A 39-year-old Montana man was arrested for a violent assault on a 13-year-old boy fracturing the teen’s skull.
Curt James Brockway reportedly told authorities “he had every right” to pick the boy up and slam him to the ground because, in his opinion, the teen had disrespected the national anthem by not removing his hat.
USA Today reports the boy had to be airlifted to a hospital due to the attack. His parent’s told the press he bled from his ears for nearly six hours.
Prosecutors asked Brockway’s bond be set at $100,000, but the judge allowed him to be released on his own recognizance.
Brockway is apparently registered as a violent offender with a police record going back to 2010.
Watch the report from local news station KPAX below:
Gladys Knight sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53
Music legend, 8-time Grammy winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Atlanta native Gladys Knight came to slay at Super Bowl LIII as she delivered an elegant and stirring rendition of the National Anthem.
I think it’s horrible at best. The National Anthem isn’t a song you can make your own. The song was owned by a country and it’s lyrics etched in blood. It’s not a game show song, so quit playing with it. Sing it as it is written.
Normally, I would be against a rendition like this, saying that it doesn’t sound like the anthem. But, wow, Willie K, that voice. It may not have sounded like the anthem, but it sounded like something straight from the heart. Beautiful. https://t.co/QZ5Ud6nLHS
Amazing…..from WillieK, Hawaiian legend….this is good stuff….usually I’m not a fan of messing with the star spangled banner, but this leaves you with lump in your throat…..just incredible https://t.co/daR4SjQxdy
Donald Trump has spent months – months I tell you – demanding that football players stand and respect our flag and our national anthem.
And lord knows no one is better at making a point living by example than Donald J. Trumper.
Well,…. except maybe that time he made a point to attend the national college football game, stand on the open field, hand over heart (it must be somewhere in there) and somewhat mouth about a third of the words to The Star-Spangled Banner.
(psssst – Donald – they had a camera on your face the whole time…)
Needless to say, this doesn’t end well for the Trumpster. All that hypocrisy and all, you know.
Watch below, then check out the Twitterverse’s thoughts on BannerGate.
Btw – the Alabama Crimson Tide won in overtime over the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23. To be honest, Alabama had the best costumes.
Super obvious Trump doesn’t know the words to our National Anthem. Disgraceful for any president, but particularly bad given his months of race-baiting rants against NFL players kneeling to demand justice. pic.twitter.com/jUD0hBqo9N
TIME Magazine reports that former Alabama Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and current candidate for the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, erroneously believes that professional athletes who take a knee during the national anthem are breaking the law.
(p.s. They aren’t)
In an interview with TIME magazine, the Alabama Republican argued that NFL players and others who have protested police violence are violating a section of the U.S. code which outlines how people should conduct themselves when the anthem is played. (The code merely outlines proper etiquette, and there are no legal penalties outlined in the law.)
“It’s against the law, you know that?” he said. “It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. That’s the law.” “If they didn’t have it in there, it would just be tradition. But this is law,” he said. “If we disobey this, what else are we going to disobey?
As the article states, U.S. Code 301 is not law but considered proper etiquette. If you read the few short lines of text, the word “should” not “shall” is used.
Moore himself has broken the law several times in his career. Once when he defied a court order to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments he had installed at his court house; and also when he ordered judges in his state to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made marriage equality legal in all fifty states.
Folks on the right and left openly laughed at Moore on Twitter:
You’d be laughed out of court if you tried to enforce this and a state supreme court justice would know that https://t.co/IApnIFCw9k
This man at Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket. Reader Marshall spotted the patriot, who is better than all of us, at the Jets’ stadium.
“Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime during the 3rd quarter. There is a huge tv screen by the food carts right inside the stadium where people gather to watch. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.”
So, in case I haven’t been clear (and I know my readers may not be accustomed to this language from me) – Get your f*cking ass off my flag!
Addressing the ongoing controversy of NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has penned a letter to team owners saying, “We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.”
Does this mean there will be a rule change in the NFL? Will the players association go along?