VIDEO: Students Have Freakish Meltdown After Peer's Arrest For Stealing MAGA Hat

Over 50 Texas State University students held a sit-in to demand campus police undergo sensitivity training.

San Marcos, TX – Over 50 Texas State University (TSU) students held a sit-in in the university’s student center building to demand police sensitivity training, after the recent arrest of a student who stole another student’s “Make America Great Again” hat (video below).

“Part of it is just us feeling like the need to react immediately,” Black Art Association and Pan-African Action Committee administrative assistant TeraLynn Steele told The University Star.

“I think we were all just pissed and angry and in more of an exhaustion sort of manner," Steele said. "This was fear, this was pain, this was hurt.”

The controversy began on May 1, when a group of TSU students gathered at a location on campus where the Texas Nomads SAR, a conservative biker group, was scheduled to stage a protest, The Washington Times reported.

The bikers’ demonstration never materialized.

TSU freshman “Tyler M.” said that he and his friends encountered the leftist counter-protesters and began speaking with them, Campus Reform reported.

"Again, none of our conservative people were ever instigating anything," Tyler told the paper. "I can guarantee that. No one was ever yelling or shouting over people. We were all very patient."

But as he attempted to speak with members of the group, someone took offense to the “Make America Great Again” hat he was wearing.

“That’s when I felt someone kind of come up behind me and…lift it up, and try to run away,” he told Campus Reform.

Tyler chased after the thief, and grabbed a hold of her backpack.

“As soon as I got out of the crowd, I let go of her bag and I came up beside her and I said, ‘Can you please give me back my hat?’” he recounted.

That’s when police intervened and began speaking with him and the woman who was still in possession of his stolen hat.

Cell phone footage showed the student as she tossed the hat onto the ground and kicked it.

“Shut the f--k up!” she yelled, as Tyler went to retrieve his hat from the ground.

People suddenly began screaming behind him, and he turned around to find the officers placing the woman and a masked person into handcuffs, he told Campus Reform.

“Don’t f--king touch her!” another woman screamed and wailed, as she circled around the officers.

“If that’s not white privilege, I don’t know what the f--k is!” another woman yelled.

After Tyler confirmed that he wanted to pursue charges over the attack, police asked him to accompany them to the station, video footage showed.

Other students followed as Tyler and the two people that had been arrested were led away.

But as they walked through a building, a wailing bystander lashed out at Tyler, and appeared to shove him or grab for his phone, the video showed.

“Why are you here?” she screamed at him hysterically. “Get out! Why are you here? You f--king racist -ss piece of s--t!”

“You’re escalating the situation,” another woman told him.

Once inside the lobby of the police station, a uniformed officer ended up in an abrupt altercation with a woman wearing a bandana over her face, the video showed.

She appeared to try to push past the officer, who told her she could not come any further into the building.

“Don’t f--king touch me!” she screamed, as she bumped into his chest with her own.

Two other officers rushed in to subdue the irate woman, who demanded to know what crime she was suspected of committing.

“Articulate it! Articulate it!” she yelled.

TSU Police Chief Laurie Clouse confirmed that four students had been arrested in connection with the incident, The Washington Times reported.

“Police officers quickly interceded and directed the student to drop the stolen property,” Chief Clouse said. “The student refused multiple directives and was then detained with the intention of being given a ticket for theft. The student was later arrested after providing a false identity to the police.”

Two other students were arrested for interfering with the officers’ duties, and a fourth was arrested for disorderly conduct outside the police department.

Tyler was not among those arrested.

“Although the investigation is ongoing, the initial review indicates that the officers involved acted appropriately with the goal of preventing further escalation,” Chief Clouse said. “When a theft occurred in plain view, they were right to act. I understand it’s difficult to watch the arrests on social media, however, the officers were there to protect all of our students. We expect our students to obey the law.”

The students who were charged in connection with the incident are Tyvonte Davis-Williams, 22, Alejandra Navarrete, 22, Nazarene Freeman, 20, and Claudia Gasponi, 24, KTBC reported.

Following the four arrests, a group of 50 to 60 TSU students converged on the university’s Student Center building, and held a sit-in on the fourth floor, according to The University Star.

The occupation began at 6 p.m., and ended the following morning.

It wasn’t the first time they had taken such action, but this time was different, Steele told the paper.

“Especially because last year it was just like…we were all really angry, but it was more from a place of annoyance more than anything else,” she said.

During the most recent occupation, the group demanded that the university implement mandatory sensitivity training for campus police officers, the Blaze reported.

They alleged that officers need to do more to recognize and overcome the biases they have against minority students, and that police should better utilize de-escalation techniques.

“A lot of students felt [the sit-in of 2018] ended too early and we could’ve gotten all of our demands met because there [were] only two to three things that were met,” Pan-African Action Committee President Najha Marshall told The University Star.

“Knowing that if we stay longer, we can get more [or] all of our demands met instead of just like a few is something we’re really gonna try to apply this year,” Marshall added.

