Graffiti Threatening Governor Brown Turns Up In 2 Places In Santa Ana

SANTA ANA (CBS) —  Graffiti threatening Gov. Jerry Brown’s life was found in two places in Santa Ana Thursday, according to police.

Santa Ana police were called at 7 a.m. about threatening graffiti on Greenville Street north of Alton Avenue, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

The graffiti read, “We gonna kill Gov. Brown 2 14 11,” Bertagna said.

Between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., a Santa Ana police officer saw more threatening graffiti at 1700 W. Segerstrom Ave., Bertagna said.

The vandal spray-painted in red, “27 more days 4 Brown” and included a swastika, Bertagna said, adding someone later painted over the red “7” with a black “6” as if it were a countdown.

“We don’t know if they’re related or not,” Bertagna said.

Santa Ana police alerted the California Highway Patrol, which protects the governor, Bertagna said. CHP investigators will take the lead in the investigation, he added.

All the graffiti has been taken down, Bertagna said.

“We’re taking this very seriously, of course, especially when they put out swastikas and threaten the governor, and with all that’s going on in Tucson we have to take this seriously,” Bertagna said.

There have been other incidents of graffiti vandalism in the area this month, including racist slurs against Asians and blacks spray painted on the walls of Orange County Housing Authority offices at 1170 N. Broadway, and “Kill the Cathlics” [sic] spray painted on St. Boniface Catholic Church at 120 N. Janss St. in Anaheim.

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  • Mikey

    Looks like Moonbeam better watch his back.

    • Rex

      Yeah, there’s a long line…

  • bugman

    never seen or heard of a mrs brown??????

    • Neal Baker

      No, but she has a lovely daughter.

      • heatherfeather

        LOL…Herman’s Hermits!

      • Oh Grover

        …..girls as sharp as her are somethin’ rare…
        But….it’s sad…she doesn’t luv me now…
        She’s made it clear enuf…it ain’t no good to pine

      • easy

        Would have been much better if a few seconds or minutes had elapsed, but still pretty good. :p)

      • Elaine K

        Neal, I love intelligent people who love music.

        Are you married yet?

    • Moses Brown

      Maybe she was hired for the day.

    • LisaG

      He dated Linda Rondstat once upon a century ago…

      • janeD

        He dated Linda R? That’s odd.. didja know there is actually a Linda Rondstadt bus station tucson Az? strange/true

      • Rick

        Sure he dated her, but dumped her when she got heavy.

      • True

        she was a sweetheart!

      • p3orion

        No, it’s not a bus station, that’s just the way she looks these days.

    • Barry Goldwater

      High probability it’s another staged, false flag event, most likely undertaken by left-wing provocateurs, in order to try and blame tea party people, as if that tactic still works. It happens time and time again. Left-wing liberals are the REAL nazis.

      • steve

        You hit the nail on the head. The left is desperate because of the last election.

      • Pete

        I don’t think the tea party, which is largely white and educated, uses the word “gonna”, they use, “going to”

      • diogenes23

        you flatter your importance too much

  • Joel Lanuza

    I dont think there much to this they just want some attention. If the people that wanna kill jerry brown are in Santa Ana then they need to head a liitle north. If i were jerry brown i would avoid the OC just in casse this is true i really dont think it is.

    • girlnextdoor

      I think avoiding the OC has been Brown’s intention all along. After all, Orange County has the biggest Republican majority for a county in the US.

      • Count d'Haricots

        But isn’t Santa Ana is Loretta Sanchez (D) district?

      • LEThorjr

        Count here forgets no one in Santa Ana can vote, so of course the OC can stay in our hands!

      • Sheila Plourde

        Exactly what I was thinking as well.

    • A Guy in LA

      It is spelled “Grammar”

      • Inbred

        What does Kelsey Grammar have to do with this?

  • yank24

    Well I’m sure these people are pretty ignorant seeing how they have no grammer in their writing. I’m sure they’re not a threat! Plus they’re not educated in history seeing how their swastika is a hindu symbol. You reporters should’ve known that…they’re not a white supremacy group!

    • Ben Dover

      You do not have to be educated to pull a trigger.


