Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

Moron Harangues Woman In Park For Wearing Puerto Rico Shirt In America

Moron Harangues Woman In Park For Wearing Puerto Rico Shirt In America

"All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves", a follow-up tweet said.

Last month, a US citizen wearing a Puerto Rico shirt was repeatedly harassed by a man in a state nature preserve as a police officer casually looked on from a distance, a video recently shared on social media showed.

Irizarry was also attacked by other people on Facebook after posting the video, according to screenshots she posted.

"Why are you wearing that?" the man points to Irizarry in Facebook Live footage she captured, while repeatedly demanding to know her citizenship status. No, the world is not going to change the United States of America.

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". On video, you can hear her saying, "I am renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt that I'm wearing".

She asks him to leave her alone and asks for an officer's help who is nearby but he does not intervene. "Can you please grab him?" to which he turns his head and walks in the opposite direction. "This guy's just walking up to me, he basically got in my face, damn near nearly touched me".

"I do not feel comfortable with him here; is there anything you can do?" she asks, to no avail.

On several occasions she called out to the officer who was first on the scene, telling him how uncomfortable she was with the man harassing her.

The agency adds, "The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct".


The officer has since been reassigned to administrative duty, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The Cook County Forest Preserve officer can be seen in the video standing in the background, not moving closer as the man continued to come up to Irizzary.

Footage of the incident, which took place last month, resurfaced online in recent days and one Facebook post with the clip had almost 2 million views at time of publication.

'If she's an American citizen, why is she wearing that s**t?' Trybus shouts. "People have just as much right to be here as you do, and when you're drunk you don't belong here".

Rossello Tweeted: "I am sure @tonipreckwinkle will take matter into her hands as justice and diversity have been central to her exemplary career". "This is not the America we all believe in".

Irizarry posted the video on her Facebook account after the June 14 encounter at Caldwell Woods, which is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. "The Forest Preserves immediately launched an investigation into the incident", she tweeted.

He was referring, of course, to President Trump's visit to a hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in October, in which he tossed rolls of towels into the crowd as if they were basketballs.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello saw the video and also condemned it. Those born there are US citizens, although they can not vote in USA presidential elections.

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