Chicago man who berated woman for wearing Puerto Rican flag shirt has been charged with hate crime.

By |2018-07-14T13:52:08+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Well, he seems nice.

Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:

The Chicago man shown in a viral video berating a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt has been charged with a felony hate crime.

“After a review of the case, we approved felony hate crimes charges,” said Robert Foley, spokesman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Foley said Timothy Trybus faces two counts of felony hate crime, which are enhancements on the charges of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct he was previously charged with.

Trybus, 62, was arrested Thursday by Cook County Forest Preserve District Police and is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Skokie courthouse.

The incident in question occurred June 14 in Caldwell Woods Forest Preserve on the Far Northwest Side. But it became widely known this week when a video of the encounter was posted on social media, prompting condemnation from many local activists and politicians and from the governor of Puerto Rico.

In the video, a man later identified as Trybus confronts and screams at a woman about her shirt, telling her she should not be wearing it in the United States.

Besides the man’s actions and comments, it was the apparent inaction of a forest preserve police officer, seen in the background, that elicited heavy criticism. The footage showed the officer seemingly ignoring the woman’s requests for his help as she explains that the man is harassing her and that she has a permit to be in the public space.

For those wondering what happened to the officer, well he lost his damn job

This kind of shit is just going to keep right on happening, and increasing, so long as the racist-in-chief occupies the White House. 

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  1. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:09 am

    She is asking for an apology from Officer Do Nothing!

  2. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:27 am

    A felony charge and a firing. The woman never should have been subjected to that outrageous behavior in the first place or the refusal of the officer to protect her, but a good outcome nevertheless.

  3. anon July 14, 2018 at 6:44 am

    “Very early Saturday morning, Trump tweeted from Scotland, “So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the first time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didn’t! But they did say I already lost in my meeting with Putin. Fake News.”

    “Soon after, Acosta — who is also in Scotland covering Trump’s road trip that will end with the president meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin — returned fire, scoffing at the notion of a “takedown” and then issuing a challenge.

    “Takedown? I don’t think so. Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question. (You’re right about one thing.. I am a nice guy)””

    • anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:19 am

      ‘“I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”’
      ““Donald Trump is a stone, flat out racist and always has been — and there have been judicial proceedings that established this,” “But those comments make it crystal clear the kind of view he has in the world. Here he was in London, where I am now, behaving like a bull at a Wedgwood shop. And at the same time doing things exactly the way that the man he’s about to meet with, Vladimir Putin, would love him to do: break up the NATO alliance and cause these people to start fighting among themselves.””

  4. anon July 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

    OT>Run over by a BULLDOZER.
    ““An attempt to hail the other male was unsuccessful,” Beohm said in a news release. “The helicopter lost sight of the male and was giving directions to the bulldozer of his last location. The Game Commission employee and a Trooper were on the bulldozer driving through the thick underbrush. The bulldozer stopped in the underbrush. The second male was located under the rear of the bulldozer deceased.”

    That’s right: Confronted with a small-scale illicit marijuana grow on public land, the State Police deployed a helicopter and the on-scene bulldozer and managed to kill their target. But that’s not how the cops tried to spin it.

    First, Trooper Boehm denied that Longenecker died as a result of a police pursuit. “They were just trying to locate this guy with use of a helicopter,”
    ““This awful event could have and should have been prevented,” said national NORML executive director Erik Altieri. “This tragedy is a direct result of our nation’s draconic and failed criminalization of marijuana. Not only was the use of resources in this matter excessive and the tactics highly questionable, but more importantly a man lost his life over the act of growing a plant that is now legally regulated in a majority of US states. No matter your opinion on marijuana legalization, the penalty for growing cannabis should never be an extrajudicial death sentence.”

    “As a former prosecutor and practicing criminal defense attorney, it is inconceivable to me that a man lost his life during an investigation of a very small grow,” said Pittsburgh NORML executive director Patrick Nightengale. “Had he been arrested, prosecuted and convicted, Pennsylvania’s sentencing guidelines would have provided for a sentence of probation. The heavy-handed tactics employed cannot be justified by the seizure of ten plants. I do not understand why law enforcement couldn’t simply wait. A vehicle was on scene and another individual was taken into custody. Rip the plants, run the plate and ask the arrestee what his friend’s name is. How difficult is that?”

    Medical marijuana is already legal in 31 states, including Pennsylvania, and legal marijuana for adults is already permitted in nine states and Washington, D.C. A bill to legalize marijuana in the state failed to advance this year, even though 59% of state residents support freeing the weed.

    “As an activist and cannabis lobbyist in Pennsylvania, I always use decorum and process to my advantage. There would seem to have been a total lack of both by law enforcement this past Monday outside of Bernville. By all accounts the death of an illicit marijuana grower being chased by a state bulldozer, under the direction of Pennsylvania State Troopers, was an unnecessary and reckless use of resources,” ”

  5. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 7:04 am

    WATCH: White Chicago racist gets punched out after N-word tirade at crowd waiting for train

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:24 am

      Pardon me if I don’t t feel sorry for him.

  6. anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

    ‘“I haven’t slept. I haven’t–I haven’t really been able to deal with this,” “It’s just the most horrible feeling really and I try to understand it and I don’t understand it,” “It was an insult, racial ethnic insult, a joke. It’s putting me on a level of someone who is subservient with a smile–kind of step and fetch it. It was very derogatory, very demeaning. Especially for someone who prides myself in being none of that,”

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