Kirsters Baish| The unhinged liberals of Berkeley, California and Portland, Oregon were in full meltdown mode over the weekend. Police in the cities were left to deal with the violent crowds of Antifa members. Berkeley Police have now released the names and booking headshots of criminals involved with Sunday’s violent protest. Multiple headshots and identities were posted on Twitter. By doing this, the police enraged Antifa members and the rest of the liberal goons out there.
From Daily Caller:
The Berkeley Police Department published the information for 15 out of 20 individuals it arrested on its Twitter feed to much criticism from left-wing activists, reported The Guardian.
Berkeley police’s tweets included arrested individuals’ names, ages, city of residence, as well as the charge on which they were arrested.
Take a look at a couple of those who were arrested:
You can look at more of the headshots here. You will need to scroll down on the Berkeley Police Twitter thread.
The mainstream media actually defended arrested members of Antifa.
“Hey [Twitter Support], I thought doxing [sic] wasn’t allowed or is it just fine when a ghostskin [sic] does it from an official police account?” A Huffington Post contributor named Jesse Benn said in response to the tweet with details on Gonzalez’s arrest.
Another user then claimed that those who were not convicted of crimes will be proven innocent on public record. To this, Benn answered, “do you think the Berkeley pigs will tweet about that as well, dickhead?”
The former Berkeley police review commissioner turned University of California law professor, Veena Dubal said to the Guardian, “This is very disturbing. 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.”
Information about people who were arrested is commonly found on the internet. This is nothing new. If you don’t want your face plastered all over the internet with blurbs about the crappy things you’ve done, don’t break the law. It’s fairly simple for anyone with half a brain.
Nick Arama of Chicksonright.com writes:
Criminal records are public records. They apparently want a ‘radical leftist exception.’
But that didn’t stop people from complaining.
The leftist National Lawyers Guild (those are the folks that you see in green hats at all leftist protests) whined that the police seemed to “target” the Antifa folks.
Um, yeah, when the Antifa folks are attacking the police with explosives, smashing Marine recruiting station windows and city vehicles, perhaps there’s a reason they’re being targeted?
The Antifa group By Any Means Necessary’s (BAMN) leader Yvette Felarca is also a teacher at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. She claimed that the “tactic” of posting information online would not halt the “resistance to fascism.”
Democrat Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin actually has connections to BAMN as well. Arreguin stated that he had planned to speak to authorities in order to talk about whether or not the tactic was “appropriate.”
Berkeley Police spokesman Byron White made no qualms about it. He stated, “People are coming from out of town and bringing weapons and are committed to violence,” he said. “We don’t want people to be able to do that with anonymity.”