Zachary Greenberg, the 28-year-old caught on video and charged with assaulting Hayden Williams on UC Berkeley’s campus in mid-February, was finally charged in early March.  According to Campus Reform, however, Greenberg pleaded not guilty to the charges:

“Greenberg, who police say is the man seen in the viral video punching Williams multiple times, damaging Williams’ cell phone, and threatening to ‘shoot’ Williams, pleaded not guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor count, according to Williams’ attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, who was inside the courtroom.”

During his court hearing, Greenberg was also ordered “not to go within 100 yards of the UC-Berkeley campus,” reports Campus Reform.

Alanna Coopersmith, the attorney handling Greenberg’s case, made these statements after the hearing:

“Mr. Greenberg is a 28-year-old man. He was using the library at UC-Berkeley to study. He has a clean record. I realize that many people observing this case are interested in constitutional freedom. I would remind them that one important constitutional freedom is the presumption of innocence, due process of law, due process in a courtroom, not on social media or the internet”

While Greenberg was on the campus of UC Berkeley, Coopersmith admitted that he is not actually a student at the university, stating that he is a student “elsewhere.”  Coopersmith is also fighting the plaintiff on whether or not Williams, the victim, provoked Greenberg – as that is not necessarily seen in the video.

The UC Berkeley police department as well as the local police department contest that Greenberg was in fact the assailant.

According to Campus Reform, Greenberg’s fist trial date is April 9.


We need your help exposing liberal bias on college campuses across the country.

Turning Point USA is fighting every day on over 1,300 college campuses across America to recruit and inform students about the dangers of socialism and the benefits of capitalism.

Since the founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,300 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.

Your donation will help us fight for conservative values and expose the liberal bias on campuses and in schools.

Donate Now