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Antifa Leader Ordered to Pay Thousands in Damages

Middle school teacher Yvette Felarca is probably not the teacher you want your kids getting next year. You see, in addition to being a teacher, Felarca is also apparently a national-level leader in a group called By Any Means Necessary. You might know it as part of the better-known group “Antifa.”

Really, who doesn’t want their children indoctrinated in violent anarchism?

Unfortunately for Felarca, a judge recently ruled that she has to pay more than $10,000 to Troy Worden, the former head of the Berkeley College Republicans. Felarca claimed Worden had harassed and stalked her to the degree that she got a temporary restraining order against him and was pursuing a permanent one.

It was apparently all lies. On the day of the hearing, she withdrew her application for the order. However, a great deal of damage had been done by then.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who represented Worden, said that the ruling made such “lawfare” actions unacceptable.

Dhillon added: “Felarca and her fellow travelers in BAMN [By Any Means Necessary]/Antifa need to learn that the California courts are not their personal plaything to use and abuse at will by filing baseless and vexatious lawsuits.”

Felarca has vowed to appeal the ruling, though I suspect she’ll be smacked down.

It’s not enough for groups like Felarca’s to try to destroy people’s livelihoods. They want to destroy peoples lives. A restraining order sounds like a small thing, but it was just the opening salvo. It would then be manipulated to impact Worden at any opportunity. A common tactic is to inform everyone at the target’s place of work that a restraining order has been granted.

The good news is that, for now, Antifa has been crushed and quieted for several months. The movement has lost most of its energy, and now is losing in court, too.