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Cop stands by, does nothing as woman is harassed by aggressive man who gets into her face over T-Shirt she’s wearing
July 10, 2018
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(COOK COUNTY, ILL.) – Watch the video below carefully as a police officer stands by and does nothing as a loud, aggressive, obnoxious man gets up into a woman’s face over a T-shirt she’s wearing that he doesn't like and questions her citizenship.
The incident happened in June at a park in Illinois but wasn't posted to Facebook until July 6. The woman was setting up for a birthday picnic at the park and was repeatedly harassed by this angry, elderly man for wearing a T-shirt saying “Puerto Rico.”
“You should not be wearing that in the United States of America,” he said. The man appeared clueless that Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.
The woman is obviously in distress about what is happening, possibly even afraid that this man might attack her as he keeps getting very close and louder as his rant goes on. She pleads for the officer’s help and he stands by like a zombie and does zip. In fact, the cop even walks away from her as the harasser asked the cop, “Why is she wearing that shit?”
Joe Scarborough over at MSNBC tweeted about the above video:
“The officer continually ignores a woman being verbally harassed and physically threatened, and only confronts someone who stands up to protect her. Who is the officer? Who trained him? Why is he standing by doing NOTHING while this woman begs for assistance?”
Another man tweeted that the officer in the video is “now on desk duty.” A follow up report by the British newspaper 'The Independent' says the harasser in the video has since been “charged with assault and disorderly conduct.”