Yvette Felarca (Photo: [email protected])

A petite middle school teacher in Berkeley, California was charged with a felony for punching a White nationalist during a demonstration last year, but she claims she was acting in self-defense.

Yvette Felarca, who teaches humanities at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School, was arrested last month for allegedly punching a man during a far-right rally in Sacramento in June 2016, CBS reported.

Felarca, 47, was charged with felony assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury, and two misdemeanor counts of inciting and participating in a riot.

In video footage of the confrontation, Felarca can be seen bumping up against a member of the Traditionalist Worker Party, a White nationalist group that is “intimately allied with neo-Nazi and other hardline racist organizations,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Felarca appears to punch the man in the abdomen, and yells, “Get the f— out of our streets,” according to Berkleyside.

Others jumped in and tried to grab a pole out of the man’s hands before dragging him to the ground and kicking him.

An eight-month investigation into the rally led to Felarca’s arrest, although she called for the charges to be dropped during her arraignment in July.

The city of Berkeley has been tied to left-wing protests and counterculture activity for many decades. UC-Berkeley is the flagship college within the University of California system (that includes UCLA) and has been associated with major anti-war demonstrations and extremely sympathetic feelings towards revolutionary groups, including the Black Panther Party, in the 1960s. The city, which is within the Bay Area and just outside the city of Oakland, has remained liberal and left-wing. The city and college have been known to be somewhat hostile towards right-wing personalities and White supremacists and has a reputation as being more liberal, tolerant and open to diversity than its sister city, San Francisco.

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  • Shane Walsh

    Throw the book at her!

    • Missgee62

      and you too!

      • Chris Bower

        Why him? Unlike Yvette he’s not a criminal ha

  • Russell Dickson

    The video show her hitting people. She broke the law.

    • Cyrus Jay

      Not only hitting somebody, but creating havoc as well. The cop who aided her in escaping the crime scene should be prosecuted as well.

      • Missgee62

        the cop should get a reward!!! EVERY NEO NAZI EXTREMIST NEED TO GO TO HELL WITH THEIR SUPPORTERS!

        • Cyrus Jay

          Have you been drinking?

        • Chris Bower

          Who decides who are Nazis or a danger to people etc. Crazy people like you? You jokers are not above the law you cant assault people YOU deem to be Nazis etc. That kind of thinking will backfire on you one day!

        • KilltheBank

          All socialists should be rounded up and put up against the wall and executed with a flame thrower.

    • Missgee62

      She should have broke his jaw instead!

      • Cyrus Jay

        Liberals should not engage in violence, they are terrible at it.

        • testit

          Those people are not liberals.

          • patrick

            Political violence always comes from the left

      • KilltheBank

        Instead, she is getti g a FELONY!!!!

        WINNING!

  • Truth Hurts

    We all have the god-given right to self defense. Stand your ground laws take it even further.
    Be prepared. If you attack us for just using our first amendment rights, we can legally kill you.

    • testit

      What an ignorant comment. For a person to legally kill someone it must be in self-defense or the defense of another and where one’s own life was in serious jeopardy and no other less lethal action was reasonable.

      I suppose you think that James Alex Fields was legally killing people in order to defend his right to free speech when he drove his car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville.

      • Jaele

        If you’re going at someone, attacking them with rocks, bats, etc… to harm their person, their life, then YES, they are absolutely within their legal right to defend their life…
        YOU “testit” are an intellectual retard who also doesn’t comprehend the law, nor do you have any information other than rumor about James Alex Fields…

        • testit

          Yes, people can defend themselves, I never said they can’t. What I refute is that the general notion that having one’s free speech attacked grants the rights to legally kill someone. Self-defense must be proportional. Killing someone is rarely a proportional response.

          I will put my knowledge of the law against any non-lawyer like me.

          It is no rumor that he has been arrested for driving his car into a crowd of people, killing one of them and seriously injuring many others. You are implying that you support such actions, please tell us why?

          • Cyrus Jay

            Testit,
            Do you really have so little respect for human life that you would immediately jump down somebody’s throat for celebrating the right to self defense?

          • testit

            You appear to not understand written words.