        This is staged. IT IS NOT REAL.
        The fact that a neo Nazi, who one would assume sees this symbol all the time, cannot recreate it correctly suggests that this is done by some one that is not a Neo-Nazi.
        It is just that simple.
        Wikipedia The Buddhist sign has been standardised as a Chinese character 卍 (pinyin: wàn) and as such entered various other East Asian languages such as Japanese where the symbol is called 卍字 (manji). The swastika is included as part of the Chinese script in the form of the character “萬” (pinyin: wàn) and has Unicode encodings U+534D 卍 (left-facing) and U+5350 卐 (right-facing).[4] In Unicode 5.2, four swastika symbols were added to the Tibetan block: U+0FD5 ࿕ (right-facing), U+0FD6 ࿖ (left-facing), U+0FD7 ࿗ (right-facing with dots) and U+0FD8 ࿘ (left-facing with dots).

    • Sean Smith

      Oops… It’s spelled grammar. Might want to check your own spelling before you look undeducated yourself.

      • Hec..Vall

        Cringe..Cringe!! “Undeducated”….LOL!

      • Josh Butts

        Speaking of “Grammar”, your sentence doesn’t sound right. “Might want to check your own spelling before you look undeducated yourself”. That doesn’t sound right.

      • Josh D

        like “undeducated” Sean?

  • yank24

    The offenders obviously can’t spell either which leads you to believe they have about a 1st grade education. Oh and one more thought….a swastika that represents a white supremacy group doesn’t form 7’s…a nazi swastika forms backwards 7’s. Any fool who’s taken history knows that!

    • Ben Dover

      Where in this story does it say that the swastika was formed with 7’s?
      The 7 that was painted over with a 6 was the 7 found in the number 27 making it 26. A count down to Fed 14th.

    • Robert Beauchamp

      Oh no. This is just evidence that they completed school in California public schools brought to you by the teachers’ union.

    • Antonio

      It’s amazing the way a swastika still has the power to buy immediate credibility in this country. The Santa Ana police sound like they are more frightened of the swastika than the threat on Gov. Brown’s life.

    • Kuerno

      This is observant and from what I remember in the Gang Awareness programs is that a “Backwards” swastika in graffiti is actually a form of disrespect, just like crossing out a gang tag. – Certainly not written by a white supremacist.

      In fact if I saw this on a wall I would wonder if the local gangs beleive Brown to be “racist”. That’s what my hunch on a tag like this.

  • Tom E

    normal people need to be prepared for more insanity. the nut cases, you know who you are, are being empowered by the wingnut media, & you know who you are.
    words can & do kill.

    • Perspective

      I was wondering how many posts I would have to read before I saw “right wing” impllicated by a moron as being responsible for a near-swastika and a death threat by someone…….I thought only 2-3 posts would do it, ..much to my surprise it was 10!, counting replies.

      You left wing nut cases are getting a little slow on the keyboard! Better exercise your speed. I am disappointed in you.

    • astralweeks

      “Words can & do kill” It’s true, I’ve seen it with people like Tom E. Watch—“SARAH PALIN”—see how he collapsed on the ground? SARAH PALIN—-now he’s curling into a fetal position. SARAH PALIN—-oooops squirting urine like a frightened chihuahua. You, sir, are the nutcase—–a wimpy sissified nutcase.

    • bob

      so are you ready to ban all violence in the movies, TV and in music? cause you know more people listen/watch that stuff than listen to the “wingnuts”

      the shooter liked the Drowning Pool’s song Bodies, should we ban them as well?

    • JustAGuy

      Wingnut media, like MSNBC and the New York Times?

      You do know the Arizona shooter is a leftist, don’t you?

    • Ban All Thought

      “words can & do kill.”

      So do books, movies, television, music, the Internet . . .

    • OutOfBalance

      That’s funny, my mother always taught me that “sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you!” … So Tom, did you have a mother and if you did do you know who she is?

  • Valentine's Day

    These Gangsters were probably Offended when Governor Jerry Brown proposed a Budget cut that included Major Cuts to Welfare to Work Program & Cuts to Health Care for the Poor.. Something that Girly Man Ex-Governor Swarzenegger won’t do..

    • Sean Smith

      Please tell me How You select Which words To Capitalize in Your posts. LOL!

  • Patrick

    How convenient. I wonder who is paying for this….

