J. Kb. sent me this.
According to Ballotpedia ” John Dennis (Republican Party) is running for election to the U.S. House to represent California’s 12th Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the primary election on March 3, 2020.” He is after Pelosi’s turf.
I am sure the ‘Roid Asshole is violating several parts of the US Code, probably something in the Civil Rights Act, but since they are in California, we have this beautiful little paragraph in their law:
PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 – 680.4]
( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
TITLE 11.5. CRIMINAL THREATS [422 – 422.4]
( Heading of Title 11.5 amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1001, Sec. 4. )
(a) Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.
Now, it is Pelosi turf and the threat was generated against a Republican, so probably the Asshole will not be prosecuted but he may get a 20% coupon for protein shakes (Vegan Only).
I was reading just a couple of days ago about the election campaign of 1900 where President McKinley was running for re-election but who was doing most of the traveling was a young Governor from New York called Theodore Roosevelt. I forget where in cowboy country (I think North Dakota), he was giving a speech and some Democrats tried to apply heckler’s veto on him which apparently failed because Teddy had a naturally booming voice and engaged them directly to debate, much to their embarrassment. Unhappy about the challenge failure, the same local Dems tried what today would be Antifa tactics on Roosevelt and his followers while he was walking back to the train station: Pushing, threats and eventually throwing rocks at the Republican foot caravan. Unfortunately for the Antique Antifa, the fans of the governor, some of them former Rough Riders who lived in the area, decided that kind of behavior was impolite and took appropriate action. As you can imagine, the word spread, specially to the newspapers who were not fond of Roosevelt and accused him of having his own goon squad, but the end result was that no political violence against Theodore was repeated during the campaign.
Some people forget that Violence begets violence and they should be reminded of it by the forceful application of the actions they wish upon others.