Milo Yiannopoulos, former conservative writer at Breitbart, was scheduled to speak at the campus of UC Berkeley when liberal protestors broke out into a riot, causing over $100,000 in damages. Many conservative protestors were knocked out and beaten on campus.
Two Berkeley College Republicans “were attacked while conducting an interview” on the campus on Thursday, UC Berkeley also said in a prepared statement. The attackers, who were not affiliated with the university, were taken into custody by UC Berkeley police. Administrators decided to cancel the Wednesday event about two hours before the Breitbart editor’s speech. UC Berkeley said it removed him from campus “amid the violence and destruction of property and out of concern for public safety.”
In response to this outburst of violence, the Republican State Senators in Arizona passed a legislation to seize assets from far left violent rioters on Wednesday. This new law will help discourage people who are being paid to riot and allow police more power to keep peaceful demonstrations just that… peaceful.
From AZ Capitol Times:
SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others. But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated. And what’s worse, said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side. Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.