An Alameda County prosecutor recently held up an unusual piece of evidence while arguing that a man charged with a weapons violation should remain jailed without bail: a Quran.
The religious text, paired with a book on the psychology of terrorism, as well as a sawed-off rifle — all allegedly found in Dajon Ford's car at the time of his arrest — was cause for concern, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Golde told Superior Court Judge Yolanda Northridge at an Oct. 19 bail hearing.
"What are his plans?" the prosecutor asked rhetorically.
The Quran was cited among several arguments Golde made suggesting Ford was a threat to the community, in addition to noting his previous criminal history.