A college student who stole a MAGA hat off of another student’s head in California is now facing up to a year in jail according to a report on Tuesday.
Edith Macias of the University of California, Riverside, is facing a misdemeanor charge of grand theft. She stole the hat from fellow student Matthew Vitale, according a criminal complaint that was obtained by The College Fix.
Per Daily Caller:
“UCR is letting people wear this shit 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.”
When Vitale asked for his hat back, she said “f*** your freedom of speech boy, your freedom of speech is literally killing a lot of people out there, your hats like these that promote laws and legislation that literally kill and murder people of color.”
Vitale is happy action was taken, but he still expressed concern about the response by the school to the incident.
“If, as I suspect, UCR decided not to discipline [Macias] 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,” said Vitale. “Second, that in this case UCR chose not to discipline a person who committed a crime on campus against another student.”
“I do want to send a message,” Vitale said to The College Fix. “I am not vindictive, I am not vengeful, but people especially in my generation need to realize you can’t do things like this because you don’t like what someone is saying or wearing.”
Edith Macias had a court date set for March of 2018.