            To be clear, acting in self defense is often warranted, and when acting in self defense is warranted (i.e. legal), that does not mean that you can kill the person being defended against. The defense has to be proportional to the attack, the least lethal necessary for the defense. If someone punches you, you generally can not legally shoot them with a shotgun.

          • Cyrus Jay

            Simply not true, you’re more likely to die from an unarmed attack than you are an assault rifle. If somebody attacks you, you have a basic human right to exterminate them. Did you learn nothing from Treyvon’s mistake?

          • testit

            That may be your personal philosophy, but the law is not with you.

          • Chris Bower

            Testit – The top poster said they have a right to defend yourself IF you are attacked for simply expressing your first amendment right he didnt say you could kill people just because they shouted at you or something like you presume. Everyones out to get you arent they you paranoid mess!

          • testit

            As can be plainly seen from the hierarchy of comments and responses, my comment was in response to “Truth Hurts” claim that “If you attack us for just using our first amendment rights, we can legally kill you.”

            The right to defense is not a license to kill. Even legal selfdefense must be proportional. When a judge rules that a defense was not proportional, the defense has often been precluded from using the words “self defense” in court. In determining whether a defensive use of force violates the principle of proportionality, the courts look to two parameters: duration and intensity.

            Excessive duration of force refers to whether the defensive force stopped at the point that the threatened force was neutralized, or continued beyond that point. Any use of defensive force may well be lawfully justified so long as the threat remains. Once that threat has resolved, however, any continued use of force cannot be justified as self-defense, and can be deemed criminal conduct.

            If you do not face a deadly threat (even if you faced such a deadly threat a minute ago), a potentially or actaully fatal response can be deemed criminal due to excessive intensity (note that deadly is not the only criteria of excessive, any action not in proportion to the threat can be deemed excessive). This is not unusual, and has resulted in 1st degree murder charges and sentences of life in prison, upheld on appeal. Some people’s snide adherence to the philosophy of “It’s better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.” have come to realize that more thought would have been beneficial.

            Note your statement “Everyones out to get you arent they you paranoid mess!” is impossible to parse but appears to be generated by a generic troll statement generator gone awry.

          • KilltheBank

            You really are a giant moron.

            You arent citing case law, you are offering an uninformed opinion that is very poorly articulated.

            If you attack someone, they can straight up kill you, IDIOT

          • Cyrus Jay

            Actually in most of the country, the law is with me. As I mentioned, Little Tre Tre learned this the hard way.

          • testit

            Believe that if you like, but you are misinformed.

          • Cyrus Jay

            You’ve been watching too many movies, kid.

          • testit

            Condesention detracts from your credibility. My information is informed from case law, not movies. If you want to be informed on the actual law, as applied, rather than making snide comments to show I’m wrong, then read on.

            I found an article for you from a source you may respect, a site that promotes the use of concealed weapons, including for self defense. http://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2016/08/proportional-response-understanding-self-defense-statutes/#proportional-response-lead-2

            You may think that being attacked in a license to kill, and that if you find yourself in such circumstances that you could make up a story that would meet the criteria (again, it would be helpful to know the actual rules if you want to pretend to comply with them. You wouldn’t be the first, but unless you become informed in forensics and can control the evidence you may have a hard time making a story that reconciles with angles of entry, witnesses, videos of the event, etc.

            Those states that were considering allowing motorists to drive into protestors are very likely to stop pursuing those laws in light of recent events. Even stand you ground statutes (in states like Florida, Alabama, New Hampshire, and Nevada), do not allow disproportionate response and place several restriction on when stand your ground applies (which is a law that reverses the more common requirement to retreat when doing so is a reasonable way to avoid the risk to your person.

          • KilltheBank

            Everything youve said detracts from credibility.

          • KilltheBank

            No Limit lies 6 feet deep!

          • KilltheBank

            Yes it is

          • KilltheBank

            YES YOU CAN.

            FKN IDIOT

          • KilltheBank

            Attack me and Ill kill you. Cant be any simpler than that.

      • Truth Hurts

        No, it we all have the right to self defense, especially against these violent black apes. That is why stand your ground was brought forth in the first place.
        Hell, that is why we invented firearms. It’s not just for self defense, it’s kind of fun as well.

