A UC Riverside student whose Make America Great Again hat was stolen by a female social justice activist is pressing charges against the thief. In response, the thief’s peers are calling on the university to protect her from the law and pay for her rent.

Last week, video of the altercation emerged on social media, showing UC Riverside student Edith Macias refusing to return a hat belonging to another student, Matthew Vitale. In the video, which was uploaded by Vitale, Macias can be seen ranting that the hat is causing “genocide” in America. She pleaded for school administrators to punish Vitale for exercising his First Amendment right.

Vitale’s video received over 4.5 million views before it was removed from Facebook. Vitale reuploaded it, but it has since been mirrored on various YouTube channels.

Stunned office workers are seen attempting to defuse the situation by asking Macias to give them the hat, which they promptly return to Vitale amid her increasingly wild protests.

“This is mine. You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs in this county,” says Vitale, who is rebuffed by the female student.

“Man, fuck your laws,” snaps Macias. When Vitale says he has the freedom to wear the hat, she responds: “Your fucking freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy! Is that what you are trying to represent?”

Vitale, a member of UC Riverside College Republicans, says he has decided to press criminal theft charges against her. He had first declined to press charges after being told it would only be a misdemeanor, but decided later to do so after Macias herself uploaded a video on Facebook titled #SnatchAHat, which showed her grabbing the hat off his head.

“’Make America Great Again’ coded ‘Continue the Genocide of POC’. You feel safe cuz you got the cops and politicians on your side. Youre not safe… just saying. We need to make racists scared,” wrote Macias in a seemingly-illiterate caption that accompanied the video.

Wearing a Make America Great Again cap at UCR… Youre making the decision to intentionally hurt people. "Make America Great Again" coded "Continue the Genocide of POC". You feel safe cuz you got the cops and politicians on your side. Youre not safe… just saying. We need to make racists scared. Issa movement y'all. #SnatchAHat #FuckTrump #ChataFlies #Share #FTP

Posted by Edith Macias on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Vitale was informed by campus police that the new evidence raises it to a felony theft charge. Speaking to The College Fix on Monday, Vitale said he wanted to take a stand.

“I do want to send a message,” Vitale said. “I am not vindictive, I am not vengeful, but people especially in my generation need to realize you can’t do things like this because you don’t like what someone is saying or wearing.”

“Free speech is under attack on campus,” he added. “As cliche as it sounds, the facts of our laws and our Constitution … don’t care about what you feel. For millennials everywhere who believe their feelings give them the right to step on the rights of others — you are sadly misguided. That is not the real world.”

Edith Macias’ friends have responded by rallying to her defense, demanding that the college protect her from any charges and even “pay for alternate housing accommodations for Macias and their family while simultaneously covering their current housing costs in order to keep them safe from threats of harm.”

As the statement implies, Macias identifies with the pronouns “they/them.”

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  • Rob Patriot

    “Pay my rent AND help me move somewhere better, because I wanted to steal, threaten, intimidate, and my video and text proof of bragging gave the police enough evidence that I committed a felony. Oh, and protect me”. Fascinating from a mental health perspective.

    • Brad Slaughter

      Help her/they move to prison. Free rent there.

      • laurie66bay

        Trump is living rent free in their head

        • @Menace


        • Chuck Grigg

          President Trump built a small condo bath and a half in the empty space between her ears.

          • Hairatic Rick

            Stop exaggerating, the bath is down the hall. ????

          • Charlotte Wiggs

            Thread winner!! HAHAHAHAHA

      • True.Epic.Crusader

        “Help her/they”

        I just say “it”, it annoys the lefties even more because it dehumanizes them. I had someone blow up at me for this once. Good times.

        • bekk31

          They dehumanize themselves. How many fake genders do they have now? And aren’t some of them animals?

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            Yup. But I still recommend you use “it” if you really want them to snap. Especially if it repeatedly tells you not to, but you just keep doing it casually.

          • GTKRWN

            I had a libbie flip their shit for using “it” too. I was using it to describe a tranny at the time, so it was the correct usage. Still, their outrage was delicious. Good advice. A++ would recommend.

