John Anthony Castro, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidency, recently made a statement regarding the possibility of a protest relating to President Donald Trump being indicted in connection with an alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Castro tweeted, "New Yorkers! If they try to January 6th a NY Courthouse, show up with bats! Time to put these Maga MFers in their place! I’m donating $1 million toward ARMED security. No more fkn around. If we’re gonna take this prick down, we have to do it together!"
Castro's call for violence is not the appropriate response. It is important to remember that the American justice system is built on the principles of due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It is not up to individuals to take the law into their own hands and resort to violence.
Furthermore, Castro's statement is deeply concerning as it could incite violence and harm innocent people. Advocating for violence as a means of achieving political goals is never an acceptable or productive approach. Violence only begets more violence, and it can lead to further harm to individuals and the community as a whole.