Two Delaware women who were caught on video stealing a MAGA hat outside of the Democratic National Convention from a young Trump supporter were brought to justice on fierce charges, including second-degree robbery and felony hate crimes.
Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both 21, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching and felony hate crimes, a spokesperson for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings said according to Fox News.
The two women were arrested in connection with a viral video that allegedly showed the suspects ripping up Trump signs and stealing a MAGA hat near the site of Democrat Joe Biden’s acceptance speech in August.
The video also shows a heated confrontation between the suspects and adults coming to the defense of a 7-year-old supporter of President Trump.
“That’s somebody else’s hat,” the 7-year-old boy is heard saying in the video after the women rip up several Trump signs in the parking lot of the Chase Center in Wilmington, where portions of the Democratic Convention were held.
One of the suspects grabs a Trump hat that was lying on the ground.
“Get your hat back, baby,” an adult is heard saying to the boy as they follow the suspects, demanding the return of the hat.
Delaware police announced, the day after the incident, that they had arrested one woman, Olivia Winslow, and were seeking a second, Camryn Amy. Winslow was initially charged with robbery, conspiracy, and endangering the welfare of a child. Amy, court documents note, was also charged for attacking the bystander who attempted to intervene.
“Court documents say Amy struck the man with a closed fist and caused a laceration to his lips,” Delaware Online noted at the time. “Amy then punched the woman filming the incident, court documents say. The video ends as that is happening.”
Winslow and Amy are out on bail, Jennings’ office said, but the two women could spend a long time in prison thanks mostly to the hate crime charges.
“Delaware law states that a person is guilty of such when they commit a ‘crime for the purpose of interfering with the victim’s free exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege or immunity protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, or commits said crime because the victim has exercised or enjoyed said rights,’” Delaware Online notes.
If convicted on the hate crimes charges alone, the two women could face sentences of up to seven years in prison.
“Violence in any form is unacceptable, but harming another person — let alone a child — because of the expression of their views betrays the principles on which our country was founded,” Jennings said in a statement.
This case could set the precedent for more like it – as Democrats have shown an increased intolerance for Trump supporters and attacks on them have become more common. Strong charges brought against these two aggressive women could deter further left-wing supporters from attacking people simply because they disagree with them.