5 minutes of CNN coverage:
Less than 2 minutes of Time coverage:
It’s not a crime to talk to people unless you’re threatening them.
Nonetheless, a cop who would not follow the orders given by a Puerto Rican spicette to silence a white man has (been forced to) resigned over the incident.
A reasonable person might speculate that the cop sacrificed to the spic gods is white.
An officer who was captured on video failing to intervene as a man harassed a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt resigned on Wednesday, the Cook County Forest Preserve District Police Department said.
I had to dig to find this photo of the complaining spicette:
The woman, Mia Irizarry, planned to spend her birthday last month celebrating with friends at Caldwell Woods, a sprawling forested area on Chicago’s Far Northwest Side. She purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in the park and arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag.
It was this Puerto Rican flag shirt, she later told police, that triggered a man to repeatedly beleaguer her, getting up close and snarling, “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.” (Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and its residents are U.S. citizens.)
Puerto Rico should be cut loose by the U.S. and its people stripped of their U.S. citizenship.
All the while, a police officer stood watching, ignoring Irizarry as she pleaded with him to intervene. Irizarry recorded the exchange in a Facebook Live video that has since been viewed more than 1.4 million times and drawn outcry from local leaders, members of Congress and the Puerto Rican governor himself.
Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, posted a string of tweets Monday night calling the video “an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer’s behavior.”
The governor demanded the officer be expelled from the police force. “He failed to deescalate the situation and therefore did not ensure a citizen’s safety,” Rosselló tweeted.
On Tuesday, the Forest Preserve District Police Department announced it had placed the police officer on desk duty last month pending an internal investigation into his conduct. The officer was identified as Patrick Connor, a 10-year member of the force who had previously been disciplined for working a part-time job and not carrying proper credentials, Forest Preserve District Police Chief Kelvin Pope said in a Tuesday news conference.
On Wednesday, the agency announced that Connor resigned late that same day. “But that isn’t where our work ends,” the police department wrote in a Facebook post. “We are further addressing aspects of this incident and more information will be shared here and with the media tomorrow. No further information is available this evening
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin told the Chicago Sun-Times that Connor had been scheduled to attend an internal affairs disciplinary hearing on Thursday.
“The officer should have stepped in and he should have done something,” Pope said in Tuesday’s news conference. Eileen Figel, the agency’s deputy general superintendent, described the video as “disturbing” and said the agency had apologized to Irizarry and refunded the money she spent renting the picnic area.
The bullshit is coming hot and heavy on social media:
Ricardo, you asshole, America was founded and built by white people.You Puerto Rican fucks got to the table late and now you want the whole pie. Fuck you.
On another note, I’m unable to find any personal info on Officer Connor, but no, he would have no right to deny a man his First Amendment rights.
Thus, even if he’s black or brown, we should support him.
He shouldn’t have resigned since that means he can’t file a lawsuit against the department.
To sum this case up, once again we have the (((powers that be))) sending a message to all white people that you MUST participate in your destruction over time or we will destroy you NOW.