October 20, 2016

NEW violence at U of Calgary over Trump “MAGA” hat: Victim tells Rebel the real story

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Free speech is under attack at the University of Calgary. This is the second time a Calgary student was attacked for wearing a Trump “Make America Great Again” hat after an altercation a month ago at Mount Royal University. This time, it got violent. 

Andrew Brookman was walking through MacEwan Hall with a friend early Friday evening when another young man called out “Make America Great Again” and reached out for a fist bump in response to the Trump campaign hat Brookman was wearing.

I had a chance to chat with Andrew and he tells me that he was punched in the face and choked after what he thought was going to be a pleasant interaction.

Campus security interjected, detained both himself and his accuser and the police were called. The police told him that they had viewed the CCTV security footage but said some of it was blocked and due to this, determined that the altercation was consensual. Andrew says he didn’t provoke this altercation and that he’s innocent.

He was attacked for wearing a hat that someone else found offensive. Even worse, after speaking with Calgary Metro about the incident, they misrepresented some of the story.

Watch my exclusive interview with this student as he explains the university’s silence and how he now feels unsafe if he continues to wear the hat.

Despite his fear, he says he’ll continue to wear it in support of free speech and our right to free expression.

Brookman has lived in countries where he’s experienced real oppression so he’ll continue to fight for these important freedoms that Canadians have died for. 

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commented 2016-10-22 23:46:26 -0400
Where is the hat made…in china. Do we need to say more. Make America great again by only making and buying China products. The whole tump campaign had not one idem manufactured in the USA. Lol
commented 2016-10-21 03:44:05 -0400
Keith and Helen Harvey, we don’t live in a perfect world. Learning to defend yourself is just common sense… especially for women. There are bad people out there, and saying that people should be nice does nothing to change reality. That attitude has lead to ridiculous extreme denials of reality such as the “slut walk”. Does a woman have the right to dress provocatively and walk down darkened streets alone?…. absolutely! Would it be wise to do so?…. absolutely not! In fact she would have to be dumber than a sack full of door knobs to do it. Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t make it smart. I have the right to poke myself in the eye with a pointed stick. It’s my eye, I can do whatever I want with it. That’s a right I have no intention of exercising because it would hurt like hell, cause blindness and be just plain stupid. If it’s obvious that the police are too cowardly to step up to the plate and do their duty, as you say, then all the more reason to learn how to defend yourself, or surround yourself with people who can and will do the job for you. But really, you should learn to defend yourself, because your defenders can’t always be there for you.
commented 2016-10-21 02:24:08 -0400
Hi Holly. Your video beats out the Fox campus craziness segments.
commented 2016-10-21 02:20:30 -0400
Really, living in a free, civilized society no one should have to fear, that they need to build self defense skills or learn how to kill in case they are attacked. So if the victim here is not a skilled fighter he should not feel ashamed that he was not able to launch a defensive attack in reaction to being assaulted. The shame lies with the attacker. If you’re going to blame the victim all the time for not being able to protect themselves adequately, should they be attacked. Then when a woman gets raped it insinuates it’s her own fault because she was not prepared to fight in her own defense. And here we have another attack from some left wing extremist wanting to deny someones rights because they didn’t coincide with theirs. And as usual the Coward Police come to the rescue of the criminal.
commented 2016-10-21 00:03:21 -0400
Rebelation Rebelation, if boxing is illegal in Canada, how come there are so many legally sanctioned boxing matches in Canada? How come there are boxing clubs and gyms? How com George Chuvalo fought Mohamed Ali twice in Canada, both fights televised? How come Sugar Ray Lenard fought Roberto Duran in Canada? You’re sadly mistaken about on that point. Every Province has their own legislation governing boxing, but it certainly isn’t illegal.
commented 2016-10-20 23:07:40 -0400
There’s no such thing as a “consensual fight”. Even boxing is illegal in Canada. The correct thing for the police to do it they’re not sure, is charge them both and let the courts sort it out, however . . . . .

It’s actually a simple case of deduction Watson. There was nothing to identify the attacker that would want to make Andrew go over and hit the guy, however, there WAS something identifying on Andrew, something we all know is despised by others. So your honour, guess which one was the instigator?

I’d like to see that CVT footage for myself, and Andrew would be wise to do so, as I bet dollars to donuts you can tell whom the aggressor is, despite any “poles in the way”. We’ve seen how biased the Calgary police are in the past. And from there he can file a private charge against the guy, and even the police if they truly Obstructed Justice!

All Lefty’s are violent rednecks!!
commented 2016-10-20 22:56:38 -0400
Thugs under the disguise of champions of democracy. Smile and kiss babies for the camera, sneer and kill them in reality
commented 2016-10-20 21:59:05 -0400
Out the prick. What’s his name? Let’s see if shaming works for lefties as well as for conservatives. Find a pic of the asshole and make wanted posters for disbursement around the campus. I like the idea of fighting back, but I think the real effective response would be to make the guy hurt, in a public way. Tell all the other cowards that there are consequences to their actions. Wait a minute, what am I thinking? There are no consequences, ever! Oh well, I guess we’re back to self defense.
commented 2016-10-20 20:57:36 -0400
Canadians are taught from birth not to defend themselves or they will be hauled off to jail. We must take the beating and wait for the police to sort things out or more likely not. Its always after the fact and rarely has a satisfactory conclusion.
What’s with that?
commented 2016-10-20 19:37:49 -0400
id say if I was the victim id find the sob and lay one hell of an asskicking on him.
commented 2016-10-20 17:08:46 -0400
Never call for “law enforcement” the don’t protect, they enforce. If leftist want to walk through this door then we should let them and respond in kind.
commented 2016-10-20 15:56:01 -0400
When Gore and Kerry lost the media cried "rigged: – Dems even got court orders to attempt re-votes – but now they are doing the “rigging” it simply doesn’t exist.

