Since it’s California, we’re not exactly surprised that he’s not facing any serious consequences.
A new report from the Post Millennial claims that a California man caught making threats against a GOP candidate is actually a social worker inside a San Francisco school district.
Nice guy to have around your kids.
According to the report, a protester was captured on video as he repeatedly verbally attacked San Francisco GOP chairman John Dennis during a city cleanup event last week.
In the video, the man, now identified as Stefan Goldstone, can be heard confronting Dennis.
“Why are you so angry? I don’t understand. I’m just here chatting with you,” Dennis asked. “You probably disagree with me, but I disagree with you.”
“No, I actually want you dead … because you’re a piece of s—. You’re racist.”
This ANTIFA bully thought he could intimidate San Francisco Republicans.
— John Dennis for Congress (@RealJohnDennis) February 3, 2020
Goldstone apparently didn’t do his research on Dennis before running his mouth.
“You don’t know one thing about me,” Dennis fired back. “I grew up in a public housing project.”
In response to that, Goldstone told Dennis he wasn’t welcome in California, telling him to go back where he came from.
Then he threatened physical violence.
“Bro, I’mma catch you when all the cameras aren’t around and I’m gonna f— you up,” he says.
Dennis refused to back down, saying that Goldstone had the wrong guy.
How does this guy not realize how hypocritical he’s being? How is threatening physical violence against someone you disagree with in the name of peace not an immediate “a-ha” moment?
Dennis said that while the video of the exchange has gone viral, he hasn’t had the chance to file an official police report against Goldstone.
“Mr. Goldstone has anger management issues and is clearly capable of violence,” Mr. Dennis told The Post Millennial. “While he’s roaming the streets I have to be aware of my surroundings in case I have to defend myself. I’m even more concerned about the safety of my family.”
The cleanup event where the altercation transpired was organized in San Francisco by conservatives, and was immediately deemed a “racist event” that was disrespectful to homeless people in the area.
Matt Haney, who sits on the city’s Board of Supervisors, tweeted about the gathering.
Unsurprisingly, Haney covers the 6th district – an area boasting some of the highest crime and homelessness rates in the region.
He later deleted the tweet after finding out that masked protesters had allegedly beaten and robbed one of the cleanup volunteers.
Goldstone, the man who went after Dennis on camera, is said to be a local DJ in the Bay area, reportedly opening for famous acts like Kanye West and Mos Def.
Other video recorded at the cleanup event is said to show Goldstone aggressively confronting others.
It’s mind-blowing that an effort to help clean up a community is now considered racist and ignorant.
Meanwhile, authorities in Florida say they’re still looking for the man who they said intentionally slammed his van into a GOP voter registration tent on Saturday, narrowly missing six volunteers.
According to a report from Fox, the suspect, described by police as a white man in his 20’s, drove his vehicle into a tent setup in a parking lot by the Republican Party of Duval County.
Volunteers were reportedly working the booth in an attempt to get more citizens registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
LIVE at 11 on @ActionNewsJax- Van plows through voter registration tent, narrowly missing volunteers. It’s a story garnering national attention. What the President is saying, coming up! @BenBeckerANjax
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) February 9, 2020
And because we now live in a world where attacking people you don’t agree with is apparently okay, this guy figured that using his car to take out the tent and perhaps a few republicans in the meantime would be a good use of his time.
Florida authorities say that after striking the booth and nearly injuring the six people working there, the driver hopped out of his vehicle, began recording video of the destroyed tent and threw up his middle finger to the volunteers before speeding away.
One of the volunteers described the frightening incident, saying the man was smiling and waving moments before crashing his van through the tent.
“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us. Instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” he said.
Today in Jacksonville, Florida six Trump Campaign volunteers were intentionally targeted while registering voters. pic.twitter.com/0wzaCYh5ut
— Duval County GOP (@DuvalGOP) February 8, 2020
“After he ran over everything, he backed up, took out a cell phone, kind of recorded the damage, made some obscene gestures at us and then proceeded to leave the complex.”
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is outraged at the series of events.
“The hate is toxic and dangerous,” he posted on Twitter. “Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters.”
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Other Florida-area politicians immediately condemned the actions.
“Thanking God that no one was injured in today’s politically motivated attack against @DuvalGOP volunteers today,” Marco Rubio wrote.
Rick Scott took to Twitter to voice his concern as well.
“This appears to be a politically-motivated attack on hard-working volunteers in Duval County,” Scott wrote. “Thankful that no one was hurt. @DuvalGOP will not be silenced or intimidated.”
Police are currently looking for more information that could lead to the man’s arrest.
“We are investigating this as an aggravated assault,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Lt. Larry Gayle said. “Several people were in the area and could have been seriously hurt.”
According to authorities, the driver may also find himself charged with interrupting the political process.
The voting registration workers were “shaken up” by the narrow miss, according to Duval County GOP Chairman Dean Black.
“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers,” Black told First Coast News. “The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards and we will not be silenced. I call on every Republican in our great city to stand up, get involved and show these radicals that we will not be intimidated from exercising our constitutional rights.”
“I call on every Republican in our great city to stand up, get involved, and show these radicals that we will not be intimidated from exercising our Constitutional rights.”
— Duval County GOP (@DuvalGOP) February 8, 2020
President Trump also issued a stern warning to anyone trying to use political ideology to attack others.
“Law Enforcement has been notified,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Be careful tough guys who you play with!”
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020