(Robert Jonathan, Headline USA) A man reportedly found guilty on various charges in connection with setting several University of California Berkeley students on fire has been spared jail time or even probation.
Instead, a plea deal between the office of a woke, George Soros-funded prosecutor and the public defender is sending the man to a so-called diversion program.
As set forth in a report published late last week in the Berkeley Scanner, a website that chronicles crime in the area, the subject walked into a local tea shop and “sprayed two [students] with WD-40 and used a lighter to ignite the gas, creating a massive fireball, witnesses said. The students managed to pat out the flames and escape injury.”
The website added that “In late April, according to records reviewed by The Berkeley Scanner, Brandon McGlone was convicted of multiple felonies in connection with the boba shop attack as well as felony assault and gun charges from a separate domestic violence case.”
Wokeness doesn't just hurt students; it permits criminals to LITERALLY SET THEM ON FIRE and face no consequences. Insanity. https://t.co/FcEri2SfxW
— Mission:DFW (@MissionDFW) May 24, 2023
In the September 2020 incident, McGlone was subdued by bystanders until police arrived to take him into custody.
Before officers got there, “according to testimony, McGlone first pulled out a knife and then pulled out a hatchet” when fighting with students, the outlet asserted.
Cops allegedly also found four Molotov cocktails in his possession. Earlier that same day, he allegedly tried to set two other men on fire. McGlone, 49, is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
If he completes the treatment protocol as specified by the county’s Veterans Treatment Court, charges will officially be dismissed.
The plea deal stipulates that if he is unable to complete the treatment program, however, he could face up to eight years behind bars.
According to the tribunal website, “This court accepts veterans with misdemeanors or felonies, pre- or post-plea. Veterans in this program are dealing with PTSD, alcoholism, military sexual trauma and other issues This program helps veterans change their lives and gain legal relief.”
In legal papers, his lawyer in the public defender’s office wrote that “McGlone’s service resulted in PTSD and substance abuse, for which he has sought and participated in treatment.”
McGlone is due in the veteran’s court on June 2 for a status hearing.
Social justice advocate Pamala Price was elected district attorney of California’s Alameda County in November 2022.
Describing her as “a devout progressive acolyte,” the Capital Research Center think tank explained that “Price first ran for Alameda County DA back in 2018 and lost despite nearly $700,000 in support from Soros’s California Justice and Public Safety PAC. During that time, Price’s own PAC raised just $326,000. Price tried again and won in 2022, though it is unclear whether Soros directly aided her the second time around.”
At least two longtime prosecutors have quit Price’s Oakland-based office because of her soft-on-crime policies.
According to the New York Post, “Price emphatically vowed to ‘disrupt’ the office’s prosecutorial conventions and rely on probation for most crimes, including felonies. But a growing number of critics have accused the Yale and U.C. Berkeley Law School graduate of blurring the line between victim and criminal.”
In the court of public opinion, prosecution-averse Democrat Soros D.A.s are deemed responsible for a crime wave in the jurisdictions over which they preside.