National Anthem: Man Attacks Child for Wearing Hat

Whatever your feelings on respect for the national anthem, we can all agree that you shouldn’t assault children for what you see as disrespect.

39-year-old Curt Brockaway of Montana has been charged with assault for allegedly slamming a 13-year-old boy to the ground, fracturing his skull. The boy reportedly had failed to remove his baseball cap while the anthem was being played at the Mineral County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

The boy was airlifted to a hospital in Spokane, Washington, and his parents say he continued to bleed from his ear for six hours. He’s since been released from the hospital. (MissoulianKPAX-TV)

Hot Takes:

  • You’ll be shocked to hear that Brockaway is on probation for assault with a weapon.
  • Trump apologists will say this has nothing to do with the President’s rhetoric. Again.
  • This is a free country and Brockaway is an adult. His actions are his responsibility, not a politician’s.