Denzel Draughn is an organizer for Black Lives Matter in San Diego, who pepper-sprayed nine policemen. He resides in Indiana and has an extensive criminal record in Ohio. He has been charged with a number of misdemeanors and two felonies in Ohio, according to a report by an internet service, White Pages.
UPDATE: On 12/9/2021, a jury in San Diego found Denzel “not guilty” of spraying the police officers even though there is video showing him doing it as seen above. The rational for the “innocent” verdict was that he was protecting fellow BLM radicals, who were brawling with the police.
Denzel Draughn may have an outstanding felony arrest warrant in Ohio or may be subject to federal prosecution for crossing state lines to participate in a riot. His $750K bail seems very reasonable. This criminal should not be able o obtain an easy release on bail.
In this event, the police stopped the driver of a SUV that was bringing up the rear of the march for running a red light. An abusive, profane, hostile and threatening mob gathered around the police as they questioned the driver. One policemen held up a can of pepper spray to ward off the mob. A person tried to slap the can out of his hand and the policeman sprayed him.
That started a melee and the police are arresting that man when this clip above starts. A can of pepper spray somehow becomes loose and rolls onto the sidewalk. Draughn picks up the can and sprays the group of policemen arresting the first man.
He was booked on 9 charges of obstruction of a police officer, 9 charges of using tear gas against a police officer and one of possessing a tear-gas projectile device. This event was on August 28, 2020.
His Black Lives Matter comrades are calling him a “hero”, but he seems to be acting just as a police-hating criminal and anarchistic, ideological fanatic. Criminals seem to be common among the hard-core instigators in our local black lives matter movement and probably elsewhere, as well.
Black Lives Matter is a criminal, terroristic, revolutionary movement. In San Diego they have burned two banks and another major building in La Mesa. They have looted numerous businesses and vandalized property all over the San Diego County. They have assaulted, harassed and abused police as well as ordinary, law-abiding citizens.
Because they have a peaceful event every once in a while, does not erase their numerous crimes committed at other events. Many of them deserve to be arrested and sent to prison. Hopefully, now that San Diego courts are beginning to open again, this will become more possible going forward.
Of course, the police had a legal right to arrest the first man and to use reasonable force to do it. Reportedly, ten people were ultimately arrested in this incident. Their own, threatening mob tactics turned what would have been at most a traffic ticket into many serious felony charges for multiple persons, not just Denzel Draughn.
If the police were using more force than normal, it was due to the presence of the angry mob trying to interfere with them. Denzel Draughn could be facing decades in prison due to his own fanaticism and that of his comrades. BLM’s mob rule concept is not equivalent to the legal authority of the police, sorry.
You can see more video of this episode at these links. Liz Jones shows the traffic stop that was swarmed by a threatening mob of Black Lives Matter protesters.
A cult-like, Black Lives Matter mob led by Tasha Williamson took over the San Diego Police Chief’s Neighborhood and attacked one of his patriotic neighbors on August 27, 2020. The encounter with the Chief’s neighbor starts at about 9:00 into the video. The actual punch comes at about 12:00.
Some are screaming hysterically about someone having a knife. However, the young man at the beginning, who has a pocket knife, is with Black Lives Matter. He is a participant in this mob action, not an outsider.
The neighbor, who was attacked, is not known to be part of any defense group as they claim he is a member of Defend East County (DEC). He appears to be just a concerned, patriotic neighbor.
Many on the far left label anyone, who is pro-America, a “racial supremacist”, because their neo-communist propaganda promotes the idea that the entire system is racist and should be overthrown.
The mob also vandalized the street with obscene Graffiti against the police. Loud music was played until late at night and the neighbors were generally terrorized. According to a report by KUSI News, the police are investigating this entire event and may file charges.
Denzel Draughn was arrested in San Diego on August 29th at a Black Lives Matter protest and booked on 19 felonies. The charges are nine counts of obstruction/ resisting arrest, nine counts of use of tear gas against an officer and one count of possession of a tear gas projectile weapon.
Apparently, since they terrorized the police chief’s own neighborhood the other night and attacked one of his neighbors, it’s no more “Mr. Nice Guy” with the SDPD for the Black Lives Matter terrorists. If you pepper spray an entire crowd of cops, you could be in serious trouble.
According to a White Pages report, Denzel Draughn has an extensive criminal record in Ohio. Mostly, misdemeanors, but there appear to be two outstanding felony charges from three years ago in Ohio. Scroll down to see the report. If he has unresolved charges in another state, that may be why his bail has been set so high, because he would be a flight risk.
