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Man pleads not guilty to allegedly body-slamming boy for not removing hat/anthem
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/14/us/montan...index.html

(CNN)A man accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy in Montana after the boy wouldn't remove his hat during the National Anthem at a rodeo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of assault on a minor.
Curt James Brockway, wearing jeans and a short-sleeved plaid shirt, stood with his hands behind his back and looked intently at the judge during the short morning hearing at Mineral County Court in the town of Superior.
Judge John Larson reinstated Brockway's probationary supervision from a previous conviction, meaning Brockway must stay at home with a GPS monitor -- with the exceptions of visits with doctors and his attorney, and court appearances -- and regularly check in with a probation officer.
Brockway, 39, is next scheduled to appear for a court hearing on October 23.



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Curt James Brockway appears in court on Wednesday morning.

The boy suffered a concussion and a fractured skull, court documents say
Brockway was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the boy August 3 during a rodeo at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in Superior.
Brockway told police the boy was wearing a hat as the National Anthem began, and he asked him to remove it because it was disrespectful to wear it during the anthem, but the boy responded by saying "f*** you," according to an affidavit filed in court.
Brockway said he then grabbed the boy by his throat, lifted him into the air, before slamming the boy into the ground, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, witnesses confirmed most of Brockway's description of events, but one woman said she did not hear him ask the boy to take off his hat.
The child had blood coming from his ears, a concussion and a fractured skull, the affidavit said.
He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington, according to the document.
The child's mother, Megan Keeler, told CNN affiliate KPAX that she received a phone call shortly after dropping off her son at the fairgrounds to tell her that he was being taken to a local hospital.
"Dude come up and grabbed him by his neck, picked him up and threw him to the ground head first," Keeler told KPAX.
"There was no exchange -- nothing! He targeted (her son) and took him down," she added.
Probation relates to 2011 assault conviction
Brockway was put on probation in 2011 -- and given a suspended 10-year prison sentence -- after being convicted of assault with a weapon.
In that case, a prosecutor alleged Brockway had taken out a gun and threatened to shoot three people during a traffic dispute on a narrow road in Mineral County in September 2010, according to court documents.
Brockway was put on supervised probation after that conviction, but a petition to end the supervision was later granted in court.
During Wednesday's hearing, Larson said he was reinstating that supervision, resulting in the GPS monitoring that Brockway is now subject to.
What his attorney says about the rodeo incident
Lance Jasper, Brockway's attorney, said last week that his client is a military verteran who has a severe traumatic brain injury and has problems with impulse control. Between that and being a disabled veteran who is "uber patriotic," Jasper said, Brockway is influenced by the rhetoric of President Donald Trump.
Referring to times the President has spoken out against athletes and others that kneel or protest during the National Anthem and when he suggested possible jail time or loss of citizenship for burning the American flag, Jasper said, "Curt takes that literally and views the President as the commander in chief and when he sees it happening, he feels he needs to do something about it."
Jasper said Brockway expressed remorse the child was hurt.
"He told me 'I guess I messed up because he got hurt. But I'm a patriot,'" Jasper said.

Jasper said he intends to present his client's neuropsychological evaluation to the court. "Curt says he was given an order from (the) commander in chief to make sure people are patriotic," Jasper said.
The maximum sentence for felony assault on a minor, according to a charging document, is five years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
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The child had blood coming from his ears, a concussion and a fractured skull, the affidavit said.
He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington, according to the document.

What in the hell????
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Between that and being a disabled veteran who is "uber patriotic," Jasper said, Brockway is influenced by the rhetoric of President Donald Trump.


No kidding.  I kinda figured that out when I started reading the story.  White Guy.  Rodeo.  Montana.  Obsessed with fake patriotism. 

He's probably one of those tiki torch guys too.
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This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

B. IF the guy didn't even ask the kid to remove it, but out of rage and anger he decided to body slam the kid as a result of his beliefs, then this piece of garbage deserves to be locked up for a long time.

Either way, the guy is guilty, you can't respond to people swearing at you by destroying them physically, it's just not acceptable in this society.
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***** fucktard.
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(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

B. IF the guy didn't even ask the kid to remove it, but out of rage and anger he decided to body slam the kid as a result of his beliefs, then this piece of garbage deserves to be locked up for a long time.

Either way, the guy is guilty, you can't respond to people swearing at you by destroying them physically, it's just not acceptable in this society.

The kid sounds like a prick. They man sounds like an asshole. His actions should be a lesson to those that want to act tough, or pretend to be a tough guy. A simple physical interaction always has the possibility of ending with serious consequences. I learned a long time ago after watching a kid get his ass beat outside of a bar that avoiding physical confrontations is the only intelligent move to make.
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(2019-08-15, 11:03 AM)Nuclearsun Wrote: The kid sounds like a prick. They man sounds like an asshole. His actions should be a lesson to those that want to act tough, or pretend to be a tough guy. A simple physical interaction always has the possibility of ending with serious consequences. I learned a long time ago after watching a kid get his ass beat outside of a bar that avoiding physical confrontations is the only intelligent move to make.

Who's actions? I hope you mean the dumbass who nearly ended the kid's life. I hate bratty asshole teenagers as much the next guy, but I'd never hurt another person that viciously over a few words. There is literally zero excuse, from the information we have about this story, for what the accused did in this situation.
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(2019-08-15, 11:10 AM)Ryu65 Wrote:
(2019-08-15, 11:03 AM)Nuclearsun Wrote: The kid sounds like a prick. They man sounds like an asshole. His actions should be a lesson to those that want to act tough, or pretend to be a tough guy. A simple physical interaction always has the possibility of ending with serious consequences. I learned a long time ago after watching a kid get his ass beat outside of a bar that avoiding physical confrontations is the only intelligent move to make.

