It seems that nearly every day Trumpazoids, egged on by their candidate the Chumph commit some act of physical or verbal violence against non-whites.
So, I am going to begin tracking these. Two episodes so far today –
An Idaho man grabbed two kitchen knives and threatened to “cut some n****rs” during a bizarre encounter with his black neighbors.
Christopher Gauthier, of Boise, came out of his home Friday morning with the knives as his neighbors were leaving for the day, reported the Idaho Statesman.
The victim said he loaded his two young daughters into his car for school, turned on the engine to warm it up and went back inside to get an item he’d forgotten.
That’s when the 38-year-old Gauthier ran outside, opened the car door and made a “scary face” at the girls, turned off the engine and ran back into his apartment with the neighbor’s keys.
The girls ran crying toward their home.
The neighbor yelled for Gauthier to return his car keys, and police said he came outside and threatened the man with two kitchen knives.
“You threatened to cause injury to him while holding two knives and indicating that you were to ‘cut some n****rs,” said Magistrate Daniel Steckel during Gauthier’s arraignment Monday afternoon.
The neighbor called police, but Gauthier denied having the keys and refused to open his door.
Police executed a search warrant and found the keys, and Gauthier was charged with malicious harassment and burglary, both felonies.
The magistrate set bond at $200,000, and Gauthier is schedule to return to court Oct. 28.
The mayor of a small Pennsylvania borough is stepping down after sparking outrage by posting images on his Facebook page comparing President Barack Obama and his family to apes and referencing a noose, a newspaper reported.
The council of West York, a community less than 100 miles west of Philadelphia, voted unanimously on Monday to accept Mayor Charles Wasko’s offer to resign, according to the York Daily Record.
Wasko’s resignation will be effective on Oct. 21, with the president of the council filling out the rest of the mayor’s term until an election next year, the newspaper reported. His second term will end in January 2017.
Wasko had resisted calls to step down earlier this month, after he was accused of racism for the images on his page. The West York Borough Council voted 7-0 on Oct. 3 to censure him over the posts — which compared the Obama family to monkeys and joked about lynching the president.
There have been instances across the country of government officials spreading racist images and jokes since Obama took office in 2009 as the first African-American U.S. president. In 2013, a federal judge in Montana retired after acknowledging that he had used court email to circulate a racist joke about Obama.