by Roger Childs
Farca reportedly wrote about being inspired by the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand, calling the shooter there a “hero”… Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2019 article
Beyond the casualties, the worst thing about dramatic and unusual crimes is the possibility of crazies seeing a model for their own attention-seeking activities. Last week in Concord, California, police arrested a 23-year-old man who had made threats on an Internet chat room, admired the Nazis and had an illegal AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The authorities followed up a tip from the FBI.
The Concord Police Department reported that Ross Farca threatened people of the Jewish faith, discussed committing a mass shooting at a synagogue and shooting law enforcement officers … Farca played a video game called Stream and used ‘Adolf Hitler (6 million)’ as his screen name.
When authorities searched his home … they found a three-foot Katana sword, camouflage clothes, ammunition, a hunting knife, and books about Hitler youth and Nazi life, according to police.
In one of his online posts Farca stated: “I would probably get a body count of 30 (Jews) and then like five police officers because I would also decide to fight to the death.” He intended to wear a Nazi uniform. Farca’s arrest came six weeks after four people were shot in a San Diego synagogue, one fatally.
The FBI can take the credit for this would-be terrorist being apprehended before he could carry out his anti-Jewish attack, and one wonders if the New Zealand intelligence services should have picked up soundings on Tarrant prior to his shooting spree in Christchurch last March.