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Protesters (rioters) damage Calif. university leader's home (and throw bombs at police cars)
Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2009 | Dan Thompson

Posted on 12/12/2009 1:39:33 PM PST by reaganaut1

BERKELEY, Calif. – Eight people were under arrest Saturday after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said 40 to 70 protesters also threw incendiary devices at police cars and the home of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau about 11 p.m. Friday. There were no fires or injuries.

The protest at the chancellor's home came late the same day that police arrested 66 protesters at a campus classroom building that was partially taken over for four days.

The protesters are demonstrating against state funding cuts that have led to course cutbacks, faculty furloughs and sharp fee increases.

"The attack at our home was extraordinarily frightening and violent. My wife and I genuinely feared for our lives," Birgeneau said in a statement issued through the university.

The eight were arrested on suspicion of rioting, threatening an education official, attempted burglary, attempted arson of an occupied building, felony vandalism, and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

They include two Berkeley students and one from the University of California, Davis, Mogulof said. Of the remaining five, four had San Francisco Bay-area addresses, while one is from Brooklyn, N.Y. Their ages ranged from 20-41. At least three are women.

"This is what it looks like when a student group gets hijacked by an extreme and violent element in its ranks," Mogulof said.

An Associated Press freelance photographer saw at least four broken decorative light globes, overturned vases and plants, and shattered terra cotta planters. At least two windows were broken, one boarded over, the other shattered in a spider web pattern. Birgeneau was in his living room, but did not speak to reporters.

The protesters shouted "no justice, no peace" as they attacked the home, Mogulof said.

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Berkeley, and California in general, is reaping the fruits of its socialist ideology (not held by Jim Thompson and others). The rioters think think low college tuition at taxpayer expense is a "right".
1 posted on 12/12/2009 1:39:34 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Working with the democratic party to bring about marshall law.
Geez these “generated crisis” to many to count on my fingers and toes! Throw everything out there and lets see which one lights the fuse


2 posted on 12/12/2009 1:45:46 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: reaganaut1

The biggest freeloaders always have the biggest mouths and most hateful intentions.


3 posted on 12/12/2009 1:46:51 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (To understan' the livin' you got to commune wit' da dead.)
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To: reaganaut1

Shouldn’t they be protesting at the houses of Pelosi, Boxer and HighQualityBeerMug?


4 posted on 12/12/2009 1:47:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut1

One step closer to France.


5 posted on 12/12/2009 1:47:39 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: reaganaut1

Worker’s Paradise!


6 posted on 12/12/2009 1:48:28 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: reaganaut1

Blue on blue...


7 posted on 12/12/2009 1:48:45 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: reaganaut1

Those silly, peace-loving young dems... gotta love ‘em.


8 posted on 12/12/2009 1:50:20 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: reaganaut1
These people are idiots! Don't they know they need to be firebombing the state capitol building in Sacramento to have any real impact?

Typically lazy stoner California college students. They sally forth from their dorms in a haze of pot smoke to firebomb something in order to make a positive impact and help fix the economy, and then they don't get any further than the Chancellor's residence before confusion sets in, resolution flags, and they need to relight their dubbies. They decide, oh what the heck, this building right here is good enough. Bombs away!

9 posted on 12/12/2009 1:50:23 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: noblejones
That's strange... they don't fit the profile from Napalitano's DHS report about Domestic Terrorists.

Hmmmm.

10 posted on 12/12/2009 1:51:06 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: catnipman
They sally forth from their dorms in a haze of pot smoke

Thanks for the memories....

11 posted on 12/12/2009 1:54:12 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: reaganaut1

These kids have been getting a free ride for years. Time to pay the piper.


12 posted on 12/12/2009 1:56:48 PM PST by Roklok
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To: reaganaut1

How ironic and sweet this is...


13 posted on 12/12/2009 1:57:38 PM PST by citizencon
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To: reaganaut1
"The eight were arrested on suspicion of rioting, threatening an education official,..."

Are university bureaucrats now some sort of special protected class? What class of crime would it be if the person was only a janitor or just a student?

14 posted on 12/12/2009 2:00:17 PM PST by StormEye
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To: reaganaut1

This is taught behavior.


15 posted on 12/12/2009 2:00:23 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: reaganaut1

He lives on campus provided for and maintained by students and taxpayers funding. He should have listened to the students and then relayed the problems to the budget committee. But he was comfortable. He was not losing pay or housing.

And there is that funding to UNIONS that these students are paying for in higher tuition that he should have tried to stop.

