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UC Berkeley says it is not biased against conservative students and the right is distorting its actions

March 03, 2019 / Frances Dinkelspiel

UC Berkeley went on the offensive Sunday to dispel the notion that it did not act promptly or in an unbiased way in investigating a campus assault that has been so politicized that President Donald Trump mentioned it in a Saturday speech. Trump and his allies on the right have been characterizing a Feb. 19 assault by a non-student on another non-student who was handing out conservative political literature as an attack on free speech. Trump cited the case at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington on Saturday and then invited Hayden Williams, the man who was punched in the face on in Sproul Plaza, onto the stage.