San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) Reaches Out To Leftist Extremists
In the video below, the Political Director of the San Diego County Gun Owner, Michael Schwartz, interviews Tasha Williamson and celebrates his outreach, which should result in training and arming radical leftist groups in San Diego, such as the radical fringe of the Black Lives Matter movement. The anarcho-communist movement, Antifa, was apparently also offered the same training and aid in obtaining guns. Michael Schwartz either does not know or — more likely — does not care about Tasha Williamson’s background with BLM and other leftist extremist groups. He reached out to the group and boasts about it in the video below. Reportedly, he has called his successful outreach to Tasha — and thereby to BLM extremists and Antifa — his greatest achievement!
Williamson says (07:00) that she was threatened, and she probably was, but that was because she has been perceived as the leader of the most radical elements of BLM in the County. The town of La Mesa in San Diego Country was looted, vehicles set on fire, and major buildings were burned to the ground during a riot that broke out at a Black Lives Matter Protest. They tried to set fire to the police station and they did set fire to the City Hall (annex), but it burned out. I am not condoning threats, but if she was threatened, it was in response to her own wrongdoing and public, direct or insinuated threats that she has made herself.
Williamson says in the video that she was never part of BLM (11:25), but she often acted as a (if not THE) major spokesperson for BLM in the County as in the flyer below for a panel discussion about BLM. There is no formal membership list for BLM protesters. What we know is that she was often leading BLM protests — sometimes violent — and speaking on behalf of BLM as a prominent leader, during the time that BLM was recently active in 2020.
Tasha Threatens To Burn Down National City
In 2018 Tasha Williamson threatened to burn National City. She said, “You (National City) will look like Ferguson when we are done. (00:50) She also threatens, “Somebody is going to get hurt”. (02:45) When police are ordered to remove her from the building, she screams, “You remove me and you’re gonna have ten thousand of me next time you are here.” (04:50)
Though they apparently made procedural mistakes, the San Diego DA, Summer Stephan, in her investigation found that the police officers were not criminally responsible for Earl McNeil’s death. See this link: DA opts not to charge officers in the death of Earl McNeil. McNeil was found to have very high levels of methamphetamine in his bloodstream, which was enough to explain the heart attack that he suffered, causing his death.
Tasha was not able to gather 10,000 like-minded, fellow revolutionaries to burn down National City as she threatened. However, she and her supporters displaying BLM signs did disrupt the National City Council repeatedly at the next two council meetings with the threat of mob action. My opinion is that they put real fear into the council members.
Two years later, La Mesa was burned down during a riot at a Black-Lives-Matter protest. It was a protest in which she was much-involved, as a prominent leader of the local BLM movement.
The next day after La Mesa, BLM rioters also vandalized and looted Downtown San Diego and reportedly tried to set fire to the County Administration Building. BLM also marched multiple times in Santee, another targeted city, but the town was protected by large groups of armed citizens, who caused the BLM mob to restrain their would-be violent behavior and even motivated them to leave town promptly before dark, rather than stick around until witching hour to set fire to the town.
Threat: Violence and Arson Will Spread
In this video, Tasha Williamson indirectly threatens violence will spread around the County if their demands are not met. The riot and arson attack in La Mesa started just a few hours later. She said, that other organizers will do it, not her. Her tactic appears to be to isolate herself from direct culpability, while helping to justify it and incite it.
Tasha Livestreams Start Of The Revolution
Black Lives Matter organizer, Tasha Williamson, live-streams at 8:50 PM to her followers that the revolution has started. According to the police timeline, the reports of looting of the Vons stores started at 9:12 PM. A little more than two hours later, at 11:11PM Police reported Chase Bank to be on fire and the other two buildings were torched only minutes thereafter. This live-stream by Tasha Williamson seems to have been a green-light to to tell her viewers to come to La Mesa and participate in the “revolution”.
In the video Tasha Williamson is referring to the shooting of Leslie Furcron in the head with a bean bag at the riot in La Mesa. Furcron, a grandmother, was hoping to see the police station burned down. As she says in her own video, linked below, referring to the Police Station, “Burn that motherfucker down!” The mob was throwing, deadly, baseball-sized to softball-sized rocks at the police at the time Furcron was hit with a beanbag. Technically, I believe the police would have been justified using deadly force in return with such a murderous crowd at an illegal assembly trying to kill them and burn down the police station.
To see the video Furcron made of the incident, go to this link: Leslie Furcron Films Her Own Police Shooting at BLM Riot
The rioters had already been ordered to disperse. It is a shame she was badly hurt, but she should not have been there, but rather at home playing with her grandkids. She willingly put herself in serious danger.
