Two Women Arrested for Tearing Up Trump Signs and Snatching MAGA Hat From Child Escape Jail Time
© AP Photo / Brynn Anderson / A man dressed in American flag clothes holds "Make America Great Again" hats.
© AP Photo / Brynn Anderson /
On 20 August 2020, two 21-year-old women confronted supporters of then-President Donald Trump at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware.
Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow have been sentenced to probation for tearing Trump signs and ripping a MAGA hat off a child's head in an incident that took place last summer.
The two women will also have to attend anger management counselling and complete 40 hours of community service.
“We have all had moments of pettiness and immaturity,” Thomas A. Foley, Winslow’s attorney, said commenting on the judge's decision as quoted by ABC News.
According to him, his client has “learned a great deal” and “paid a tough price”.
Both Amy and Winslow have apologised and had pleaded guilty to charges of theft, child endangerment and hate crimes.
"I’m ashamed of my actions that day," Winslow said.
In a viral video, Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy were seen ripping apart a pro-Donald Trump poster and snatching a “Make America Great Again” hat from a seven-year-old boy outside the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware as then-Democratic hopeful Joe Biden was giving a speech. The incident occurred two months before the US presidential election.
Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy have been arrested for allegedly ripping pro-Donald Trump signs and snatching a hat from a seven-year-old boy near a Joe Biden event in Delaware, two months before the US election.— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) August 23, 2020
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In the aftermath of the incident, which was caught on video, the two women received hate mail and death threats, according to media reports.