Because his current address is still in Indiana, it raises the possibility that he crossed state lines to participate in Black Lives Matter riots in San Diego. If true this could be an additional federal offense.
The local media has completely ignored this story, so far. I think the reason is probably because our local politicians want to sweep this under the rug and let this terrorist off the hook. We have learned in the past that local politicians sometimes give the media outlets directives and our traitor media has always been enamored with BLM to begin with. Thanks to those who have already taken up this story.
This case really needs high visibility on the internet, national attention, so the local media cannot continue to suppress and censor news about it. This post will be updated as new information becomes available. Please feel free to reuse anything in this post. The photo is not mine, but it was posted in the Internet. So, probably can be re-used for the purpose of news. If you need anything, contact me via the contact tab at the top. The photo displayed was obtained from a flyer for a protest to get him released from jail and is therefore presumably his image.
This is the info on the “Who’s in jail” website. Use the arrows on the bar at the bottom to see all the charges. His bail was originally set at $750K, then was reduced to $200K as shown on his info below. However, on the Sheriff’s website, it has been raised again back to $750K.
This is the White Pages report on Denzel Draughn. Use the arrows at the bottom of the frame to page through the report. White Pages does not claim to always be 100% accurate and reliable, so you have to keep that in mind.
This is Jorge Rojas’ video of the Black Lives matter sympathy protest for Kenosha / David Blake at the downtown Police Headquarters in San Diego on August 24th.
There were about 150 participants, but still the turnout was not much compared to the earlier Floyd George protest when 1,000 or more showed up. It seems that interest in the fraudulent, hypocritical and often violent Black Lives Matters movement is much on the wane. The Black Lives Matter movement feeds on threats, fear and intimidation. A crowd of only 150 is not very intimidating and the police had things well under control.
The protesters marched from the police station to the Gaslamp Quarter and back to the police station. Some had shields, helmets and other gear, so it appeared they were ready to rumble, but everything remained pretty calm. There was one small scuffle in the video, but no graffiti or other destruction of property.
Interestingly, they did not have any police escort during the march and the police did not seem to be blocking traffic for them. They were left alone to march illegally in the streets.
A speaker at a Black Lives Matter rally gives free reign to his neo-communist rhetoric. He uses a couple of metaphors to refer to the destruction of America, such as “tear down master’s house” and “burn down the plantation” as the crowd applauds and yells their approval. This rally was sadly on Independence Day, 2020 in El Cajon, Ca. What a disgrace these people are to the accomplishments of the Founding Fathers.
He talks to the crowd, as if they are all black, but it appears that a huge majority of the audience is white and probably many Hispanics with very few blacks being present. That is the typical racial composition for Black Lives Matter event in this area (San Diego, Ca) and probably most other places. The speaker does not sound black, himself. He cannot be seen in this video made with a cell phone.
Black Lives Matter is camouflaged as a movement about black civil rights when it is, of course, really designed to advance an extreme leftist agenda.
It is important to document their ideology and anti-American and anti-Western agenda. For that reason I posted this video. Since the audio is difficult to understand in places, I have captioned it as well as I could for easier understanding.
A military policeman in the Army reserves, named KC Short led a lawless protest in La Mesa last May 30th that evolved into a full-scale riot under his lead. Three of the towns main buildings were burned to the ground, two of them major banks. The rioters broke into dozens of businesses and looted them. Several vehicles were set on fire, one of them belonging to the fire department, which was trying to respond to the fires.
Short says he is not responsible for the riot and that the left about the time the intense rioting began, at 5:45PM. However, he led the protesters early on in criminal acts, which were being livestreamed to the public by many people. Mass intimidation by a mob of people intent on committing criminal acts as a group does not constitute a “peaceful protest”.
While he was there, he led protesters in disobeying lawful orders from the police and blocking traffic on Interstate 8. It is illegal for hundreds of people to block freeway traffic, endangering the lives of motorists as well as protesters. KC Short led the protesters in this illegal activity and more.
Then after they returned from illegally blocking freeway traffic, still under KC Short’s lead, the protesters swarmed the La Mesa Police station and started spraying graffiti, breaking windows and throwing rocks and bottles at the police. It seemed they were trying to take over the police station. If they gained access to the police station, the protesters probably would have ransacked and burned the police station as other protesters had done in Minneapolis just the night before.
It is not clear that Short did anything to stop the rapidly escalating lawlessness, but it is clear that he organized it from the beginning and they were committing serious crimes while he was leading them. After the riot was well started and self-sustaining, he left to minimize his own culpability.
