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[–] gazillions 1 points 45 points (+46|-1) ago 

What a complete two year old. I feel like you're criminalizing me. Did he think the police would apologize for hurting his feelings and go away? Oh yeah, Berkeley police, so yes.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Yes thats whats he learned in his safe space and now that his bullshit has been shattered he is going even deeper into the linshit spiral of being a triggert victim.

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[–] behindthetoilet 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Reason he talks like that is because he knows it works. How many times has he probably gotten off the hook spouting the same bullshit. Imagine a world where all responsibility could disappear with I feel x is discriminating records me and as such x should happen.

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[–] RightHandOfTheGoat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Those are University of California PD officers, not Berkeley PD officers. They don't report to the Berkeley mayor.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Not sure if that makes it more or less surprising that they are doing their jobs.

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[–] Camamoow 3 points 29 points (+32|-3) ago 

I am not saying there is no basis in law or anything.

But, what is the basis in law for forcing people to remove their masks? Can they also force them to remove their belts, and hats?

Or is it just "items" that mask and prevent the user from being identified?

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[–] Samsquamch 0 points 66 points (+66|-0) ago 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-mask_laws

The laws have been around for awhile, but the police have discretion in enforcing them. Which means unless they have reason to believe there is a high possibility of you committing a crime while wearing a mask in public, they probably won't harass you.

Ironically, these laws became common place in the US as a way to combat anonymous crimes committed by the KKK.

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Well that should be fun when it collides with Muslim garb.

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS [S] 2 points 34 points (+36|-2) ago  (edited ago)

It's not the mask itself -- it is illegal under the California penal code, section 185 PC for persons to wear a mask or disguise for the purposes of concealing their identity to the police.

This is not an attorney advertisement.

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[–] welcome_to_voat 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

...during the commision od a crime (offense). Once you vandalize sonething ot hit someone, while wearing a mask, you can be charged with wearing a mask during a crime.
But being at a "political" event ia not a crime. I dont like "antifa" but this arrest bothers me too.

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[–] IforgotMYpASS 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Can I use this as attorney advice then?

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[–] rosshk 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I believe it varies by state. The better question is, why was is allowed before, and not now?

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[–] greenfascist 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

because the faggot mayor of berkeley arreguin was not previously known to be part of bamn which has been directly responsible for antifa violence, also the mayor appointed a 'progressive' police chief that did lots of 'community outreach'.

Until this was published, they were giving each other handjobs at city meetings. Now the cops can't keep doing that without I would hope the national guard being called in with rubber bullets and rock salt.

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[–] muricasnexttopautist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like this response. This is along the lines of what I remember from a multicultural issues in criminal justice course I remember. Specifically in targeting individuals attending an ethnic or racial festival. How can you justify targeting a suspected Tongan gang member at a Tongan festival? It becomes pretty fucking stupidly complicated. You would assume or hope that the majority of peaceful protesters would police their own group and turn against anyone in their ranks who did anything criminal. Unfortunately it does not work this way, the police then have to take into consideration the safety of all. I completely agree, this was caused by their own actions, they created this, and have caused damage to others protesting along the same side. This is just an example of what happens when attention is focused the way it has been on Berkley, anywhere.

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[–] tanukihat 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

"I feel like I'm being criminalized," he whined pathetically from behind his face mask, holding a can of pepper spray, surrounded by fellow rioters.

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

He seems to be by himself. And aside from the mask, he looks better dressed and better groomed than the typical antifa. I was thinking he maybe came down by himself to see what all the fuss was about, and he wandered around in his mask until the police caught him like a noob.

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[–] WitnesstheSalt 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

My bet is that boy is a tragedy.

