Graffiti calls Orange Coast CR prez a 'fascist'

Peter Van Voorhis
Contributor at The Washington Examiner

  • Joshua Recalde-Martinez, Chairman Emeritus of the Orange Coast College Republicans, was targeted by graffiti on campus Monday calling him a “fascist.”
  • Recalde-Martinez was a vocal defender of Caleb O'Neil, who was temporarily suspended for recording one of his professors calling Donald Trump's election an "act of terrorism."
  • Joshua Recalde-Martinez, Chairman Emeritus of the Orange Coast College Republicans, was targeted by graffiti on campus Monday calling him a “fascist.”

    The vandals targeted five different buildings on campus, with messages like, “Fuck Joshua Martinez” and others calling to “doxx” Recalde-Martinez and the OCC College Republicans.

    “The incident was obviously caused by the fact that I am a conservative.”   

    [RELATED: Prof call Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism’]

    After filing a police report against the perpetrator, Campus Police closed the investigation and stated that they could not positively identify the individual who made the threats on campus.

    Recalde-Martinez told Campus Reform that he was “physically shaken” over the incident, and was concerned for the safety of himself and his family on campus. “I wasn't so much afraid for myself but for my mom and sister, because my mother works there and my sister works and attends the college.”

    Recalde-Martinez, who defended Caleb O’Neil after he was suspended for referring to Trump’s election as an, “act of terrorism,” also recently received death threats for his conservative views.

    “It's surprising to me that even with the graffiti occurring on five different buildings throughout campus, the perpetrator couldn't be caught or identified,” Recalde-Martinez told Campus Reform. “The incident was obviously caused by the fact that I am a conservative from what I can tell by what was sprayed across the campus.”

    [RELATED: OCC absolves student for recording prof’s anti-Trump rant]

    “I don't believe any conservative, or even any liberal, should face violence simply for their political or ideological beliefs,” Recalde-Martinez concluded. “It's sad our society no longer values civil debate and discourse.”

    Campus Reform has reached out to Orange Coast College and is awaiting comment.

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    Peter Van Voorhis

    Peter Van Voorhis

    Contributor at The Washington Examiner
    Peter Van Voorhis is a columnist, political strategist, and media commentator. He is currently a contributor for The Washington Examiner, where he offers critical analysis on the pressing political issues of our time. He is a frequent guest on local news, talk radio, and national TV, and has been cited by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America, TIME, the Washington Post, and others. Previously, Peter was a Campus Reform Correspondent at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied finance and served as a member of the College Republicans. He has also contributed to the Daily Wire, The College Fix, The Blaze, Euronews, and Red Alert Politics.
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