The teen is heard in the video below stating “I support my President and if you don’t let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me.” The man is shown saying “you ain’t supporting shit” as he proudly waived the hat on his way out of the restaurant. Jimenez adds “This is gonna go great in my f**king fireplace.”
The total disregard of the rights of these teens is chilling:
Notably, Jimenez was fired from his part-time job at the Rumble Bar in San Antonio after he was identified online as the man seen in the video. We have followed cases where people have been fired after boorish or insulting conduct once their names and employers are made known. (here and here). This includes YouTube videos and drunken scenes.
It seems to me that the sentence should be more severe when someone is attacking a victim for their exercise of free speech. The degree of utter impunity shown by the attacker speaks to his lack of remorse or control. For that reason, I would impose a jail sentence despite the lack of serious injury.
What do you think a sentence should be for such conduct?