Thursday, May 25, 2017

Philosophy Professor Arrested as Berkeley Antifa Bike Lock Attacker

Eric Clanton, 28, a former Diablo Valley and San Francisco State University philosophy professor, suspected in  Antifa bike lock attacks during an April free speech rally in Berkeley, was arrested for the attacks Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.

 Police said they have identified three victims in the case. All three were struck in the head or neck with a bike lock, police said.

 Clanton was initially “outed” as the attacker, following sleuthing work by participants on the altright website 4chan.

Clanton is being held on $200,000 bail after being booked into Berkeley City Jail.

“His work in political philosophy … centers on mass incarceration and the prison system,” his Diablo Valley faculty page entry read, though it has since been taken down. “He is currently exploring restorative justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective.”

In a March 2016 college lecture at Fort Lewis College, Clanton defended theft to students—stating that property law was “problematic,” further elaborating that shoplifting may be a political act.

Last summer, Clanton contributed to the left-leaning publication Counterpunch, where he defended Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer 30 years ago.


Berkeley Side

1 comment:

  1. I don't think the cops wanted to arrest this guy. They certainly had/have a very weak case. I'm sure it's him but I also convinced that no jury would convict on the evidence thus far uncovered. I've seen the evidence here:…/antifa-terrorist-beat-bl…/
    But curiously he was arrested on a serious gun charge.…/suspected-berkeley-antifa-bike-l…
    So either the cops feared he was about to go postal, or perhaps some internet "4chan types" who have been shadowing him since his exposure were about to put him on ice themselves. Maybe he is scared and just wants to live after being stalked?
    However a $200K bond and a gun charge makes me think the cops thought he was capable of greater violence and that any shooting he might commit would lead to serious retaliation by militia types, bikers, right wing gun groups or lone wolves who have had enough of police foot dragging. There is certainly more than meets the eyes going on. Perhaps the cops have some phone/text/email surveillance stuff that caused them serious concern.
    Watch this story as it develops. It could take a few interesting turns. And don't expect to see it reported in the MSM. This one is alternative media only.