Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as “dangerous.”
The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to “kneecap” him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul.
The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul’s ties to racist and anti-semitic groups.
He wrote a post on Facebook intended to be a joke, but some Paul supporters took it seriously – too seriously.
Brower said that he received a number of threatening emails and messages from angry Ron Paul supporters before adjusting the settings on his phone so as not to receive any more messages.
One of the messages read:
You are a f*****g idiot a*****e. TO stoop as low as I see you are willing is enough to gag a maggot. Keep up the s**t and drive this country into a civil war you f*****g moron piece of human trash. How about I come on over. Maybe, I will start by kneecapping you with my HK 45. Then, while you wither in pain, I will give your wife the best f*****g she ever had. I will treat her nice. Then, maybe your daughter needs to become a real woman. How would you like that. It is not too hard to find out where you live you neocon f**kwad.
Brower then filed a complaint with the DeKalb County Police, and said he contacted the FBI.
No one was availble for comment at the DeKalb County Police Department as of this writing.
Brower, a retired Army Captain who served four tours in Iraq, said there was a time he seriously considered supporting Ron Paul.
“I took a good hard look at Ron Paul,” he said, but after hearing racist messages and witnessing disrespectful behavior at gatherings of Ron Paul supporters, he thought twice.
Brower’s wife, Clara, is Asian, and the talk againt interracial marriage bothered him. He said he began looking into the controversial newletters that have dogged Paul’s career for years and went to other meetings to learn more.
But, he said, the more he was exposed to Paul’s militant supporters, the more concerned he became.
“Good and bad – everything comes in different colors,” he said.
The two-time Bronze Star winner says he is not too worried and can take care of himself.
But the threats against his family have him concerned.