      • jezebel1080

        You mean mental hospital

    • CommunismSucks

      The devil is always so proud of his deed, he can’t help boasting about it. This story should have been titled,”Liberal SJW shoots self in foot, blames gun, NRA. and white people”.

    • Repetitive Electronic Disco

      I’d be happy to provide all that in a nice room at the state “mental health facility” in Atascadero. For that is where this loon belongs.

    • bookish1

      Combined with her insistence on being referred to as “they,” it should rate at least an interesting chapter in a psych textbook on sociopaths.

  • Nancy Phelps

    I’m sure that there is a cell available.

  • Jerald

    “As the statement implies, Macias identifies with the pronouns “they/them.”

    Campus is going to have to pay her mental health bills too? Must be hard being psychotic and living with another headmate.

    • Plus the president! Don’t forget He’s up there rent free too, lol!

      • SineWaveII

        Yep. He took a 99 year option on the real estate in her head and is building a luxury highrise with a ground level retail and offices and luxury condos above that with a penthouse on top and huge neon sign that says :”TRUMP” on the roof.

        • CommunismSucks

          Urban renewal.

  • bill will

    does she identify as they/them because she’s as big as multiple people?

    • Charlotte Wiggs

      HAHAHAHAHA! Thanks so much for that laugh.

  • Pat Patrix

    So now she wants free money for committing a crime? These people are fucking despicable.

  • BeavertonSteve

    The next big thing in private schooling. Social Justice free colleges. They’d have people lining up to attend.

  • Christian Moyer

    I do not care what the theft identify as. She is a thief, and idiotic one seeing as she uploaded the video showing her steal the hat in the first place. The only pronounces I would use for Edith would be “thief” and
    “crazed lunatic”

  • Eric W Thompson

    This is just sad. At least she didn’t physically assault him like the Antifa thugs normally do.

    • Charles Perigord

      Eric – actually she did. She used force upon him to steal the hat. That’s why it’s robbery instead of larceny. The fact that she didn’t leave any bruises makes no difference.

  • ToxicGent

    So, shes insane.

    • diana

      I don’t think crazy enters into the picture…she is Manipulative…she is over entitled thinking that her rights supersede everyone’s …I think from the sound of her accent she is illegal …And I hope they deport her for her crime …She is a shinning example of what we don’t need in this country her foul mouth …he hate for this country …she sounds like one of those waving the mexican flag while burning ours

    • bookish1

      And here I thought she was just a beyotch.

  • ~~~♥♥Baby Doll♥♥~~~

    Glad he is pressing charges!

  • Prof. Bacchus

    I’m glad he’s pressing charges.

  • joe m

    .Nov4th can’t get here soon enough…Let’s see what they got…

  • BB

    She’ll be setting up a gofundme page for her legal bills.

    • Max Gambler II

      She already did…it was to pay her rent…look it up! Trump supporters started paying it to show her that not all are bad..lol..she is pathetic!

    • bookish1

      Trump supporters infiltrated her GoFundMe page with names like “Genocidal MAGA Hat” and “Generous White Boy” and “Proud Latina Trump Supporter” and tiny pledges of a few bucks each. It’s hilarious.

      • BB

        lol. Perfect.

  • mike s

    Typical worthless sp……i.ck.

    That’s genocide homebooooooooy. Typical worthless wet b…ack…..

  • yllwgt2001

    Protect her and her family because they feel unsafe? They need protection from her. She is the bully!

  • Our Bloody Mary Hospital

    They/them are some fat bit&shyches.

  • scotfahey

    a condition of conviction, remain 500 feet from the campus, is an idea

  • OzarkAggie

    I just want to punch her fat ass out.

    • The dude

      How dare you assume it’s gender

    • bookish1

      Don’t you mean you want to punch THEIR fat asses out?
      She is a they because they is nuts.

      • True.Epic.Crusader

        Or because it’s as large as 5 normal people.

  • Jesse James

    Ugh. She is disgustingly ugly inside and out.

    All I wanted to do was punch her, and said her to a war zone so she can see my priviledge.

  • Ric Flair

    i am pleased she is getting felony charges brough against her. she deserves it. despicable , vile “human”being

    • cyou

      Anyone know what felony crime was committed?

