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California Man Faces Felony Hate Crime Charge After Tagging Berkeley Campus with Anti-Gay Graffiti

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A 23-year-old Southern California man has been charged after tagging buildings and a tree on the UC Berkeley Campus with anti-gay graffiti, the Oakland Tribune reports:

Anthony Garcia of Huntington Park was booked on a hate crime charge after officers caught him following a foot chase on Saturday night. During the chase, police said Garcia fell and cut his forehead. Garcia is not enrolled as a student at UC Berkeley, police said. Police said Garcia, and another suspect who got away, spray painted the graffiti on La Ka Shing Center for Biomedical Sciences, Mulford Hall and a campus tree.

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  1. he's 23? O_o

    rough life....

    Posted by: redball | Jan 16, 2013 9:43:40 AM


  2. He should be sentenced to daily forced huffing of black gloss paint for a period not exceeding thirty days.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 16, 2013 10:29:34 AM


  3. Oh, wait. That's probably what led to this, right?

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 16, 2013 10:29:58 AM


  4. what a prize!!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 16, 2013 11:30:26 AM


  5. He's meth'd out trash. Fell and hit his head...pity.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Jan 16, 2013 11:56:37 AM


  6. Low life trash. Have fun in prison!

    Posted by: Francis | Jan 16, 2013 4:47:22 PM


  7. Isn't graffiti urban art? LOL !!!

    Posted by: andrew | Jan 16, 2013 6:25:15 PM


  8. Wanna bet some tenured prof. at UC Berk. comes to his defense as an "artiste" working out his inner demons? But seriously, are the train fares or airfares so low that he travels all the way to the Bay area to tag buildings? Was the security camera system at U.S.C. or UCLA too good?

    Posted by: Contrarian | Jan 16, 2013 6:55:14 PM


  9. Ha, of course he's from socal. If he were a townie he'd spray paint rainbows and unicorns! FWIW: I like rainbows and unicorns. And I would spraypaint them, if I could. (Actually townies slap a sticker on. Faster, cheaper, easier.) Big BOO! as far as the hate is concerned, but no love lost re UC property.

    Posted by: r@d@r | Jan 16, 2013 7:42:07 PM


  10. Contrarian- No Berkeley professor would ever say that. Do you know anything about Berkeley?
    R@D@R- Um, I'm glad you can be so happy about UC property. UC provides excellent education to California students. And, I don't know what you mean about SoCal. Have you been to Telegraph Ave? Umm, Berkeley isn't necessarily all about rainbows.

    Posted by: Miguel R. | Jan 17, 2013 2:00:34 AM


  11. Nice to be here and see your post !

    Posted by: charmingdate.com review | Jan 17, 2013 2:53:17 AM


  12. I totally support his actions. Fck the bay!!!! So cal puts cali on the map!

    Posted by: wattz | Jan 18, 2013 12:07:57 AM


  13. these ghetto thugs need to be back in MEHICO where they belong. black and hispanic ghetto thugs all belong in jail

    Posted by: IonMusic | Jan 18, 2013 6:19:00 AM


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