Wilmington, DE — Two women pled guilty stealing a “Make America Great Again” hat and punching supporters of former President Donald Trump-and will only receive probation for their conduct.
Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both of Wilmington, have pleaded guilty to “misdemeanor charges of theft, child endangerment and hate crimes.” The Delaware News Journal reported Wednesday “Other charges including assault, attempted assault and conspiracy were dropped by prosecutors as part of the plea deal struck Monday.”
This is the legal equivalent to getting a “Failure to Properly Maintain Equipment” charge instead of “Speeding 78 in a School Zone.”
The incident happened on Aug. 20, 2020, the night of President Joe Biden’s speech in Wilmington as he was accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. Winslow and Amy were both 21 years old.
Victims Riley and his mother, Abbey, were confronted by the two women as they waited to be seated at a restaurant, by Abbey’s account.
“We were standing outside peacefully minding our own business waiting for our table,” she wrote in a statement at the time.
“Suddenly, two Joe Biden supporters began to yell political epithets at my child. They ripped the sign from my arms and assaulted my seven year old son. The Joe Biden supporters laid hands on my child and ripped his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat from his head while cursing at him and pushing him over.”
“I was punched in the face multiple times by Joe Biden supporters,” Abbey wrote.
“My friend who joined me and attempted to defend us was punched in the face multiple times by the Joe Biden supporters. They beat me with their fists and purses.”
“They stole my sons hat and threw my 7 yr. old son’s hat over the fence into a dirt filled construction site where we could not retrieve it.”
The video which went viral of the incident was posted by ‘Students for Trump’ shows Winslow and Amy tearing up paper signs and then taking a MAGA hat from the child.
Riley chases after the women trying to get the hat, saying, “That’s somebody else’s hat.” He then begins to cry.
A man later arrives, demanding the hat back, but one of the women holding it instead shoves him and takes a swing at him. She ultimately throws the hat over a construction site fence. The same woman can later be seen striking Abbey multiple times.
Based on the sentence the attackers received, the pattern of Democrats and other leftists getting off lightly apparently continues. No big deal; it’s not like they were throwing Molotov cocktails at a police station and trying to burn people alive or anything.
Politico reported in April that several charged with federal felonies in connection with last summer’s Portland riots were allowed to enter into “resolution agreements” only requiring community service.
“[P]rosecutors have approved deals in at least half a dozen federal felony cases arising from clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Oregon last summer. The arrangements — known as deferred resolution agreements — will leave the defendants with a clean criminal record if they stay out of trouble for a period of time and complete a modest amount of community service, according to defense attorneys and court records.”
Julie Kelly, an ‘American Greatness’ writer contrasted the leniency the social justice protesters in Portland received with the harsh treatment for those involved in the Jan. 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol (even though many of the SJW’s attacked federal officers and damaged federal property)
“I think what the American people need to know is that the U.S. government, Joe Biden’s Justice Department, is holding political prisoners in a jail in Washington, D.C., that has been opened up specially to house Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial. They’ve been denied bail. They’re living in harsh, almost solitary confinement conditions in this jail,” Kelly told Fox News host Mark Levin in June.
“They’ve arrested almost 500 people now, mostly for misdemeanor charges related to what happened on Jan. 6,” Kelly added. “This is a political persecution against Trump supporters.”
At least 557 defendants have now been charged in connection with the incursion CBS News reported Wednesday, as well as public shaming and loss of employment. I am not aware of a single rioter in Portland that has become unemployed as a result of burning the city down; please correct me in the comments section.
Although a few have received probation after pleading guilty to entering the Capitol without authorization, but harsher sentences are being doled out, including jail time for any who engaged in violence against police officers or destroyed public property.
In Washington only, of course, because the vast majority were just there to protest. Of the hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters in D.C. that day, only hundreds entered the Capitol and a much smaller subset of them engaged in violence.
Winslow and Amy deserved more than probation for striking Trump supporters. Last I heard, this was called “Assault and Battery” and “Theft”; not all of these other much softer charges. Charges that seem to be a political diode in which they only allow motion in one direction-a political direction at that.
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