Berkeley Police Were Able To Arrest 3 Rioters out of Thousands

  • Suetonius

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    Nov 03, 2015 4:51 PM GMT
    If you want to live in a place where the police pretty much let people riot as they please (or block Interstate highways as they did a few times a couple months ago), come to Berkeley, California. Feel free to rampage on the streets and vandalize cars and storefronts. The odds of getting arrested are almost nil. The Berkeley police just like to watch, and hate to get involved. (Best not to park your car anywhere near major streets, however.)
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    Nov 03, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    It sounds like they are more spineless than Oakland police.
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    Nov 03, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
    Greewood said, at about 2:30 a.m. — post daylight saving time — that police had responded to at least three assaults that may have been committed by the same suspects.

    “Those suspects were detained, identified and arrested,” he said. “At least one victim was hospitalized.”

    They were identified as Carlos Chavez, 20, Jonathan Cortez, 22, and Adrian Hernandez, 22. According to Alameda County sheriff’s department records online, they were arrested on suspicion of two felonies: battery with serious bodily injury, and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. They are being held at Berkeley Jail on bail of $80,000 and are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.

    Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver said, as of Sunday afternoon, there were “groups of young people in and about the affected area, armed with plastic bags and work gloves, picking up trash, broken glass and bottles and what not.”

    So, those persons suspected of the most serious crimes (i.e. 3 x assaults) were apprehended in short order and the rest of the "rioters" cleaned up their red-party-cup aftermath the next day.

    Have you been attending the same criminology drama class as Southbeach?