Man who hates Puerto Rico flag found guilty and sentenced to 5 years probation
Last year's incident involving 63-year-old Timothy Trybus verbally abusing Mia Irizarry ended with a court verdict pleading guilty to a man in a hate crime.
It is worth mentioning that Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for more than 100 years. But that didn't stop the Nazi from humiliating a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag t-shirt. The entire incident was captured on the victim's phone, which helped the jury to correctly convict Trybus.
"You should be wearing the United States of America flag, not Puerto Rico. You're not going to change us. ... If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America," said Timothy Trybus during the attack on a woman at a Cook County forest preserve .
The video demonstrates not only the prevalence of racism and nazism, but also the complete indifference of the police to such incidents. The footage shows a police officer idly wandering around the participants of the incident. Seeing that the man was clearly aggressive, the officer takes no action to prevent the conflict, and only later enters into a conversation with Timothy Trybus.
If the defendant had been more aggressive and physically assaulted the woman, the police officer simply would not have had time to prevent the fight before Irizarry would have been injured.
“I would never have thought in a million years a flag would be a problem,” commented Irizarry on Tuesday.