By: Savannah Smith | 07-11-2018 | News
Photo credit: Mia Irizarry | Facebook

Illinois - Woman With Puerto Rico Shirt Harassed As Cops Look On

A woman wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag was just waiting for her family at a picnic area in the Forest Preserves of Cook County to celebrate her 24th birthday when a man started harassing her for wearing said shirt. The whole thing was captured on Facebook Live and has since gone viral, and because of it an officer who did not do anything to stop the man from haranguing the woman has been reprimanded.

The 36-minute video shows a clearly irate man approaching Mia Irizarry and telling her not to celebrate Puerto Rico if she’s an American citizen. Puerto Rico is, of course, a U.S. territory.

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An officer from the Forest Preserves arrived but the video shows he didn’t do anything to stop the man who then continued to harangue Irizarry, even invading her personal space and even after she said several times that she feels uncomfortable with the situation and with the intrusive, rude man. Still, the officer did nothing.

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At one point in the video, Irizarry could even be seen saying "As you can see, the police are not even – he's not even grabbing him.”

Irizarry then turned to the officer and said: "Officer, I'm renting – I paid for a permit for this area, I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?"

Her brother then showed up and told the man what the officer could not do: “back off.”

Irizarry’s official relief only came when more officers arrived at the scene and arrested the man. The other officers described the man as drunk.

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A female officer told the intoxicated man, “ You don't come here harassing people. People have just as much right to be here as you do, and when you're drunk you don't belong here."

While the incident occurred on June 14th, the park police officer who did nothing to stop the man or defend Irizarry has now been assigned to desk duty while officials investigate the matter, and assess his response - or the lack of it - to the incident.

Caldwell Woods is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and the agency took to social media on Monday to clarify that all visitors to their park should feel safe. They also emphasized that a probe on the incident is ongoing.

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The agency arrested the drunk man and charged him with assault and disorderly conduct.

It is not clear what the explanation of the officer is for not doing anything while the man harassed Irizarry.


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Rocky Lee No. 31039 2018-07-12 : 10:17

The Law man should have taken action to defend our citizen, the Puerto Rican.

It wasn’t until 1940 that Congress enacted legislation conferring birthright, or “jus soli,” (right of soil) citizenship on persons born in Puerto Rico. Whereas persons born in Puerto Rico prior to 1940 could only acquire a naturalized citizenship if their parents were U.S. citizens, anyone born in Puerto Rico after 1940 acquired a U.S. citizenship as a direct result of being born on Puerto Rican soil. This legislation both amended and replaced the Jones Act. The Nationality Act of 1940 established that Puerto Rico was a part of the United States for citizenship purposes. Since Jan. 13, 1941, birth in Puerto Rico amounts to birth in the United States for citizenship purposes.

I would warn there are many Cubans (Saterian extremist) going to Puerto Rico that can then come to the US with forged papers so police should check documents closely.

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