Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

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Rockfire Grill at 6583 Pardall Road in Isla Vista
Update by edhat staff
November 22, 2019
 
A UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) student was arrested on November 6 on three misdemeanor charges of battery, public intoxication, and fighting in public after allegedly assaulting numerous people in Isla Vista, reports The Daily Nexus.

An edhat reader reported the incident earlier this month stating UCSB sent out an alert to students of a possible hate crime that took place outside Rockfire Grill on Pardall Road. The suspect was described as a white male who got into a fight with another male and called him a homophobic slur while also assaulting two women on the scene.

Third-year transfer student Tucker Steil was arrested by the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and held on a $2,500 bail.

Numerous witnessed stated the attack appeared to be an aggressive anti-gay attack, but the suspect has not been charged with a hate crime.

UCSB officials were criticized for not informing students of this incident which prompted the campus-wide notification the following week.

One of the female victims reportedly sustained a broken hand and a male victim sustained a concussion and broken nose.


By an edhat reader
November 15, 2019

Does anyone have more information on a violent assault and possible hate crime that took place in Isla Vista this week?

I received a notice from the University stated they received a report of a hate crime and are in connection with the victims. People who apparently witnessed it said last week a white male wearing a UCSB Gaucho shirt beat up a guy, called him the F-word, then assaulted a few girls. This was outside Rockfire Grill on Pardall.  

Outside of the notice from UCSB and people talking, I haven't seen any information or followup in local news. What's up?

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GrammaSB Nov 23, 2019 06:19 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Put this guy with the ones for the weed robbery what a great generation, these are the products of don't reprimand children...….

seahorse Nov 23, 2019 07:40 AM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

The assault victims suffered a broken hand, concussion and broken nose, yet the attacker was only charged with misdemeanors. What does it take to rise to the level of felony assault?

thinkcarefully Nov 22, 2019 04:02 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

a brief web search surfaces Tucker's earlier challenges with the law while at another university. Painful history.

Luvaduck Nov 23, 2019 01:33 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Maybe it's time to include automatic police record checks as part of the admission process and individually review those who don't pass to determine if they are ready for the permissive college atmosphere. Some still need some sort of individual outside restraint that isn't available at college level.

Roger Nov 22, 2019 11:41 AM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Broken Hand that sucks Big Time better let it heal right listen to everything the doctor tells her or else bad arthritis....Sue the assaulter...

EastBeach Nov 16, 2019 11:25 AM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

OP - Couldn't find anything in the Sherrif's blog or the Daily Nexus. The UC Police Department's crime log has very terse entries but there were two recent assaults listed (one looks to be a UC PD report while the other might be the same assault reported by CSA campus security) ... "ASSAULT - Battery w/ Great Bodily Injury" at the Santa Ynez Apartments on 11/7/2019 at 5:05pm. You can follow up with any law enforcement agency including the UC PD by calling their public information officer.

EastBeach Nov 16, 2019 08:24 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

On second read, not the same assault as OP mentioned Rockfire Grill on Pardall. IV Foot Patrol might have more info.

CoastWatch Nov 15, 2019 05:40 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Welcome to Orwell's 1984... It's astonishing that "free speech" is NOT supported on any "free thinking" (HA!) college campus in our "Free Country"...

Luvaduck Nov 23, 2019 01:53 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

I take your point, but free speech isn't the right to physical contact or specific verbal assault. Public ranting & raving is an attack on the equanimity and peace-of-mind of everyone within ear-shot and promotes anxiety: Is it just some uncivilized lowlife spouting off or an armed nutcase about to become a mass shooter?

Get over it Nov 16, 2019 03:19 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Because a person uses offensive language while attacking a person? Have you ever been in any kind of a fight? All kinds of things are said.. rarely are they the reason for the confrontation. People say the most hurtful thing they can think of. I'm sure everyone has had an argument and said things they regret. Probably not racist or homophobic slurs, but you get my point. The law is the law, but I vehemently disagree with it. If you attack someone, anyone, you should be locked up to the extent of the law. Everything else is sticks and stones.

Roger Nov 16, 2019 05:19 AM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

You make fine points but this is alleged since we have not seen it in the news yet and straight white males are human too, not all straight white males are as you say.

jqb Nov 15, 2019 04:55 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

There are no favored or disfavored classes … that's yet another erroneous right wing talking point. There are *protected categories*, such as race, religion, and gender. Right wingers seem to think that only other people have those. But if someone beats you up *because you're white*, or *because you're straight*, or *because you're male*, those are hate crimes.

jqb Nov 15, 2019 04:51 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

"But criminalizing language is just stupid. " As I already explained, "Mere language, no matter how vile, is never a hate crime, but beating people up because of sexual orientation is a hate crime. " … so take care using the s-word. And Chip should try reading the laws -- they don't single out anyone. It's the HATEFUL BIGOTS who single out "certain classes of people". If it were straight white males who were the victims of these crimes and the perpetrators were tried under the hate crime laws, would he be complaining? (Funny how the same ideas, whether about climate science or bigotry, come together in the same people.)

sacjon Nov 15, 2019 04:48 PM
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CHIP OF SB - you don't get it. It's not increasing the crime just if the victim belongs to a "favored class," it's increasing the penalty if the perpetrator is beating the victim for the reason that they belong to another group. It's not a hate crime if you beat up a minority because they looked at your girlfriend in a bad way. It IS a hate crime if you beat up a minority BECAUSE they're a minority. Basically, you get in more trouble if you're being a racist/sexist/homophobic punk. Is that cool with you or you still upset about it?

Chip of SB Nov 15, 2019 04:44 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

I agree with you RWELSH. Also, I feel strongly that everyone should be treated equally under the law, regardless of who or what they are. My concern with so-called "hate crime" laws is they seem to favor certain classes of people and disfavor others. If someone commits a crime, I don't think it is fair to increase the punishment if the victim belongs to a favored class or if the perpetrator belongs to a disfavored class.

sacjon Nov 15, 2019 04:20 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

It's not just calling the person an offensive term that makes it a hate crime, it is physically assaulting a person BECAUSE of their association with that group. Calling someone an offensive word, by itself, is not a hate crime, nor is it punishable by itself. But when you yell that word while you're kicking their head in, it becomes evidence of the motive behind the beating.....thus, the beating is a "hate crime."

jqb Nov 16, 2019 09:17 AM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Is reading and understanding really that hard? Graffiti is vandalism which is a crime; it isn't mere language. Whether it's a hate crime depends on the details of the statutes in that jurisdiction.

a-1576369483 Nov 15, 2019 10:26 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

So graffiti that is anti semitic or uses the “n word” or threatens other groups (LGBTQ, etc.) is not a hate crime?

jqb Nov 15, 2019 03:08 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Mere language, no matter how vile, is never a hate crime, but beating people up because of sexual orientation is a hate crime.

Roger Nov 15, 2019 02:08 PM
Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault

Calls like this usually come out as a 242pc or whatever code fits the crime 647F Drunk in Public and 242pc Assault in the beginning then later on after an investigation "Hate crime" or what ever code that falls under. I don't hear Hate Crime unless it's some type of graffiti. Unless it's listed in the scanner reports I probably did not hear it. You want to check out every News Source then their might be a story somewhere about it if there isn't there should be. There might be one in the next few days Someone else might have heard it here but I didn't sorry..

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