Skip to comments.UC Berkeley police identify punching suspect in viral right-wing videos
Posted on 02/22/2019 5:37:59 PM PST by \/\/ayne
UC Berkeley police have identified a man suspected of punching a right-wing activist on Sproul Plaza on Tuesday but he has not been arrested yet, nor have police released his name.
Videos of the incident went viral this week, after they were shared by conservative groups and figures calling the assault a leftist attack on students free speech. UC Berkeley has said, however, that neither the activist or the man suspected of punching him are students, and there is no indication the man is affiliated with any left-wing groups.
The most-viewed video begins in the middle of an altercation between two young men, one of whom was recruiting on Sproul Plaza for Turning Point USA, a national nonprofit that organizes right-wing college students.
In the video, the Turning Point recruiter is holding his phone out, appearing to film the other man. The man walks into the recruiter and swings his sweatshirt at him.
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It can’t be considered a hate crime because he didn’t say “This is MAGA country”.
the conservative guy didn’t have to be a student since he was an invited guest of a student (org?).
If the aggressor was not a student, what was the aggressor’s business on campus ?
I have to be honest. Id like to see the conservative stomp the liberal, like that clip of the little cheerleader a while back.
My understanding is the puncher is AntiFa:
What? That’s not a left-wing group...?
OK then, for the brightest of us, the lesson is clear...don’t go to a gig without a posse.
they want to offer him a job first
Not arrested yet??? He is a Dangerous Violent Felon and needs to be locked up NOW
Research this guy before the trail is sanitized.
Hard to find “indications” when you aren’t really looking for any
Well, it is and has always been an open campus. Anyone can stroll around, and non-students sometimes do research at one of the campus libraries. Nonetheless, the fact that the perp was a wearing a student-style backpack would suggest that he likely is taking classes there.
No name yet.
I’m sure the channers are doxxing him as I type.
well, that’s why I’m asking. The school says neither are students.
So, if you’re not a student, why walk around with a backpack, number one. And if you’re not a student, why cause a scene (that will potentially affect admissions or access), number two. Just strikes me as a bit odd.
He was a right wing activist so its open season on him.
I thought threatening to shoot people on campus was frowned upon?
If it had been me, I’d be in jail, because after the first punch, I’d have put several holes in the MFer.
Tie him to a post - and let the guy he beat up take a sledge hammer to him ... Or better still, strip him butt naked, tie him to a concrete pillar, and hand the other guy a bull whip fitted with pieces of bone and steel hooks. Skin the bastard alive.
I like it!
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