Court Rejects Claims Of California Middle School Teacher Of A Conspiracy Between Police and White Nationalists After Berkeley Riots

anti fa memberWe have previously discussed Antifa and its violent anti-free speech philosophy. The latest violent clashes occurred at Berkeley where  middle school teacher and Antifa leader Yvonne Felarca, 47, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest for fighting in Berkeley’s much maligned “empathy tent.”  Felarca has fought the charges and called the charges a “witch hunt” to convince the court to drop the charges against her. It did not work with a California judge who refused to discuss her felony charges.  What was surprising was the language used by her lawyer in both courts filings and public statements.

Felarca (whose name in public records appears as Yvonne Capistrano Felarca) was a leader and spokesperson for the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary.  She allegedly incited and participated in the riot in 2016 between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters.

During the riot, Felarca allegedly hit Nigel Walker, a member of the Traditionalist Worker Party. She also reportedly called a man a Nazi and repeatedly punching him in the stomach while shouting “get the fuck off our streets,” according to the Daily Californian.  She was herself stabbed in the melee.

She argued to the court that the California Highway Patrol was in cahoots with the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office “covered-up for and colluded with the fascists and that the charges amount to a witch-hunt against Felarca.” That unhinged language was actually put in a motion for dismissal. The motion further alleged that the CHP and District Attorney were involved in a “cover-up by interrogating and harassing” the counter-protesters who were being treated in the hospital.

Felarca’s lawyer, Shanta Driver, could face serious questions over her own public comments.  After the rejection of the motion, Driver stated “I think the judge’s decision was politically motivated; I don’t think it was valid. I think that this decision is regarded by all as being really outrageous.”  While I have argued for the protection of free speech rights for lawyers criticizing courts, state bar rules generally bar such personal attacks on judges that impugn their integrity.  Here Driver is saying that the judge decided the issue not on the law but politics.  Given the allegation in the motion of a conspiracy between police and white nationalists, the comments on the court could raise issues for the state the bar.


26 thoughts on “Court Rejects Claims Of California Middle School Teacher Of A Conspiracy Between Police and White Nationalists After Berkeley Riots”

  1. Keep letting in enough immigrants – legal and illegal – and you’ll end up just like California. Of course, that will never happen because… ah .. well because.

    1. You mean and have the world’s 5th largest economy, edging out Britain?

      1. You meant to say IN SPITE of all the anarchy and homelessness and chaos, they still edge out Great Britain, which is on the verge of imploding due to the invasion of Savage Muslims, right?

        WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: California. Sh*thole…and HERE are the FACTS.

        Remember the famous (but sad) saying, “If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth.” Well I have the number one lie in America for you- “Diversity makes us stronger. Immigration makes us more prosperous.”

        Sorry, but not always.

        California is Exhibit A. It’s filled with immigrants. Ten million to be exact. Many of them illegal. Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California- where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau.

        While California accounts for 12% of America’s population, it accounts for one third of America’s welfare checks. California leads the country in food stamp use. California has more people on welfare than most countries around the world.

        But I thought immigration made us more prosperous?

        Homelessness is exploding in California- with tent encampments overrunning schools, businesses and upscale neighborhoods. California is now home to 22% of this nation’s homeless population.

        California leads the nation in debt. Total state and local debt is almost $1.5 trillion. Combining state debt with California’s share of federal debt produces a debt to GDP ratio of 153%- higher than the PIGS of the EU (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain), which are all facing economic collapse and ruin.

        The traffic is suffocating, miserable and unlivable. The highways and infrastructure are crumbling. The public schools are an unmitigated disaster (and that’s with the highest per pupil spending in America).

        If immigration is so great for our country and illegal aliens “contribute a net positive” to society…how do you explain what’s happening in California?

        I haven’t even gotten to the taxes. The income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes and gas taxes are all the highest in the nation. Why do you think that is? To pay the enormous costs of illegal immigration. To pay for the education costs, healthcare costs, police, courts, lawyers, prisons, and hundreds of different welfare programs for millions of California’s illegal aliens and struggling legal immigrants too.

