The person to be applauded is the Marin County young man who confronted this scum.
Don’t think it is anyone other than “lame duck (55 days to go)” Trump who is responsible for legitimizing American crazies the past four years.
Now these perverse people are making their presence felt in such liberal enclaves as Marin County. President-elect Biden garnered 82% of the vote in the election.
At least Marinites can say this perverted person entered Fairfax from out of the County to post his abhorrent swastika in Fairfax.
Question. Why are Marin County authorities hesitating? This guy should be charged with a hate crime.
San Francisco Chronicle 11.26.2020
Marin County authorities are deciding whether to file hate-crime charges against a Livermore man who was captured on video putting swastika stickers on public and private property in Fairfax, police said Wednesday.
Fairfax resident Noah Mohan, 21, was walking his puppy with his girlfriend in Fairfax shortly before 3:45 p.m. Monday when he noticed a man across the street placing swastika stickers around town with the phrase, “We are everywhere.”
Mohan filmed the subsequent exchange and posted a shortened version on Instagram. In the video, Mohan ripped the sticker off a post and walked over to the man, asking him, “Why are you putting up Nazi stickers?”
The man responded that he believes in the ideology.
He went on to falsely say that the Auschwitz concentration camp was not real. Mohan said the man was wearing sunglasses with “SS” insignia.
Fairfax police Lt. Rico Tabaranza said the man is a Livermore resident and has not been arrested or cited. But after an investigation and follow-up conversations with witnesses, “We are in contact with and collaborating with the District Attorney’s Office for pending charges, which some are hate-related crimes.”
“As an officer in this town, I’ve been here for 11 years, I haven’t seen anything close to this,” Tabaranza said. “It’s disheartening. There is no room for this type of hate in this community.”
“I can tell you that we have several crimes being requested for charges at the D.A.’s office,” Tabaranza said. “Some of those are related to hate-related crimes. And some are not, like vandalism. It just has to meet a certain criteria, and it’s up to the D.A.’s office to determine whether or not its chargeable.”
District attorney’s officials could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening.
Mohan told The Chronicle he filmed the man and pressed him to leave because he did not want him in his hometown. Mohan followed the man through the downtown area and stopped near a parking lot, where the man said he was parked.
“If you stop filming me, I will leave right now,” the man could be heard saying. “I gotta go home.”
Mohan told him repeatedly to leave the city, and the man repeatedly said that he would drive away and leave if Mohan stopped filming. He continued filming until police arrived a few minutes later.
Mohan could be heard in the video telling his girlfriend to leave the area after noticing a pocket knife clipped to the man’s pant pocket. He said that while the man did not point it at anyone during the confrontation, Mohan feared for her safety because she is Black and Filipina.
Tabaranza said the knife the man was carrying was removed immediately as a safety precaution. It was a “legal folding pocket knife that anyone can carry,” Tabaranza said, noting that the knife was not brandished in a threatening manner during the confrontation.
In the man’s questioning by police, Tabaranza said, he reiterated his “ideology” to officers.
“He did admit to the fact that he was posting these stickers. We got pretty much his statement, his ideology of why he was spreading this type of propaganda in our town,” Tabaranza said.
He urged Fairfax residents to call police if they see anyone posting “hate-filled propaganda” and to “try not to intercede by confronting people, because we definitely don’t want a physical altercation.”