College Republicans targeted with violent threats on campus

At UC-Berkeley, rising tempers continue to plague the school’s Republican organization.

In a string of events, the Berkeley College Republicans have been on the receiving end of harassment, vandalism, and most recently, death threats.

Graffiti was spotted at multiple spots on campus, all pertaining to the killing of the school’s Republicans.

Such phrases as “KILL BCR,” “BEHEAD THE B.C.R.’s” and “LYNCH the B.C.R.’s” were spray-painted throughout the campus, soon after the school’s conservative student association had its contact list stolen and other promotional signs done away with.

Dan Mogulof, the campus spokesman for UC-Berkeley, said the school disavows such threats of violence. The school erased the graffiti soon after it was reported and Mogulof made clear that a detective is looking further into the its creator.

Associated Students of the University of California President Will Morrow issued a statement as well, saying:

“All members of our campus community have a right to feel safe and not threatened based off political viewpoints or club affiliation. Vandalism does not speak to (campus) values and my biggest priority is making sure everyone, including the Berkeley College Republicans, feel safe on this campus and you cannot feel safe with such incendiary rhetoric being vandalized around our campus.”

Spokesman for the Berkeley College Republicans, Naweed Tahmas relayed that the climate surrounding the BCR has not slowed, nor has it quickened. He says his organization faces steady threats from those who feel threatened by the BCR presence on the school’s campus.

“There isn’t much we can do about it beyond reporting,” Tahmas said. “It’s up to students to manage their behavior towards us and understand that we are students as well.”

H/T: Daily Californian

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