In September 2016, he was convicted on all counts.
- Charged with fourth-degree assault and harassment in a domestic violence case, he was arrested on February 11, 2017 and jailed at the Washington County Community Corrections Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. On March 9, 2017, a Washington County judge signed a protective order against him.
- He was charged with speeding and driving without a license on January 16, 2019 and failed to appear in Multnomah County Criminal Court in Oregon. He still owes $1,414 in this case.
- He worked as an unarmed security guard for Star Protection Agency from January 2020 to March 2020, the firm’s chief operating officer Bryan Kettler told Fox News.
- He was 25 years old when he attacked Haner on August 16, 2020.