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Progressive Berkeley Mayor calls on Antifa to be declared a criminal gang under California law

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin says I think we should classify them as a gang. They come dressed in uniforms. They have weapons, almost like a militia, and I think we need to think about that in terms of our law enforcement approach.

"We also need to hold accountable and encourage people not to associate with these extremists because it empowers them and gives them cover, said Arreguin.

Under California law, a gang is defined as an organization of at least three persons, with a common name, or identifying mark or symbol, which engages in criminal activity. Criminals who commit offenses for gangs can face tougher sentences in the state.

For those who are unaware, Jesse Arreguin defeated a very liberal Democratic opponent in the mayor race in Berkeley in 2016 as the more left-leaning candidate in the race. And he's calling Antifa a gang.

Time to stop giving Antifa any cover here on DU in my estimation.

Posted by Expecting Rain | Tue Aug 29, 2017, 07:50 PM (15 replies)
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