      No doubter about a misdemeanor, not sure about any felony.

      • Ric Flair

        i think it was something about the youtube post she made, like about attacking “racists” which i assume would be some call to violence.. but im not lawyer, all i know is that the charge was upgreaded

      • Daisy

        Larceny from a building. Felony.

        • cyou

          In CA, I don’t believe “theft from a building” is a felony unless the item stolen is NLT $400 in value (Grand Theft). Illegal entry into the building, if locked, would be a felony (burglary). The $400 mark may have been increased over the years, not sure.

          Theft (the hat) from a person might be considered “strong arm robbery” (a felony), but in this case I don’t believe a DA would file this charge. Petty theft may be the more appropriate filing charge in spite of the circus put on by Macias, the psycho.

  • Bill

    What she needs is a smack across the mouth every time she opens it until she realises that free speech means free speech and theft is theft. But I think even then the facts would not sink into that misguided head.

  • Da_Bunny

    If committing a felony nets people a big payday from authorities, we are going to need more drastic sanctions against lawbreakers. She needs therapy, not authority or empowerment.

  • MaryTN

    ‘genocide, of, like, a lot of people’.
    College material, they is.

    • Richard Evans

      they be…

      • MaryTN

        Grammatically, I am not sure.
        “they” is plural.
        But this is one person, so should be singular.
        So is it “they be” or “they is”.

        • ed_in_tx

          We be…

        • glamdeluxe

          You are never alone when you are a schizophrenic. They indeed.

  • Ivan_in_Phoenix

    That hat thief is getting so fat that he’s starting to grow breasts.

  • Robin Marie Brown

    OMG She caused the entire situation. She brought it on herself. Deal with the consequences of your actions, woman!

  • True.Epic.Crusader

    Hijab-wearing inbred apes get to sue in cases like this, so there’s no reason why we should hold back. This is politically motivated hate-crime.

  • theallseeingmaster .

    A felony conviction will certainly help her launch a lucrative career in the serving of fast food to the masses.

    • ed_in_tx

      Fast food heck, she will have a resume fit for a Democrat in Congress.

  • Prophet Donald J Trump PBUH

    What was that about “man, fuck yer laws” again??

    Suck on that dick bitch

    • cyou

      If this case gets to court it will be interesting to hear if Macias tells the judge what they can do with their laws.

  • Marcia Briggs

    Glad he is pressing charges against “them”.

  • Bryant Steury

    “pay for alternate housing accommodations for Macias and their family”, why are they here illegally too?

  • Bryant Steury

    The shocking thing isn’t just her behavior but also that THIS qualifies as higher education (meaning how she speaks and writes). I get cranky when people spell “a lot” as “alot” but her level of written and verbal knowledge was just…..poop. Absolute poop. I’d expect that kind of writing and talk from an inner city 13 year old. Not a 19 year old at a UC

  • Deplorable Richard

    Free housing in Mexico for her famila, and she gets a 4×8 cell.

  • jezebel1080

    Looks like she just wants more of a free ride for assaulting and stealing from someone.

  • Nasty PelNazi

    A deranged, vindictive, grievance-mongering liberal.

    Dang, my redundancy checker is on the fritz again.

  • True.Epic.Crusader

    This is why I wear T-shirts instead of hats! Literally COME and try to get it off of me, f* ggots- I WANT you to try.
    I gotta say though, this was some MASTERFUL trolling by this guy. That ape made a complete fool of itself and exposed its lack of culture by constantly swearing and talking in that nasty accent. Shaking it’s head with that disbelieving smirk, showing it lacks the vocabulary to properly express itself.
    You got it to expose itself as complete trash. And they say Trump supporters are uneducated rednecks? LOL!

    Also truly impressive: he has the patience of a saint, because I would have KO’d that ugly thing after one or two unsuccessful demands to return my hat. I would’ve repeated myself three times, tops, even in front of the staff. I might have said “I promise you that if I do not get my hat returned to me this instant, I WILL escalate this to physical conflict”.
    So this was truly impressive to me.
    So hats off to you, mister!

