An Oakland man who is being accused of assaulting a conservative on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley last month is having a real bad day, as he’s now facing three felony charges according to the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
Couldn’t have happened to a better guy, right?
Prosecutors charged Zachary Greenberg, 28, with “assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, battery with serious bodily injury, and criminal threats,” according to WTVU-TV. Each charge is a felony in the state of California.
“We are pleased that the good investigative work of our police department has led to the filing of these charges,” Dan Mogoluf, a Berkeley official, told Fox News. “The university believes that those who violate the free-speech rights of others must be held accountable and face the appropriate consequences.”
The charges against Greenberg were made public days after he was arrested for the alleged assault, which took place on Feb. 19. He was later released on bail.
Video of the incident shows Greenberg and a friend approach Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who was handing out recruitment materials for a right-wing activist organization. Greenberg was apparently enraged over the pro-Trump material Williams distributed.
An argument ensued and quickly devolved into a physical confrontation when one of the two men slapped a cellphone from Williams’ hand. Williams began filming the encounter because he felt that he might be in danger.
During a struggle over the phone, Greenberg allegedly punched Williams several times, video evidence shows.
Officials from the university have revealed that neither the victim nor the aggressor in this case are students at the school.
At the end of the day, Greenberg is getting what he deserves. If he didn’t like the message being spread by conservative groups he could have engaged in a civil discussion with these individuals and allowed their ideologies to go to war on the battlefield of ideas, rather than getting physically violent.
Leftists are becoming increasingly more hostile toward people who think differently than they do, foregoing the tolerance we hear them preach about constantly, in favor of bashing someone’s face in to make their point.
Hopefully other liberals will learn from this guy’s mistake and learn to speak their mind with words and not fists.