Dan Noyes, KGO, May 2, 2021
Shocking comments were made during an online meeting of far-left activists in Sonoma County, discussing a possible protest for this Saturday.
The ABC7 I-Team has been investigating the group’s possible connection to recent acts of vandalism, including an incident at the former home of a Derek Chauvin defense witness one week ago.
The Trump supporter tells the I-Team he infiltrated a group of activists in Sonoma County who call themselves anti-fascist, and he gave us what he says is their “target list” and recordings of their planning sessions.
Former Santa Rosa Police Officer Barry Brodd testified as a use of force expert in the George Floyd trial, defending the actions of Derek Chauvin.
Brodd testified on April 13, “I felt that Derek Chauvin was justified.”
Four days later, masked figures in black threw a severed pig head and pig blood at the house where Brodd used to live in West Santa Rosa.
Infiltrator: “So, I saw that they were here, I read their manifesto, and I could tell that they were a threat to the community, and somebody needed to do something about this.”
The manifesto posted online for SoCo (Sonoma County) Radical Action or SRA says, “Do not hesitate, do not wait … the brick in the street is meant to be thrown! The paint in the can is meant to be sprayed! The cop in your head is meant to be killed!”
The I-Team has learned the group’s leader who goes by the screen name “Marb” is a 25-year-old college student, who was arrested for “felony assault on a police officer” last year at this Oakland riot after the death of George Floyd; the district attorney declined to file charges. The Trump supporter says he made this recording in March, when Marb discussed naming the group “SoCo Antifa.”
Marb: “It was originally SoCo Antifa and people didn’t like that, people didn’t like that we called ourselves Antifa.”
Member: “Well, more than that, they were like, we’re gonna get on the FBI watch list. Remember?”
Member: “They apparently have an eye out for that.”
The infiltrator tells the I-Team he copied what the group calls its “target list,” people they want to “dox” – to publish their private information, their addresses and phone numbers, to surveil them for possible vandalism. After his testimony, they placed Brodd at the top of the list and within an hour of the attack on his former house, Marb is back on Wickr at 3:48 a.m. telling the group, “Hey y ‘all, late notice, but some comrades took action at a house owned by Barry Brodd and if someone could swing by in the morning and get pictures, our comrades would be very grateful!”
The target list also includes the head of the deputy sheriff’s union, what they call “killer deputies” – officers involved in fatal confrontations, and Trump supporters including Sandy Metzger.
Metzger heads the Santa Rosa Republican Women Federated, and I broke the news that her name appears on the group’s target list.
Dan Noyes: “It’s an obvious question, but does this concern you?”
Sandy Metzger: “It does concern me a little bit, but that’s not going to stop me from speaking out. Somebody has to speak out. And I feel very strong about some of these things.”
The recordings show the group has already checked out Metzger’s house.
On that same recording, Marb appears to discuss plans for this Saturday, May 1.
Marb: “I think it’d be sick to organize something a little more extreme for national workers’ day.”
It’s difficult to tell if this next clip is a twisted joke or a serious proposal.
Marb: “It’s May Day, baby, like come out and take, take somethin’ over with us, I don’t, I don’t (bleep) know.”
Member: “Let’s kill people. (laughs)”
Marb: “Let’s kill some cops.”