Red flag laws?
There is nothing to worry about.
There isn’t any kind of politically motivated round up going on since the El Paso shooting … oh wait, there is. Just a few days ago, two drunk guys were arrested out in Las Vegas for threatening a mass shooting with a pellet gun. They were allegedly shouting about “white supremacy.”
“New Jersey’s bias intimidation law allowed prosecutors to charge Mr. Zaremski with targeting a particular group.
Mr. Zaremski’s lawyer, Evan F. Nappen, said that his firm would “vigorously defend” Mr. Zaremski. Mr. Nappen said his client will plead not guilty to all charges.
In the indictment, prosecutors accused Mr. Zaremski of terrorizing his ex-girlfriend by holding a gun to the back of her head and calling her stupid, saying “women don’t know anything” and that “a woman’s place is to do what the man says.” On another occasion, prosecutors said, he assaulted her by obstructing her breathing.
But the police’s initial investigation was sparked by a separate incident while the two were dating, Mr. Mueller said. At some point during the relationship, Mr. Zaremski made the woman, whom officials have not identified, pose for a photograph while wearing a hat with a Nazi emblem, he said.
After an acrimonious breakup, Mr. Zaremski created a fake Instagram account under the woman’s name and posted pictures of her wearing Nazi apparel, Mr. Mueller said. He then sent one of the images to her employer.
The woman’s bosses, who were not identified, were Jewish, which led prosecutors to bring the bias intimidation charges.
“That act of sending a photograph to an employer that was known to be of a Jewish heritage and descent — our allegation is that was designed to be a threat,” Mr. Mueller said. …”
This isn’t first time this has happened in New Jersey.
I know another individual who went through a similar ordeal several years ago. In his case, he was guilty of owning “assault weapons” in that state while having the wrong politics. If I recall correctly, he got into a dispute with his neighbors. It was a very traumatic experience for him.