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Women Plead Guilty After Attacking Trump Supporters, Get a Slap on the Wrist as Prosecutors Back Down

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Two Delaware women captured on video last August stealing a Make America Great Again hat and punching supporters of former President Donald Trump will only receive probation for their conduct.

The Delaware News Journal reported Wednesday that Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both of Wilmington, have pleaded guilty to “misdemeanor charges of theft, child endangerment and hate crimes.”

“Other charges including assault, attempted assault and conspiracy were dropped by prosecutors as part of the plea deal struck Monday” the news outlet added.

Winslow and Amy were both 21 years old when the incident happened on Aug. 20, 2020, the night of President Joe Biden’s speech in Wilmington accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.

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.

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“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.

Should the attackers have received stiffer punishments?

“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 of the incident posted by Students for Trump, which went viral, shows Winslow and Amy tearing up paper signs and then taking a MAGA hat.

Riley chases after the women trying to get the hat, saying, “That’s somebody else’s hat.” He then begins to cry.

One of the women turns to to him and says, “We don’t give a f***. Your mom … likes Trump.”

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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.

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.”

American Greatness writer Julie Kelly contrasted the leniency the so-called social justice protesters in Portland received (many of whom attacked federal officers and damaged federal property) with the harsh treatment for those involved in the Jan. 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol.

“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.”

CBS News reported Wednesday that at least 557 defendants have now been charged in connection with the incursion.

A few have received probation after pleading guilty to entering the Capitol without authorization, but harsher sentences are being doled out, including jail time.

Obviously any who engaged in violence against police officers or destroyed public property must pay for their crimes.

But 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.

Lady Justice must be blind to political affiliation. Right now it feels like she’s not.

Winslow and Amy deserved more than probation for striking Trump supporters.

“Justice for all” means no free pass just because you are a Democrat.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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