RED BLUFF, CA- A 77 year old man was attacked in broad daylight while outside of a post office in California. The military veteran says that he was assaulted for wearing a “Back the Blue” mask and a “Make America Great Again” hat.
— KRCR News Channel 7 (@KRCR7) September 22, 2020
The attack occurred on September 18 outside a post office in Tehama County, roughly 130 miles outside of Sacramento. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke to KRCR-TV in an interview where he recalled the details of the attack.
He explained that a man and woman approached him outside of the post office and expressed disdain for his pro-police and MAGA attire:
“She looked at me and she goes, ‘We just don’t like people like you.’ Just kind of got shocked a little bit and said, ‘Well, that breaks my heart,’ and no more sooner out of my mouth, I get hit on the left side of my head.”
The veteran then said that after being punched he was put in a headlock by his attackers and ruthlessly beaten:
“Then somehow he got me in a headlock and started pounding me on top of my head … I got blood all over the place and I’m trying to figure, you know, where’s my hat, where’s my package?”
Following the blitz attack the veteran was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. He sent a picture of the top of his head to KRCR-TV whitch shows deep bruises along with cuts and scratches from the attack.
He says that, although it’s been days since the attack, he is still experiencing headaches.
Red Bluff police later arrested 26 year old Daniel Gomez-Martinez in connection with the attack. Gomez-Martinez is being charged with battery and elderly abuse according to the Sacramento Bee. The woman who was involved in the assault has not yet been identified.
Although he was blindsided by the attack 77 year old still feels remorse for letting it happen in the first place:
“I just feel kind of bad, seven years in the military, Vietnam veteran and 30 plus years in law enforcement and you’re always taught situational awareness. And this guy came out of … I never saw it coming.”
He wrapped up the interview by expressing his disbelief over what happened:
“I was so shocked for the hate that people have, you know. I don’t hate them. I never met them. I just can’t believe they would do something like that.”
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California seems to be a common location for attacks on elderly Trump supporters, read another example of it below:
ALISO VIEJO, CA – It shows just how deranged and evil people can be.
An 84-year-old woman was in attendance at a Pro-Trump rally in Los Angeles California recently. While anyone at any political rally should be safe, especially an elderly woman, that was not the case when a man started attacking supporters of the President.
Donna Snow, the 84-year-old woman was at the rally when she saw 33-year-old Alvin Gary Shaw come up to her. Snow said:
“He took his hand way back like he was going to punch me, and [he] hit me right across the face…Broke my earrings off.”
Shaw began attacking several people, including Snow, at the event rally, seemingly because he was mad that people supported President Donald Trump. Shaw, who was allegedly armed with a knife, decided to fight anyone who supported the President.
Shaw apparently attacked one man and knocked another to the ground as he was trying to help other victims. He also allegedly attacked another man who received injuries to his neck and had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
A retired police officer who was either nearby or in attendance at the rally involved himself to stop the fighting. The officer pulled his firearm and ordered the man to stop as he tried to flee the scene while police were responding.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded and located Shaw. They reported taking him into custody for elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault and battery after the attack.
Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate that Shaw allegedly had in his possession at the time of the attack.
Orange County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dennis Breckner said:
“This could have been a very serious incident. In this case, this was just two groups tat disagree, and while we support people and their using their First Amendment rights to put out their message, we prefer that [they] remain peaceful.”
Incidents of violence is starting to become common place for those that attend Pro-Trump events. There are plenty of examples of people with opposing political views attacking the President’s supporters.
In August, a man from North Carolina was arrested for allegedly firing a gun towards people who supported the President who were on a highway overpass. The man, Marquise Damarius Asomani allegedly shot at the group who were waving flags and honking their support of the President.
People who witnessed the incident claim that Asomani, who was with two other people, initially drove by the Trump enthusiasts before he started firing into the crowd. One person, Angie Freeman, who was at the event said:
“Everybody was cutting up and having fun and laughing and everybody on 77 was blowing the horns and waving. We had all the windows down because we had all the flags out the windows, and it was [gun shots] very loud and it was four or five shots.”
Another person in the crowd, Shawna Winter, said:
“You could tell that they slowed down and I just heard, like, ‘Da da da,’ you know just three rapid, what definitely sounded like gunfire. I think it’s a shame that we can’t show our support for our President.”
Fort Mill Police Department responded to the incident and placed Asomani under arrest for assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, unlawful carrying of a pistol, and pointing and presenting firearms at a person. His bond was set at the time for $75,000.
In another incident, a mother and her son were in Delaware after the Democratic National Convention. Her young child was wearing a Make America Great Again Hat as they are supporters of President Trump.
The mother alleged, and had on video, two women who attacked the boy and stole his hat because they did not like the President. Members of the media and others downplayed the incident, saying that it was a set up and scam, only later to learn that the incident really did happen.
Police in Delaware were able to locate the two women involved in the incident and take them into custody. Both women, Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow, were charged with robbery, conspiracy, and endangering the welfare of a child.
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