        But you haven’t heard the worst yet. California- the immigrant capital of America- is filthy. Perhaps the filthiest place on earth. Filthier than the slums of Calcutta. Filthier than the poorest slums of Brazil and Africa.

        NBC journalists recently conducted a survey of San Francisco. They found piles of smelly garbage on the streets, used needles, gallons of urine and piles of feces- all near famous tourist attractions, fancy hotels, government buildings and children’s playgrounds.

        Medical experts say the used drug needles they found can infect anyone who steps on them with HIV or Hepatitis. NBC News filmed hypodermic needles scattered on the ground as a group of preschool students walked by on their field trip to city hall.

        The hundreds of piles of feces they found can also prove deadly. Medical experts report as the fecal matter dries the germs become airborne and if inhaled by children, they can lead to death.

        Infectious disease expert and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Lee Riley told NBC journalists the streets of San Francisco are worse than any of the world’s most notorious slums. “The contamination…is much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India.”

        I guess diversity isn’t always so grand. I guess illegal immigration isn’t always the strength of America. Clearly, immigration- in the wrong form- does not lead to prosperity. California has become unlivable. The middle class are fleeing in record numbers- many of them to Las Vegas.

        California is no longer the American Dream. For native born Americans, it is the American Nightmare. A cautionary tale of what happens when you combine open borders; a pathetic welfare state; and radical liberal politicians who see taxpayers as targets to be fleeced and illegal aliens as their core constituency.

        44% of Californians don’t speak English at home. It is a foreign state inside America. Soon expect to see employment ads that say, “Americans not wanted.”

        California is following “the Mexican model” – ie a population with a tiny sliver of super rich elites at the top…and everyone else is dirt poor. Just like Mexico, the middle class is becoming extinct in California. This is the express train to hell.

        Thanks to illegal immigration (which is always a net negative)…thanks to the joys of diversity (which doesn’t always work)…thanks to liberal politicians and voters…

        California is quite simply a sh*thole.

      2. Do you have any idea how much Calif. owes?
        Have you any idea of future debt down the line Calif. will soon owe because of Democrats getting campaign donations from Unions, and then those very same politicians being the ones negotiating future contracts with those very same unions, after they win their elections?
        “A new survey of the “most miserable cities” in the US suggests that five of the 10 worst are in California.”…BBC
        Why are people getting Hep. A from feces in the streets in San Diego?
        Why is feces now a huge problem on the streets in San Francisco?
        Why is just about all of LA now considered a slum, because of their huge tent cities full of the homeless?
        Why has Calif. just last month been declared the State with “The Lowest Quality of Life”?

  2. The Calif State Bar website does NOT list Shanta Driver as a member. Other news reports say she graduated from Wayne State Univ School of Law in Detroit and practices law in that city. She travels to Calif as an activist, but is not allowed to practice law there. Presumably someone else was actually representing Falarca, and Driver was commenting for the press. Which is a mistake, because Sacramento is far more conservative than Berkeley or San Fran, and her comments may well have alienated potential jurors. The Sac District Attorney, Anne Marie Schubert, is highly regarded for establishing a Cold Case Unit which recently captured the Golden State Killer who terrorized Calif for decades, and she also established a unit to prosecute animal abusers. Activist lawyers who don’t know the community may do more harm than good for their clients when they run their mouths against “the system” that they know nothing about.

  3. You really believe that attorney’s criticizing judges, who are limited public figures, is compatible with the first Amendment?

  4. I hope the parents at her middle school will visit her classes, and scrutinize her interactions with the children.
    The stated goals of BAMN are to whip up a strident, self-righteous youth movement, where accusations of racism are indiscriminately thrown at anyone who questions their sick oppressor-group vs. victim-group ideology. You can imagine how she could create a toxic environment for youth — especially by lowering the expectations of inclusion, success and prosperity for minority youth. I’m certain that such covert racism in the classroom would throw the administration into a conundrum….reverse racism being in vogue with squishy soft liberals.

