The former Diablo Valley College professor who was identified by 4Chan users as the creep who beat Trump supporters with a bike lock has finally been arrested.
Professor Eric Clanton was arrested for the bike lock attack, according to the East Bay Times.
Clanton, 28, stands accused of the attack on a Trump supporter on April 15. But like most fascist leftists, during the attack he was wearing a face mask to try to hide his identity.
It wasn’t long before a group of 4Chan users were able to use stills from the video to ferret out the identity of the attacker. The 4Chan users identified Clanton.
4Chan users published the comparison above of the bike lock attacker and Professor Clanton.
For some time, police refused to say what they might do with the information released by the 4Chan group. But now we know the outcome.
Eric Clanton remained in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail at Berkeley Jail on Thursday and will be arraigned Friday morning at 9 a.m. at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse. He was arrested on three counts of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that isn’t a firearm and assault causing great bodily injury.
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A former Diablo Valley College staff directory Web page said Clanton, who earned a bachelor’s degree at California State University, Bakersfield, and a master’s degree at San Francisco State in philosophy, worked at the school since 2015, teaching an “introduction to philosophy with a background in teaching ethics, critical thinking, and comparative philosophy East/West” with “primary research interests” of ethics and politics.
The suspect is a “teacher” of political philosophy, Berekeleyside reports.
“His work in political philosophy … centers on mass incarceration and the prison system,” his Diablo Valley faculty page entry read, though it has since been taken down. “He is currently exploring restorative justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective.” According to his brief DVC bio, he taught an intro philosophy course that included instruction in “ethics, critical thinking, and comparative philosophy.” Clanton listed “ethics and politics” as his main research interests.
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These are the sort of creeps that work in our universities.