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  1. #1 A man harasses a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it's 'un-American' 
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    An Illinois park is investigating after a woman accused one of its police officers of standing by as a man harassed her for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag, saying it was un-American.

    Mia Irizarry says she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday in the Forest Preserves of Cook County last month when the man approached her asking her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt, which also had "Puerto Rico" written below the neckline.
    Irizarry recorded the encounter on her phone, saying she felt threatened, and posted the video to Facebook.
    On Monday, Forest Preserves of Cook County tweeted that it was aware of the June 14 incident and video.



    ‏"After the incident, we immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer," it said, in a series of posts on Twitter.
    "The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome."
    Timothy G. Trybus, the intoxicated individual involved in the incident, was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct, according to a police report.
    CNN has attempted to reach Trybus for comment.
    "All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves," the agency said.


    On Tuesday, park spokeswoman Stacina Stagner said investigators will interview the officer this week about the incident. She said the investigation would wrap up soon, but did not elaborate on a timeline.
    'Officer, I feel uncomfortable'


    In the footage, the man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America." He gets closer to her and asks "Are you a citizen? Are you a United States citizen?"

    Irizarry can be heard saying that Puerto Rico is part of the United States and the man approaches her multiple times.

    Irizarry asks a park police officer to help, saying, "I am renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt that I'm wearing."

    Later she says: "Officer, I feel entirely uncomfortable, can you remove ... please officer" as the officer is seen walking away from her.

    Then she says: "Officer, I'm renting, I paid for a permit for this area. I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?"

    The officer can then be seen talking to the man who gesticulates back and tells him to "shut the f*** up."
    Female officer steps in


    More police arrive and Irizarry says she still doesn't feel safe. The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American, if you were American you wouldn't wear that. You know that right?"

    A female officer asks to see his ID and can be heard telling him that he's intoxicated, to which he replies, "Well that's your judgment." She explains that Irizarry has a permit and she warns him that he could be arrested "for not being compliant."

    "You don't come here harassing people," the officer continues. "People have just as much right to be here as you and when you're drunk, you don't belong here."
    The female officer then speaks with Irizarry, who gives her version of the incident and the officer explains that they were called to the area after a report that a man was choking a woman.

    Eventually the first officer on the scene takes notes of Irizarry's account of the incident and says that he was at the scene due to the separate incident, noting that she was not being attacked though acknowledging she felt threatened.

    Irizarry can be heard explaining to the officer that the incident began when they had asked the group the man was in if they could move as they had a permit for the area. She said the group politely complied but her Puerto Rico shirt appeared to act as a trigger to the man.














    Gov. Rossello: Harassment due to poor education 01:08



    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello was on CNN's Erin Burnett "OutFront" on Tuesday night discussing the incident. He said he was "shocked, appalled and disgusted" when he watched the video.

    "This was an attack of an American citizen on another American citizen," he said. "Puerto Ricans have been part of the United States and we've been fighting wars with other fellow Americans. We are proud US citizens. People need to understand that."


    US commonwealth


    Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth with its own constitution, rather than a state. Puerto Rican residents have been American citizens since 1917 and have the right to vote in US presidential primaries, but not in presidential elections.

    The Trump administration has received criticism for its treatment of Puerto Rico, particularly for its response after Hurricane Maria struck last September.

    The official death toll from Maria stands at 64 but a recent Harvard study estimated 4,645 people could have perished.

    Calling for statehood, Puerto Rico's representative in the House, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón last month said, "Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the reality of the unequal treatment of the American living in Puerto Rico."
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    There are 325 million people in this country, and the media loves to make news from the .01% that are complete ignorant racist idiots like this guy.
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    old dude was bored has a couple of screws loose
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    There are 325 million people in this country, and the media loves to make news from the .01% that are complete ignorant racist idiots like this guy.
    I want to go over that .01%..
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    just another asshole being an asshole, and there will always be assholes

    Although this event is simply not worthy of national news coverage, even calling the Gov of Puerto Rico for commentary, that's CNN for you

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    Would love to hear what Trump has to say about this incident....
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  10. #10 Man faces hate crime charges over racist Puerto Rico shirt rant 
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    A Chicago man who was caught on video unleashing a racist tirade against a woman wearing a Puerto Rico shirt was hit with felony hate crime charges on Thursday.

