Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Forms Task Force to Combat Right-Wing Terrorism

Less than a week after mob of insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the presidential election results, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office announced today that they’re “assembling a special task force to combat right-wing terrorists.”

“The task force will be comprised of Sheriff’s deputies, detectives and other law enforcement personnel to investigate any right-wing terrorists or terrorist groups that have any intention on harming public officials, destroying government facilities or putting our community at-risk,” the department said in a Tuesday afternoon news release.

The Sheriff’s Office asks residents to call its anonymous tip line at 408.808.4431 or its public line at 408.808.4400 to report information related to right-wing terrorism in Santa Clara County. The Sherriff’s Office can also be contacted by email at [email protected].

The department will also be working with the FBI and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center. Information can be forwarded to the department’s federal partners by visiting


  1. Excellent news. Right wing criminals aka white people are responsible for 99.9% of the violence, murders, rapes, Mayor’s house vandalism that happens in San Jose and Santa Clara. Will this task force aid Antifa and BLM when they beat up conservatives, white business owners who dare to oppose their businisses being burned and looted, Trumpers or anybody perceived as right wing? I believe this task force should round up anybody who is not a BLM or Antifa supporters and put them in re-education and hard labor camps. If they won’t deny their whiteness and conservatorism they should be executed at San Pedro Square.

  2. How about a task force to investigate what has been happening at San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s house on a repetitive basis?

  3. I guess left wing terrorism isn’t a problem. Maybe they should check with Portland and Seattle? Of course, the media is burying the violence that is happening on a regular basis to Mayor Sam Liccardo’s house. Not one local politician has spoken out against the violence. It looks like the new County head was brave enough to denounce the violence at the Capitol, however.

  4. And, where do you think these guys got the idea that it was OK to storm a government building? Perhaps look to Seattle and Portland where NOTHING was done to reign in this type of anarchy for months. “Summer of Love”. I am not surprised.

  5. Please do not call the Sheriffs anonymous tip line if you hear about any left wing terrorism threats, they are only asking for tips on right wing terrorism threats.

  6. How is it possible you people think this is a good idea?

    How can people who took the same civics classes I took can cheer for this?

    What are you itching for, a Domestic War on Terror?

    Conservatively 60M people displaced, 800K killed, and trillions squandered on that first ne-con adventure.

    Now you want to point that weapon into your own backyard.

    Wars on Terrorism create far more terrorists, you realize that, no?

    Did you not learn anything since 2001, from Dubya?

  7. Well said Don….

    “How about a task force to investigate what has been happening at San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s house on a repetitive basis?”

    Hopefully the Sheriff’s Department will do the right thing and go after the BAD APPLES in any movement or organization that is causing problems (Breaking the Law) in Santa Clara County.

    But let’s be honest folks…. District Attorney Jeff Rosen will selectively enforce the law in a matter that politically benefits his run for State Attorney General.

    The Bad Apples at Liccardo’s house must be held accountable for what they did below….

    1.) Death Threats
    2.) Assault and Battery
    3.) Arson
    4.) Vandalism (Liccardo’s house and all of the Superior Court Buildings Downtown)
    5.) Trespassing
    6.) ………… I am sure there are a dozen more laws that where broken…….

    Do the crime….do the crime…. Whoever you are…


    Civil and Peaceful…..

    Then the bad apples wrecked it all….. Those are the same Dbags (Bad Apples / Agitators) that are assaulting reporters and freelance journalist that are filming??

    Then they celebrate with a Bonfire in the Mayors front yard….????

    We must hold people accountable for their bad behavior no matter what side of the issue they are on.

    You gonna “bark” District Attorney Jeff Rosen or are you gonna “bite”? I thought Arson was a crime???? Assault????? Death Threats?????? What kind of DA’s office are you running????…. Maybe the Feds need to step in and do your JOB?? Truth Hurts.

    Let see if the Sheriff can really weed out these “Problems” in our County….

  9. Yet BLM and Antifa used and continue to use Twitter and FB to organize hundreds of riots and attacks that resulted in billions of dollars in damages of businesses, private residences and federal buildings. These riots caused thousands of violent assaults on bystanders and multiple murders of both civilians, law enforcement and federal agents. Facebook took pride in helping with organizing violent uprisings in the Middle East, uprisings that caused tens of thousands of deaths. Yet you choose to go after the obscure and new app Parler and completely ignore the rest. Your bias is shocking.

  10. In Portland this week, a Jewish restaurant was vandalized with anti-Israeli graffiti.

    Also, the flagship Powell’s Bookstore in Portland was forced to shutdown, at least temporarily, because of protests that it is selling online (but not on the shelves of its massive store that subsumes an entire city block) a book critical of Antifa.

    These are Nazi-style tactics on the left.

    Committed this week.