View the police video response to this incident here: Police Respond to Bean-Bag Shooting Of Leslie Furcron
Tasha Tours Burning Banks
Below, Tasha Williamson and her entourage show up in La Mesa to tour the burning of the banks. With perfect timing, they arrive just as the banks begin to burn. A couple hours earlier she livestreamed what can be perceived as a “call to action”. Then, she shows up at a riot just as the banks have been set ablaze. Did she have advanced knowledge?
Having been declared an illegal assembly a few hours earlier, it was illegal for her to even be at this riot. The police were too undermanned and overwhelmed by rioters to do much about it.
BLM Radical Explains: Why The Banks Were Burned Down
One of Tasha’s close associates explains at a protest that she led, why they (BLM) burned down the banks in La Mesa. Stephen Glenn McLeod is an associate of Tasha Williamson. They used his van as a supply van that followed many BLM protests. At this Black-Lives-Matter protest in La Mesa on August 11, 2020, he explains that the two banks were burned down because they supposedly built their corporations on the backs of slaves. They also burned the historic Randall building to the ground.
I was not a part of Defend East County (DEC), but just a blogger covering the events. However, I believe DEC and 2-3 other similar groups did very much help prevent more rioting and arson in La Mesa and avoid it entirely in Santee, where BLM leaders hoped to bring the same kind of destruction as they inflicted on La Mesa.
BLM protesters would call anyone “racist” and “white supremacist”, who opposes their program of intimidation by mob, chaos, looting and arson, I suggested to people they should not to threaten her, not only because I do not think it is right, but because she used the threats to gain sympathy and to aid in fundraising.
Some of the radicals wanted to turn La Mesa into a city controlled by leftist political extremists like Portland became for a while. See this video: BLM Admits, San Diego is not Portland.
McLeod says they are nonviolent, but barely two weeks later he was arrested and charged with a federal felony for illuminating a police helicopter with a tactical laser. Below is a quote from the DoJ press release about the case. See press release here: San Diego Man Charged with Aiming a Laser Pointer at Police Helicopter During a Protest
“When aimed at an aircraft, a beam of light from a handheld laser can illuminate a cockpit, disorienting and temporarily blinding the pilots,” said Suzanne Turner, Special Agent in Charge of FBI San Diego. “It’s a federal felony that the FBI and our law enforcement partners take very seriously.”
Tasha Leads Violent Protest At Police-Chief Home
Tasha Williamson led a protest of intimidation by threat of mob violence om front of the San Diego Police Chief’s home. She often leads this kind of protest to “make them feel uncomfortable”, she says. It makes people fear for the safety of themselves, their family and property. Property tends to catch on fire at BLM protests.
At the beginning of the video Tasha instructs her troops to fight back, if attacked. They apply the concept of collective guilt to their opposition. It seems any pro-American who opposes their agenda may be considered an aggressor and “fair game” as a target to “fight back”.
Towards the end of the video a patriotic neighbor living a few houses away from the Police Chief was beaten. This is not East County, so it seems doubtful that he belongs to the “Defend East County” group. Tasha can be heard to yell, “he assaulted someone”, which can be considered a que for the mob to attack him. A woman accused him of pushing her. Pushing an aggressive person out of your personal space is not an assault. It is very likely they got in his face when they saw he was a patriot. Probably for that reason, he was viciously beaten by members of the mob as others laughed and cheered them on.
Tasha Reaches Out To Her “Comrades”
Tasha reached out to other leftist extremists to let them know that the SDCGO was offering free training and help in arming themselves, courtesy of their donors.
The Facebook user “Oside4All” includes a screenshot from Tasha Williamson’s Instagram account, lauding the gun advocacy group for helping her and others arm and train themselves for purposes of “self defense”. Tasha uses the handle “queenta4” on Instagram. SDAgainstFash (San Diego Against Fascists), displays an Antifa logo and is a Twitter account shared by multiple antifa members.
This next image is a screenshot of Tasha’s Facebook page that OSide4All tweeted. “QueenTA4” is one of Tasha’s handles. It is stated here that the SDCGO group helped Tasha and others in arming themselves. Note that they talk of “comrades” being able to obtain guns, CCW’s, gun safes, and training from SDCGO, as well as note the other revolutionary jargon that they use.
The “Michael” that they mention, helping them to arm and train has been identified as the political director of the SDCGO, Michael Schwartz.
Finally, this a the image also from the screenshot of Tasha’s Instagram page that shows the invitation from the SDCGO to the general public, which some in BLM and Antifa are exploiting for their own purposes.
In the article linked below, Eric Loder and his friends are reportedly antifa. Loder specializes in doxing people he considers “fascist”. Search for “Andy Ngo” crossed with “Eric Loder” for more info about Eric Loder.