TSU President Denise Trauth said that the safety of students on campus is her “highest priority,” and that it is “very important that we have a safe and secure environment in which students feel that they can focus on their studies,” The University Star reported.

Trauth said she is working with her leadership team, her Chief Diversity Officer, and the Council on Inclusive Excellence to “address these tensions and come up with things we can do here at Texas State to lower them.”

“What is important is that we talk to each other, we come up with important and inclusive activities and that we try to heal this divide,” Trauth said.

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with the irate students in the video below:

Comments (63)
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LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

These students need to be lined up and have the fuck slapped out of them.

gunner55
gunner55

The liberal sickness is a form of Bi Polar.

yelyana
yelyana

How about mandatory sensitivity training for the students?

rwingjr
rwingjr

Looks like these students were never taught the difference between right and wrong. Pitiful, just pitiful.

sturnman22
sturnman22

pepper spray and stun guns - and remove the masks.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

It's to the point where these self serving disrespectful kids and adults need to know we're sick of them.......we don't care about your "feeling bad". Suck it up buttercups, life just aint fair all the time, get over it, deal with it and if you need to, talk to a counselor because we're done hearing your whining.

BunnyBerigan
BunnyBerigan

I love it, everyone should wear MAGA hats & just stand there...and watch these garbage humans get themselves arrested. Imagine being so weak & useless that a hat would do this to you.

bobdole22
bobdole22

If we put a few bullets in these asses things will start to normalize again as they were before 2008 and obama.

2 wheel lady
2 wheel lady

Going to be interesting watching these hypersensitive children attempt to navigate reality

Wish505
Wish505

Its simple folks this is just another TND.

trainbuff
trainbuff

Sensitivity training my ass! These young people need to learn how to act like civilized human beings and not animals.

tkshields
tkshields

apparently mommy and daddy didn't teach their snowflakes that taking someone else's property is wrong and a crime and interfering in a police action/investigation is also a crime

gvinny67
gvinny67

I suppose my opinion doesn't count with my "white privilege" and all that, but here goes;

It's amazing that the ones screaming they're being done wrong are the very ones doing the wrong!

Save your children and money, send them to trade schools so they can be a functioning member of society!

This black privilege, racist name calling, MAGA hating is getting very old and it's time thr real racists, and fascists, stand up and recognize themselves for what they are!!!

Hello black students, that's you I'm talking to; YOU'RE the racists! YOU'RE the fascists! YOU'RE the only oppressors here!!!

stooge819
stooge819

That's a group of brats that were never told "no" as children.

CrimeDoc
CrimeDoc

If the students feel that the university is in some way not for them, transfer to another university. Just like immigrants, don’t expect the system to change to meet your (ridiculous) expectations...find a place where the system already meets your expectations. I hear there are many fine historically black universities out there.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Catastrophic Parental Failure. Sad part is, these IDIOTS will raise the SAME kind,,,unless we change our schools and for the GOOD this time

Gramercy
Gramercy

I just don't get it....firstly, I question the level of education they are receiving at the university....they talk like street thugs, not educated HUMAN beings. How can Texas State allow them to even "be" on the student rosters...what terrible exposure for the university. Secondly, where does ANYONE get off thinking they can "snatch" another's clothing without repercussions? Come on...if STUDENTS were touched, they screamed and cussed and hollared most loudly, as they did...and that was from a "touch!" THIRDLY, IF YOU CHOSE TO BREAK THE LAWS, YOU SHOULD SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES...I really don't care what gender, race, political or religious category you think you belong in...Scares me to think THESE PEOPLE (I would certainly use the term "students" very loosely) will be ADULTS VOTING when MY GRANDS are participating in adult life. So very scary!

karenek
karenek

Insanity should never be involved in making policy.

LEO0301
LEO0301

As a card carrying member of the "White Art Association and Pan-European Action Committee " I suggest to those upset by the actions of the police to do just one thing, and I know this is difficult for minorities to comprehend, stop committing crimes like stealing for example. If this is the best our universities can do, this country is in big trouble.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Where do I sign up for "White Art Association and Pan-European Action Committee "? and send a big thank you to the Obama's

RPG156
RPG156

The right to free spech knows no color, gender or political party. Um, I could be wrong on that last one...

Stanracer
Stanracer

These people whine about "white privilege" but apparently don't believe the laws apply to them. Bunch of bat-shit crazy women!👎

America1st
America1st

Why didn’t this make national new!?!?!?!?!? Lol. Same thing different day, different place.

