What the heck is in the water in Berkeley? Seriously, is there something in the earth, air, and water where the state of California is not burning that messes with the sense God gave geese and supposedly humans? How is it after people identified as Antifa members were arrested and charged with violent crimes can University of California professors care that their pictures were posted by the Berkeley police.
Oh, yeah, since the perps wore masks over the weekend when destroying property until the cops did that, no one knew who the Antifa members were.
Now their greatest fear has become a reality… the world knows who they are!:
“This is very disturbing,” Veena Dubal, a University of California law professor and former Berkeley police review commissioner, told The Guardian. “It seems like a public-shaming exercise, which is not the role of the police department … They are making it really accessible for folks who might wish these people harm to locate them.”
Uh…law professor…yeah, arrests are part of the public record. The people have a right to know who is doing the crime so we can push for them doing time.
Remember that from law school?
And public-shaming, yeah, we don’t do the whole town square stocks anymore. We don’t tar and feather either. Either one would be more shameful than publishing public record mug shots.
Just a friendly reminder that @berkeleypolice tweeting names & pictures of people arrested at a protest who have not yet been charged with any crimes (much less convicted) is nothing more than an attempt at chilling free speech & dissuading participation in future demonstrations.
— Elle @ BSides/BlackHat/DEFCON (@ElleArmageddon) August 6, 2018
Or preventing the destruction of private property. That’s a crime too.
So @berkeleypolice are tweeting mugshots of antifascists hey arrested including names and where hey live.
Cops are doing the fascists work for them.
— Comrade El*n H*sk 🌽 (@Alysonesque) August 6, 2018
Someone seriously needs to look up the name Benito Mussolini and get back to the rest of us who know who and what real fascism is all about.
— Daniel Myungkyu Kim (@so_dakim) August 5, 2018
With thought processes like this, no wonder we in America have a criminal justice system that favors the criminal rather than the victim. Yes, it is true that we should take every precaution to ensure those who are innocent are not convicted of crimes they did not commit, but these Antifa people in Berkeley were caught in the act. We the people have a right to know who they are and let the chips fall as they may. Anyone committing a crime against these perps should be arrested and prosecuted just the same.