    Timothy Trybus, 62, originally faced misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges for the incident where he angrily confronted the woman and told her she “shouldn’t be wearing that” — referring to the shirt.

    He now faces two counts of felony hate crime, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told The Post.

    “After a review of the case, we approved felony hate crimes charges,” a spokesman for the attorney’s office told the Chicago Tribune.

    During the encounter, 24-year-old Mia Irizarry was aggressively questioned about her citizenship by Trybus, who cops eventually said was drunk at the time.


    “You shouldn’t be wearing that,” he said, referring to a shirt that read Puerto Rico and displayed the flag.

    “You’re not going to change us,” 62-year-old Trybus is heard saying in the video.

    “The world is not going to change the United States of America. You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.”

    Puerto Rico has been a US territory since 1899.
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    Did she get hit with a brick & end up in the hospital with broken bones?

    How in the world is this a hate crime & the 92 year old Mexican that gets the shit beat out of him with a brick & is told to go back to your country isn't???

    The Mexican was beat up by a black person & shamed while the Puerto Rican was only yelled at by a white man, that's how.
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    The cop who ignored the situation quit, go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shub View Post
    the cop who ignored the situation quit, go figure.
    the cop is a piece of shit poor women has to put up with that shit asking constantly for him to intervene.
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    how many fucking idiots that attack Trump supporters have been charged with a hate crime? this dude didn't even touch her

    the dude is an asshole, but this is just another great example of the DOUBLE STANDARD in this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie99 View Post
    how many fucking idiots that attack Trump supporters have been charged with a hate crime? this dude didn't even touch her

    the dude is an asshole, but this is just another great example of the DOUBLE STANDARD in this country
    Can you give me an example of the Double Standard? How is this political? Because of her shirt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stomie View Post
    Can you give me an example of the Double Standard? How is this political? Because of her shirt?
    Cg gives an example few posts up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stomie View Post
    Can you give me an example of the Double Standard? How is this political? Because of her shirt?
    It's political because she was wearing a PR shirt (a Latino) and some stupid idiot verbally assaults her and CNN makes some irrelevant incident national news. This is the racism they peddle. Do I need to explain how they're using racism against the right?

    Then it gets compounded by the fact that he gets charged with a hate crime, a law created by liberals to protect liberals. There have been Trump supporters bloodied, conservative speakers threatened with violence, riots, property destroyed, protests galore against the right, I haven't heard about one violent criminal charged with a hate crime against a conservative.

    it's all so damn surreal
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    In the footage, the man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America." He gets closer to her and asks "Are you a citizen? Are you a United States citizen?"

    ...........

    lol, how much hate is filled in that chap?.....he'd be great for tourism, drop him at the front gates of Disney World. .............jingoism running amok ......and of course, gotta be politcised , lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricboff View Post
    In the footage, the man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America." He gets closer to her and asks "Are you a citizen? Are you a United States citizen?"

    ...........

    lol, how much hate is filled in that chap?.....he'd be great for tourism, drop him at the front gates of Disney World. .............jingoism running amok ......and of course, gotta be politcised , lol

    Not just hate filled, just incredibly stupid. Everything we are is about being different individuals and about being able to show our pride of our heritage (or faith or sexual orientation or even communism) if we so choose.

    I suppose that dude would have a problem with my Aruba gear, or maybe my Roma shirt. I know he'd hate my shirts from the Riviera Maya or Cabo

    I wonder if he ever frequents an ethnic restaurant?

    Or even Taco Bell?
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