Felony assault charges dropped against professor in Berkeley attack

A former Diablo Valley College professor who had been charged with several felony assault charges after he hit and seriously injured a demonstrator at a free speech protest in Berkeley last year will not see the inside of a jail after the most serious charges against him were dropped. Daily Caller: California convicted former Diablo Valley College ethics professor Eric Clanton of misdemeanor simple battery, but dropped three felony assault charges, according to the Alameda Superior Court database. Clanton allegedly smacked an individual on the head with a bike lock in Berkeley, California, on April 15, 2017.  Users on the social media site 4chan matched the former professor's clothing, backpack straps and facial structure to that of the assailant.  Police arrested Clanton on May 24, 2017. Clanton originally faced up to 11 years in prison.  He was supposed to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday, but instead entered into a...(Read Full Post)