And the moral of this sand tale of deception and duplicity is; if you believe what you hear from partisan or MSM sources, you’ll be as schizophrenic as they are.
commented 2016-10-20 15:18:05 -0400
There was once a time when students argued. Sometimes civilly, somethings loudly, but you had a right to disagree without physical violence and to voice your opinion.

I guess its 2016.
commented 2016-10-20 15:15:02 -0400
This is more an issue with the emasculation of our young men than aggression by the fascist left – maybe some self defense is in order?

So he resorts to pussy fart big brother mass surveillance – selling out his privacy freedom, rather than man up and learn to defend himself physically.

As for the foaming psycho fascist “judo guy” – he he , I wish I had a fiver for every on of these bruce lee wannabees friends and I have frog walked out of bars and other public venues (after a few well placed “pacification” swats). The ones who get some level of training and engage in starting fights are the easiest ones to hurt really bad, because they live in some dream world where they have never really been in a real fight for keeps.

A little self defense hint to Andrew – elbows, knees and fingers are construncted to bend only one way – if they are bent the opposite way with swift blunt force the subject is essentially incapacitated of movement.
commented 2016-10-20 14:54:05 -0400
Aaahhhh – the VIOLENT Leftist Lunatics are at it again 💔 they should be told to change their attitudes or be Expelled 💔 i know from experience in dealing with Abusers that I will never back down – Example: ( filing complaints against Employers, questioning their insanity of UNJUSTLY letting myself and others’ go ) 💔 God bless the Conservative / Libertarian Students for continuing to assert their Freedom and Liberty in the face of Leftist OPPRESSION 🔥❤️❤️❤️🔥 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! GOD BLESS DONALD J. TRUMP !!🔥❤️❤️❤️🔥 In 2019 – MAKE CANADA GREAT AGAIN!!! 🔥❤️❤️❤️🔥
commented 2016-10-20 14:39:02 -0400
This is totally intolerable. Nobody living in a democratic nation has to defend freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom in general. The violent communist pig that attacked this fine upstanding young man, Andrew Brookman, should be arrested and prosecuted for assault and battery to start with. University campuses are full of communists. Communist professors and administrators of all universities need to be fired and arrested for inciting communism, a very dangerous and violent political party that is factually known to murder people who do not go along with their ideas. Communism does not represent Canada and never will.
commented 2016-10-20 14:20:36 -0400
If someone punched me in the face as he claims, I would do my level best to beat the living shit out of the SOB, and let the chips fall where they may. That’s part of the problem with the right. We might stand our ground, which is good. We may try to have a reasonable, logical, level-headed discussion and debate about the issues, which is good. But when it becomes glaringly obvious that reason and logic fall on deaf ears, we’re too reluctant to use the same intimidation tactics that the left uses. Why do you think the left is in bed with Islam? It certainly isn’t because they embrace the ideology… Hell, they’ve never even took time to learn the ideology. No, it’s because they’re basically cowards and they don’t want to be killed, which is understandable. They have to know that if they resort to physical violence, they’re going to get hurt. And I’ve never met a lefty who could hold a candle to someone who actually does physical work with his hands for a living in barroom brawl, and I’ve seen a few. They have to know that if need be we can put some hurt on them, then see how quickly they go running. We may have to do some jail time for it, but if we persist and don’t waver, we will win the war.
commented 2016-10-20 14:13:01 -0400
Socialists own violence, even at the university
commented 2016-10-20 13:54:57 -0400
This generation has been raised watching and absorbing programs such as Gerry Springer where violence is encouraged and is considered great entertainment.
I know someone who allowed her teen to watch this program every night, unsupervised and when asked if she thought it to be violent she said it was funny.

My generation thought pornography was just a joke and not to be taken seriously (by the men) but it is now the number one addiction.

Exposure to this type of behavior creates this type of behavior.

These kids think ‘reality TV’ behavior is reality.
commented 2016-10-20 12:37:09 -0400
Calgary has turned into a city that I avoid – we have pulled our small section of our operations out of Calgary and placed it into a northern town.
commented 2016-10-20 12:09:46 -0400
On campus there are two forces:
Marxism , it started off soft in the 50s and 60s , now it’s starting to harden .
Islamic Shari, it started in the 80s this movement is Harding up faster than j-b weld .

These two forces are using each other concentuly for now , but Shari will TRUMP Marxism , bye then a lot of Canada will be destroyed

Thanks university campuses!!!
commented 2016-10-20 11:55:39 -0400
You go Andrew Brookman! You are exactly the kind of kid that will make this country proud. We have to stand up for our right to free speech and expression. As you have pointed out many have died for us to be afforded it. I’ve always taken it for granted, but it seems every few generations is going to have to fight to keep it. This is one of those times in history.
It sounds like the police are cowards, ‘consensual fight’ my butt.
Thanks for getting on this quickly Holly.