  • JustAGuy

    Maybe the threats are coming from more leftists similar to the Arizona shooter.

  • Tomas Estrada-Palma

    The CIA needs to get a hobby and stop doing this nonsense.

  • Mike

    Who Cares!

    • nathan

      I thnk a lot of people should care that the CEO of the world’s eighth largest economy is recieving death trheats

      • jimmerz

        The leader of the worlds 8th largest Bankrupt economy! {or should it be ‘bunkrupt’?}

  • Aunt Bee

    “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” ~ Lily Tomlin

  • mcnertny

    another tea bagger ultra deep cover operation

  • Jason

    I didn;t even know cali had a new governor.

    • p3orion

      They don’t, they’ve got an old one. Those Left Coasties just loooove their recycling, you know!

  • sid

    i think brown did it himself to make himself out to be more important or its the cia

  • Starman

    DK DK DK
    Zen Fascists
    now it’s 1984
    Haters get out.
    Leave us be, let us be free.

  • Abilene

    Nothing to see here, folks. It’s just the progressive left trying to create another Reichstag moment. Look for many more Reichstag moments as we approach November 2012. The give-away is the poor grammar, because Tea Partiers are supposed to be illiterate red necks. The swastika is also a give-away, as the true illiterate, undereducated twits in this country continue their attempt to associate conservatives with the German National SOCIALIST Party (Nazi).

    • Robert Beauchamp

      The give away is the spelling and grammar. Obviously the product of public schools and the teachers union that runs them.

  • amplitude jones

    that it weeks away! What is the delay?

  • Creed

    mcnertny – “tea bagger”? Seriously, the direction the vitriolic rhetoric flows from could not be more obvious. Haven’t you guys worn this disgusting dishonest word out?

  • Vincent

    It’s fake, if you ask me. The swastika is backwards, for starters. Someone’s stupid (a) and looking to get the media in another frenzy against the right (b). The media and the left … will take the bait. Hook, line and sinker.

    • diogenes23

      the media is right wing fool

  • Melvin

    It appears that someone is trying to pull the sympathy care here. Most persons bent on violence don’t advertise their intentions, but rather they just do them, and garner the attention for later.

    • LisaG

      You have a point. The true assassin will never make his intentions known – after all, one cannot hope to succeed if everyone knows what you’re planning to do.

      This is a hoax, or just some ignorant moron having fun.

  • zman

    We need to have our own state!!!! Partition California!!!!! SoCal won’t be ruled by Jerry Brown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LagunaLucy

    We must ensure Jerry Brown’s protection! It is vital that he stays in office to clean up the mess he created in ’78. Funny how he picks up a rent-a-wife to use as well as California as a stepping stone to run for President in 2012. The hits just keep on coming with Brown but what he doesnt realize is he is the biggest Joke this country has ever seen.

    • zman

      I hope they get Brown. All he wants is more taxes. He’d be a worse president than Obama and look at his picture, he’s more evil than Arnold with that nazi salute.

    • Sean Smith

      “……. the biggest Joke this country has ever seen”

      Finally you have competition!

  • zmc

    the US Navy base in San Diego at Coronado has a building on it called the Seal’s Lair. it is where the navy seals live. It is in the shape of a swastika….and it was built by our military….operation paperclip anyone?

    crosstreets: bougainville rd and eniwetok rd at the Naval Amphibious Base

  • True

    God Bless and Protect Jerry Brown! Even if we don’t agree with him we have too wish California and him the best.

    • zman

      I wish him nothing but the worst, he wants to steal everyone’s money with these taxes and deplenish our population. Everyone’s leaving because all there is here is taxes and restrictions.

      • diogenes23

        he just got into office. it was your viking who couldn’t solve anything

    • Dina

      RFibIg Very true! Makes a change to see someone spell it out like that. :)

    • LagunaLucy

      You have got to be kidding! jerry brown is the biggest joke this state will ever endure

      • Josh Butts

        And Witman wouldn’t have been any better. Not much you can do if you only have 2 goof balls to chose from. And we wonder why people don’t vote.

      • True

        Sorry I am not from CA. I don’t agree with the Governor’s policies. I just wish the best for him personally as I do for your state.

    • Always Independent

      Thats right! We don’t want to get stuck with the current LT Gov.

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