Casey Goonan has been charged in connection with a string of arsons, including the torching of a UC Berkeley Police vehicle on June 1, 2024. (Photo/Abolition Media)

Charges filed in UC Berkeley arsons tied to pro-Palestinian cause

Alameda County prosecutors charged a 34-year-old self-described “scholar activist” with seven arson-related felonies on Thursday, while his defense lawyer argued to the press that law enforcement is targeting his client for his “free Palestine” beliefs. Casey Robert Goonan of Oakland was arrested Monday by state and federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, according to…
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