Remember Yvette Felarca? She’s the California middle school teacher who moonlights as a far left leader of the radical Antifa movement. She stood before a judge this week and tried to claim her prosecution was a witch hunt but the judge wasn’t buying it.
The Berkeleyside reports:
Judge says no proof of ‘witch hunt’ against Berkeley teacher facing felony charge
In a 33-page motion and at a hearing Friday, lawyers for the activists asked Judge Michael Savage to dismiss the case against them. They said the District Attorney and the California Highway Patrol, which oversaw the year-long investigation into the protest violence, have colluded in a politically-motivated “witch hunt” against Felarca and other anti-fascists.
Felarca is an active member of the radical group By Any Means Necessary. Some BAMN members, including high school students, were among the 40 or so supporters who picketed in front of the Sacramento County jailhouse before the hearing and crowded into the courtroom and hallway outside.
Savage did not accept the defense’s argument that the charges were discriminatory.
“Simply nothing in these exhibits supports the defendants’ claims…that they were unjustly or unfairly culled out,” he said in court…
“No one from my office really cares” about the defendants’ racial or political identities, said Paris Coleman, Sacramento County deputy district attorney. “That’s not why they were charged. They are captured on video committing crimes, unfortunately for them.”
After its lengthy investigation, the CHP submitted more than 100 arrest warrants from the rally, but the DA determined that most did not meet the office’s standards for filing charges, or were not backed by enough evidence, according to a statement by the DA. Coleman said the DA had the ethical obligation to go after the cases that could be proven, and nothing else…
Would you want this person teaching at your child’s school?