Odds are he's a student. As an Asian odds are his parents kicked his ass with daily cram school in lieu of an actual childhood, enough to get him over the penalties Asians face in qualifying scores. He moves onto campus and for the first time in his life he's his own person. He starts hanging out with people who DIDN'T do three hours of cram every night. Being Berkley they're 99% freaky nu-left so he dyes his hair blonde in a feeble effort to snowflake up. Thats all he has the nerve for and he gets mocked for his trouble. A Zima bender later he gets ear gauges to try to blend in even more, though he knows his parents would shit if they saw it. Still doesn't get him any pussy, the poor sad fuck.

Mayhem goes down. He was studying and missed it. His friends give him twelve kinds of shit for that. They tell him to mask up and get out for the next round. So he roots around in his gear and comes up with all he has, some medical masks Mom bought him to wear when it's sick season. Then he wanders out, gets too close to some cops looking for an example. Hell, he probably forgot he had the mask on and wandered near the cops because he felt safer near them. Being campus cops they give him a chance to yield, but he defaults to the behaviours he learned from those freaky nu-lefties. Unfortunately he doesn't have the danger sense that comes with years of misbehaving. The cops roll their eyes and bag him.

Now he's overnighting in a cell at the worst time, finals are coming in short order. He's tagged with a list of various offenses, mostly trivial but tell that to mom and dad. And there's the risk the university might bring the hammer down because those are campus cops that bagged him. Being Berkley he'll probably be fine but the idea would be terrifying. No wonder he looked like he was about to cry.

And after all that, the chubby rainbow haired sociology sophomore he was beta orbiting still doesn't even give him a handjob. She pissed off as soon as the finals were done, didn't even text him goodbye. He wanders up to her now empty room. The mattress still smells like her: patchouli oil and yeast. A single tear rolls down his cheek as he closes the door and unzips. He will masturbate and cry, face down in the mattress, until he spills his seed on his pant leg in a final moment of futile shame.

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[–] worthlesshope 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

asians also normally wear those type of masks not to hide identity but for germs/smog reasons. So I wonder if he was antifa or just a regular person

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[–] JohnnySkidmarx 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Peaceful protestors don't need to hide their faces.

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[–] Tb0n3 6 points -2 points (+4|-6) ago 

They also don't not need to. I'm worried about the constitutionality of these laws, regardless of whether they work or not.

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[–] EloquentOgre 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The masks served a dual purpose:

  1. To intimidate and bully a certain group, in an clear and deliberate effort to suppress their freedom of speech and public assembly.

  2. To hide the identity of individuals perpetrating criminal acts (including attempting to outright maim and murder people with bicycle lock strikes to the head) - standard black bloc procedure, mask up en masse, and use the masks, crowd, and confusion as a means to launch assaults on person and property while avoiding identification and apprehension.

I love the innocent act. It's clever and it might actually help him minimize or avoid any penalty whatsoever, but the removal of the masks certainly did have a sedative effect on the brutality of the Antifa protesters today. It is a necessary response whenever these Black Bloc thugs appear, their history of violence alas justifies it. Thanks go to people like Eric Clanton and his murderous behavior for being an outstanding example of just what kind of monster hides behind the Black Bloc/Antifa mask, and for making this unmasking justified beyond any doubt

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Completely agree. The capitulation is almost as good as a surrender.

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[–] EloquentOgre 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can really see just how powerful their masks are to them just by watching their body language in unmasking videos. It utterly disarms them, and demoralizes them - like the KKK, those masks are a great element of their self image, their feeling of personal power, and when it's gone, they're just standing naked, revealed to the world for what they are. Add to that the fact they lose the ability to hide their identities for committing the acts of criminality they are so prone to, and unmasking is a powerful measure in protecting the freedoms, and safety of the public. Whether they agree with their opinions or not.

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[–] BobBelcher 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Is this one of those "symbolic arrests" that they advertised on their website?

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[–] nigger_plz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sure looks like it. They went after an Asian knowing he would get all uppity. Probably the only Asian in the whole rally. Nice, easy bust.

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

He looked like he was trying not to cry.

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[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

too little too late. fuck them, and fuck the ACLU too. fucking commie bitches.

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