A conservative activist whose brutal pummeling at Cal-Berkeley was caught on cell phone video told Sean Hannity Thursday he has no doubt that it was his political beliefs that prompted the attack.
Hayden Williams said Tuesday’s violent attack at the hands of an unidentified suspect on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley started when the assailant ironically accused him of promoting aggression, Fox News reports.
“This person claimed we were promoting violence on campus and proceeded to take his aggression out on us,” ~ Hayden Williams
Police are looking for a suspect who assaulted a man publicizing his conservative viewpoints on the campus of University of California, Berkeley in an attack captured on video.
UC Berkeley police said the assault happened on Upper Sproul Plaza Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 pm. The incident was recorded by two Cal students with their cellphones and video of the encounter has since gone viral.
Hayden Williams, a volunteer with conservative group Talking Points USA. On his table in Upper Sproul was a sign that read, “Hate Crimes Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims” – a reference to the Jussie Smollett case – and another saying “This is MAGA Country.” After the shoving, two punches were landed by the suspect onto Williams – one soft and one much harder, directly in his face.
The man in the video can be heard shouting profanities at Williams and at one point threatens to shoot him.
“I feared for my own safety so I started to record at that moment,” Williams told Hannity.
“That shot was a cheap shot, especially in the end,” Hannity told Williams.
Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Williams was being attacked in broad daylight. They watched as his assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But, there is another kind of evil which we must fear most … and that is the indifference of good men!
Should a person be able to peacefully protest, yes, absolutely and it is one of our protected Amendments. Blunt truth is, our Amendments are an illusion that people seem to be blind to the fact that what once was, is no more.
People need to start using the right of self defense and dealing out blunt force trauma when confronted by such hate and yes, it was clear that the situation was out of control and about to turn violent. Yet nobody stepped in to stop, prevent or aid.
If this attack was switched and a conservative was attacking a leftist or whatever, then it would have been a mob mentality and the PD would have him in chains already. Think about that…
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.