January 22, 2017

VINDICATED: An Edmonton judge condemns the NDP thug who punched our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

(UPDATE: May 10, 2018) Justice is served!

We got him.

We finally got him.

Dion Bews.

That NDP thug who hit our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid in the face at the women’s march last year.

A judge finally condemned him — and ripped his excuses to ribbons. 

Bews had already been convicted in a criminal court. But Sheila wasn’t given the right to speak, and the judge in that court never even saw the shocking video of Bews swearing at Sheila, threatening to punch her, and then punching her — and then scurrying away.

Finally, we got some justice.

Bews will pay Sheila $1,000 in damages, and $2,500 in punitive damages. That’s pretty standard for punching someone in the face. But this was never about the money.

It's about taking a stand against violence from Canada’s alt-left.

And about defending one of Canada’s best journalists from thugs who would violently censor her.

We had a great lawyer who was very conscientious, and kept his fees reasonable. But we still spent $36,000 on the lawsuit. If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please click here to donate now. 

Click here to help us pay the legal bills!

(UPDATE: January 24, 2017) According to an Edmonton Police Services press release, Jason Dion Bews, 34, has been charged with assault and utter threats.

UPDATE: WE CAUGHT HIM! Dion Bews of Edmonton, please turn yourself into the nearest police department, and prepare for a massive civil lawsuit.

BOUNTY: We received several tips, and are checking to see which one came in first. You will be contacted to receive your $1,000 bounty!

Yesterday our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, was hit in the face by an NDP thug, right on the steps of the Alberta Legislature. Here's Sheila's report:

Sheila had gone there to report on a left-wing “Women’s March.” It was basically an NDP rally against Donald Trump. So: the usual professional protesters from the left.

Of course, the event was dominated by NDP men. One of them saw Sheila, and recognized her from The Rebel.

He started arguing with her; then swearing at her; then he said he’d hit her — and then he did.

All while Sheila’s camera was rolling. Here is the full unedited video:


Even more incredibly, the NDP women standing right there, who saw the whole thing, immediately blocked Sheila, and helped the thug scurry away. They sided with the male criminal, against the female victim.

So much for women’s rights. The NDP doesn’t even believe women should have the benefit of the Criminal Code, if they’re conservative.

Even more incredible, a photographer from the Canadian Press named Jason Franson was right there, taking pictures the whole time. But he didn’t publish any of those pictures; he didn’t support his fellow journalist. He actually pushed Sheila, too — and verbally disparaged her.

Violence against women; blaming the victim; helping the criminal get away — all at an NDP “Women’s March”.

Obviously Sheila went straight to the police, who are investigating. But the criminal is still on the loose.

I need your help to find this NDP thug, and bring him to justice.

I will pay $1,000 to the first person who gives us information leading to the arrest of this violent NDP pig. Ask your friends, send his picture around, go through Facebook pages.

And send me all the info, at tips@therebel.media. First one to catch him gets $1,000.

(Please do not take the law into your own hands, however tempting. Leave the illegal violence to the NDP street thugs — that’s not how we behave.)

I thought Alberta was safe for journalists. But not under Rachel Notley’s NDP.

Remember, Notley herself set the tone last year, by sending an armed sheriff to block Sheila from the Legislature. And she ordered the NDP’s Justice Department to send Sheila a letter, banning her from all government premises.

Yesterday, one of Notley’s thugs simply followed the message from the top: silence Sheila at any cost.

And I’m here to say:

No. We’re going to find you, you violent thug, and you’re going to jail.

Send your information to tips@therebel.media

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant

P.S. There is no way I’m letting Notley’s thugs intimidate Sheila. So from now on, I’m sending her to public events with a professional security guard.


Those cost up to $40/hour, including travel time. But we’re simply not going to let Notley’s street gangs stop us. If you can help, please chip in to a special security fund to keep Sheila safe. You can do that, too, by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you. 

