Monday, April 8, 2019

The Washington Times picked up our story. "For fifth time, Republicans hit by 'random' vandalism in Humboldt County, California"

The random acts of vandalism against the Humboldt County Republican Party headquarters are starting to look less random.

The large storefront window on the main drag in Eureka, California, was shattered March 27, when someone threw a brick through the glass, marking the fifth time the office has been damaged or defaced since early 2018.

“I’m a retired police officer, and it’s been a little frustrating because the local police say, ‘Oh, it’s random vandalism,’ except it’s happened five times to us and nobody else,” said Humboldt County GOP Chairman John Schutt.

Last week, the California Republican Party launched a fundraiser to help the office pay for the damage, which so far has exceeded $2,000.

“Interesting enough, the Humboldt County Democrats have NOT had their office vandalized,” the California Republican Party said in its plea. “From Berkeley to Humboldt, conservatives who dare speak their mind are increasingly at risk for their safety.”

Republican National Committeewoman Harmeet K. Dhillon tweeted on March 30th that “political violence is on the rise in our country, mainly targeting conservatives.” ...

FACEBOOK: March 28 at 12:03 PM · Our office was hit again last night. This is the 5th time in two years and on prior occasions I have been told these are random acts of vandalism. Interesting the Democrat Office has not had any “random acts of vandalism”. - John Schutt