College Professor Arrested as Suspect in Berkeley Assault
BY DEBRA HEINE MAY 25, 2017
A former Diablo Valley College professor who was identified by online sleuths as the “anti-fascist” protester who assaulted a Trump supporter at the so-called “Battle of Berkeley” last month has been arrested and taken into custody.
Eric Clanton, who had reportedly been under investigation for weeks, is being held on $200,000 bail after being booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening.
I was very skeptical that Alameda County authorities would pursue this, and said so in a discussion forum post or three. So I am definitely surprised. I’ll hold back on rejoicing that justice was done when the guy goes to trial on charges proportionate to what he allegedly did, and the Alameda County DA’s office prosecutes it vigorously. It’s Alameda County and it’s Berserkeley.