Man harasses woman for wearing Puerto Rico shirt, saying it's 'un-American'

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In the video, the unidentified man screams at and harasses the woman because of her shirt, asking if she is a citizen and saying she should be wearing an American flag.

According to a Morning Consult poll, nearly half of Americans do not know that Puerto Ricans are USA citizens.

In addition, officials from the Forest Preserves of Cook County, which runs several wooded areas that surround Chicago, are looking into the behavior of a police officer who observed the incident and appeared to do little or nothing to stop it.

At one point, the man approaches Irizarry and screams, "You're not going to change us".

"Officer, can you - I'm renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt that I'm wearing", Irizarry says.

Complicating the situation was the fact that a Forest Preserves officer took a passive approach despite repeated attempts by Irizarry asking him politely to try to defuse the situation. "You should be wearing United States of America flag", he said.

A woman setting up a birthday picnic at an IL park was repeatedly harassed by an angry stranger for wearing a T-shirt saying "Puerto Rico" in America.

Other officers arrived on the scene, and while they were responding to a different report, Irizarry finally got the help she needed from them.

"'Is she an American citizen?" he then asks the officer. She purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in the park, and arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag. The unidentified "intoxicated" man who accosted the woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. "But beyond that, it is inexcusable that a peace officer whose main responsibility is to maintain order and protect the safety and well-being of individuals visiting the forest preserve property would ignore a call for help from someone feeling threatened, no matter their race".

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The Forest Preserves wrote on Twitter on Monday that the investigation of the officer is "ongoing" and that he'd been assigned to desk duty "pending the outcome".

Irizzary then begins to talk to her Facebook Live viewers, saying: 'As you can see the police are not even, he's not even grabbing him'.

The preserve district police chief, Kelvin Pope, said he didn't know why Conner apparently didn't step in initially.

A female officer tells Trybus, "You don't come here harassing people", adding, "When you're drunk, you don't belong here".

A 62-year-old man appears to be in need of geography lessons after he allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an IL park.

The female officer asked to see the man's ID and can be heard telling him that he's intoxicated to which he replies "well that's your judgment".

On Monday, Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselo tweeted an angry reaction about the incident. Those born there are US citizens, although they can not vote in USA presidential elections.

"We don't own Puerto Rico", the man says. After the incident, we immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer.

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