    • Chris Pyatt

      Technically it already escalated to physical conflict by taking the hat physically off the guys head. I would have warned her 3 times to give it back or I would be taking my propertyu back. Then If she persisted, I would physically remove my property from her hands. That guy has the paitence of a saint.

      • True.Epic.Crusader

        True. He was justified to punch her lights out the moment she took his hat.

  • Hairatic Rick

    HA! ????????????

  • souponastick

    Judging by her idiot friends statement, she still doesn’t think what she did was wrong. She could probably be convicted and still not see the error of her ways.

    • True.Epic.Crusader

      “Ya’ll ok wid dis f* cking shiet?”
      lol, what a trashy tranny.

    • wz_tspc

      You sssume it’s friend is not one of it?

  • ThisIsMyScreename

    Trump needs to deport her and her family if they are here illegally

  • aVet

    send the fvcking wetback …..BACK

  • Cyborg0012

    Please let the illiterate, chubby tw*t-waffle get some time behind bars.

  • wz_tspc

    I like this Vitale fellow. Maybe it will leave the US, and move to a country which doesn’t recognize personal property rights.

  • Marilyn Curtis

    We HAVE to stand up for our constitutional rights. I hope to be able to follow this case. It’s wonderful he’s pressing charges. If we don’t protect our rights, this country is going to continue the path to oblivion it has been following for decades. It will only take 5 to 10 percent of us to win back our country. Avoid the fake news and murders etc that are divisive and concentrate instead on constitutional laws (as in our tax dollars are being stolen!). We need return on our locality money ~ decentralization. We have to become more locally aware for our own success. Support local farmers and businesses. College campuses and even elementary schools are indoctrination centers. Keep an eye on your kids. Respect them and show them respect for the rights of others’.

  • Hoss the Magnificent

    Oh good grief, kick this unhinged fatass violent mental patient off campus. how in Gods name does she even get admitted to UCR. My alma mater! I’ll never send the place of nickel of my fortune while communist activists like this are allowed to agitate and disrupt order on campus.

    • lylo

      I think we’re one step passed not supporting them: you need to contact them and firmly voice your opinion on their current idea of “education.” (If this is indeed your alma mater, though I can’t imagine someone lying on the internet.)
      Honestly, the university is devaluing *your* degree at this point.

  • FreakyFast4

    She has her pronouns all messed up. She should go by stupid bitch.

  • Hairatic Rick

    As cliche as it sounds that Person Of Color took your shit and made it its own. Then it called you a racist name: “homeboy”. In the mind of these racist when will a Person Of White every be treated as a homeman? Damn these SJW Marxist feminist all to hell!

  • emersonushc13

    Her major is ethnic studies. Who hires someone with a degree in self-identification?

  • Steve O

    The saddest part of the story is that people sincerely believe that crap. Can you imagine going through life being that gullible? It’s hard to fathom anyone being so intellectually lazy.

    Purely for their own political benefit, liberals have convinced many, many people that the plagues afflicting the black community are the fault of white people. The downside is that serious problems are not solved, and perhaps metastasize, destroying an untold number of lives. But Democrats get some votes out of it, so what do they care?

    • awake


  • Sunspot

    The left utterly DEPENDS on people saying “I should prosecute you, but it’s not worth the time and effort.”

    It’s time to make the time and make the effort.

  • Janaqua

    Is she Hawaiian or Native? That accent makes m nauseaous

    • bookish1

      She claims she was born here, but I never heard anyone born in the USA speak with such a strong Spanish accent.

  • I was a hat for fuck’s sake.

    • Glint Breightly

      Yeah, but it grabbed the hat and chimped out all apesh!t like.

    • rhadagastt

      Are you really that fucking stupid to where you can’t understand that the value of the property has absolutely zero to do with this situation? How is it you be this stupid and still know how to turn on a computer?

      • True.Epic.Crusader

        I think he meant that the fat girl was freaking out over no valid reason, thus the “it was just a hat” comment. It was directed at her, not him.

  • Passenger_Zero

    They wanna claim how scared they are but they have 0 fear from stealing stuff from the people they are scared of? What kind of logic gymnastics is that?

