One man who participated in the riots at Berkeley, and assaulted a Milo supporter, then bragged about it online, has been identified as a UC Berkeley staff member at the school. An investigation is underway.
Ian Dabney Miller is the staff member who allegedly assaulted a man during the riots, and posted a picture of the victim on Twitter along with the note: “Hey, come get your boy, he just got rocked.”
“Bickin back” is a slang term created by the Bloods gang, and means kicking or fighting back.
Sleuths on Twitter quickly pointed out that the person behind this @teen_archer account was likely a UC Berkeley staff member named Ian Dabney Miller. Further Daily Caller investigation has confirmed that Ian Miller, a UC Berkeley staffer, is indeed the person behind the @teen_archer account that was bragging about getting into fights with Milo attendees and participating in the riots.
In an interview with SF Weekly, Miller, who plays in the band “Kowloon Walled City,” talks about working at the university, saying, “I work at UC Berkeley in advancement communications. There’s really not much to say about it, frankly. It’s incredibly tedious.” It’s the same Ian Miller as the person behind the @teen_archer account, because an archive of the account @teen_archer has the name listed as “Ian Miller” and a bio that reads:
“clawer/chugger in @kowloonwalled, @romancities, & @puigdestroyer. 1/2 of @productiveouts. music, bikes, film, baseball, veganism, radical politics. and kitties.”
The “Teen Archer” store also has his email address listed.
Most strikingly, he recently gave an interview to the New York Daily News, in which he identified himself as a current Berkeley employee and placed himself directly at the scene, saying, “The fuel started pouring out and they set it on fire,” and, “It got really hot.” Finally, a (now deleted) tweet from @teen_archer was embedded in the NYDN story right after his comments.
— Pave Darker☻☹☻ (@PaveDarker) February 3, 2017
UC Berkeley says they are aware that a staff member participated in the violent riots at the school. He needs to be fired immediately and arrested for assault.