He says he is not responsible for everything that happened after he left. In this case, that is just as irrational as an arsonist saying he is only responsible for setting a small patch of grass on fire, but not the forest and houses that burned down after he left. Short led them in the initial law breaking that escalated over time. Leaving after he has started the criminality does not exonerate him.
Since a number of people were livestreaming the event to thousands of local people, one even declared to her followers that “the revolution” has started”, Tasha Williamson. It is not surprising that many other criminals were attracted and did come to join in the riotous, criminal behavior that they saw beginning as KC Short was still in the lead of the group. He is an officer of the law, a military police officer. He should be held to a very high standard.
This video by On.Screen TV shows KC Short taking the lead of the protesters and leading them towards I-8 to storm past a police line (illegally) and block the freeway (also highly illegal). KC Short should be charged with the crimes that he committed. The other, thin, black man wearing a vest and cap, who appeared often to be directing KC Short, also should be investigated and charged.
At one time on his Toopics webpage, he wrote that he would “lead the revolution”. He appears to have deleted that incriminating remark, by now. He has not expressed regret that his event turned so destructive. He is absolutely a traitor to the U.S. He is a disgrace to the Army and the U.S. Military. Why have charges not have been brought against him already?
We have to blame Mayor Mark Arapostathis for that and the City Council. He said publicly that the town had come under attack that night. Why are they not trying to bring the leaders of this attack to justice?
The Mayor is the man in charge, but he probably does not want these terrorists charged for political reasons. A lot of voters in La Masa support Black Lives matter, even after they burned, vandalized and looted downtown La Mesa. Sadly, after the attack, there were pro-BLM signs put up all over town, even in front of the burned-out ruins that “Black Lives Matter” created.
This is the contact info for what I have been told is his Army Reserve brigade command.
This is a military base and they are busy with work. Please respect them and don’t spam them with irrelevant junk emails. That would be counter-productive. Would like to have them sent more serious, more formal emails that specifically address the problem in La Mesa. Or, emails would be good from those who have military experience, who can address the problem from that perspective. If you don’t live in the area and are not that familiar with the situation and/or the military, maybe it is better not to write. We don’t want to fill up their inbox with emails that are not relevant.
This is the police timeline of events, according to a report by KUSI. KC Short said he left at 5:45pm. That would be 45 minutes after the event had been declared an illegal assembly by the police. His presence there after the order to disperse was given was also illegal. There is no evidence that Short ever spoke out against or tried to stop the criminal acts that were being committed while he was present and even leading them in their criminal acts.
On May 30, just after 2 p.m., a group of about 200 people gathered outside the police department. The group marched onto I-8 freeway an hour later.
At 4:28 pm., a large group of 200 gathered again outside the police department, where the American flag was set on fire, twenty minutes later. During this time, rocks were being thrown at officers and at the building.
Just after 5 pm., a first order is given to disperse. The first tear gas was deployed by Sheriff’s deputies at the police station at 6 p.m. By this time, the Sheriff’s Department was involved in providing mutual aid.
Over the next hour between 6 and 7 p.m., more tear gas was deployed as officers were targeted by more rocks and bottles.
At 7:16 p.m., a deputy was injured and around this time, a group moved into the city hall area, hurling rocks and setting a fire.
At 8:16 p.m., a protester, named Leslie Furcron, was injured by a bean bag round, when she was struck between the eyes.
At 9:12 p.m., police received reports of looting at the Vons supermarket and looting and vandalism occurred at other businesses on La Mesa Boulevard.
At 11:11 p.m., Chase Bank was reported to be on fire
At 11:29 p.m., Union Bank on the same street was fully engulfed in flames, and looting continued on La Mesa Boulevard.
An overnight curfew went into effect at 1:30 on Sunday morning.
This minute by minute summary is a part of a larger review detailing police actions that day.
Police Chief Walt Vasquez said he hopes this will be a tool to help both citizens and police move forward.
Tensions were building in the city before the riots, with the May 27 arrest of Amaurie Johnson at a La Mesa trolley stop. The police department later dropped the charges against the teenager.
The detailed timeline released Tuesday was done at the request of City Council-members.
When I attended a BLM protest in La Mesa to take video the organizer sicced a mob on me because I am a pro-American blogger. Since this event was in the police department parking lot, I naively thought the police would protect my 1st amendment rights there to take video.