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commented 2017-01-22 18:27:29 -0500
@deborah if it was “fake” as you claim then the worm Jason from the Canadian press has the photos, as she had stated the guy with her was her friend and volunteer, but if there is something different with the story the worm should speak up, but he won’t cuz it would prove her story and he is a POS
commented 2017-01-22 18:26:29 -0500
What was a violent man doing at a women’s rally? People who don’t have any answers for their behavior act out in violence because they are frustrated they can’t explain themselves. I emailed the cowardly photographer. A reporter is supposed to report. Not cover up. It doesn’t matter what their personal politics are. I hope that reporter gets charged as well. Every time I have watched a protest, I waited to hear an intelligent answer as to why they were protesting. So far I have been bitterly disappointed. If you have a reason, let’s hear it in clear concise sentences without swearing or yelling and talking over other people and without tears and hysteria. What a bunch of nonsense and hypocrisy. Progressive mentalities can not explain themselves so they need violence to get their way. It’s rather like a small child who wants a candy that will rot their teeth and some wise adult has to say no to them for their own good. It’s shameful behavior and someone should have given you a spanking when you were behaving like a brat.
commented 2017-01-22 18:22:55 -0500
M P……don’t let the facts get in the way of your rhetoric. Spoken like a true leftist regressive fucktard. Time for your meds.
commented 2017-01-22 18:21:34 -0500
@mp The guy with her did exactly what the limit of the law would allow. As soon as those women came between Sheila and the assailant there was nothing legal to be done on camera anyway. You cannot hit someone on behalf of someone else who has been assaulted. You can only insure that the assailant disengages from the assault. The guy with Sheila was in no position to barge into the crowd and retaliate nor to perform a citizen’s arrest.

A professional bodyguard is better trained to assess iminent assault and intervene. The assault was pretty much a done deal when he uttered the threat. No point pressing interview questions then.

All that being said…..I know how all of you feel about retaliation…..but that should be done on the blind side of justice and never spoken of again.

commented 2017-01-22 18:16:23 -0500
At his web site Franson proudly describes himself as “an International award winning editorial photographer based in Edmonton Alberta, Canada and I have been published around the world…I take pride in capturing real moments with art and emotion. I strive to tell a story within a photo and capture the essence of the person and moment that is taking place”. I guess for Franson a leftwing thug hitting a conservative woman doesn’t rate capturing. He’s a winner alright!
commented 2017-01-22 18:15:59 -0500
@ M P
At 1:15 Sheila says that she was accompanied by “Barry”, a long-time Rebel volunteer. Next time listen before making your accusations that they’re using this assault to drum up $ support.
commented 2017-01-22 18:14:43 -0500
@ M P – “Sheila is telling a blatant lie to viewers to ask for money.”

How do you figure that, M P?
commented 2017-01-22 18:12:03 -0500
I know who he is, That’s Mr. Pete O’Shite
commented 2017-01-22 18:05:54 -0500
I think it’s Jay Kelly.
commented 2017-01-22 18:05:10 -0500
I hear your wise warning about vigilantism, I assume why is because you are reading the RAGE of some of us who are reacting to this peckerwood’s action…and the rest of those useless tits.
Whether you acknowledge it or not there’s a code of the West that says you don’t mess with womenfolk, or children. Period.
If you do it’s like cattle rustling or horse stealing – you’ve earned yourself a rope!
Maybe in this so-called modern age where everybody’s so civilized now…like the left…it’s too harsh a punishment – lynching I mean; more’s the pity.
If someone is thinking of capturing…then foxing the carcass of this cowardly little mook, please reconsider – who’s going to know. Whereas the little eunuch has more than earned a shit-kickin’…this runt needs to be caught, exposed, pilloried and punished by the state…and then get a shit kickin’ or two…after the law’s done with him. That’s like Karma, or poetic justice or something…
Push-back is definitely coming…the left is done…you can smell it in the air almost!
commented 2017-01-22 18:04:57 -0500
Elton Braun said, “Protesters become violent when they run out of ideas.”

That is probably why these socialist protesters are violent from the get-go … not smart enough to have any good ideas at any time.
commented 2017-01-22 18:03:35 -0500
As we know, sometimes it’s the smallest thing that can set off a war. My gut’s telling me that a line has been crossed, and while we all knew their true colours, then they’re no longer concerned about hiding it, when they’re no longer concerned about repercussions, a line has been crossed and there’s no going back. This is heading to civil war!

Don’t ever forgive this guy Sheila. On the contrary, you and Ezra should make this a big deal now, and over and over and over going forward. Here’s the TRUE Lefty’s!! They’ve shown their colours!! They’re all the same!! They’re violent rednecks that don’t believe in civility or rule of law . . . . (etc etc).

When the justice system goes easy on him – use it! Take the video to every politician and demand to know what they’re going to do about our biased legal system. Don’t let up!
commented 2017-01-22 18:02:13 -0500
That is assault no doubt at all ,little runt is going to jail hopefully.Too bad that supposed Canadian Press puke couldn’t be dealt with as well.Two foul mouthed pieces of garbage !
commented 2017-01-22 17:56:20 -0500
Ok…I’m confussed….again! You have mountain man right there as Sheilas security and he does nothing? WHAT!! The least he could have done is grab that guy and hold him or drag him to security? WTH?
commented 2017-01-22 17:55:26 -0500
@m P, I’m pretty sure Sheila (or maybe Ezra) said he’s a long-time volunteer.
commented 2017-01-22 17:55:20 -0500
Some guy on your Facebook page named Cam Cook said he knew exactly who this guy is….this guy hits a woman? what a man! he is a coward slime shame!
commented 2017-01-22 17:53:32 -0500
Leftists are violent lunatics.
commented 2017-01-22 17:51:18 -0500
@dave Van De Cappelle

The guy with the dark glasses IS Sheila’s security, he’s been working for them for nearly 2 years.

