Berkeley assault victim Hayden Williams, a Leadership Institute field representative who was filmed being punched on the UC Berkeley campus, told Sean Hannity on Monday he will press charges against campus thug Zachary Greenberg.
According to Fox News, The defendant charged with smashing a conservative activist in the face in an assault at the University of California, Berkeley campus last month pleaded not guilty to four counts at his arraignment on Wednesday.
Zachary Greenberg, a 28-year-old software engineer, gave his plea at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. The Alameda County District Attorney’s office filed three criminal felony charges and one misdemeanor charge against Greenberg on Tuesday.
Harmeet Dhillon, the attorney for Hayden Williams, the victim of the alleged assault, tweeted that Greenberg was ordered to stay off the UC-Berkeley campus, and away from her client. Dhillon, who attended the arraignment, also said the court granted Greenberg’s request to have his personal information redacted from public records because he was being harassed and threatened.
The felony counts relate to assault and causing or intending bodily injury, and criminal threats. A misdemeanor count is related to vandalism, the complaint shows.
The whole thing was clearly caught on camera with a clean shot of the thug but it took police a week to make an arrest. It speaks volumes on how serious (or not) Berkley police took the violent assault. Take a look:
President Donald Trump took note of the incident and brought Williams onstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday and encouraged him to sue UC Berkeley and the state of California.
UC Berkeley issued a statement on Sunday saying that much of the reporting and commentary on the case is “willfully distorted and inaccurate.”
The university said critics who alleged that the delay in arresting and charging Greenberg was due to the imputed political beliefs of the campus administration “willfully impugned the integrity and independence of the excellent officers of the UC police, who seek to uphold the law regardless of who the perpetrators are, or what they happen to believe in.”
CBS SF reported that UC Berkeley also said allegations that it doesn’t support free speech for all of its students, regardless of their perspectives, are “absurd” and “have no basis in fact.”