Some liberal Berkeley students were finally slapped with the law this week after they wrote “f**k white people” and “kill cops” in graffiti.
Ismael Chamu and Peter Estrada were both arrested under the suspicion of “felony vandalism causing $400 or more in damage, the commission of a hate crime, hate crime enhancements and conspiracy.”
Check it out (per Daily Caller):
The development comes after a number of graffiti vandalism incidents were reported in the area, as well as several incidents of slashed tires.
Some graffiti read “Fuck white people,” “Class war,” and “kill cops” with an anarchist symbol.
Another graffiti drawing said, “Fuck liberal scum,” indicating an anarchist Antifa (antifascist) presence, as Antifa often target so-called “liberals” for not being radical enough.
Chamu was arrested another time not long ago and made headlines because he accused police of racially profiling him.
Chamu wrote a Facebook post that garnered attention from left-wing activists in early July. Chamu described being arrested and alleged it was an incident of racial profiling, saying, “I was kidnapped by armed agents. I was humiliated. I have been traumatized. I still feel shock and pain and anger. I am just glad to be free. At Least feel the illusion of freedom.”
“The Police racially profiled me for being Mexican. For looking like a ‘Burglar’ for appearing ‘Dangerous’,” he said.
Chamu conveniently omitted a few important details of his arrest, however (via Berkeleyside):
BPD Chief Andrew Greenwood said Chamu and a second person were stopped shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Warring Street because police were looking for suspects in a burglary that had just happened. They were detained “because they matched the broadcast description” from a “‘hot prowl’ burglary” — where victims are inside at the time of the crime.
According to Greenwood, an officer saw Chamu duck behind a vehicle when he saw police, and appeared to set something down. Greenwood said an officer recovered a knife under that vehicle during the investigation. According to a photograph of the knife provided by BPD, it was a 6-inch knife with a 2.5-inch blade. Police arrested Chamu on suspicion of possession of an illegal weapon, the spring-loaded folding knife, said Greenwood. The young man was not identified in a line-up as one of the burglary suspects.
Arreguin, on the other hand, has ties to the leftist group “By Any Means Necessary” (BAMN), a group that’s been involved in a number of violent protests.
Both men are being held on $85,000 bail.
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