James Cobo of Arizona Threatened To ‘Drive By means of’ Anti-Trump Protests
Regardless of the various situations that we see regularly, it seems some people simply haven’t realized making terrorist threats on-line doesn’t all the time go unpunished. And within the current case of 1 Arizona man, there gained’t be a lot sympathy for his punishment.
James Cobo misplaced his job after threatening to drive via protests of Republican Donald Trump in Phoenix. Screenshots of Cobo’s messages circulated round social media after he made the threats. In a single publish, he inspired his “Republican pals” to “go drive via them simply saying” whereas sharing the hyperlink to the “Protest Trump Downtown Phoenix” occasion. In one other submit on the occasion web page, he said:
You’re all pathetic. Cant wait to drive via. four×four with push bumper might be candy on this crowd. I named my lifted truck ‘trumper,’
James Cobo of Phx threatened to run ppl over together with his four×four #PhoenixRally @FBI @FOX10Phoenix @funder @azcentral @SecretService @azfamily pic.twitter.com/2WY4pgy5X6
— Glen Allen (@GlenResists) August 22, 2017
His employer, West Valley Tires, let the world know they might not want his providers in a Fb publish.
When interviewed by the Arizona Republic concerning the matter, Cobo was simply as disgusting as you’d anticipate. His feedback have been repulsive:
“I by no means stated I used to be truly going to hit anyone with a car. They assumed it. By no means would have thought it will be an enormous deal.”
“I nonetheless can’t work out why I’m being referred to as a racist. I’ve by no means even stated something racist.”…
He stated his publish was not referencing the violent incident that killed Heather Heyer, however he additionally didn’t categorical sympathy for her.
“In the event you play within the street, you may get hit by a automotive. My mother and father taught me that once I was little,” he stated. “Now, her household has $225,000, as a result of she performed on the street, and other people really feel sorry for her household.”
The blatant lack of sympathy for Heyer by Cobo echoes the identical sentiments heard from white supremacist Chris Cantwell in his interview with Vice. He said:
“I’d say it was value it,” Cantwell says. “The truth that no one on our aspect died, I’d go forward and name that factors for us.”
“I feel much more individuals are going to die right here,” he says, smirking.
Cantwell surrendered to police yesterday and is being held with out bond on three felony counts associated to his actions in Charlottesville.
Jason Kessler, one of many organizers behind the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, additionally reportedly name Heyer’s dying “payback” in a now-deleted Tweet.
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James Cobo might not perceive why he’s being referred to as a racist, however solely probably the most blind would miss the apparent connection.
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