Prosecutor: Man body-slammed boy after national anthem snub

  
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Prosecutor: Man body-slammed boy after national anthem snub

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Prosecutor: Man body-slammed boy after national anthem snub



image001-png_162613.png.cf.jpg   Associated Press   12 hours ago  







c4d680cc25762971a59d6fa2046239b3 This undated photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Curt James Brockway. Montana authorities have charged Curt James Brockway of Superior, Montana, with assault on a minor after a witness said he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground because the boy didnt remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo. Brockway made an initial court appearance Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, and is expected to enter a plea on Aug. 14 in District Court in Superior. (Montana Department of Corrections via AP)

SUPERIOR, Mont. (AP) — A man is facing an assault charge after Montana authorities say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground at a rodeo because the teenager didn't remove his hat when the national anthem was played.


The boy was taken to a hospital in Spokane, Washington, but details about his condition were not released. Court documents filed by Mineral County Attorney Ellen Donohue said the boy was flown to the hospital for a possible concussion and fractured skull.


Curt James Brockway, 39, told a sheriff's deputy that he asked the boy to remove his hat out of respect for the national anthem playing before the start of the county rodeo on Saturday, Donohue wrote in the document describing the alleged attack.


The boy cursed at Brockway in response, and the man grabbed him by the throat, "lifted him into the air and slammed the boy into the ground," Donohue wrote.


A witness, Taylor Hennick, told the   Missoulian   she was at the rodeo on Saturday when she heard a "pop" and saw the boy on the ground, bleeding from his ears. The assailant justified his actions by saying the boy "was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that," Hennick said.


Donohue wrote in her description that a witness she did not name agreed with most of Brockway's description of what happened, but did not hear Brockway ask the boy to take off his hat.


Brockway, of Superior, Montana, made an initial court appearance Monday on a charge of assault on a minor. Prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $100,000. Court officials said Brockway's attorney was working Tuesday to recommend conditions that might allow Brockway be released without posting bond.


Brockway is a registered violent offender after being convicted of a 2010 charge of assault with a weapon. District Judge John Larson gave him a 10-year suspended sentence. Brockway is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 14, when he'll be asked to enter a plea.


Brockway's attorney, Lance Jasper, was not in the office Tuesday and did not return a phone call or an email seeking comment.


Conduct during the playing of the national anthem has been an issue in recent years, with some NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality. President Donald Trump once called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel or engage in other acts of protest during the anthem.


The U.S. flag code says people should face the flag during the national anthem. Military members in uniform should salute while those out of uniform may do so. Men not in uniform should remove their hats and civilians should put their right hand over their heart, according to the code.


There was no indication the boy in this case was protesting in any way.



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Another inbred obvious supporter of this 'president'

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

Even this pos's lawyer has stated it was Trump inspired.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

SUPERIOR, Mont. (AP) — A man is facing an assault charge after Montana authorities say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground at a rodeo because the teenager didn't remove his hat when the national anthem was played.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Spokane, Washington, but details about his condition were not released. Court documents filed by Mineral County Attorney Ellen Donohue said the boy was flown to the hospital for a possible concussion and fractured skull.

Curt James Brockway, 39, told a sheriff's deputy that he asked the boy to remove his hat out of respect for the national anthem playing before the start of the county rodeo on Saturday, Donohue wrote in the document describing the alleged attack.

The boy cursed at Brockway in response, and the man grabbed him by the throat, "lifted him into the air and slammed the boy into the ground," Donohue wrote.

A witness, Taylor Hennick, told the  Missoulian  she was at the rodeo on Saturday when she heard a "pop" and saw the boy on the ground, bleeding from his ears. The assailant justified his actions by saying the boy "was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that," Hennick said.

 
 
 
luther28
3  luther28    3 weeks ago

Another "tough guy".

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

I'm sure there are lots of patriotic folks at the rodeo/S.

 
 
 
Split Personality
5  Split Personality    3 weeks ago
Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brockway around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Records cited by the Missoulian show Brockway is serving a 10-year-probation sentence for assault with a deadly weapon.

Brockway appeared in Mineral County Justice Court on Monday where the state requested his bond be set at $100,000. He was scheduled to be released on his recognizance on Tuesday. His arraignment has been scheduled for Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/montana-man-allegedly-assaulted-boy-13-for-not-removing-his-hat-during-national-anthem-reports/ar-AAFqQtd?ocid=spartanntp

Seems like a clear violation of his probation and they released him?

WoW!  Here's hoping he gets 10 on top of the first 10.

The parents will also want to file a civil case against him.  Lucky guy. /s

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @5    2 weeks ago
Attorney for Montana man who threw teen in national anthem attack says Trump rhetoric to blame

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyer-for-suspected-attacker-montana-boy-body-slammed-to-ground-hat-during-national-anthem-blames-trump-rhetoric/

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @5    2 weeks ago

Stipulation of most paroles are no negative interaction with LE.  He should be violated and sent back to prison while awaiting trial on any new charges.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
6  Mark in Wyoming    3 weeks ago

the boy "was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that," 

I disagree, if he chooses a jury trial if it gets that far he wont want me on that jury.

 He is about to find out that his "rights" end , where others rights  begin.

 No one has a right to lay hands on another over a difference of opinion , or beliefs.

 
 
 
lady in black
8  lady in black    2 weeks ago

Deporable maga asswipe.  Trump's fault due to his bullshit rhetoric.....

https://missoulian.com/news/local/attorney-cites-trump-s-rhetoric-in-boy-s-assault/article_4842efed-7f34-5855-81fb-92ad2dc0c64f.html

The attorney for a 39-year-old man charged with   assaulting a child who didn't take his hat off for the national anthem   says his client, compromised by a traumatic brain injury, believes he was acting on an order from President Donald Trump. 

Superior resident Curt Brockway was charged Monday with felony assault on a minor. His defense attorney, Lance Jasper, told the Missoulian Wednesday the president's "rhetoric" contributed to the U.S. Army veteran's disposition when he choke-slammed a 13-year-old, fracturing his skull, at the Mineral County fairgrounds on Aug. 3.

"His commander in chief is telling people that if they kneel, they should be fired, or if they burn a flag, they should be punished," Jasper said. "He certainly didn't understand it was a crime."

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.1  Split Personality  replied to  lady in black @8    2 weeks ago

This man should have been in jail.

He committed some sort of violent crime with a gun in 2010 and was nearing the end of his 10 year suspended sentence & probation.

More white privilege at it's finest.  Non whites are 6 times more likely to be incarcerated that whites in Montana.

Incarceration rates per 100,000 by race, by black (male and female) incarceration rate
State White Black Hispanic
Montana 316 1985

Not Provided

http://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/color-of-justice-racial-and-ethnic-disparity-in-state-prisons/

How soon will the "Trump made me do it" defense become popular?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
9  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

Man I hope he is repeatedly raped in prison.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Thrawn 31 @9    2 weeks ago

I would settle for massive body slams.  What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

 
 
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