Journalist Spent More Time Trying To Discredit 9/11 Widow Instead Of Identifying Her Abuser

Journalist Spent More Time Trying To Discredit 9/11 Widow Instead Of Identifying Her Abuser

The guy linked to Antifa who accosted the 9/11 widow on the streets of Portland was identified as Steve Wilson, aka SalvadOrwell Wilson on Facebook.

MilneNews is in direct communication with the 9/11 widow who contacted us via Facebook after seeing the video on our Facebook page. She does not want her name published out of fear but was able to help us identify her abuser.

Journalist Shane Kavanaugh from The Oregonian upon seeing the viral video of the 9/11 victim being abused set out to find the woman and he did.

The 9/11 widow confirmed to us that Shane Kavanaugh left numerous messages on Facebook and even managed to get a hold of her private phone number. She doesn’t know how this is possible as she said she has her number privately listed.

She did not reply or return his calls as she said she didn’t trust him.

The 9/11 widow sent us a link to an article that Shane Kavanaugh had published for The Oregonian where he wrote:


The Oregonian/OregonLive has been able to identify the woman, but not the man. He’s wearing a black hoodie emblazoned with the logo for AK Press, a book publisher that specializes in anarchist and radical literature.

The woman didn’t respond to multiple phone calls and Facebook messages Thursday seeking comment. New York police and others associated with 9/11 can’t confirm she was married to a 9/11 victim.

Zeroing in on the woman’s NYPD ballcap, some of the most shared posts and tweets of the video declare that her husband was a New York police officer, of which there were 23 killed in the attack.

That’s unlikely, officials with several New York City police unions said.
“I’ve met all the widows who lost a husband that day,” said Bob Mladinich, a spokesman for the Sergeants Benevolent Association, an NYPD police union. “She’s definitely not one of them.”

Mladinich, a retired NYPD detective, conceded that it remained possible that the woman’s husband was a Port Authority police officer, a firefighter, or one of the nearly 2,000 other men believed killed in the attack.

Though that might not be the case either.

Public records list a history of only West Coast addresses for the woman, who currently lives in Vancouver.

Though records list her as having several last names over the years, only one matches those of three men killed on 9/11, according to a registry of victims maintained by the National September 11 Memorial.

But her name does not match the names of their spouses or partners when they died, news and public record searches show.

Her prolific posts on Facebook also make no mention of a husband killed on 9/11, even on this year’s anniversary. On that day, the woman posted a news story about antifa, shared a video that lambasted universal health care and included a commemorative message from President Donald Trump.

To some, like Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, it matters little whether the woman is an actual 9/11 widow but how she was treated in public.

Shane Kavanaugh went out of his way to find the 9/11 widow and discredit her while spending little to no time trying to identify the man who accosted her.

In his article he mentions things that we and many others used to identify the man. He wrote: 
“He’s wearing a black hoodie emblazoned with the logo for AK Press, a book publisher that specializes in anarchist and radical literature.”

So why didn’t he look for people in Portland that are associated or “like” this small publication?

He didn’t bother.

We did, and it was a key factor in finding him. (article linked at the end of this story)

He presumes the woman’s husband as a NYPD police officer based on that she was wearing an NYPD cap and pointed to it.

When we asked the 9/11 widow if she was referencing that her husband was one of the 22 officers that died that day, she confirmed to us that she was merely pointing to cap as she said 9/11. She never said once that her husband was one of the 22 officers that died that day. Only that he had died in the 9/11 terror attacks.

But Shane Kavanaugh, without confirming with her, still set off with that little bit of presumptuous information and smeared the woman. Not only that he doubled down when he tweeted out the article:

She said “My husband died on 9/11,” she never said she was the widow of one of the 22 NYPD police officers that died that day.

So when he tried to match certain ‘public records,’ he was doing so matching them up to the 22 officers only.

Not only that, in his ‘investigation’ Kavanaugh also ignores information HE was told:

Mladinich, a retired NYPD detective, conceded that it remained possible that the woman’s husband was a Port Authority police officer, a firefighter, or one of the nearly 2,000 other men believed killed in the attack.

When we asked the woman if Mladnich’s statement is more on the mark regarding her husband, she said yes.

Furthermore, now that we have identified the man as Steve Wilson. Shane Kavanaugh have not updated their article to include this information.

Journalist Shane Kavanaugh and The Oregonian were more than happy to seek out the 9/11 widow, try and discredit her while ignoring facts to do so.

Here’s the story we ran after we found the identity of the man who abused the 9/11 victim:

That’s how it’s done Shane Kavanaugh.

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