New court documents show California police had a cozy relationship with the same Neo Nazis they should have been investigating in the wake of a violent White Supremacist rally in 2016. California highway patrol records and audio recordings tell a story in which the police treated The Traditionalist Workers Party, a group that advocates for racially pure nations, as allies and arrested the very counter protesters who were stabbed and beaten. Cali cops protected Nazis who helped hunt down 'anti-racism' activists
Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley teacher who was stabbed and bludgeoned in the head at the rally and is being charged with a felony said, “It is shocking and really angering to see the level of collusion and the amount to which the police covered up for the Nazis.” Documents show that investigating officer Donavan Ayers used Felarca’s activism on behalf of students of color and women’s rights protests to justify her charges.
Officer Ayres worked with the Nazi organizer Doug McCormack to keep his name secret on public records requests, and promised to dox the source of the request. “I’m gonna suggest that we hold that or redact your name.” Officer Ayers said and added that he didn’t know who submitted the request, and “If I did, I would tell you.” Ayers knew that McCormack was armed with a knife at the rally with multiple unsolved stabbings.
Police collaborated with another knife wielding Nazi boi named Derik Punneo, who was in jail for an unrelated domestic abuse charge after the rally. The friendly officers brought photographs of protesters for Punneo to identify, and assured him “We’re looking at you as the victim.“ The Officers knew Punneo was also armed with a knife at the rally and had been identified by a stabbing victim. Despite being seen on video in the vicinity of one of the victims, Punneo was never charged.
Officer Ayers prosecution of a black anti-fascist activist is even more telling. Even though Ayers had a photo of him at the hospital and knew he had been stabbed in the abdomen, hand, and chest, Ayers recommended he be charged with 11 crimes. Ayers evidence included the stabbing victim making a “Black Power salute” on his Facebook page as proof of “intent and motivation to violate the civil rights” of the Nazis.
Stabbing victims are charged, and knife carrying White supremacist Nazis are used as allies in their prosecution. Welcome to The Trumptopia.
By Being contributor: Sarah Ficca