Student Faces Jail Time After Stealing Classmate’s MAGA Hat: ‘F*ck Your Freedom of Speech, Boy’

You may remember the viral video of a student at the University of California who stole a “Make America Great Again” hat from a classmate, and watching her belligerent melt down in the school’s office.

Edith Macias took the MAGA hat from her classmate’s head and screamed obscenities at him, including saying, “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.

Now she may be facing up to “one year in county jail” for her obscene actions.

Daily Wire reports: 

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged Edith Macias with one count of grand theft for the incident, the College Fix reported.

Charges were filed after Macias allegedly stole the hat off Matthew Vitale’s head on September 27 in what turned into a viral video.

“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,” The Fix added.

In the video, Macias can be heard shouting multiple times that she took the hat because it represented a “genocide of a bunch of people.”

You can hear Macias scream in the video, “UCR is letting people wear this shit on campus?” she continued, “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.”

Here is the video:

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