Outrage flowed on Twitter after reports emerged that a man who had been charged with attacking a conservative activist in early 2019 had been arrested again in connection with a stabbing.
Although Zachary Greenberg faced three felony counts and one misdemeanor count in connection with an incident that took place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, last year, he is currently not incarcerated.
According to Campus Reform, which has followed the case, Greenberg’s trial is “ongoing.” As of January, the outlet had reported that the next court appearance for Greenberg was set for April. Fox News reported that Greenberg’s next court appearance on the 2019 incident is in September.
Greenberg, 30, of El Cerrito, California, was arrested on Sunday, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
According to the release, “deputies from the Coastside Patrol Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault in progress” in the California community of Princeton.
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“The victim reported that a male subject got into a physical altercation with him over an argument related to him riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. During the altercation the suspect stabbed the victim numerous times with a 4-inch pocket folding knife,” the release said.
Within minutes “deputies located the suspect vehicle driving westbound Capistrano Road. An enforcement stop was initiated. The male passenger was identified as Zachery Greenburg out of El Cerrito. The identity of the suspect and the vehicle were confirmed by witnesses on scene. The knife that was used in the assault was located.”
The release said Greenberg was “booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility for assault with a deadly weapon.”
Fox News reported he was free on $35,000 bail.
News of Greenberg’s connection to the stabbing revolted many on Twitter.
This thug punched a @TPUSA activist in the face. California chose to go easy on this political hate crime
Now Zach Greenberg—the left-wing criminal just stabbed someone in California
There, they arrest pastors and let stabbers & thugs roam free
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 14, 2020
Zachary Greenberg, the far-left militant who punched a conservative activist at UC Berkeley last year, has now been arrested for allegedly stabbing a person multiple times on the street. https://t.co/3Y5Uhinulo
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 14, 2020
ICYMI: Remember the thug who sucker-punched Hayden Williams in Berkeley campus last spring? Alameda Cty DA @NancyOMalleyDA1‘s staff has been “looking at the file” for a year and a half instead of taking action, letting Zachary Greenberg repeatedly stab a man last week. Shameful! https://t.co/I1h5wOGERn
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 14, 2020
Unbelievable! Antifa guy who punched a TPUSA member in the UC Berkeley campus has now stabbed a man who was riding a bicycle with his ride. Well-adjusted to society and able to get along with everyone, Zachary Greenberg is now out on bail. He needs to be locked up before he
— Robert Brack (@robertbrack) August 14, 2020
The attack on conservative activist Hayden Williams, which was recorded in cellphone videos, took place Feb. 19 while Williams, a member of the Leadership Institute, was recruiting for Turning Point USA. The table included signs that read, “Hate Crimes Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims,” KPIX-TV reported at the time.
Greenberg called Williams names, and then attacked Williams and the table where Williams was working. He also punched Williams in the face.
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“While every America should be afforded their due process, we believe that the video evidence in this case is incontrovertible,” Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA, said in a statement at the time.
“We hope 28-year-old Zachary Greenberg is prosecuted to the full extent of the law for assault with a deadly weapon, which should be considered an act of hate. Hopefully, this dark chapter will act as a wake up call to those concerned about actual politically motivated hate crimes in America,” he added.
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