Four people injured by rioters at Milo Yiannopoulos event sue Berkeley

January 17, 2018

Four Bay Area ticket-holders who tried to attend a Milo Yiannopoulos speech but were instead attacked by masked radicals have filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley.

Two of the plaintiffs were “beaten unconscious by black-clad, masked anarchists,” apparently referring to the Antifa-style protesters who rioted before the scheduled Feb. 1 appearance, forcing the university to cancel the event and causing $100,000 in damage.

“Our clients and other innocent bystanders were needlessly and brutally attacked after campus police surrendered to demonstrators,” said Bill Becker, president and chief counsel of Freedom X, a public-interest law firm in Los Angeles that serves “conservative victims of discrimination.”

In addition to UC president Janet Napolitano, the university and campus officials, the lawsuit names the city of Berkeley, the police department and the interim chief of police, as well as unknown rioters.

“Police deliberately chose to ensure their own safety while leaving the public, who they are sworn to serve and protect, vulnerable to radical left-wing lawlessness,” said Mr. Becker in a Monday statement. “They now must answer to the public for their dereliction of duty.”

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • exoticdoc2 says:

    It makes perfect sense such violence would occur in Berkeley and that the cops there would be the type to surrender. Berkeley has long been a haven for liberal lunacy where lefty wackos are not just allowed but encouraged to commit such acts. With such rioters the best course is tear gas, bean bag guns and tasers. Clear them out and allow the people to attend whatever they choose. It also demonstrates the violent hypocrisy of the liberals with all their talk about free speech while they violently try to block free speech. Liberals are simply brain damaged.

  • Humble Servant says:

    This proves the left wing of this government started in the colleges and has festered in the cities where they exist. It is too bad we have to take people to court to make them act like humans should. We have degraded to animal level behavior when you FEEL you have the right to take your pain out on others. This type of behavior is not acceptable in a civilized society and this proves the liberals are working hard to be none civil. The problem is that we believe in civility and we are willing to endure a little pain and suffering to be civil. You do not understand there is a threshold you will step over and the wrath of civilities power will create a push back you could never fathom. Consider this court action as a warning to shape up.

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