  • Anthony LaVere Rodrigues

    I had commented before but now I can’t find my comment. However, this tactic of bullying others into submission by claiming an offense to something is not new. It’s a way for those who have no power to feel powerful: Muslims have done this a lot and so have the Communists and Fascists of old.

  • Thor

    The sad thing is this will probably end with him having to leave the college for his safety. He has every ounce of my respect, for what it’s worth, for standing up to these twats though. More power to him.

  • James Rutledge

    bitch needs to be deported

  • IColludedW/Americans

    “As cliche as it sounds, the facts of our laws and our Constitution … don’t care about what you feel.”
    Phuck your feelings. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dab40fd192a7d4dead3f0b795adcd0c1e04a92d8f85d52a7e839466cde63af20.jpg

  • Exador

    Can we expect this to be charged as a hate crime? Ha!, Just kidding. Of course it won’t be.

  • Richard Evans

    simple theft– then post that it was a move to make targets fearful… yep that upped it to a felony right there.

  • Glint Breightly

    What a display. “they” are witless and defenseless yet keep blathering on.

  • bookish1

    As the statement implies, Macias identifies with the pronouns “they/them.”
    Does she have a mouse in her pocket?

  • bookish1

    Kudos to Vitale. I hope he stays safe through all this.

    • Glint Breightly

      The L.A. times redacts the perp Edith Macias’s name for the latter’s protection, but keeps
      Matthew Vitale’s name front and center.

      • bookish1

        Those scumbags.

  • Thomas

    The vid cuts at what would be the best part…

  • rhadagastt

    I watched the whole video and I give the kid full credit for keeping his composure and not getting pulled down to her level. She was trying to bait him and he never took it. Given that he’s in college, I’m assuming he’s in his 20’s. I don’t know if I would have been able to keep my composure as well as he did when I was in my 20’s. Bravo kid. Score one for the good guys.

  • rhadagastt

    How poetically just would it be if ICE looks into her because of this video, finds out she’s an illegal, and she gets deported because of this? She committed a crime (a felony, no less), so she’s no longer a “dreamer”.

  • Defiant Rebel
  • Pearlbuck

    She just wrote her own ticket. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the next political columnist for Teen Vogue.

  • Guilty! Give her the toughest sentence as an example to the rest.

  • Sure It Is

    Is she a DACA??? Or her family DACA??? Deport them.

  • JC

    And her friends are as damned dumb as she is.

  • Nathan Ray

    Hell I would have wooped her ass.

  • Timtim

    It is good that he is pressing charges. Principles matter.


    >“Man, fuck your laws,” snaps Macias.

    A model Meximerican citizen! You should allow tens of millions more of these noble Hillary-voting savages into your country! Otherwise we’ll call you a RAYCISS and you wouldn’t want that, would you you stupid goyim?

  • Rebecca Tharngan-Preston

    It will get its comeuppance…because karma does not give a fuck who you are.

  • RonJohn

    “Issa movement y’all.”

    As a Southerner, that makes me cry.

  • DebraBrunsberg

    Sad to see a woman so totally ignorant about what freedom even is or anything else for that matter. Wearing a hat is genocide? How stupid can one be? I can only presume this woman is not a student because I can’t see her getting in to college.

  • Michael Allen

    Steal a person’s property, blindly accuse them of being a bigot, and THEN expecting me to respect your pronouns?
    Her pronoun is now “cunt/cuntself”

  • awake

    she is harboring extreme resentment and hate at her parents for naming her Edith.

  • @Menace

    If UCR pays her rent, then I’m going to steal hubcaps off of hippies cars and ask them to get me a place.

  • TripHopHoney

    “Microaggressions”. Lol. That stupid word always amuses me. So she paid attention in Gender & Women’s Studies class, but clearly has no grasp on proper English, despite her claims of being born here. I’ve met non-native speakers who speak more eloquently than this thieving, hysterical POS. As a third-gen Mexican-American myself, this display of willful ignorance makes me cringe. Trust me, we’re not all this retarded! Fuck our laws? Then fuck your preferred pronoun, you stupid cow. Pinche pendeja rebel without a clue!