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Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley vandalized... again

Did you think that the moonbats in Berkeley would leave the Marines alone now that Code Pink has packed up and left?

Please. This is the city that took their protesting of the center to near riot levels. It's the city where the mayor said that the Marines weren't welcome and should leave. So we should hardly be surprised that the scum that occupies Berkeley has attacked the center yet again.

The United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Office in downtown Berkeley came under attack once again Wednesday night when a group of vandals broke the building's windows with sledgehammers and splashed them with red paint.

Officers at the recruiting center at 64 Shattuck Square were not able to say whether the incident was related to protests taking place throughout the rest of the country on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Officer Andrew Frankel said the police received a call at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday from an eyewitness who reported that three suspects were breaking the Marine Corps office's plate-glass windows and splashing them with red paint.

Eyewitnesses saw the suspects leave the scene immediately after the crime, Frankel said. Berkeley police officers combed the neighborhood for suspects and talked to eyewitnesses but were unable to find the culprits.

However, an hour later, police officers arrested a man on an unrelated warrant who they consider a "person of interest" in the incident.

... Deboard said that, according to eyewitness accounts, a group of vandals attacked the recruiting station around 8 p.m., hitting its windows with sledgehammers and "slopping gooey thick red paint on them."

He said police arrived immediately after they were called.

"We boarded up the windows as best as we could to prevent further damage," he said. "The landlord is in the process of cleaning them up. He is paying for it."

Deboard said nobody was present at the office when it was vandalized.

Of course they didn't vandalize it when the Marines were inside. They'd get their asses kicked and they know it.

Here's a picture of the damage:

Of course, liberals support the troops. Remember that.

Quick update: it turns out that liberals in Berkeley are, indeed, gloating about the attack (HT Michelle Malkin):

At 9PM on March 18th, the eve of the 6th anniversary of the war in Iraq, a group of persons wearing masks smashed the windows and splattered red paint at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley, California.

The center has been the target of protests for the last 18 months, and stands as a symbol of U.S. militarism and imperialist wars. The act of property distruction stands alone as the embodyment of frustration of a people whos government does not listen to or care about them.

Police have not made any arrests but are reviewing the tape, said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. A sledgehammer and a crowbar were found in a nearby garbage can nearby, and are being reviewing as evidence. After breaking windows and improving the Marine Corps logo at the center, the group wearing masks and dark clothing scattered in three different directions, police said.

As of the time of this posting, no one involved has been arrested. The act was easy. You and a few friends could have pulled it off any day.




I'm somehow not surprised.

Hat Tip: Right Wing News


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Comments (29)

Reminds me about the way we... (Below threshold)
JC Hammer:

Reminds me about the way we were "spit on" when coming home from SE Asia. By the way, doesn't John Yoo teach at the college there? Just wondering.

NO MORE IMPERIALIST WARS!!!... (Below threshold)


Yep, same intelligent comment as always. Big brave people. Typical Berkeley. Their motto should be: "Be Free, Think the way we do"

The inhabitants of Berkeley... (Below threshold)

The inhabitants of Berkeley are freaks, morons and traitors. It is hardly surprising to find they are cowards as well.

Should the American military ever fail to protect this country from those who seek to subjugate us, the inmates of Berkerly would find their new Masters to be MUCH less accomodating of them.

Of course, most of them would eagerly collaborate with any invader...to save their completely worthless hides.

Anyone know the whereabouts... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Anyone know the whereabouts of John Murtha whilst this was going on?

NO MORE GOVERNMENT!!!... (Below threshold)


Funny, I almost kind of agree with those two sentiments ...

Just like the Jihadis, only... (Below threshold)

Just like the Jihadis, only without kinetic capability. Can't manage to step up and confront what you don't want....run around like the wimps they are.

Idea (wishful, I know): Military Free Zones. Also land mass "disowned" by the US and free for anyone to enter and do as they like. These could only be designated by the residents.

Sure would make them think twice, or they wouldn't even see the unintended consequences headed their way....

Would the US be any worse o... (Below threshold)

Would the US be any worse off if Berkeley was just eliminated?

No great loss, IMO. The world would be a far more tolerable place.

NO MORE IMPERIALIST WARS... (Below threshold)




Hey kids, these aren't the sort of things that liberals believe.

Being pissed off means not having to be right, though, so do carry on.

Hmmm, so Obamas brownshirts... (Below threshold)

Hmmm, so Obamas brownshirts strike again?

Stupid. <br... (Below threshold)


If I thought that these bi-pedal feces were the only ones that I (and a host of others) were who we protected, I'd have thought it a waste of time.

Instead of vandalism, why don't they just give a HUGE thank you to those who protect their privilege to be as much of an asshole as no one can stand.

This could also be a nonsen... (Below threshold)

This could also be a nonsensical ritual in "celebration" of something. http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11950544
I remember Medea Benjamin saying awhile back they stopped protesting because they succeeded in pissing off enough people and they were done.

