Eric Clanton, a former college professor from UC Berkley, was just arrested and charged for his assault of a Trump supporter at a rally in April. Numerous videos inspected by the police of crowds, from bystanders, show Clanton attacking random people with a bike lock – causing severe injuries.
Prosecutors are now calling for him to be tried for attempted murder, given the severity of the injuries and the malice behind the weapon with which he attacked.
Police acknowledge it was the videos from protestors and bystanders that allowed them to find the culprit behind these heinous attacks.
A former college professor in Berkeley, California, was arrested for using a bike lock to beat Trump supporters at a rally.
Eric Clanton was charged with three counts of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that isn’t a firearm and assault cousing great bodily injury. Clanton was placed in police custody in lieu of $20,000 bail for the crime, which involved three victims at a demonstration at Civic Center Park on April 15.
Police confirmed to the East Bay Times that in several videos from the demonstration, Clanton was seen hitting people in the head with a U-shaped bike lock – causing “significant injuries.” Homicide detectives undertook the investigation because of the serious nature of the assaults, and arrest warrants were served at an undisclosed address in both San Leandro and Oakland. He reportedly surrendered without resisting.
Clanton, East Bay Times reported, was listed as a lecturer with the California State University system for the 2015 and 2016 school years. He was also listed as a philosophy instructor with the Contra Costa Community College District.