  11. Steven,

    “There has been a lot of accusations, including postings of cities on fire, but so far not much in the way of POLICE reports”. So police precincts, businesses, residential buildings, courthouses, statues, cars…being set on fire by Antifa and BLM are just a lie. That’s what you are saying. Your credibility is gone right there.

    Regarding Police officers being murdered, you also lie. 2 in Vegas, well one is a vegetable, the other is in a grave, David Dorn, a federal agent in Oakland and multiple cops shot at or assaulted and mutilated for life. Bit since no cities were set on fire, obviously the dead cops are a myth, too

  12. Econoclast, as much as you like to push your agenda, you forget the biggest threat to this country, the people responsible for millions of deaths abroad of both locals and American citizens. Obama, Bidens, Clintons, Bushes, and all their cronies and war loving corporations that pull their strings. Whatever some redneck boogyman crew does, it will never come close to the damage inflicted by those crooks. On January 20th, let’s start the countdown to a new war. It will not take long, and all of you supporting the evil establishement, both sides of it, have blood on your hands

  13. The murder of David Dorn was broadcasted live on Facebook. The store was looted because all the stores on the street were looted by BLM. If they had no riots there, the store would have not been looted and Dorn would have been alive. Just like if Trump did not have his rally on the 6th, the Capitol would have not been ransacked. Dorn’s race is a non factor. Loss of life is loss of life. What’s up with the woke people obsession with race? That is actually racism, labeling people by their skin color. You also ignored the murders of the other cops I mentioned, the double shooting of the cops sitting in their car, etc.

    There is plenty of evidence, public videos not only of BLM leaders and Antifa leaders encouraging violence, arson and looting but also far left politicians such as AOC, Waters, Pelosi, and even President Harris encouraging harassment, violence and rioting. There is also evidence in plain sight of BLM and Antifa organizing violence protests, doxing people on Twitter amd FB. Go see! The posts are up and the accounts are allowed there just fine. If you don’t admit the bias you are lying to yourself

  14. Just an update on what I reported above regarding the relative level and degree of threats posed by the right and left. During the quarter-century 1994-2020, right extremists were responsible for 57 percent of violent attacks in the U.S. But in the Trump era, their share of violent attacks has increased (as has that for left extremists). Here are the results for 2020, Trumps last full year in office:

    “[W]hite supremacists and other like-minded extremists conducted 67 percent of terrorist plots and attacks in the United States in 2020. They used vehicles, explosives, and firearms as their predominant weapons and targeted demonstrators and other individuals because of their racial, ethnic, religious, or political makeup—such as African Americans, immigrants, Muslims, and Jews. Second, there was a rise in the number of anarchist, anti-fascist, and other like-minded attacks and plots in 2020 compared to previous years, which comprised 20 percent of terrorist incidents (an increase from 8 percent in 2019). These types of extremists used explosives and incendiaries in the majority of attacks, followed by firearms. They also targeted police, military, and government personnel and facilities. Third, far-left and far-right violence was deeply intertwined—creating a classic “security dilemma.”6 Since it is difficult to distinguish between offensive and defensive weapons, armed individuals from various sides reacted to each other during protests and riots, and each side’s efforts to protect itself and acquire weapons generally threatened others” (

    Those who insist on pointing at trees (e.g. recent incidents in Portland, incidents in Minneapolis in May/June, etc.) are intentionally missing the forest (aggregated data and evidence for the country as a whole over long stretches of time).


    I won’t argue you are unintelligent or poorly read, but frequently you fail to see the forest for the trees.

    CSIS is a intersection point for neo-libs and neo-cons to provide cover for their outrageous self-dealing. “Think Tank” is a meme spawned from Russell Conjugates and Orwellian Doublespeak, I am shocked to read in pages of this blog, you of all people site statistics from a “Think Tank.” Oh how the mighty have fallen.

    The facts of the matter are this:

    Post-Volckerism and Clintonian-globalism the working class has had the lower rungs of advancement ripped away from them and the middle class has been stuck in rinse/repeat fleecing by the uber rich Ruling Class. The promise of a Knowledge Worker economy was always a lie that was crafted and sold by “Think Tanks” and their BS statistics. And now we have massive suffering in cities and rural areas who live in third world conditions, sometimes worse.

    I am pro-Soldier and anti-War, as are a significant portion of the US population. I want Americans to do better, not because I don’t like non-Americans, its that I know problems need to be bounded, you can’t boil the ocean. While we seem to have enough money for endless wars and bailing out large banks to vacuum up middle class homes, we don’t have enough to offer healthcare and ensure that we are least helping American’s achieve some sort of decent life that isn’t dependent on next week’s check from the Fed. Which frequently doesn’t arrive.