You teach liberals to attack when others do not agree with them and guess what happens?!?


16 posted on 12/12/2009 2:03:07 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: reaganaut1
threatening an education official???

They needed a special law for this???

How is that different than threatening one of us serfs?

17 posted on 12/12/2009 2:03:16 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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...protesters also threw incendiary devices at police cars and the home of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau about 11 p.m. Friday. There were no fires ...

They could not even make a working Molotov cocktail.

"Dude, you're suppose to light the rag before you throw the bottle!"

"Oh yeah, I forgot. That was some dynamite weed, huh?"

18 posted on 12/12/2009 2:03:21 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: reaganaut1
"Protesters (rioters) damage Calif. university leader's home (and throw bombs at police cars)"

And not a tea-partier in the bunch...imagine that.


19 posted on 12/12/2009 2:04:49 PM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: noblejones
Worker’s Paradise!

The result of "voting in your own economic interest"

20 posted on 12/12/2009 2:04:54 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: HerrBlucher

They sally forth from their dorms in a haze of pot smoke

Thanks for the memories....

Damn kids nowadays! I just sat in my room and listened to
Pink Floyd for the thousandth time.


21 posted on 12/12/2009 2:05:57 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: StormEye

As you say...


22 posted on 12/12/2009 2:06:03 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: reaganaut1

The spoiled brats could use a swift kick in the ass.


23 posted on 12/12/2009 2:07:35 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: reaganaut1

I might catch heat for this, but we need another Kent State-type show of force to get rid of these violent, deadly radicals. They are a menace to society, and to law and order.


24 posted on 12/12/2009 2:09:10 PM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: fwdude
I might catch heat for this, but we need another Kent State-type show of force to get rid of these violent, deadly radicals. They are a menace to society, and to law and order.

Not from me. Why a campus should be a law free zone is
beyond me. And there's lots of evidence that the Guardsmen
at Kent were returning fire.

25 posted on 12/12/2009 2:16:00 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: reaganaut1

So we have a bunch of liberal college professors who are making a great living walking around teaching their students that “the rich” are putting the screws to the poor working man. Moreover, you have rich college professors like Bill Ayres teaching students that violence against an unjust government is perfectly okay.

Of course, when they say these things THEY AREN’T TALKING ABOUT THEMSELVES. It’s okay to make six or seven figures if you’re doing the work of “the people”.

So now we’re in an economic downturn and no one has any money to keep these rich elitists in their good jobs. So what do they do? They put the screws to the students.

And it’s hard to feel sorry for these idiot students, because they’re not exactly “Poor working class people”. Many of these protesters are wearing nice clothes and smoking pot. Many of these student protesters are children of wealthy, privileged members of society.

And these students will vote for the very same libs now putting the screws to them, which leaves me wondering how Berkley can boast about having the best and the brightest.

Just wait, because this is coming soon to your healthcare - brought to you by an alliance of the students and the faculity at Berkley.

So what did we learn here?

Excellent: I’m glad no one is paying attention....


26 posted on 12/12/2009 2:25:21 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: reaganaut1

Well in reading histor of the October Revolution 1918 it was the rich elite students at university (only they had the means to attend) not workers who brought down the Tsar and ushered in Communism.


27 posted on 12/12/2009 2:29:56 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: reaganaut1

They sound all wee-wee’d up just like the protestors in Hoaxenchangen.


28 posted on 12/12/2009 2:31:51 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: reaganaut1

This is an act of charity on the students part. There are now two more openings at UC Berkeley.


29 posted on 12/12/2009 2:34:51 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: reaganaut1

Amish Students again. /sarcasm


30 posted on 12/12/2009 2:36:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: reaganaut1

Remember the Korean shopkeepers during the LA riots, Chancellor Birgeneau? Up on the roof with a couple of 9mm handguns, hubby blazes away at the rioters while his better half keeps reloading. Just a proposal for your consideration, Byron


31 posted on 12/12/2009 2:46:59 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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There weren’t many bodies in the street. My guess is the Koreans were not firing for effect. Just trying to scare off the looters.


32 posted on 12/12/2009 2:51:03 PM PST by Roklok
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To: reaganaut1
"This is what it looks like when a student group gets hijacked by an extreme and violent element in its ranks," Mogulof said.

Yeah, and five will get you ten they have the backing of international communists organizations funded by some rich guy.

Does the chancellor even have control over funding? There will be a lot more of this as programs are cut all over.

