Antifa Whines About Mugshots Being Posted After Months Of Doxxing Conservatives

Antifa supporters were angry that the Berkeley police posted the mugshots of protesters who were arrested on Twitter.

Berkeley, CA – Antifa supporters have complained about the Berkeley Police Department posting mugshots on Twitter of the 20 people who were arrested on Sunday when protesters attacked police and city vehicles during a march by conservative groups.

Berkeley PD has refused to remove their tweets that included booking photos, names, ages, hometowns, and crimes alleged to have been committed by the arrestees, Newsweek reported.

In a press release posted on Sunday evening, the police department said the list of people arrested at the protest was only “partial” and said police were still working to confirm the identities of some of those who had been arrested.

Berkeley police said “extremists” had thrown explosives at Berkeley police and Alameda County sheriff’s deputies. Three members of the public were treated by the Berkeley Fire Department, according to the press release.

“There was significant damage to City property: An extremist element amongst a large group marched westbound by the Berkeley Way parking lot, smashing 21 city vehicles and slashing City vehicle tires, and setting one City vehicle on fire. Three minor dumpster fires were extinguished,” the police department posted.

Critics of the police department posting the mugshots claimed it was an effort to publicly shame those individuals.

“This is very disturbing,” University of California law professor Veena Dubal told The Guardian.

“It seems like a public-shaming exercise, which is not the role of the police department ... They are making it really accessible for folks who might wish these people harm to locate them,” complained Dubal, who is a former Berkeley police review commissioner.

Civil rights organizations said they thought antifa activists had been targeted because none of those arrested appeared to be affiliated with the "patriot" groups who they were protesting.

Their assessment failed to acknowledge that the members of those organizations had not been throwing explosive devices at law enforcement or smashing in the windows of businesses.

The city of Berkeley announced ahead of the planned marches that no “weapons” or “anything … that can be used for a ‘riot’” would be permitted in the area. To the protesters’ horror, the city also banned the wearing of masks, The Guardian reported.

“It really seemed to us like the Berkeley police department was there to … target the anti-fascist protesters,” Jay Kim, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild’s local chapter, told The Guardian.

Kim claimed officers had been arresting protesters “at random” and for arbitrary reasons.

Interestingly, the same groups who have actively participated in doxing thousands of Homeland Security employees and many others strongly objected to having their faces shown to the public.

“It really indicates a complete lack of concern around people’s safety,” local activist Zoé Samudzi complained to The Guardian. “That’s a practice that I can’t even begin to wrap my head around … They have been really accommodating of fascists.”

Berkeley police have defended their actions and refused to take down the tweets.

“People are coming from out of town and bringing weapons and are committed to violence … We don’t want people to be able to do that with anonymity,” Berkeley Police Spokesman Byron White said.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said the police “did a very good job” handling the rally, but said he was thinking about what to do about the posting of mugshots on social media, FOX News reported.

“We need to look into this and discuss whether this is an appropriate practice going forward,” Arreguín said.

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taylor1959
taylor1959

“It seems like a public-shaming exercise, which is not the role of the police department ... They are making it really accessible for folks who might wish these people harm to locate them,” complained Dubal, who is a former Berkeley police review commissioner........ You have got to be kidding me, they should be public shamed and more. Nothing but a bunch of losers. They have no problem being violent and harming others but you don't want anyone to locate them and maybe do them harm? Again, the left with the double standard.

dive4gold
dive4gold

post this scum on billborads

jimmer1
jimmer1

Would love to see Portland Oregon do the same to the Antifa hobos, but I think the illustrious mayor and his cronies actually praise them.

Boogers Allday
Boogers Allday

They should also post those mugshots on several billboards so everyone can see them. Not everyone uses Twatter. Those idiots are just like a home brewed ISIS to me. Unmasking their members should be priority number one. If you are doing "good" for the world you shouldn't need a mask. You're not a superhero Batman.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

why does that one have a wound on his head?

on edit: one of the women also has a wound on her face

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

there go their own coffee barrista or online social commentators careers and being able to move out of Mommy's basement in just 3 more years.They were all sooooo close to stardom too. --- All the years spent playing videos and reaching 497000 points on "Battle Universe" , getting to level of having club memberships at comicon festivals, eating abundant levels of mac and cheese, whining and having public snowflake meltdowns on a weekly basis, hanging out talking to therapy counselors in their safe spaces, .......John Belushi /Animal House said it best "7 years of college down the drain" . Losers all with a capital L.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

I think its very funny how those that hate the Constitution are so eager to run to it for cover when they get caught fighting against it.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

You can clearly see in their faces that they are respectable and productive members of society, unjustly arrested by mistake while they were on their way to participate in a fundraising event for cancer research. Or some shit.

chiefd
chiefd

Anytime I see a group represented by the National Lawyers Guild, a known communist group advocating for state prisoners, I know the group is dogshit.

elderberryjam
elderberryjam

Where is Robert Rundo in this line-up? Or did he not make it to this one?

Dustydog
Dustydog

Public shaming? Hell, yeah! Just what they deserve. I wonder how many of these pillars of society are gainfully employed. After seeing their faces, I understand why some of these leftist loons wear masks.

artw44
artw44

Anybody wearing a mask at these "peaceful" protest should be arrested. If need be pass a law against wearing one in certain situations. I'd like to see some fire hoses come into play!

Hannibal
Hannibal

Interesting how they all look like career criminals. They have the hardened look, you know?

gardengnome
gardengnome

So, why should members of a known terror group have more privacy rights given to them than all the violent criminals that the Cops have to deal with every single day?