      • KilltheBank

        Thats exactly what he said.

        If you attack me, you will be shot and killed.

        • testit

          And upon doing so, if you are found to have acted disproportionately, then you will be convicted of murder and imprisoned like other people who have the same view.

          Not only that, your statement here, should you actually find yourself in this situation, will be evidence against you.

          • KilltheBank

            Go whine elsewhere, perry mason.

            NO ONE cares at all for your ‘legal’ advice, idiot.

          • testit

            And no one cares about the people who end up in prison because they were uninformed about the law.

          • KilltheBank

            You just blabber for the sake of blabbering and you werent even smart enough to understand what that guy said before you became perry mason.

            You are an idiot and every one of us who interacted with you today were made a little dumber just by acknowledging you.

          • testit

            I suppose your desire to become dumber is what drives you to do that thing that makes you dumber (now approaching a bag of hammers).

          • KilltheBank

            -1

            Not even a proper insult. Try again, this time with less ignorance.

          • KilltheBank

            The stupid crap you post! I cant help but hear it in a smarmy michael moore voice😂😂😂😂😂😂

          • testit

            Neither stupid nor crap, it is the foundation that people concerned with defending themselves should know in order to avoid crossing the line into criminal behavior.

            Clearly, you are the ignorant person here (alone at this point, I’ll add).

          • KilltheBank

            It IS stupid because your entire tantrum started because you were too stupid to correctly read and understand the point that was being made and you keep doubling down on stupid.

            Fuq your advice, dumbass!
            If you knew ANYTHING you wouldnt be serving fries through a window and blabbering about the White man keeping you down.

            Poor little snowflake, ALL YOUR SAFE SPACE ARE BELONG TO ME

          • testit

            Speaking of doubling down on ignorance, you can’t seem to help yourself. There is no tantrum on my part, I’m cool, calm, and collected. It does seems as though you are pretty riled though but that you have no emotional impact on me other than a bit of pity for you, as I would’t want to go through the world thinking like you. I imagine that you’re fairly old, with your reference to Perry Mason, so there’s probably not much time to improve yourself, should you ever get the urge to try.

            For what it’s worth, I’m the CEO of a successful company and no one is keeping me down or ever has. I do happen to believe that society is not well served by the increasing disparity of wealth, despite my being a major beneficiary.

            The vested interests of the wealthiest people causes some of them to use people like you as a distraction in order to make it more difficult to organize in your own self interest. And it’s fairly hopeless, as organizing 0.25% of the people is much easier than organizing 50% of the people.

            You appear limited in your goals, and are wasting your time finding some solace in your attempts to demean people who disagree with you, and when presented with information that contradicts your understanding, you are too insecure to ever acknowledge that despite my being right about this point, that you still have fundamental disagreements with my politics and explain those differences.

            Your lack of knowledge and inability to engage with the facts seems to force you to expose your insecurity wth demonstrations of rage (not to mention bad grammar, to wit “All your safe place are belong to me”). You are an unwitting tool of those opposed to your interests.

          • KilltheBank

            😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

            ZERO chance anyone other than you read all that nonsense!

          • testit

            You are projecting again. Imagine the concentration required to read to 60 seconds. Far less than your content free comments. You probably made it to the end of this comment, though.

          • KilltheBank

            Blah blah, love to watch myself blabber about nothing……blah blah….

          • testit

            I’m pleased that you acknowledge it. If only there was witty aspect to your comments to provide relief to your empty blather.

          • KilltheBank

            Stop chasing after my nutsac, qweer

          • testit

            I guess that is as witty as you get, which you seem so proud to display.

          • KilltheBank

            STILL nothing better to do than get repeatedly owned?
            Disgusting Dim lib masochist.

            You would think youd have your fill of misery just serving coffee and fries through a window and hatin on Whitey for being successful without BEGGING for my attention.

          • testit

            Funny how your comments are clearly applicable to you rather than me.

            You are clearly a low knowledge person who proudly demonstrates belligerence but is unable to make even a single intelligent point and can’t muster an insult that is beyond generic. You likely make identical comments to anyone who you disagree with, regardless of the content of the conversation. Your subpar intelligence is matched by a similar deficit of imagination, I’d feel sorry for you if it weren’t for your repugnant behavior and blighted worldview.