33 posted on 12/12/2009 2:59:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: null and void

As I recall from when I had kids in Jr high (Calif), there is such a law. It may be Federal. I think it applies to any teacher, even off campus, that may feel threatened.

So I had to shut up my kid in the Saturday movie, when he said to his teacher when he saw her, “Mrs. xxx Sucks”.

That could be interpreted as a threat.


34 posted on 12/12/2009 2:59:23 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: reaganaut1

local residents armed with shotguns could stop this is a few minutes


35 posted on 12/12/2009 3:13:59 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: reaganaut1

When Ronald Reagan ran for governor of California, one of his campaign promises was clean up the mess in Berkeley. I think I fell in love with him then. :)


36 posted on 12/12/2009 3:29:11 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: SkyDancer
The October Revolution did not bring down the tsar--he was already out in March 1917. The Bolshevik takeover was almost 8 months later.

The intelligentsia clearly played a key role. I recently bought Richard Pipes' Concise History of the Russian Revolution but haven't gotten to the main part yet--it seems to be a very good book.

37 posted on 12/12/2009 3:30:08 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: null and void; StormEye

Judges are protected by such laws because they must be free of threats from those who deserve justice..

Education officials have the power to dispense a certain kind of justice as well—ranging from low grades, to honor-code violations, to expulsions. And wreck lives in the process. I wouldn’t be surprised if many have come under threat as a result.


38 posted on 12/12/2009 3:41:17 PM PST by ivyleaguebrat
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To: ivyleaguebrat; StormEye

That’s nice.

And the rest of us, those of us with no snobby ivy league connections?

We deserve less because???


39 posted on 12/12/2009 3:52:48 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: reaganaut1

You can say with certainty, you reap what you sow. State subsidy of leftist rebellion - The chickens are coming home to roost.


40 posted on 12/12/2009 3:52:49 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Texas Eagle

One in the same. Leftists all.


41 posted on 12/12/2009 3:59:14 PM PST by onyx
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To: null and void; StormEye

Should threats toward a set of persons be punished more harshly because that set of persons is more likely to be threatened?

That question could be applied to this, but also to laws against threatening/murdering judges, or cops, or the President of the United States.

From an equal-justice perspective, it seems that all people should have the same protection. But that is not the way our laws are oriented.

The laws seem to express a different principal: that people with legitimate roles in our society should be able to perform those roles without threat, and that those especially susceptible to threat should be protected by additional levels of deterrence.

I believe in equal protection under the law. But the people who pass these laws aren’t operating under abstract notions or justice; they are responding to a judge murdered by a mobster or a cop gunned down in the street.


42 posted on 12/12/2009 4:04:52 PM PST by ivyleaguebrat
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To: Scrambler Bob
So I had to shut up my kid in the Saturday movie, when he said to his teacher when he saw her, “Mrs. xxx Sucks”.

That could be interpreted as a threat.

Sounds more like solicitation to me.

Cheers!

43 posted on 12/12/2009 4:06:52 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: null and void; StormEye

Also, it’s funny you should pose the question in the way that you did..

I’d be willing to bet that this law was created in response to a specific incident, probably having to do with some spoiled “snobby” kid threatening (or worse) a teacher or professor who ruined his chances at Harvard.


44 posted on 12/12/2009 4:10:43 PM PST by ivyleaguebrat
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To: ivyleaguebrat

The tragedy being that if you start treating them like they are move valuable than you, pretty soon they start to think they are better than you.

And acting accordingly.


45 posted on 12/12/2009 4:11:27 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: fwdude

I agree with you.


46 posted on 12/12/2009 4:15:09 PM PST by sport
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To: CrazyIvan

The thing about Kent State?

The people who were shot weren’t in the front line with the useful idiots.

They were in the back with the CPUSA organizers.


47 posted on 12/12/2009 4:26:49 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: ivyleaguebrat
Yeah, *giggle* with your screen name I simply couldn't resist. I'm weak that way...
48 posted on 12/12/2009 4:29:11 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: reaganaut1

Berkeley has become a joke and is held in low esteem among academia. Losers.


49 posted on 12/12/2009 4:59:07 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: Tzimisce

“Bill Ayres teaching students that violence against an unjust government is perfectly okay.”

Uh, I think some guys back in the late 18th century said that to.

It’s a matter of what is unjust and how much MORE violent Ayers and his like are, as they view violence as transformative if done in the service of communism.


50 posted on 12/12/2009 5:29:26 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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