Zachary Greenberg, 28, has been arrested by Berkeley police after the attack on conservative activist Hayden Williams, 26, on UC Berkeley campus while trying to recruit students for a conservative group. While President Donald Trump encouraged Williams to sue Berkeley, the university actually condemned the attack and launched an investigation. For that reason, I cannot understand Trump’s criticism. I have objected to the treatment of conservatives on campuses including Berkeley, but in this instance the university seems to have acted quickly and responsibly. I fail to be the basis for a lawsuit against the university or the President’s attack on the university’s actions.
In a video, Williams (who is not a Berkeley student) is shown recruiting for the Leadership Institute, when he is attacked by Greenberg. The table was knocked over, signs destroyed, and Williams viciously punched.
The San Francisco Chronicle has identified Greenberg as the suspect who punched Williams several times.
Heavy.com reports that Greenberg once worked for the university from May 21-July 9, 2010 as a lab assistant in the Department of Psychology.
Greenberg was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempting to cause great bodily injury. It is not clear what the deadly weapon might be. It looks like two punches were thrown.
Notably, another person was also involved but has not been arrested.
Greenberg is being held on $30,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.