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 17:21:42 -0500
I wanted to tweet the photographer from CP, but his account is locked… next best thing, now I’m trying jason@jasonfranson.com
commented 2017-01-22 17:20:15 -0500
@deborah Graupner

The tall guy on Sheila’s left with the dark glasses is Sheila’s security.

Look to me like Rebel is trying to milk money out of people claiming they need security
when this guy has been employed by them for over a year now.

Watch their videos at other rallies, he’s in their videos with Rebel.

commented 2017-01-22 17:18:44 -0500
Need we say anymore about the leftards?
commented 2017-01-22 17:16:24 -0500
Sadly, if he is found, the police will not charge charge with him with assault because they will find an excuse to say Sheila provoked him, they are the Edmonton Police Service after all and were probably there as members of the protest.

If a miracle occurs and the EPS does charge the regressive left coward, then the courts will let him off because hitting women is this coward’s way of democratic protest.

Justice will not be served. But as Levant says, don’t take justice in your own hands and deliberately harm the coward. Accidentally though…
commented 2017-01-22 17:15:15 -0500
Just some freindly advice for that little chicken shit, turn yourself into the cops, the alternative will be a helluva lot more unpleasant
commented 2017-01-22 17:14:59 -0500
NDP, Liberals, Globalists, Leftists, however they identify themselves, flaunt a lot of virtue signalling rhetoric as though they have lofty, idealistic goals, but when the rubber hits the road, they are devoid of any human character in their personalities. They’re your garden variety low-life thugs.
commented 2017-01-22 17:11:49 -0500
Rick Plesnik – he needs a criminal record to follow him for the rest of his days. Just incase he decides that he’s going to assault other women. What a small man. I’m sure someone in that pathetic crowd could use $1000. I’m looking forward to seeing this small man prosecuted for criminal assault. He ran away like the true coward that he is. He won’t be able to just walk away from this criminal charge. He would have been hauled away on the spot, had security been able to nab him. He’s likely changing his appearance right now. Rachel is likely helping him.
commented 2017-01-22 17:11:45 -0500
I like how these bedwetters wear military style clothing, yet would never have the nuts to volunteer to fight for their country. Instead they punch women at a feminist rally of all places. What a loser.
commented 2017-01-22 17:10:37 -0500
Why is Rebel media asking for money for security when the large guy standing on Sheila’s left IS her hired security. Can’t remember his name but he’s been working security for Rebel for at least the last year.

Care to explain this ?
commented 2017-01-22 17:08:10 -0500
Probably a REBEL troll
His days in Alberta are few in number

The REBEL must do a autobiography on the asshole
commented 2017-01-22 17:04:43 -0500
he will be found , can’t miss that bone lip
Please who ever finds him , plow the reward back into SHEILAS security fund
commented 2017-01-22 17:03:34 -0500
Rick he has no nuts to de-nut. This episode pretty much wraps up the left in a nutshell with a pretty pink pussy bow.
“Truth is so valuable that it is often surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.”
Winston Churchill
commented 2017-01-22 17:02:46 -0500
Sorry to hear that Sheila. Another day another peaceful inclusive tolerant liberal. Criminal charges hopefully and a civil lawsuit against him and the NDP that sponsored the rally.
commented 2017-01-22 17:01:53 -0500
The irony of this story drips of hypocrisy.

You can still walk softly, but it’s time to start swinging the big stick.
commented 2017-01-22 16:57:46 -0500
It’s all recorded on video. This little coward is going down.
commented 2017-01-22 16:55:29 -0500
The ‘progressive’ (really regressive) left everybody.
How the midget beta male escaped with ZERO outrage from women at a bloody WOMEN’S MARCH is just beyond me. Hardly anyone can compare to the amount of cool and courage of reporters at The Rebel, you guys are beyond inspiring.

Hope the small-fry gets caught soon enough.
commented 2017-01-22 16:53:54 -0500
He said i’ll break your camera, never said i’ll hit you
commented 2017-01-22 16:48:42 -0500
I’m confused with the term ‘NDP men’. Isn’t that an oxymoron?
commented 2017-01-22 16:41:39 -0500
Yeah, that piercing through the lip is such a fashion statement! (Sarcasm). De – Nut the little bastard! He is definitely not a man in my books! B.T.W. What he did is the criminal definition of Assault intending physical harm! Problem is, our leftie “justice” system will likely give him a pass! Once identified, I think a Civil Lawsuit would be more productive and effective! Sheila, I hope you are OK!?
commented 2017-01-22 16:41:25 -0500
That’s why I could never attend one of these type of events. If I was ever witness to that type of action by one of these thugs, my natural reaction would be to kill the s.o.b. with my bare hands, as well as everyone of his defenders that got between us. I honestly don’t believe I would be able to control myself. Thus I would very deservedly be spend many years in prison. Best if I just avoid those situations altogether.