Sheriff Mike Chitwood of Volusia County in Florida offered to send pacifiers to the Goyim Defense League, an anti-Semitic group that sent him a demand for $100,000 after he called them "scumbags." They also demanded that Chitwood delete his tweet advertising "Scumbag Eradication Team" T-shirts, which display an image of a person with a swastika tattoo being flushed down a toilet.
The group sent notices to Chitwood demanding payment of $100,000 in gold, coverage of administrative and legal fees, a public apology, and the removal of certain tweets. The notice said Chitwood had 72 hours to comply or face potential legal action.
One of the notices sent to Chitwood said, "I don't know what you were thinking of posting tweets of yourself on a shirt flushing living breathing human beings with unalienable rights down the toilet for using such rights, but when the subject is a political matter, it is clear that you should be classified as a domestic terrorist."
"Here's a shot for you to suck on the pacifier, because that's about all you're going to get from your lawsuit," Chitwood said, underscoring his lack of concern for the group's demands. (The notice was not a lawsuit).
Chitwood and his family have been the target of threats, and three men from out of state have been charged with threatening to kill the sheriff.
As part of his response, Chitwood played a video of an angry homeowner confronting men in a pickup truck who threw a flyer in his driveway. A man in the bed of the truck can be heard yelling "(epithet) Jews" as well as homophobic and racial slurs.
There was more.
"Our punk thug cowardly, scumbags, a bunch of rogues gallery of criminals are at it again as you saw in this video," Chitwood said.
Chitwood said the men filed a complaint against him with the Department of Justice which "went nowhere" and an ethics complaint which "was going nowhere."