    Both parties are to blame on this, no doubt. Once Clinton and Carvel crossed the Rubicon and made the DNC/DLC the dominate branch of the Dem Party, the US was ruled by a anti-American, War Pig ideology as slime balls from both parties lined up at the trough. Much of that transfer of power was done within the boundaries of DC, memo’ed up by “Think Tanks” such as CSIS.

    Trump, for all his faults, was the anti-“Think Tank” and this is why he absolutely crushed the GOP establishment. People do not want to fight wars in places they know nothing about, will never go. People don’t want to compete for a $15/hour job with the world’s most desperate and willing workers. People don’t want to bail out billionaires then turn around to foreclose on mom and pop.

    But what happened after Trump got elected? The people that have been raping America for 50 years attacked the Deplorables, attacked Trump, attacked logic, attacked truth. And what’s most shocking is once the large corporations, that are doing real damage to the entire society financially, socially, and politically, began censoring voices the Left cheered them on and asked for more.

    You may be absolutely sure that there was no fraud in the 2020 election, that the dominion machines are the only un-hackable computer systems on the planet, that introducing a new, easily corrupted system of mail-in voting had no “widespread” irregulates, and think that courts refusing to hear cases means there was no evidence or what ever evidence was there was “debunked.”

    Many, like 50% (more than voted for Trump) think otherwise.

    So lets summarize:

    The Ruling Class have been screwing you for 50 years (really more as the attacks on Unions started in the 1960s to the point your kids no longer want to have kids, can’t get jobs, and turn to drugs, porn and video games in despair.

    The Ruling Class sends our kids off to war to kill, die, lose friends, and get maimed for what? Freedom, patriotism, God, County, Duty? In Yemen? Syria? Somalia? Libya?

    The Ruling Class screws up and implodes the economy and Obama presides over 11M foreclosures, 4M, 13M I have heard many numbers, but the point remains.

    The Ruling Class gets rich off the slowest recovery in history from houses they bought from the foreclosures they caused.

    The Ruling Class circles the wagons once the “Deplorables” muster enough votes to put in this grenade of a President in office and spend his first 3 years making up BS to try to impeach him.

    The Ruling Class relentlessly censors dissident voices and then for the coup de grâce, de-platforms their champion across all social media within a span of hours while their servitors in the House impeach Trump for nothing the second time.

    Trump got ~63M votes in 2016 and ~74M votes in 2020, that’s 9M more than Clinton and Obama got. After all this Pee Dossier, Mueller, Ukraine, Kavanaugh BS train, and his very real missteps on Healthcare. And even though I don’t think a President can do much with Rona, I can understand that many blame him for that too. Take a step back and think how 2020 went as well. You won the Presidency by 40,000 votes that matter, have a tie in the Senate, and lost seats in the House. I’d call that an un-mandate. And now are calling for massive tax-hikes in a pandemic caused recession, gun-grabs, no-fly listing of US Citizens and Impeaching a President who has 8 days left in office. You are the dictionary definition of Over-reach. And all this power you are giving yourself is one bad election year away from going over to the GOP or worse a much more effective, competent Trump-like figure.

    Just look at your handle, ECONOCLAST, a not so clever take on Iconoclast. And you are SHILLING for them, endlessly. Citing a Think Tank? What? Ignoring 74M voters concerns on the vote because it their race, censoring them, castrating Trump, ramping up a War on Domestic Terrorism will not make things better. Actually it will only make the crazies garner more sympathy.

    You are a disgrace to yourself.

  16. Meanwhile organized crime runs amok in Santa Clara County. I have been on paid administrative leave thanks to taxpayer $ since October 17, 2019. I am not bragging; I am disgusted and you should be too. I am a Management Analyst in the County’s Social Services Agency and have also long served as a whistleblower against official misconduct and wrongdoing. I have repeatedly asked DA Jeff Rosen to investigate documented evidence of perjury, bribery, coercion/extortion, criminal conspiracy, and misuse of Federal, State, and County funds, including MediCal. Sadly, Jeff Rosen does not give a damn. Those members of this County’s crime ring include County Crime Boss Jeff Smith, Social Services Agency Director Robert Menicocci, James Ramoni, Mary Ann Warren, Terri Possley, Renae Bhader, Kingston Lum, Matthew Cottrell and Jeff Gaskill. They are obsessed with perpetrating organized crime in contempt of County taxpayers, County workers and the public welfare. It is fine to investigate all potential leads in regards to domestic terrorism no matter the political leanings. I am a victim of age discrimination, which is epidemic in the Social Services Agency, as well as vitriolic whistleblower retaliation, as well as fearful for my life and that of my wife (Maria Hernanez). Please check out her website and learn more about County corruption under Crime Boss Jeff Smith. What I am saying is organized crime by highly paid County official must not be tolerated by you, the public.

