If you’ll recall, some time ago we reported on a dispute between two University of California, Riverside students involving a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Student Edith Macias took the hat off the head of fellow student Matthew Vitale and refused to give it back. Together, while arguing, they made their way to what seemed to be a student center where Macias, who believed she was absolutely and without question in some time in their dispute… simply because she disagreed with the man and his message.
A nice little win for us Trump supporters, she’s facing a misdemeanor charge of grand theft for her snatch and snitch.
Here is some of their exchange.
“UCR is letting people wear this s**t on campus?” asked Macias in a video of the incident. “Make American Great Again, really? There were lynchings and genocide and mass deportations.…I fucking hate this country.… And I am not leaving.…We need to get rid of all ya’ll.”
I mean there’s a lot more… heck, here’s the video again!
The next court date on the matter is slated for March, and the maximum penalty Macias faces if convicted as currently charged is one year in county jail, a spokesman for the DA’s office told The Fix.
In a statement to The College Fix on Monday, Vitale said he is gratified by the developments.
“I’m very pleased that the DA decided to charge her, especially because I am skeptical that UCR student conduct did anything. I will be following up with the student conduct office to determine if anything was done,” Vitale said.
“In the meantime, I can’t thank UCPD enough for actually taking this matter seriously. The detective and officers involved with this case were the epitome of professionalism,” he added. “If, as I suspect, UCR decided not to discipline her in some way this decision by the DA’s office shows two things: First, that UCR does not protect and shows no respect for speech that does not conform to their ideology. Second, that in this case UCR chose not to discipline a person who committed a crime on campus against another student.”