            Yet, you probably view yourself as having the virtues of a superior example of what makes you uniquely American.

          • KilltheBank

            Ivory tower DB. Write me another War and Peace manuscript that I wont read.

            You arent doing so I read it, you are doing it to shore up your meager self confidence.

            Stupid loser, get back to work and pissoff.

          • testit

            Funny that you chose War and Peace, unintentionally showing that you are a Russian troll trying to foment divisiveness. It would be difficult for any real person to be as ignorant as you appear, but I suppose it is possible. 99% chance Russian troll, 1% chance ignorant old man.

          • KilltheBank

            MUH RUSSIA!!!!!!

            IMA TROLL, YADA YADA YADA!!!!!

          • testit

            You appear to need to have the last word, even when it clearly displays your ignorance, lack of social skills, and common decency.

            Go ahead, try to name one admirable quality about yourself. Bonus points if such quality is on display in your comments here.

          • KilltheBank

            Still begging for validity?!?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • The Banana

    She’s a grade A nutcase. If she could get away with it she’d be murdering ‘enemies of the people’ Khmer Rouge style.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFZSGqGL3f4

    • Missgee62

      She’s amazing and my she-roe!!! I would help her in anyway possible!

      • Cyrus Jay

        I’d give her anal but thats about it.

      • Chris Bower

        MissGee your too old luv ya would get your head kicked in ha

        • Missgee62

          your bytch azz would be at the end of my military trained fist!

      • KilltheBank

        You can be her celly!!!!

    • Chris

      Nailed it. Awesome parallel from history.

  • patrick

    I am a conservative, I believe anyone , on any side, who uses violence to try and further their political goals should be removed from society. The media, on both sides have turned politics toxic, where 5 years ago I could disagree with a Liberal co-worker and we would still be friends to today, where any disagreement results in people unfriending, even families are becoming deeply divided

    They really need to stop the corrosive rhetoric on both sides

    • testit

      I am not a conservative and agree that we need to work to end divisiveness. I don’t think all the blame goes to the media though, too many of the most alienated from their political opposites relish and delight in our divisions.

      We all need to look for what we have in common, stop placing labels on people (instead just discuss the issue and take turns listening), and look for how we can get along (as we used to do so much better).

      • patrick

        We have much more in common then we do differences, yes

      • KilltheBank

        Of course you arent a conservative, thats why you want to argue and act like you know everything.

        Fyi- if you knew ANYTHING, you wouldnt be a liberal

        • testit

          What did I do to convey that I claim to know everything? I am commenting about one point of law, to which you provide no evidence of your assertions.

          Stab and shoot and spit, and make all the irrelevant comments you want, you are still 100% wrong and clearly demonstrating your inability to use facts in an argument. It makes no difference what my political or social views are when determining if the point I made is legally accurate. Your off topic attempts at silly insults just demonstrate your lack of education on the subject and probably in general.

          Here’s a sample from an attorney’s web site regarding self defense, which is typical of the sites you’ll find with a google search “self defense overview”.

          In order to defend oneself with a dangerous weapon, the person using the weapon or deadly force must have a reasonable apprehension of great bodily harm or death and a reasonable belief that no other means would suffice to prevent such harm. In other words, the proper exercise of self-defense means that a person in the defendant’s circumstances would reasonably believe that he was about to be attacked and that he was in immediate danger of being killed or seriously injured, and that there was no other way to avoid the attack.

          On the issue of self-defense, a person may use no more force than is reasonably necessary in all of the circumstances to defend himself. An individual being attacked or about to be attacked may use only sufficient force to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of the attack. Massachusetts law does not permit a person to use force in self-defense until he has availed himself of all proper means to avoid physical combat.

          • KilltheBank

            What do you think the chances are that anyone read that?

          • testit

            Approximately the same chance that you are well educated.

          • KilltheBank

            MUH EDUCATION??

            You didnt even understand the comment you replied to!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

          • KilltheBank

            “What did I do to convey that I claim to know everything?”

            By claiming everyone else was wrong and that only you knew the right answer??????

            You really arent intelligent AT ALL.
            You wanted to seem knowledgable. You didnt.

