San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has requested the California Attorney General’s intervention in potential criminal cases stemming from a threatening tweet by tech CEO Garry Tan targeting progressive politicians. The move aims to maintain transparency and avoid any perception of impropriety. However, questions arise due to Garry Tan’s past fundraising for Jenkins, prompting scrutiny of their relationship.
Jenkins’ Proactive Request
San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins proactively reached out to the Attorney General’s Office expressing a desire for their involvement in potential criminal cases arising from Garry Tan’s threatening tweet. The move is to ensure a fair and unbiased investigation.
Despite the proactive request, the DA’s spokesperson did not elaborate on why their office handling the case might be deemed improper. Speculations arise as Garry Tan a major donor to Jenkins held a fundraiser for her raising questions about potential conflicts of interest.
Campaign finance reports reveal Tan’s $500 donation to Jenkins in 2022 making him a significant contributor. The pending campaign committee report further adds to the scrutiny highlighting the intricacies of political and financial connections.
Tan’s Controversial Tweets and Apology
Garry Tan’s threatening tweet, cursing and targeting seven progressive San Francisco supervisors, sparked outrage. The tweet mimicking 2Pac’s diss track, prompted Tan’s apology acknowledging the inappropriate language and discourse.
Despite the apology and deletion of the tweet, repercussions followed, with threatening messages sent to supervisors. The letters included a screenshot of Tan’s deleted tweet escalating concerns about the real-world impact of online rhetoric.