REPORT: Berkeley police slammed for Antifa-related mugshot tweets after violent rally

BY TRACY MATHESON / AUGUST 7, 2018 /

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Several California professors slammed the Berkeley Police Department after it posted the mugshots of Antifa protesters arrested Sunday at a rally where windows were smashed, citizens were punched and “dozens of weapons” were confiscated by cops.

Berkeley cops said Sunday that 20 people were arrested demonstrating against a rally organized by so-called “alt-right” groups. The mugshots of those arrested, their names and what they were arrested for allegedly doing was posted to the BPD’s Twitter account — a practice that is not unusual. The mugshots were posted before the protesters were formally charged. The department told The Guardian on Monday that the protesters’ cases were not brought before prosecutors.

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Veena Dubal, a law professor at the University of California, said she found it “disturbing” that the police department would post the mugshots and risk the possibility of putting the demonstrators in danger.

“This is very disturbing,” Dubal 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.”

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said the police “did a very good job” handling the rally. But he said he spoke to police about the posting of mugshots on social media.

“We need to look into this and discuss whether this is an appropriate practice going forward,” Arreguín said.

The Sunday protest began after two groups of “alt-right” protesters announced plans for a “No to Marxism” rally at the city’s Civic Center Park earlier in the week. That prompted plans for a “Sweep Out The Fascists” march and counter-rally that drew hundreds of people downtown.

Officials said three people suffered minor injuries after a group of “extremists” threw “explosives” — believed to be fireworks and flares — at police and Alameda County Sheriff’s officers. No members of law enforcement were hurt.

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6 Comments

  1. Nancy August 7th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Wtf? Are you kidding me, they are @ worried” about the protesters safety?
    This is why are kids are so screwed up with these alledged professors

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  2. Shirley Blanchard August 7th, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Dennis, I would’ve posted their mugshots again as in reference to this article!
    If any lives are in danger, it’s the innocent American people who want to live a normal life, but for the likes of ANTIFA, no one is safe!

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  3. Steve August 7th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Carrying weapons,destruction of property,assault.These pos don’t care about anyone else’s safety.Antifa should be labeled what they are,a terrorist organization funded by Soros

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    • Lisa August 7th, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      It’s about time that !!

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      • Lisa August 7th, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        Happened

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  4. Ang August 8th, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Don’t send your kids to college! It’s bullshit!! They are not there for an education but to be sucked up in a liberal cult and brainwashed by dangerous liberals! I’ve seen it first hand living in California. Kids go and return home like they have spent their time with the Manson Family!

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