Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

The incident took place last month in a public park in the Chicago suburbs. The recording, taken by the woman involved, shows a man, identified by the police as Timothy Trybus, demanding to know why she has a Puerto Rican flag shirt on and whether the woman, Mia Irizarry, is a US citizen.

In the video, Trybus could be seen telling the woman that she should not be wearing the T-shirt in the United States, despite her attempting to explain that Puerto Rico is a USA territory.

"You're not an American", Trybus tells Irizarry. "Are you a United States citizen?"

Trybus took issue with Irizarry's shirt, which displayed the Puerto Rican flag. "Are you a citizen?" The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American". 'Why are you wearing that?'

'That officer did absolutely nothing he did absolutely zero, ' she says in the clip. "I am renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt that I'm wearing". She had appealed to Officer Connor for help, but he appears to not respond. "I told him I was uncomfortable multiple times. Can you please grab him?"

That's when the officer finally speaks up, telling the brother to "relax". Irizarry can be heard asking a park police officer for help, and telling him she is uncomfortable. The felony hate crime charges are enhancements on the charges of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct he was originally charged with after the incident.

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Still the 36-minute video of the confrontation posted by Mia Irizarry, the woman targeted in the vide left many people upset. He and his wife sent flowers to Mia Irizarry with a note saying "We are proud of you".

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory since 1899.

One of his tweets said, "The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity".

On Twitter, he said: "We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background". This is not the America we all believe in'.

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.

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It's not clear when the investigation into the officer's response will be completed.

The officer was already on the scene for a separate call, Irizarry said.

"Effective today, Officer Patrick Connor no longer serves in the police department of the Forest Preserves of Cook County".

"The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome". The hearing scheduled for July 12, almost a month after the incident occurred, would have been the first official action taken by Cook County officials.

And, while most police officers would have done the right thing in that incident, this guy was caught on tape doing the wrong thing, or more accurately, doing nothing, at all.

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