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A Castro Valley man shouting profanities about President Trump attacked a Republican congressional candidate who was working an election booth at a town festival, threatening him and trying to stab him with a switchblade, authorities and the candidate said Tuesday.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at about 3:45 p.m. to a report of a possible knife attack at the festival on Castro Valley Boulevard. According to officials, witnesses told deputies that Fazeli approached Peters in an “aggressive manner” at his booth, and made “disparaging remarks” about the GOP and “elected officials.”
“All of a sudden we hear someone screaming, “F— Trump, f— Trump!” Peters recalled. He said the man raised his middle finger and was “standing right in front of the booth.”
Peters had been sitting with Joseph Grcar, a Republican state Assembly candidate. He said they were both “kind of shocked” by the outburst, but that the man seemed like he was walking off. “The next thing you know,” Peters said, “he stops and turns around and says, ‘I’ll show you,’ and runs at the booth.”
Peters said the man grabbed a coffee cup from the table and threw it at him, prompting Peters to come around the table and “grab him.” Peters said he threw him to the ground before the suspect hopped back up, reached into his pocket and grabbed the switchblade.
“He’s screaming, ‘I’m gonna kill you, motherf—er!’” Peters said. “He had the knife, but the blade wouldn’t shoot out.”
originally posted by: TexasTruth
It comes down to, “would you rather wear an Obama shirt in the Republican part of town and talk to people or would you rather wear a Trump shirt in the Democrat part of town to talk politics”. You know who would come home bleeding right?
They should do this little experiment televised in every city in the USA to see.
Yet I hear no self-criticism by the Left saying; "no, violence is never allowable. We don't try to injure those we disagree with."
originally posted by: Nickn3
When attacking Republicans with a knife it would be good to remember, never bring a knife to a gun fight. Most Trump followers are supporters of the 2nd amendment.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
I think events like these are only accelerating . The only way I see to slow it down is make an example of a few . Throw the book at them leave them with the sentence of the couple decades . That should put the brakes on quite a few people .
They can always give them a sentence reduction later .
For the crime of striking "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler, a Charlottesville, Va., jury says Jeffrey Winder must pay a fine of $1 — far short of the maximum possible penalty. Winder had appealed his original guilty finding, which included a 30-day jail sentence.