By Nicholas Stix
UC Berkeley officials reacted to the brutal, anarchist riots on campus on Wednesday night, by claiming to know who the rioters were, saying that they were from Oakland, and that no campus people were involved. First of all, if UC officials knew that the thugs were from Oakland, it should have properly prepared for them, mobilized additional help from the Berkeley PD, and made mass arrests.
One did not need to be clairvoyant, to know that violent people were coming to shut down the event, a planned speech by flamboyant, conservative, political personality Milo Yiannopolous.
The organizers paid an extra $10,000 for security, but got cheated out of their money, when campus security/police and Berkeley police all stood down, and let the thugs riot at will, beating at least one person almost to death in front of countless witnesses. Those security/LEOs were all ordered to stand down, and whoever ordered them to stand down is criminally and civilly liable for the mayhem that ensued. That would include UCB Chancellor Janet Napolitano, Berkeley Jesse Arreguin, UC Berkeley Chief of Police Margo Bennett, and Berkeley Interim Chief of Police Andrew Greenwood.
[Postscript: 7:30 p.m.: There is also a smoking gun tweet by Mayor Arreguin, from before the riot, that can be easily interpreted as inciting violence. (If you hit the tweet, you'll see that the Mayor posted it at 5:01 p.m. Pacific time.)
Using speech to silence marginalized communities and promote bigotry is unacceptable. Hate speech isn't welcome in our community.— Jesse Arreguin (@JesseArreguin) February 2, 2017
In any event, campus people were among the rioters, including at least one campus employee.
A quick search of facebook under his twitter handle leads you hear giving both his location and much more
3/ pic.twitter.com/1jMe2fIeRl— Pave Darker☻☹☻ (@PaveDarker) February 3, 2017