Professor Gets Probation For Bludgeoning Conservatives With Bike Lock

Authored by Grace Gottschling via Campus Reform,

A former professor and Antifa activist has avoided jail time for beating multiple Trump supporters with a metal bike lock at a 2017 free speech rally in Berkeley, California.

Eric Clanton, a former philosophy professor at Diablo Valley College, began serving three years of probation Wednesday after three charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one felony count of inflicting great bodily injury were dismissed or stricken from the record.

Clanton assaulted at least three Trump supporters with a metal bike lock during a pro-Trump rally in Berkeley, California, on April 15, 2017, one of whom reportedly received a head laceration that required five staples.

Clanton’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday to establish if the case should move to trial, but Berkeleyside reports that all of the most serious charges were dropped after Clanton struck a deal to plead “no contest.”

Three of the felony charges against Clanton, for assault with a deadly weapon that is not a gun, were dismissed, as was a misdemeanor charge of wearing a mask to evade detection while committing a crime. The fourth felony charge, for causing serious bodily injury, was stricken from the record. 

Clanton was convicted of simple battery, a misdemeanor, after pleading “no contest,” for which he will now serve three years of probation that are scheduled to conclude in Aug 2021, according to online documents released by the court. 

As PJ Media points out, though, it is somewhat surprising that prosecutors would agree to such lenient terms in a plea deal, given that Clanton has been arrested in connection with disruptive demonstrations in the past, and that the evidence against him in the present case was substantial.

One of the assaults was caught on video, in which a man dressed in black, identified by police as Clanton, can briefly be seen hitting another man in the head with a metal bike lock during the rally.

During a search of Clanton’s home, police also recovered “U-locks, sunglasses, a glove, jeans, and facial coverings” consistent with items worn during the assaults, and phone records placed him in the vicinity of the attacks during the time they were committed.

Clanton later turned himself in to the Berkeley police department following a warrant being issued for his arrest. 



macholatte mtl4 Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:20 Permalink


Not until the Blue Brain Numb Skulls wake up and demand “law & order” will this shit stop.
Until then, we should stop reacting to these antics and instead embrace them.  We should encourage Antifa to do as much damage as possible.  I’d like to see them torch the Portland City Hall and beat the shit out of a couple dozen cops who stand by “obeying orders” doing nothing while conservatives are victimized.

Make Portland the next Baltimore!


                          Go Antifa! Go!




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HopefulCynical macholatte Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Not until the Blue Brain Numb Skulls wake up and demand “law & order” will this shit stop.


The Marxists control the government at all levels. Good luck with your "demands."

Either there's a fucking red tsunami this November, or two of the three boxes - soap and ballot - have officially been exhausted.

Not advocating - just observing.

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All Risk No Reward HopefulCynical Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:43 Permalink

No, the Money Power Monopolist control government at all levels, along with everything else big (including drug cartels and white slavery cartels - be imaginative).

The veneer of socialism / Marxism exists because it is the proven method for the Money Power Monopolists to dupe the witless into standing down while the Money Power sets up a TOTALITARIAN CONTROL GRID and oppress ordinary people.

The Money Power Monopolist would rather murder these socialist idiots than give them any real goods that don't ultimately generate societal slavery through their debt-based monetary system.

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All Risk No Reward Gardentoolnumber5 Fri, 08/10/2018 - 21:44 Permalink

The political system is a false dichotomy that exists based on Money Power mind control over the masses who will only vote for people "advertized" to them by the Money Power Monopolist assets.

The whole thing is fake.

Don't be so gullible.  They laugh at us and when we act like Muppets it only validates their complete contempt for our idiocy.

"Although the so-called "moral issues" were raised, in view of the law of natural selection it was agreed that a nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have intelligence. Such people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent."
~Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

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I am Groot macholatte Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:02 Permalink

So far the Antifa protests have been nothing more than a few expensive acts of vandalism and some mosh pit-like behavior. Nobody has died yet. I think both sides are afraid to fully take the plunge and go full kinetic. When that happens, then it will be all out war across the nation between the Left and the Right.

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CheapBastard hazden Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:26 Permalink

We'll see the rise of street justice since these alt left judges refuse to enforce the law. That's why gang members refuse to tattle on who shot them or their buddy. The know the cops and judge won't do diddly.

So it's up to the gang members themselves to protect each other. We'll see everyday people doing the same in order to see justice is done when they are wronged.

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ThanksChump CheapBastard Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

Private justice isn't new.


A discussion about what constitutes justice in this case could be interesting.


Jail doesn't cut it for little faggots like this POS. That's like an all-expense-paid Greek vacation for Soros' Brownshirts.


I'm thinking more along the lines of removing his favored arm, in sections (chunks) amounting to one gram of flesh for every stroke he dealt his victims, allowing a few days to recover from each chunk's removal. Then he's free to go. That's someone who will not repeat their crime.

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NVTRIC The Gladiator Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

That is my fucking wife to a T.  Bring up an issue, even constructively, about her shortcomings and holy shit every fucking thing I have ever done wrong in my life comes flying out of her mouth.  Funny, there was a time not that long ago where I actually gave a shit about her opinion - until I matured some and recognized it for what it was - deflection and evasion.  


Now I call that shit out, condemn it, and tell her if she doesn't fucking like it, divorce me.  I guess my pension is just too much for her to give up.  My mother turned my step-dad Red after 40 years of the Blue affliction.  There is hope, even if it takes 40 years of being wrong.


Being on the side of righteousness is never easy, but it is always right.

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Free This Long Live The Donald Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

You don't know shit about me.

Sick twisted mind you have there. KKK are your people Democrat. Just like you, murderous scum, and you love them. Just admit your allegiance to the Antifa and be done with it. Right Alinsky bot? Target and destroy - you know the drill right? That is why you have glomed onto me.

C'mon now boy, you love the communist Antifa, you are their poster child, sick and twisted just like they are, sucking the life out of people is your shtick.

Proud of yourself now? I bet you are, you high minded little dolt, you think you're better than everyone else, and need to control them.

Not me young man, piss up another rope, I will burn you badly.


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ThanksChump MonsterSchmuck Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:15 Permalink

KKK were Democrats though, for the record.

LBJ made some of them - the dumber ones - jump ship by passing the Republican's Civil Rights Act that LBJ had fought in the Senate for over a decade. If you see a "Republican" sporting a Democrat battle flag (confederate flag) or espousing the KKK, you know right away they're really a Democrat, and that one of their parents is dumb as a can of paint.


If you see a Democrat decrying their battle flag, then you're looking at a Level V dumbass.


Democrats have always been the slavery party. Always were, still are. They did trade cotton plantations for vote plantations (ghettoes) though, which is arguably an improvement.

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Things that go bump tmosley Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

Yes, Proud Boys are rather better at mayhem then the limp-wristed Antifa, and you know, sociologists have been concerned for some time that 1% motorcycle clubs look an awful lot like brown shirts just waiting to be picked up and pointed in the right direction. A lot of those guys are former military too, and their politics do not lean to the left. I'm not sure whether to model their society after the mafia or the Jomsvikings. I'm leaning towards latter day Jomsvikings.

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