Sheila is telling a blatant lie to viewers to ask for money.
commented 2017-01-22 17:50:13 -0500

This is absolutely disgusting! This little cowardly douche bag punched a WOMAN in the face at the WOMEN’S Solidarity march in Edmonton yesterday! What a spineless piece of shit. The left wing liberal minded women that protected this garbage are no better than he is! This entire bullshit of people protesting the results of a legal democratic election IN ANOTHER COUNTRY is childish and stupid! These whining, sniveling Ass holes are making things worse and making total fools of themselves and their movement! They are also an extreme embarrassment to any sane Canadian!The democratic election is over! Trump won! Get used to it! All this bullshit is ridiculous! How is all this bitching and violence going to make things any better?? It’s bloody well not going to! Now it’s suddenly OK to go around punching women in the face just for doing their job! Every one of you should be deeply ashamed for what happened here! I more that willingly just made a $100.00 donation to Sheila’s security fund as I don’t ever want to see this crap ever happen again! That little scumbag jerk is a disgrace to all MEN!
Robert Easton
Grande Prairie
commented 2017-01-22 17:47:13 -0500
Or maybe he was mad at Sheila because she was cramping his style. He was at the rally to pickup chicks. And the Canadian press member was his wingman.
commented 2017-01-22 17:42:46 -0500
KEVIN HULKI, “What is incredibly disgusting is…These socialist women are only against other women being assaulted by men when they have the same political beliefs. Unbelievably disgusting behaviour.” A characteristic of the left is that they always protect their own no matter how egregious their behaviour, just like the ‘useful idiot’ troll who commented below.
commented 2017-01-22 17:42:05 -0500
Someone, not at the demonstration, who lives wherever the assailant lives, will finger him. Won’t take long. The guy is probably in hiding, holed up somewhere. Some people who witnessed the assault or helped the assailant escape the scene, or tried to prevent apprehension, may also be charged. Perhaps Jason Franson could also explain himself, and tell us if he is against violence to women, and if his actions support his claim.
commented 2017-01-22 17:40:54 -0500
Protesters become violent when they run out of ideas.
commented 2017-01-22 17:40:30 -0500
Not sure what Mr. Tough Guy does for a living, but anybody stupid enough to hit a reporter while she is recording him is obviously no rocket surgeon.
commented 2017-01-22 17:36:09 -0500
Rhishaba you moron he pushed the camera in her face and like a little cry baby walked away with the help of the so called woman that were there protesting against woman’s rights .
commented 2017-01-22 17:26:43 -0500
Maybe the little jerk is a teacher or better yet a professor. This is the kind of thing they (teachers and professors) preach, violence against the right. Like the exposed Trump protest planner a holes talking about “punching people in the throat”. Or like the pair of homo bastards, of which one was a professor, I think, on a plane verbally assaulting Trump’s daughter who was on the plane with her small children. This entire organization is so out of control and has crossed the line long ago with violence and needs be shut down for good. I hope the puny insignificant retarded communist/Nazi who hit you Sheila is found very soon. Good luck to you.
commented 2017-01-22 17:25:43 -0500
This is horrible and my instinct is to wish I could punch this guy into tomorrow. What is incredibly disgusting is the reaction of the women in the crowd, blaming Sheila for this obvious physical assault! Here they are, NDP socialist, soc-called “progressive” women, supposedly fighting against violence against women and they not only look the other way, they blame the victim! These socialist women are only against other women being assaulted by men when they have the same political beliefs. Unbelievably disgusting behavior.
commented 2017-01-22 17:23:56 -0500
If I lived out there in west, I would provide security for you Sheila for free. If I was there and saw that happen, he would be on the ground screaming in pain, long before the security detail got there.
commented 2017-01-22 17:23:56 -0500
I am also thinking that the coward should be hoping neither Sheila’s husband or son find him first.
commented 2017-01-22 17:23:40 -0500
According to David Horowitz, himself once a lefty, “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out”. This ‘progressive’ thug could no longer contain himself!
These leftists accuse others, particularly conservatives, as hateful, but show their true character when they encounter someone who doesn’t agree with them. Telling that they were upset by Oh Canada, even hating their own country.