A few years later, after this hubbub in Berkeley dies down, we have people wondering (not in the mainstream) what happened to the homeless in San Francisco that just up and "disappeared". Sure, they have developed shelter and housing programs up there, but there are still several unaccounted for.

Real protest should not include destroying public property, but it does cause outrage when things quiet down enough for people to start asking the probing questions of motive. We can't have that, so let's go back to the recruiting center and smash up a few things in order to rekindle that "anti-war" outrage.

I'm sure this is considered... (Below threshold)

I'm sure this is considered "free speech" in Berkeley.

"Of course they didn't v... (Below threshold)

"Of course they didn't vandalize it when the Marines were inside."
Cowards. Willing to stand up for their beliefs as long as it doesn't affect them personally!

Guess Phil Ochs was right!

hyper - "Hey kids, thes... (Below threshold)

hyper - "Hey kids, these aren't the sort of things that liberals believe."

BUT, these nutcakes ARE a part of the far left liberal wing of that political persuasion.

IS it pure coincidence this happens at the same time the asswipes from International Answer are holding a protest at the Pentagon this weekend?

oh how gallant and brave th... (Below threshold)

oh how gallant and brave these vandals are, coming in the middle of the night under the cover of darkness to break some windows. show your faces cowards! lets get some surveilance cameras on that office a catch these punks.

No, marc, you're wrong. The... (Below threshold)

No, marc, you're wrong. They have nothing in common with liberals. Liberals assert the value of the state as a positive and transformative entity, whereas these anarchist non-wits would abolish it, along with the armed forces, as they perceive the state and all of its apparatuses to be oppressive.

As a liberal I have less in common with these idiots than libertarians like Ron Paul or Ayn Rand. Just because you don't know that--and certainly neither do they--doesn't make it otherwise.

hyper - "Just because y... (Below threshold)

hyper - "Just because you don't know that--and certainly neither do they--doesn't make it otherwise."

There you go assuming something again. And making a complete ass of yourself.

Furthermore I find it highly hilarious that many "on the left" are so quick to assign the lunacy of Ron Paul, Ayn Rand and some of the religious extremists to any and all parts of the Rep Party but as in your case apparently it's .... "OH NO!, the code pinks and the Answer nutcakes aren't part of US!!!!!!.


The Republican Party has ne... (Below threshold)

The Republican Party has next-to-nothing to do with Ron Paul's or Ayn Rand's ideas. That's why conservatives don't much care for Republicans.

I "assumed" that you lumped these morons in with "liberals" (however you understand that word), because that's what you f*cking said: "far left liberal wing".

Either you don't understand what the word "liberal" means, or you're an asshole who feels comfortable smearing about half of the population of your country with the sins of a bunch of lunatic radicals in Berkeley.

hyper - "Either you don... (Below threshold)

hyper - "Either you don't understand what the word "liberal" means, or you're an asshole"

You musta missed it. I've loudly and on many occasions proclaimed to being an asshole. A LARGE one.

"The Republican Party has next-to-nothing to do with Ron Paul's or Ayn Rand's ideas. That's why conservatives don't much care for Republicans."

Point missed. Check your pate for any scars left as it sailed over your head.

These people should be roun... (Below threshold)

These people should be rounded up and sent to Syria for some interrogation. The US doesn't torture so somebody has to do it.

We knew they were lying whe... (Below threshold)

We knew they were lying when they said they "support the troops". They lie about everything.

Hyper and your faux indigna... (Below threshold)

Hyper and your faux indignation of EXTREME left wing liberal does apply. As a matter of fact, I believe your party boasts and cheers how BIG you political tent is. Your party ACCEPTS all viewpoints (except republican and pro lifers, and those opposed to gay marriage)so don't come here and try to separate yourself from these haters. They are yours buddy.

Also, as an aside, I find it telling that Natasha Richardson's, the actress that had the head injury skiing in canada, family rushed her to the healthcare system in the good ole USA. That says something, doesn't it? ww

She was brought to an Ameri... (Below threshold)

She was brought to an American hospital to die, Willie, because she's an American.

The brain trauma centre at McGill would be as good as any in upstate New York. She died because she hit her fucking head, Willie, not because socialism killed her.

Such language from a no it ... (Below threshold)

Such language from a no it all. Is that what they teach in canadian schools? I believe the province she was in did not have an emergency air lift system like all states do in the USA. ww

They don't know what they a... (Below threshold)
Christina Viering:

They don't know what they are doing.

She refused treatment for t... (Below threshold)

She refused treatment for two hours. You're either ignorant of certain facts or just stupid; and either way, you're using the death of a celebrity to try and prove a point about a health care system you do not understand whatsoever. Stay classy, WiddleWillie.

Berkeley is infested with v... (Below threshold)

Berkeley is infested with vermin lower then any cockroach

You know, hyper, even when ... (Below threshold)
wet willie:

You know, hyper, even when you're right you're an assh*le.

I think its so funny that t... (Below threshold)

I think its so funny that that's the kinda propaganda that those hippies use, its to bad you cant just grab one and beat them all into submission....






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