Earlier today, we reported on Ismael Chamu and the puff piece recently published by the Los Angeles Times. It has come to our attention that as a response to that LA Times article, Ismael has raised over $80,000 via an online fundraising campaign.
To recap, Ismael was charged with vandalism last July for allegedly spray painting people’s cars and fences with “F— White People,” “F— the police,” “F— frat Boys,” “Kill Cops”, “Kill Yuppies,” “Eat the Rich,” “Class War”, etc. He was originally arrested for this crime on June 27th, 2017 but after spending 39 hours in police custody he was released without charge where he immediately claimed that his arrest was the result of “racial profiling”. This was followed by an outcry of public support for Ismael and condemnation of the Berkeley Police Department. The ACUS Senate and even Berkeley Mayor, Jesse Arreguín, publicly condemned Ismael’s “unlawful detainment”.