Friday, May 26, 2017

Liberal College "Ethics"

Last month, we reported that Eric Clanton, an adjunct philosophy teacher at Diablo Valley College was suspected of being the masked man who attacked Trump supporters at an April 15 rally in Berkeley:
April 20: Activists Claim Berkeley ‘Anti-Fascist’ Attacker Is College Instructor Eric ClantonApril 25: Report: Police Investigating Eric Clanton in Berkeley ‘Anti-Fascist’ Attack
Clanton was identified by online activists using facial recognition software, and this week Berkeley police arrested the suspect:
A former Diablo Valley College philosophy professor has been arrested for his role in a violent melee that broke out during a Berkeley rally supporting President Donald Trump last month, authorities said Thursday. . . .
Authorities said Eric Clanton was arrested in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon. There had been an outcry for his apprehension on alt-right websites after a video clip was posted on social media of the 28-year-old allegedly assaulting a pro-Trump demonstration with a bike lock.
A DVC spokesman said among the philosophy classes Clanton taught was “Introduction to Ethics.”
“We especially at Diablo Valley College received, in fact, hundreds of calls and emails concerning the hiring, that we have someone like this in front of our class, in front of our students, potentially dangerous,” said spokesman Tim Leong.
Clanton was a candidate to teach another philosophy class at the college this summer. But he was arrested by Berkeley Police Wednesday.
Investigators said cellphone videos show him swinging the U-lock at multiple Trump supporters in the head, injuring at least three people.
Police said finding the U-lock attacker was such a priority, homicide detectives were assigned to the case.
“You’re swinging a small metal object that can absolutely cause traumatic injuries,” said Berkeley Police Lt. Kevin Schofield.
Investigators credit cellphone videos for helping them identify the U-lock attacker. Some people even posted their own research online, identifying the masked man as Clanton.
He was being held Thursday in the Berkeley city jail on $200,000 bail for assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon with an enhancement clause charge.
In any argument that something is seriously wrong with America’s higher education system, Exhibit A is Eric Clanton, who has a master’s degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University and was teaching ethics (!!!) to teenagers at a California community college.
Also, via Ace:  Political Violence From the Left Continues Garnering Zero Condemnation in Leftist Media
You can find my condemnation of Greg Gianforte's bodyslam right next to CNN's condemnation of the professor charged with three accounts of attacking peaceful Trump supporters -- with a bike lock. Which is a heavy metal improvised weapon.
Berkeley police have arrested a former Diablo Valley College professor for committing an assault during the protests that took place this April. During the protest, violence broke out between supporters of President Trump and far-left anarchists who brand themselves "Antifa," many of whom were clad in black and wore full face masks to conceal their identities.
East Bay Times reports that 28-year-old Eric Clanton was arrested Wednesday evening in Oakland and is currently being held on a $200,000 bail in Berkeley City Jail. He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, including a U-lock bike lock, a weapon he is alleged to have used to seriously injure three people at the protest.
Note the three attacks hit the victim in the neck or head -- which is the target point which could kill someone with a steel bludgeon -- and also note that it does not appear to be the cops or the media which ferreted out this guy's identity, but 4chan.

Apparently the media couldn't give any fucks about it, and still doesn't.

You can also find my scathing rebuke of violence by the right next to CNN's denunciations of the mob attackers at Middlebury College, at least one of whom participated in an attack on a woman causing her enough injury to need a neck brace.

Oh, and you can also find my denunciation in the same common repository in which CNN scolds Middlebury for promising to punish the violent felons, but then not really punishing them at all. . . .

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