Concord resident sentenced to almost six years in prison for a hate crime involving online threats to kill officers and Jews
Concord, California – A 25-year-old man from Concord was sentenced to 5 years and eight months after being found guilty in December 2021 of four felonies and one misdemeanor hate crime.
Charges were pressed against Ross Farca after it was found he made disturbing comments on the videogame platform Steam in 2019, such as that he wanted to kill police officers and Jews with a handmade assault rifle. It was also found that Farca used the nickname “Adolf Hitler (((6 Million)))”, referring to the estimated 6 million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust.
Further investigation revealed that he also referenced two mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand and San Diego as inspiration.
During a search of Farca’s residence, authorities discovered an assault rifle, as well as 13 magazines of ammunition, and materials on Hitler and Nazism.
Farca was found guilty of four crimes, including two counts of criminal threats against investigators, possession of an assault weapon, and the illegal manufacturing of an assault weapon, as well as one misdemeanor hate crime in December 2021.
Farca’s trial was pushed back several times because his lawyers said he had mental health issues.
After serving one year in Contra Costa County jail, he will be sent to a state prison to serve the rest of his sentence.