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UC Berkeley Lashes Out at Critics of Its Handling of Attack on Conservative Student

UC Berkeley Lashes Out at Critics of Its Handling of Attack on Conservative Student

“In certain quarters of the media world theatrical outrage was expressed”

https://youtu.be/5fZ_1R_hwro

While Berkeley is not responsible for the actions of the attacker in this case, they can’t escape the fact that no one was surprised that this happened at Berkeley.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley rips critics in newly released statement on campus assault, free speech

According to a lengthy statement released Sunday morning by Dan Mogulof, assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at UC Berkeley, campus brass says the school has been wrongly maligned in its handling of the recent incident in which a conservative activist there was punched, as well as the allegation it does not support free speech.

“The afternoon of Feb. 19 began like any other on the UC Berkeley campus. Spread across Sproul Plaza were dozens of tables where many of the university’s 1000-plus student groups, representing a full array of beliefs, interests, and ideologies, engaged in advocacy and outreach, all of them equally supported, respected and welcome by the campus administration,” the statement read.

It went on to describe the incident in which a non-student and passerby punched a non-student conservative activist in the face, and republished the numerous press releases the university published as it actively pursued the investigation in the weeks that followed. (The suspect was arrested Friday.)

“In certain quarters of the media world theatrical outrage was expressed regarding the university’s supposed failure to prevent the criminal act in question. We readily admit that this university—like every single town, city, county, and state in this country—is unable to prevent a lone bad actor who was neither employee or student from engaging in reprehensible behavior on a campus spanning 1,200 acres and a population of 50,000 people,” the statement read.

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The outrage wasn’t over the university’s inability to prevent the incident. It was over the university’s apparent unwillingness to pursue the investigation of the incident and apprehend the suspect.

The university saying that the incident was between two non-students is a cop out. That would be like the NYPD refusing to investigate a crime between two tourists to the city.

Sorry, UC Berkeley, a crime was committed on your property, on your watch. And if it wasn’t for our outrage, you never would have investigated the incident.

    jeffweimer in reply to TomKey68. | March 4, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Definitely foot-dragging the investigation. They should have quickly identified the suspect as he at one time *worked for the university*.

      Milhouse in reply to jeffweimer. | March 5, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      He had a nothing job for about 2 months. How exactly should that have helped the administration identify him from a photograph? Are they supposed to know and recognize every person who has ever swept a lab, anywhere in the university, even years ago?

        Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to Milhouse. | March 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm

        Are they supposed to know and recognize every person who has ever swept a lab

        This innocent love child is far more than a lab-sweeper. He’s apparently worked at several different universities and companies as an image-processing techie at far better than intern wages. Do check out:
        https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11954

“theatrical outrage”???

you condescending lieberal bastards.

    CorkyAgain in reply to redc1c4. | March 4, 2019 at 11:28 am

    More projection by the Left. If anyone’s guilty of theatrical outrage it’s the people who see “micro-aggressions” everywhere.

If you don’t like being criticized for doing a bad job, do a better job.

healthguyfsu | March 4, 2019 at 9:51 pm

This response is comical. You reap what you sow, Berkeley. How many times have proggies used prevention of crime in arguments against gun rights? You can’t have it both ways.

In certain quarters of the media world theatrical outrage was expressed regarding the university’s supposed failure to prevent the criminal act in question.

A cheap shot and a red herring. How efficient. The outrage I happened to notice—and I’ll admit that quite a lot of it flies right by me, so I might have missed something relevant—was over a lack of diligent pursuit of the malefactor, not prevention of the crime in the first place. (Sorry, alleged malefactor.)

It is not Berkeley that tried to cover this up, it was Berkeley asking the local police and mayor to bury the story. They have pulled this stunt before.
And I suspect will again. The suspect will walk away with a small fine. All arranged so that it can happen again and again.

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