The main culprit in that mob was identified by patriots in San Diego’s East County, who have been tracking him. His name is Stephen Glenn McLeod, a convicted felon, habitual criminal and a user of illegal drugs. Tasha Williamson is a Black Lives Matter organizer and acts as the main spokesperson for them in La Mesa. I never approached them or provoked them and I told them that I had no interest in talking to them.
McLeod was the ringleader of the threatening, hyena-like pack that accosted me and attempted to run me out of the area of the Black Lives Matter event in La Mesa Ca, on August 11, 2020. He works for Black Lives Matter San Diego and part of his role seems to be to serve at their terrorist events as a “strong arm” for protection purposes against opposition and critics. He has a felony conviction and several misdemeanor convictions in Texas. In San Diego, court records online show that he currently has has two misdemeanor charges pending.
Here is video of he event on August 11th. Tasha Williamson is enraged, because I posted video of her in 2018, making a terroristic threat to the City Council to burn down National City, if her demand that the Chief of Police be fired was not met.
Our local media has been suppressing that information about Williamson’s threat for two years before this event, even though she was a candidate for mayor of San Diego in 2020! One would think that threatening to burn down a suburb of San Diego would be of interest to voters. Now, she is making similar terroristic threats to La Mesa City government. A few weeks earlier BLM/Antifa had burned downtown La Mesa to the ground and tried to burn down the police department and City Hall. Dozens of businesses were also looted and several vehicles burned. After their downtown had been burned down by BLM, may pro-BLM posters went up all around he small, liberal city of La Mesa. Is that not sick?
One thing that McLeod said when he called out DEC (Defend East County) in this video was very true that he would not be too hard to find. Patriot activists in East San Diego County identified his vehicle, found out his name and his YouTube channel.
Below is video of them leading me into the police station. The let me go about 45 minutes later after they said they have discovered that I have committed no crime (against the mob).
In this next video, McLeod participates in an attack on a neighbor at a protest at the San Diego Police Chief’s residence on August 28th. This was the same night that he is accused of aiming a laser at a police helicopter. Notice the green laser being pointed in the eyes of the beating victim at about 10:00. That was probably McLeod pointing the laser. This is actually McLeod’s video of the event that I am re-using.
McLeod Part Of BLM Mob That Beats Police Chief’s Neighbor (About 9:00)
McLeod is part of a this group of Black-Lives-Matter anarchists, brawling with police outside the San Diego Police Department headquarters in Downtown San Diego. This event took place on August 24, 2020 at a sympathy for Kenosha protest. The man in blue is Stephen McLeod.
This is an encounter with a cop, after Stephen McLeod was reported for loitering in a school zone. He has an activist attorney, Coleen Cusack, and appears to be setting up cases for her to sue the police. She can probably get her fees from the City when her legal action is successful. Whether at the same time he is trying to make the world safe for pedophiles or even trolling for kids himself, I don’t know.
Here, Tasha Williamson and her entourage survey the results of her organizing efforts as two banks and another historic business building are burned to the ground on May 30, 2020 at a violent “protest” turned riot in La Mesa. Tasha is wearing a black robe and a head covering. This is the woman above, whom Lord McLeod claims to be “protecting” from me, a non-violent, senior-citizen blogger in the first video above. I attacked her only in written words with the truth.
A blogger, Roger Ogden (me), was arrested by police after being accosted, harassed and abused by a threatening mob of Black Lives Matter protesters in La Mesa, who were trying to chase him out of the area. I was there to take video for posting on my blog. The object of these protests in La Mesa is generally to terrorize the police, city government and the people, so that they will accede to the demands of the organizers of the local Black Lives Matter movement.
Below is some video of my actual arrest.
Tasha Williamson, the organizer is angry, because I posted video of her threatening to burn down National City in 2018. Our local media censored and withheld that information! Now she is an organizer in La Mesa, which actually HAS been burned down! You can see video of her making the threat at this link below. Tasha ran for mayor of San Diego this year and one would think it would be relevant that she publicly threatened recently to burn down a neighboring city. Reporters from several media outlets heard her make this threat at that time, yet did not report it. Now the town where she currently organizes has been burned down.
The current protest protest on August 11th was also about 1/5th the size of a similar protest about two months ago with the same “Unity Riders” motorcycle group. Black Lives Matter has lost a lot of its luster, probably due to all the violence and destruction going on in its name.
I counted 200 motorcycles at the last such protest in mid-June, almost two months earlier and about 400 participants. This time there were only 33 bikes and about 80 protesters. This is the third event with disappointing turnout in three weeks. If they do not have a big enough crowd to intimidate the community, they will probably soon quit coming. After the previous destruction, every time they come it disturbs the residents of La Mesa unnecessarily. Businessmen start boarding up their shops again.