OldVet
OldVet

Total snowflakes. Do not respect others. Hide behind masks. These are the same students that will cry all their lives about how nothing is ever due to their actions.

observer1
observer1

Imagine one of those old drawings of the devil holding a Pitch Fork. The Pitch Fork has multiple prongs. These "prongs" are used by the devil to impale and hurt those under the control of the devil. Now imagine today's Leftists, those I call "Demonic Demoncrats" staging a lying, "race baiting" "multi pronged" attack on America, and on white people, in the upcoming Presidential race. Some of the prongs are words like "marginalized", "voter suppression" and "stolen election". These words and others with similar connotations are going to be used in every rally and speech by the lying Biden and that lying Abrams female to stir up hate against America and against white people. That's going to be "music to the ears" of angry"marginalized" blacks and their Antifa type comrades. These words will be repeated 24/7 by the willing leftist media. The result is going to be violence. Does anybody remember the "New Black Panthers" showing up in Georgia, with guns, to support Abrams? She didn't denounce them. Biden has already started "race baiting" and he will use this as a tool to create hate, and violence. The total message of the Abrams female will be geared to create hate. That's all she has to "offer". These two together are going to tear our country apart and cause bloodshed.

Vrodgirl
Vrodgirl

"Articulate it, articulate it"? At least her parents can get some comfort that the money they're spending for her education isn't totally wasted. If my child acted like this I wouldn't spend another dime on her.

The express
The express

What a disgrace and the school should kick the four students out that were arrested. This will send a clear message that the school will not tolerate lawlessness. Then maybe the parents of the remaining students will reach out to them and let them know not to be wasting the money the parents are spending.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"Articulate It... Articulate It...Articulate It!"

"You are under arrest for disorderly conduct"

DUH!!!!!

joeinsonoma
joeinsonoma

Let me see if I have this straight. A student committed theft from a white student. A police officer saw this and began speaking to them. She threw the hat on the ground and stomped on it. I don't know if she said anything next but the officer peacefully stopped her. She was not thrown on the ground. She was instructed to lie there as she was arrested. Other students told the white victim of theft to leave because his mere presence constituted "white privilege" and called him racist, and then accused him of "escalating the situation" by standing there. THIS is the problem. This cult has brainwashed students into believing that they can and should commit crimes regardless of the law if they feel like it. They are being taught that their emotions justify breaking the law whenever they feel like it, and that any actions police take to stop them are unjustified. This is dangerous. You can't do whatever you feel like. That's why we have laws. The police are not your enemies. The whole idea of "resistance" or "revolution" convinces students they are morally correct to act out on their anger. It's not okay for anyone else to do this and it's not okay for them to do this. BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE for the crimes you commit is also unrealistic, and it's being encouraged by the liberal establishment, especially on college campuses as a valid form of rebellion. These students are not in danger and they are not being threatened. They are the aggressors. But they are convinced otherwise. This is the real danger. This is why I call leftists a cult now. This is brainwashing mixed with extreme narcissism.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Its our way or else is what they're saying. I say its time to start beating the absolute hell out of these commie nutbags and when appropriate stacking bodies.

Chiefruss
Chiefruss

How incredibly ironic that one of those arrested is named Nazarene. She and the other miscreants could learn a lot from Christ. Of course the root of this problem lies with the liberals who have taught all the white priveledge crap and that all whites are racists.

alicefae
alicefae

Why am I not surprised? The “ minority” students instigated the entire thing.

Mic911
Mic911

This was in no way a form of racism, it's just plain stupidity on the students...excuse me, millenial snowflakes, who have no knowledge of real life!! Expell them and send them packing to mommy and daddy and let them live in their basement...jackasses eveyone of them!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Snowflakes, melting away.

Petard
Petard

I was thinking "reality" training for the students...

cabman86
cabman86

They should all be expelled when they get violent.

FrogHill
FrogHill

Trauth said she is working with her leadership team, her Chief Diversity Officer, and the Council on Inclusive Excellence to “address these tensions and come up with things we can do here at Texas State to lower them.”

If the Chief wants to address the tensions then just shoot all of the aggressors in the face with a copper and lead "Tension Reliever"

The fat twat in the black hoodie got her tension "Relieved" when her soft, gelatinous ass hit the hard pavement

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

The racist attackers are the ones who need sensitivity training. I hope they get kicked out of school!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

The students are demanding the police take sensitivity training because a thief steals a hate, the criminal gets arrested, provides a fake name to the PD, and it's all the cops fault? Whatever happened to taking personal accountability for your actions?

Oh wait, that's right, it's always someone else's fault the crime was committed.

walkintall
walkintall

Makes me miss the old days with water cannons.

LynnSB
LynnSB

How and Why are People this Ignorant being allowed to attend College ?? and most Likely on the TAX PAYERS DIME !!!!!

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

"Why are you here, why are you here?!" Why are YOU here, bitch? Typical millennial entitlement.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

This is Texas not Cali fags.

PSOStone
PSOStone

I blame the PARENTS! Even though they are "young adults" they have been so sheltered by their helicopter parents, they dont know what's right and what's wrong because they havent been taught. Fucking DISGUSTING! 🤦‍♀️

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

If the college administration stops pandering and patronizing these snowflakes then you may see a drop in their hissy fit ,temper tantrum antics. When the snowflakes realize no one is paying attention to them they then stop wasting their own energy. Treat a child as a child instead of encouraging further tantrum behaviors. Until then these "students" and "young adults" continue as they realize they have a captive audience and will get what they want by further sucking their thumbs and holding their breath until they turn blue.

Steve59
Steve59

Arrest them all.