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Florida Leftist Gets Off Easy For Battering MAGA Hat Wearing Senior Citizen

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After an attack on a senior citizen that was motivated by hatred for Donald Trump supporters, Democrat Matthias Ajple, 43, was convicted of battering Robert Youngblood in an attack at Hurricane Grill & Wings in Vero Beach, documents obtained by The Smoking Gun and reported by The New York Post show.

According to reporting by Adam Schrader, Ajple, a native of Germany, walked around the restaurant’s bar and told Youngblood, “You should go back to Russia, you f–king communist.”

The liberal smacked Youngblood’s head and spit on him. He got into his car and drove away. The Indian River County sheriff’s office later tracked Ajple down and arrested him, charging him with battery.

Ajple, who pled no-contest, will do 90-days in jail and 12 months of probation, and pay about $700 in fines and court costs and another $155 in restitution to Youngblood.

Mr. Youngblood has also filed a civil suit against Ajple seeking damages in excess of $15,000, The Smoking Gun reported.

But there’s more to the crime than meets the eye in the fair, but rather brief reports from the Smoking Gun and Mr. Schrader.

We give the Indian River County law enforcement officials credit for tracking down Ajple and prosecuting him, because all too often crimes against Trump supporters are ignored. However, Ajple could have, and should have, been arrested and charged with battery on an elder, given that Mr. Youngblood is 67 years old.

In Florida “normal” battery is a first-degree misdemeanor but if the victim is elderly, the crime is changed into a third-degree felony which is punishable up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Not knowing how old the victim is not a defense and adjudication of guilt or imposition of sentence shall not be suspended, deferred, or withheld after such a conviction.

What’s more, Ajple had absolutely no remorse. "Trump supporters are communist and racist," Ajple told the deputy when arrested. "I don't even care that I'm going to jail; this is actually exciting."

Amazingly (or perhaps not) the local USA Today-owned newspaper in Vero Beach, Florida seemed to sympathize with the assailant, giving extensive coverage to his pleas for leniency, noting that Ajple had no prior criminal record and offering sympathetic coverage to Ajple’s request to be placed on house arrest so he could help raise his children and support his family.

The paper reported Ajple’s partner, Laura Torres, a “well-educated professional” who grew up in Vero Beach, talked about her family’s suffering since the incident and the national publicity it generated. They’ve been threatened with death and rape, she said.

“Matt is a person of morality and integrity,” she said. “He is not a violent man and not a criminal.”

Ajple pleaded for leniency.

“I don’t feel a person should be judged on the worst moment of my life,” he told the judge, admitting he made a poor decision after having dinner and “a couple” of beers. “(Our family) has suffered for this.”

From our perspective “well-educated professional” or not, given their lack of remorse for Ajple’s criminal acts and their claims of being morally justified, Ajple and Torres are the last people in the world who should be trusted with the upbringing of two children. Due to their contempt for those who hold different views than theirs they will likely pass those attitudes along to their children, thereby destructively transmitting their hate and arrogance to another generation.

We think Matthias Ajple got off way too easy and the judge and prosecutor who accepted the “no contest” plea deal that allowed him to maintain his arrogant claims to moral superiority delivered a major loss to civil society and the cause of civil discourse in this country.

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Mr. Agpie

His live-in girlfriend says he's not violent -- apparently he is. And conservatives are communists? Its the left that wants collectivism and redistribution. Its a shame that people are so uninformed. Christina Figuero at the U.N. says democracy is not a good government model to fight climate change, but communist China is. These uninformed activists are going to bring about the system they proclaim to hate.

Man gets 90 days for attacking senior citizens for wearing MAGA

What a big man - spitting on a senior citizen. Once again, we see the hate from the left. Was this man bothering this jerk? Nope - this big hero decided he was going to attack a senior citizen just for wearing a MAGA hat. I am sick and tired of having to hide my signs, my hats, etc . . . because the juvenile, deranged Left has to express their hate by attacking conservatives.

Trump hater gets a pass

Too bad Mr Youngblood was defenseless, and Florida lacks the cojones for proper sentencing.


This seems to be a recurring theme for the prosecutors of IRC. If they have to actually try a case it is their worst nightmare. Can't be reelected if you loose cases. As for usa-today they are nothing but democrats. It is so bad it is not even fit to line a bird cage.