  5. She farkles with forked tongue.

    Antifa claims to be anti fascist yet uses fascist tactics. Antifa is a descendant , direct diiscendent of the International Socialist version of Hitler’s Brown Shirts themselves National Socialists. It’s founder Leon Trotsky an International Socialist was the fore runner of both his black shirts, Hitlers Brown shirts and the present day Antifa.

    Mussolini had his own fascist squads or teams but then as a former head of the Italian Sociaist Party turned National Socialist he and his co-leaders invented the term fascist small f meaning complete control by any and all means possible and Large F the name of his party corresponding to the Hitlers Nazi Party National Socialist German Labor Party and the International Socialists various organizations which became KGB. Committee For State Security Prior to the National Socialist movement the International socialist spun off the Progressive Socialists themselves fascist in nature.

    Obama himself stated he wanted to turn DOHS into an organization equal or more powerful than the military or a protective echelon in German Schutz Staffel or Dictorate of Internal Security. None of them are right wing except the right wing of the left. All are socialist All are fascist and so is Comrade Felarca and Antifa which is more Antifada than anti fascist.

    The future of our Repesentative Constitutional Republic. See them this summer as they earn extra credits from places like Berekely and Fresno at a riot near you. Then consider again for whom will you vote?

    No doubt are resident sociaists will speak on their behalf. That’s a good thing. It gives you more reason than ever to vorte against facism in any of it’s forms

  6. I think we’re learning what Nutchacha’s day job is.

  7. “state the bar”

    Jonathan Turley, what have you been ingesting?

  8. In CA can someone who is convicted of assault have their teaching certificate sanctioned?

  9. > What was surprising was the language used by her lawyer in both courts filings and public statements.

    The wiki lists the lawyer, Shanta Driver as “BAMN’s national chair”. Front Page Mag’s discover the networks describes her as the founder of BAMN, By Any Means Necessary.

    So nothing surprising to me that the founder of a political terrorist group whose very name threatens violence would be seen attacking the jurist who ruled against her.

  10. This article conflates two different events. Felarca was arrested for punching someone in the “empathy tent” at a park across the street from City Hall in Berkeley, CA. Berkeley is located in Alameda County.

    Felarca was also arrested at a riot near the State Capitol building Sacramento, CA. Sacramento is located in Sacramento, County, which is why the Sac. Co. District Attorney is prosecuting the case. Also, she wasn’t stabbed. The melee started when 30 members of the Traditionalist Workers Union, described in the press as a right-wing group, were protesting against affirmative action at the Capitol. They were confronted by 300 members of Antifa. Ms. Felarca suffered a head gash which required stitches.

    The lawyer, Ms. Driver, is president of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a pro-affirmative action group which organized violent demonstrations at the country’s leading public universities, Berkeley and Michigan.

  11. It’s difficult to understand this article, but it appears that Felarca was charged with battery (for repeatedly punching someone) and resisting arrest (not covered in this article). Felarca’s attorney, in arguing that the CHP colluded with some fascists, gave the judge no basis for dismissing any charges, and when the lawyer later spoke of the judge’s decision as being “politically motivated” and “not valid”, she clearly violated ethical standards. The trial should be interesting – I saw the video.

    1. Sure it does. Who doesn’t care about the welfare of an avowed Marxist rioting in the streets and asaulting cops before she rushes off to teach some history to her classroom of illegals and impressionable middle schoolers. My only question is who put that inexperienced knifeman in the riot? Seems bad form to send in an incompetent.

    2. I once sprained my melee. It hurt for about two weeks. Must hurt pretty bad, to get stabbed there.

        1. enigma – any injury to the melee, however minor, can put you out of action for a couple of weeks. 😉

        1. Lou Ann Watson – what was the co-pay on that melee transplant? BTW, glad you are doing fine now. 🙂

  12. Do you really think the CA bar is going to investigate this? I think not. Hell, they will probably make her president.

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