Skip to comments.Eric Clanton takes 3-year probation deal in Berkeley rally bike lock assault case
Posted on 08/08/2018 3:19:12 PM PDT by Trump20162020
A former East Bay college philosophy professor who was charged with four counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily injury, has taken a deal resulting in three years of probation for an attack at a Berkeley protest last year, court records reveal.
Wednesday, Clanton was supposed to have had his preliminary hearing, where a judge decides whether there's enough evidence in a case for it to move ahead to trial. Instead, there was no hearing, and information about Clanton's plea deal became available online.
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Assault with a deadly weapon is a misdemeanor in California if it is assault on someone of unapproved provenance.
Lock him up using a bike lock.
Not going to do any time? Well I guess he only attacked a conservative, which is not full human status in our current legal system. /s
Should split his head with a bike lock, then give him probation...
I assume this means that he entered a “guilty” plea, to something.
Heckuva guitar player, though...
Where’s Paul Kersey when you need him?
Why stop there - just keep smashing until all movement stops.
No probation needed.
Good thing he didn’t shoot the sheriff....
Better get a helmet if visiting Mexifornia.......
“Court papers reveal, however, that Clanton struck at least seven people in the head”, with his steel bike lock. Looking at the video here (at 17 seconds): https://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/05/26/eric-clanton-charged-four-counts-assault-deadly-weapon , he hit as hard as he could.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Amen brother. There may come a time when we are all Paul Kersey out of necessity. I hope not but this guy not getting any time in prison is just plain wrong. He should have gotten at least 6 months with a couple months off for good time if he could manage it. If he got his head split open while doing time; oh well. Karma abhors a vacuum.
Someone find that f**K.
According to Alameda County Superior Court records, Clanton entered a no contest plea Wednesday to one misdemeanor battery charge. The felony charges against him were dismissed, and an allegation that he had caused serious bodily injury was stricken. A misdemeanor charge that Clanton wore a mask during the commission of the crime also was dropped.
Police said, previously, that Clanton attacked at least three people with a metal U-lock during the April 15 rally in and around Civic Center Park. Court papers later revealed that Clanton struck at least seven people in the head, according to authorities. One person received a head laceration that required five staples to fix. Another was uninjured but had a piece of a helmet broken off. A third was struck across the neck and back, police wrote.
Police wrote that they had found evidence last year during a search of Clantons home in San Leandro linking him to Anti-Fascists and Anarchy political groups, according to court papers. He was not home when police arrived, so officers moved to a second address in West Oakland where they said they found flags, patches and pamphlets associating Clanton with antifa and anarchist groups. Investigators arrested Clanton there.
Time for Fed’s to step in and charge.
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