  • Casey P

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has been proven to be a far left leaning think tank or organization that is funded by the democratic party. It has been proven that they have a particular agenda, and put out Propaganda nearly (IF NOT ALL) of their “findings/reports”. Anything they say is Propaganda and straight up lies.

    • testit

      Bold claims, zero backup.

      Please point out a single lie they have told.

      Proven to be a far left leaning think tank or organization? Well which one is it, left leaning think tank? or Organization? Who has proven the claim you make?

      The Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission is to track hate groups and promote tolerance. Do you have even a single example where they have deviated from their stated goals?

      • Charred

        Have you seen their hate map? If you don’t see an agenda or one sided selection then no proof will work. To claim that only one side hates is just not honest.

        • KilltheBank

          “Just not honest”==Dim liberals

      • circlecitychaos2

        They put republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on their list. He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Yale graduate and regarded as a pioneer in neurosurgery. And he is African American and not hateful and bigoted like the organization you so blindly support and condone.

        • testit

          First, I don’t blindly support any group or organization. I judge their actions independently of rhetoric. If an organization promotes an ideology or takes actions I disagree with, I do not support those things. I am able to analyze circumstances as I learn about them, applaud the worthy and condemn the despicable.

          A person’s academic achievements and genetic background have nothing to do with whether that person is hateful or bigoted. To the extent that Ben Carson:

          Adheres and supports TWC (The World Congress of Familes) who advocate laws punishing LGBT people from participating in the creation and maintaining of families,

          Carson has stated on Meet the Press that Islam is not consistent with the Constitution and a Muslim should not be allowed to be President,

          Carson has said he believes that going to prison can make someone become gay and that same-sex marriage should be outlawed,

          Approves of banning all Muslims from the US, promotes that many Muslim immigrants are hardened criminals,

          Stated that Cliven Bundy and his group are “pretty upstanding people”,

          Is a recurring speak for Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy (CSP) anti-Muslim organization,

          Believes that the “whole purpose” of Planned Parenthood is “to eliminate black people”, and

          Is a participant in The Council for National Policy a forum for meetings between Conservative and Extremists,

          The list goes on and on. It is not unreasonable to put Ben Carson on a list of people who have expressed intolerance for diversity and advocating government control over the lives of people who do not share his worldview.

          • KilltheBank

            Yes, you BLINDLY follow your leaders.

      • KilltheBank

        Bold claims that are 100% true.

        The adlsplc are HATE GROUPS and you are a racist for defending them.

  • John

    This article quotes the Poverty Law Center. The PLC is a terrorist organization that should be labeled as a hate group. The guy showed great restraint, if it was me she would still be in the hospital
    .

  • Joey CoCo

    Liberals have to understand that they are not entitled to break the law. Punching a nazi makes her another kind of nazi who is no better

  • Missgee62

    MY SHE-ROE!!! WHAT A DYNA-MO!!!! IT TAKES A WOMAN TO BRING DOWN THE DEVIL!

    • Cyrus Jay

      Been drinking today?

      • Chris Bower

        Shes just a middle aged sad old woman dreaming about the years she missed protesting in the 60s as she was born slightly too late and missed them. Stupid old dreamer who would get herself hurt if she tried attacking people the way she wants to ha.

        • KilltheBank

          Pathetic boomer trash

    • KilltheBank

      All 60’s retreads can share a cell next to their heroes.

  • Millennial Matt

    Lock this bitch up.

  • Juliana

    She needs to be locked up before she assaults someone again.

  • Juliet Hibbs

    She is a violent fascist. She did not just assault that man….and because she calls him neo-nazi. And so do you? She is the violent 1. She is a danger and a threat. She needs to have her bail revoked if she continues her violence and fascist behavior. She is entitled to her freedom of speech….actions require prosecution

  • Adam Gibby

    I love how the article spins the story as a “petite” harmless woman vs a violent neo-nazi… what was the guy doing? Standing there – hate on him for his views but dont violently attack someone then cry victim.
    Wow.

  • Woooo In My Woooooo

    This chick is as crazy as a Ric Flair ex wife looking for alimony.

  • Steven Sydler

    Anyone who voted for Trump is a Nazi in these assholes eyes.