Felony Hate Crime Charges Filed Against Man For Harassing Woman Over T-Shirt

Felony hate crime charges were filed this week against a man who harassed a woman for wearing a t-shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it while a Forest Preserve police officer stood by and watched. Timothy G. Trybus was captured on video asking the woman “why is she wearing that shit,” and demanding she “prove” her citizenship, despite Puerto Rico being a U.S. territory and residents of the island being granted citizenship in 1917. The woman asked a nearby officer for assistance, but the officer simply walked away from the scene, allowing Trybus to continue his tirade. The officer has since resigned. Trybus faces two felony hate crime charges. (Sun-Times)


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