I pulled out pepper spray when I felt threatened by the mob. One woman claimed that I sprayed her and another that I shoved her. Both were lies. The police arrested me for that reason. The mob did crowd me enough to touch me, though. After a short investigation, police did not find that I had committed a crime and released me after about an hour with a promise that I would leave the area.
The mob probably was committing a crime in trying to force me out of the area, but the police did not want to deal with it. If it had been a more law-abiding conservative, pro-American group doing the same thing in front of the police, I’m pretty sure they would have issue a lawful order or them to stop and would have enforced that order.
Due to the thugs of Black Lives Matter, you can’t even walk in La Mesa any longer in safety, even when a group of policemen are directly watching. I was there to report on the event, so my 1st Amendment rights were denied by the mob as the police watched and they even enforced the will of the mob by removing me.
This incident demonstrates a BIG problem in California and other liberal/progressive states. The Leftists are not forced to obey the law or to respect the rights of others in liberal states such as California, because they intimidate even the police, media and local government and can call out large and very violent and destructive mobs. It is also due to the liberal/leftist voting majority that sympathizes with such groups and does not want Black-Lives-Matter lawlessness reigned in by the police.
The police enforce the will of the group over the law or rights of the individual and rationalize it by the idea of “keeping people safe”. It is a neo-Marxist concept that has become the standard in California law enforcement. In the long run, it would be safer to enforce the law and individual rights and have a civil society, rather than let society gradually descend into total lawlessness. I am not blaming average cops, because the police are limited by the politicians. It a problem with the politicians and with the general public mentality that does not support enforcement of the law.
If groups like Black Lives Matter are allowed to violate lesser laws by marching in the streets without a permit and blocking traffic on freeways, why should they not believe they are also entitled to burn banks, vandalize property, loot businesses and generally terrorize entire cities. It will only get worse until they are required at some point to obey the letter of the law or the lawless mob takes over completely.
About 300 people showed up for a sympathy-with-Portland event in La Mesa, a suburb of San Diego. Some BLM terrorists declared that there would be “war” that night. However, after finding themselves greatly out-numbered and surrounded by hundreds of police and angry local citizens, many BLM terrorists decided to leave early in mid-afternoon, long before dark. The Organizer declared that, “San Diego is not Portland!”. What a disappointment for them!
There was no vandalism and no fires. Many of the would-be terrorists packed up and went home in mid afternoon, long before dark when the “war” was supposed to break out. Some stayed until about 9pm, but eventually the police withdrew and they all left a few minutes later, concerned about their own safety for a change. (On May 30th BLM “protesters” had burned down two banks and another major building, burned vehicles and vandalized and looted dozens of other businesses.)
It is clear that they were intending to turn La Mesa into San Diego’s “autonomous zone”, much as in Portland and Seattle. The event was billed as a stand-with-Portland event.
There were several groups of defenders there to make sure the rioting and destruction of property did not happen again. The largest contingent was coordinated via the Defend East County Facebook group. Probably there were about 150 defenders representing the various groups, scattered around town. They were not really counter-protesters. They were “defenders”, there to try to make sure that BLM did not devastate La Mesa again.
Many were armed with various types of weapons. I believe that was in most cases legal, because they were generally on private property, there to defend the property from attacks by BLM fanatics. The police cannot go on private property and disarm the owners and their guests, so that BLM criminals can more easily burn it down, at least, not yet.
For more information about Black Lives Matter in the San Diego Area, go to the blog archives here:
A young activist for Black Lives Matter activist, Arturo Gonzalez, says on a Facebook livestream that a professional group of arsonists was hired to burn down Chase Bank and Union Bank in downtown on the 30th of May in La Mesa, CA. Presumably, the same group also burned down the Randall Lamb building which is right next to the banks. These were three of the most important commercial buildings in La Mesa and the Randall Lamb building was considered a historic landmark. This video was made by Gonzalez on August 1, 2020.
This statement confirms what I already thinking from the viewing video of the bank burnings. The banks were engulfed in fire in minutes and were destroyed completely in a very short time. So, I assumed it was a professional job. To see the banks burning, click here. If this kid knows what happened, many people in the local Black Lives Matter movement must also have information about the arson attack and who was involved.
On the day the banks were burned, May 30, the regular, non-professional “protesters” vandalized much of downtown and ransacked many businesses in the area.