  17. Investigate all terrorist groups, not just so-called right wing. All acts of terrorism should be condemned.
    Thank you.

  18. Still you are willfully obtuse.

    What are you going to do, kill all the Trump voters, put them all in prison, censor them, take their voting rights, drone strikes on rural Iowa, initiate extraordinary rendition for Twitter posts? Or are you going take their arguments away through open discourse of these issues in an honest discussion? Is @jack motivated to have an open discussion, Zuckerberg, Fox, MSNBC, Pelosi, AOC, McConnell? No, of course not the more the BS the better for their bottom-line and fundraising. And you and ECONOCLAST endlessly SHILL that BS.

    All the establishment has done is give the right and left wing activists/extremists more arguments to make in support of violence. If this continues a far more competent Populist will emerge.

    A “War on Domestic Terrorism” waged with the same laws and weapons used to fight the “War on Global Terrorism” will be the end of the United States, pure and simple. I have property outside the country, do you?

  19. Obviously from your endless nonsense posts and misrepresentation of other peoples posts, you don’t and have never wanted a constructive conversation. You are certainly invited to not respond to my posts directed at ECONOCLAST.

    This article is a fear-mongering propaganda piece on so-called right-wing terrorism to justify task forces, a move to sensitize the readers towards more stringent measures in the future. ECONOCLAST’s posts are about how right-wing terrorist are somehow measurable worse than left wing ones, as if either are justifiable. It’s a trick. No where in the article is there discussion on prosecuting Trump for involuntary manslaughter nor did ECONOCLAST even bring it up.

  20. Blaming Trump for Covid is like blaming Bush for 9-11. If the left wants to, keep continuing, but even if he closed the borders, stopped all incoming transit, do you think it would have mattered? Get real. The only places it mattered were small island nations like New Zealand. Put your blame where it should be, The Commies in China.
    But as a politically minority independent, it sure is fun reading and watching the arguing of you on the right against the left and vice-versa. It sure is amazing what lengths you will all go to in wasting your time, I assume you have too much of lately.
    The real problem you ALL seem to forget? Is that your so-called leaders are 75+ years old and the one elected will be 81 in 4 years. My experience has been at that age mental acuity is way past its prime, as in “Doh, what did you say Joe”?

  21. Mr. Golstein,

    With all due respect to your idea, it does not sound remotely plausible. The populace will barely cooperate in wearing a mask….

    What’s more, Dr. Fauci suggested we cannot contain the virus and that we can only flatten the curve to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, and to buy us more time to understand the virus.

    Although, I do recall (and i may be mistaken), the President formed a “Corona Virus Task Force” which included Dr. Fauci & Dr. Birx, and was headed up by the VP, in Feb. of 2020.

    Had the army/guard deploy Mobile Field Hospitals throughout the country.

    Had both of the country’s Hospital ships deployed, one to LA and one to NY.

    Created Unemployment benefits that were so high it prevented people from going back to work when they were deemed essential. Etc.

    So it seems that at least some of what you suggested was in place. I believe it was Dr. Fauci that said it is not a matter of “if” you are going to get this virus, it’s a matter of “when”. Hence the “flatten the curve” movement. We are all going to get it sooner or latter, there is no hiding from it forever.

    Plus Trump is not/was not a Dictator (thankfully so) and did not have the sole authority or responsibility to curtail people’s freedoms.

    The Covid Task Force largely determined our policy.

    The Speaker of the house openly contradicted Trump by visiting and inviting people to her China Town political stunt.

    Governors responded differently in all fifty states, with Trump offering the power of the Federal Government to support them.

    I myself was in favor of flattening the curve, and then achieving “Herd Immunity” as quickly as possible. I think the President came a lot closer to following your ideas than he did to following mine. But just because I did not agree with how he was handling it all, did not mean that he was doing it wrong. He was doing what he believed was the best thing to do based on the circumstances and the advise of the imminently qualified members of the task force.

    My point in my previous post was to take the opposing point of view from what you believe and try to argue in favor of it. Kind of like getting stuck being the champion of a point of view you didn’t agree with in a school debate. See if you can prove that view to yourself enough to at least understand why others have taken it. You never know what can happen when you have the ability to grasp opposing points of view.

  22. Of course they’ll do something like this as an overreaction and manifestation of leftist sickness, which is rife, to get and spend money, too, don’t forget.

    It’s not as if Santa Clara or San Jose would examine the much greater crime and even low-level terrorism and other crime problems on the Left, including kind of violence we saw that’s routine in Democrat cities and was even worse last summer night after night. Or at Trump rallies in 2016. (This year? Yawn.)

    Santa Clara can ignore the left-wing ocean for the right right-wing puddle or pond. In a left-wing city, area, and state, of course. Would you expect healthy choices?

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