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Anthem protester, Bruce Maxwell, arrested on gun charges

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Bruce Maxwell Arrested

Anthem protesters are certainly having their share of off field issues. Bruce Maxwell is just the latest. Anthem protester, Michael Bennett, earlier in the season got questioned by police. He then went on a smear campaign against the Las Vegas Police Department despite how favorably they treated him. Seriously, how many people can say the police googled who they were on their phones because they traveled without an ID on them. LVPD demanded an apology after outing him as a liar, but with the shooting, they have since been given much more pressing matters to attend.

After drawing attention to himself by being the MLB’s first and only anthem protester, Bruce Maxwell has found himself having an eventful offseason. So far he’s claimed to have been denied service at a restaurant, for protesting. The restaurant in question has denied it, so the story is a bit muddy. The waiter says that it started due to a dispute about being carded for ordering alcohol. Maxwell says it’s because he’s a Trump supporter. In regards to that, I’m going to give the waiter the benefit of the doubt because how many people would recognize Bruce Maxwell if he walked up to them. He’s a minor figure in the MLB. So he’s likely lying.

Furthermore, Maxwell has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

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Maxwell’s arrest on gun charge leaves his baseball future uncertain

https://www.yahoo.com/news/maxwells-arrest-gun-charge-leaves-005219998.htmlIn Arizona, any assault with a deadly weapon charge is considered “aggravated” and listed a Class 3 felony, with Class 1 the most serious on a scale of 1-6.

Penalties for a Class 3 felony in the state can include anywhere from five to 15 years in prison plus a fine up to $150,000, though a number of factors are taken into consideration that could reduce sentencing, including whether the defendant has any prior criminal history. Right now, it’s not even clear if the charges will be carried forth against Maxwell toward a potential trial, and if so, whether he could plea bargain to lesser charges.

Aside from his legal issues, it stands to reason that Maxwell could face separate punishment from Major League Baseball over his arrest. At the very least, this latest incident will reflect poorly on Maxwell’s reputation.

MLB’s Bruce Maxwell, who knelt during anthem, is arrested on gun charge | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/10/29/mlbs-bruce-maxwell-who-knelt-during-anthem-is-arrested-on-gun-charge.htmlBruce Maxwell, the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem this season, has been arrested on a gun charge.

The Oakland Athletics catcher allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery person in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Couldn’t resist adding this stupidity. No reports about alleged victim being white, not that race has anything to do with this.

Final Thoughts

Just a reminder, Maxwell is accused and is innocent until proven guilty. We don’t get to choose when this principle applies. Hopefully justice prevails. And if he is guilty, hopefully he gets no favorable treatment for being a ball player. I would like to delve deeper into Mr. Trump Jr.’s tweet. He’s not wrong. Bruce Maxwell is more than certainly the “Resistance” given his anti-Trump stance and recent history of racebaiting.  With the exception of Nasheed, no liberals are really sticking their neck out for him, yet.

The crime Maxwell is accused of is above average thuggery. This certainly isn’t the behavior expected from someone protesting police brutality. One would think, or hope, that a person protesting police brutality would do so out of a high regard for human life and humane treatment. These people certainly wouldn’t point guns at delivery girls who took too long to get there (or whatever the reason that led to the incident). However, we don’t need this incident to show how self entitled and racists Maxwell is. If convicted, it would be another layer on the Smith Island Cake to show that the Anthem protest movement is all about the special treatment that BLM is after.

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NBA’s bad week just got the Steve Kerr treatment

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The NBA is in trouble. They’ve bowed to Communist China. They quashed their own players and coaches. They’ve shown the backbone they displayed when being social justice warriors over transgender bathroom rights was a virtue signaling act, nothing more. Then yesterday, their chief social justice warrior, who happens to coach a team named Warriors, gave a response that was off the rails.

When he received a question wondering if he’s ever been asked about human rights while visiting China, he answered by condemning America. Seriously.

By comparing the atrocities that have been taking place in China for decades to our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms is ludicrous. China has killed more of their own people over the last 70 years than there are AR-15s in existence. For Kerr to make the false equivalence that America’s human rights abuses are somehow comparable to China’s is a perfect example of why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.

Twitter wasn’t happy with his comments.

In case there’s ever a shortage of off-base whataboutisms, we can store Steve Kerr’s comparison of China’s atrocities to AR-15s as a never-ending supply to replay again and again. The NBA has become a cesspool of communist idiocy.

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Ted Cruz blasts NBA for pandering to Communist China

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It’s not the first time it’s happened. In fact, it seems to be becoming a trend. Conservative firebrand Senator Ted Cruz and socialist provocateur Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agree on something. This time, it’s the way the NBA is bending over backwards to cater to demands made by China, silencing their players and pressuring a general manager who Tweeted about Hong Kong independence.

When Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey Tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters, he likely didn’t realize he was stepping into a firestorm. He was probably unaware that Beijing is extremely paranoid, overly protective, and that their authoritarianism spreads well beyond their own borders. They didn’t like it and let the NBA know it. And the NBA caved to many of their demands.

Now, Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez are joining together to blast both the Chinese government and the NBA for their weak moves.

The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz join colleagues blasting NBA for ‘outrageous’ response to China

https://www.tedcruz.org/news/the-hill-ocasio-cortez-ted-cruz-join-colleagues-blasting-nba-for-outrageous-response-to-china/A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers fiercely criticized the NBA in a Wednesday letter to commissioner Adam Silver, demanding the league scale back its operations in China and take a stronger stand against Chinese government pressure.

The ideologically diverse coalition of lawmakers — including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — blasted Silver for the NBA’s initial response to China after the Houston Rockets’ general manager expressed support for demonstrators in Hong Kong.

I love the NBA. Correction: I loved the NBA. This is ridiculous and needs to be called out for the betrayal of American values that it is. It’s good to see both sides of the political aisle recognizing and condemning this outrageous debacle.

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Liz Wheeler has a message to Steph Curry and the NBA about China

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Liz Wheeler has a message to Steph Curry and the NBA about China

Some say the NBA is making a mistake by being so feeble against China while playing social justice warriors in the transgender bathroom debate. This isn’t a mistake. This is exactly what the NBA wants, and those who say it’s all about money are missing the point.

One America News host Liz Wheeler gets it. In her commentary, she lambastes future Hall of Fame point guard Steph Curry for playing ignorant about China’s offenses. And this is the real takeaway from the whole China-NBA debacle, that everyone from players to owners to coaches to the media realizes this is wrong and they just don’t care. They’d rather pretend to be ignorant of the decades of atrocities committed by Communist China rather than address the issues meaningfully.

As my colleague noted yesterday, it’s time to boycott the NBA. And as Liz Wheeler notes, either the education Steph Curry received in school was terribly lacking or the desire to cater to China is so overwhelming, the NBA will lie to save face.

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