Who's actions? I hope you mean the dumbass who nearly ended the kid's life. I hate bratty asshole teenagers as much the next guy, but I'd never hurt another person that viciously over a few words. There is literally zero excuse, from the information we have about this story, for what the accused did in this situation.

The body slammers. A simple violent act can result in serious consequences for both parties.
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(2019-08-15, 11:03 AM)Nuclearsun Wrote:
(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

B. IF the guy didn't even ask the kid to remove it, but out of rage and anger he decided to body slam the kid as a result of his beliefs, then this piece of garbage deserves to be locked up for a long time.

Either way, the guy is guilty, you can't respond to people swearing at you by destroying them physically, it's just not acceptable in this society.

The kid sounds like a prick. They man sounds like an asshole. His actions should be a lesson to those that want to act tough, or pretend to be a tough guy. A simple physical interaction always has the possibility of ending with serious consequences. I learned a long time ago after watching a kid get his ass beat outside of a bar that avoiding physical confrontations is the only intelligent move to make.

A homeless man was swearing at me in Downtown Toronto. I wanted to engage in combat but I didn't. A part of me was disappointed in myself for letting him say those things, but another part of me felt it wouldn't be worth it. It's a tough call to make a lot of times.
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How is the teenager at fault for any of this? What right does anyone have to tell him to remove his hat? It's not like he was in a house of worship where entrance implies acceptance and respect of customs. It's a rodeo, and the tradition in question is relating to a song that is an ode to personal freedom.
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(2019-08-15, 11:27 AM)TheNumber13 Wrote: A homeless man was swearing at me in Downtown Toronto. I wanted to engage in combat but I didn't. A part of me was disappointed in myself for letting him say those things, but another part of me felt it wouldn't be worth it. It's a tough call to make a lot of times.

You were disappointed that you weren't so thin skinned that you beat up a homeless guy?  
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(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

No, the kid doesn't deserve "a slap on the head" from a complete stranger. Ever. Full stop. 

There is never a justification for a stranger to lay hands on someone else's child for a purely verbal engagement. Ever. Especially not when the matter under discussion is wearing a hat during a silly song. 

Being an asshole isn't an offense that justifies corporal punishment from a stranger.
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Agree that smack upside the head is good enough but to do a choke slam on a spolied brat?

If you want to Trump into this, then you need to demonstrate where Trump says something like "It is your duty as a patriot to choke slam anybody who direspects USA."
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(2019-08-15, 11:32 AM)HockeyHippy Wrote:
(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

No, the kid doesn't deserve "a slap on the head" from a complete stranger. Ever. Full stop. 

There is never a justification for a stranger to lay hands on someone else's child for a purely verbal engagement. Ever. Especially not when the matter under discussion is wearing a hat during a silly song. 

Being an asshole isn't an offense that justifies corporal punishment from a stranger.

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Give me a a break, you know I wasn't being literal, so tone down the condescension.
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(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

B. IF the guy didn't even ask the kid to remove it, but out of rage and anger he decided to body slam the kid as a result of his beliefs, then this piece of garbage deserves to be locked up for a long time.

Either way, the guy is guilty, you can't respond to people swearing at you by destroying them physically, it's just not acceptable in this society.

If a stranger tells me that I should remove my hat, then he deserves a "f*ck you."  Mind your own business.
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(2019-08-15, 11:27 AM)TheNumber13 Wrote: [quote pid='1184005' dateline='1565885001']

A homeless man was swearing at me in Downtown Toronto. I wanted to engage in combat but I didn't. A part of me was disappointed in myself for letting him say those things, but another part of me felt it wouldn't be worth it. It's a tough call to make a lot of times.

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It's not a tough call.

Just ignore the homeless guy.
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(2019-08-15, 11:36 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: Icon_rolleyes  

Give me a a break, you know I wasn't being literal, so tone down the condescension.
There was no way for HH to know that from your post.
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(2019-08-15, 11:36 AM)Ryu65 Wrote:
(2019-08-15, 11:32 AM)HockeyHippy Wrote:
(2019-08-15, 10:57 AM)Ryu65 Wrote: This is obviously going to turn into another Trump discussion but I'll ignore that topic for now and point out two things:

A. if the guy asked the boy to remove his hat and the boy responded "f*ck you* then that kid is a major asshole and deserves a slap on the head but to body slam him and nearly kill him? Definitely deserve jail time.

No, the kid doesn't deserve "a slap on the head" from a complete stranger. Ever. Full stop. 

There is never a justification for a stranger to lay hands on someone else's child for a purely verbal engagement. Ever. Especially not when the matter under discussion is wearing a hat during a silly song. 

Being an asshole isn't an offense that justifies corporal punishment from a stranger.

Icon_rolleyes  

Give me a a break, you know I wasn't being literal, so tone down the condescension.

Sorry about that - the Internet doesn't do tone well. 

And with some posters, it's perfectly believable that they'd say "kid deserved a slap on their head", and mean it. 

My bad. Wink
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I knew Ryu was joking. He would never say a male should be slapped on the head.
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When I was first living with my wife(girlfriend at time), a group of kids walked by us and one said “hey babe, don’t fu$k him, fu$k me)”. I chose to not hit him and then we had a good laugh at him.
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