Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that "a culture of bigotry & hate" that has been condoned in the US "feels unleashed", citing a video showing a man harassing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt.
The woman captured the encounter on Facebook Live, showing a man approaching and repeatedly asking about her US citizenship.
Puerto Rico is a US territory and Puerto Ricans are USA citizens, dating back to the signing of the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917. Are you a citizen?' "My point is, why are you wearing that?" he said. He also said, "You're not going to change us".
"Are you a citizen?"
In a now-deleted Facebook video Irizarry had posted, a man from the other group can be seen coming toward Irizarry, saying, "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America".
Eventually, a witness calls authorities, more officers arrive and the man is questioned. That officer is now under investigation. It says all visitors should feel safe.
'That officer did absolutely nothing he did absolutely zero, ' she says in the clip. In the background, a police officer is standing outside the park pavilion. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and assault, police said.
She filmed the confrontation on her phone and posted it to Facebook.
Irizarry replies she's not trying to change anyone and is just trying to attend a birthday party. She wrote on Facebook, "the man was charged and left handcuffed in the back of a squad auto".
Serena drops first set but zooms into semis
World No 52 Giorgi blasted 20 winners and really took it to Williams, taking the first set thanks to one break, in the sixth game. I would try to go around her more, rather than through her". "These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team".
"Because of the seriousness of the encounter, the fact that it targeted the Puerto Rican community in and around my District, and the growing number of anti-Latino and anti-immigrant hate crimes being reported, I demand the Civil Rights Division investigate to see if federal civil rights charges are warranted", the statement read. "Still had friends come over and had a decent time". The video, posted on Facebook, has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
The video sparked widespread outrage on July 9.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello reacted to the video on Twitter. I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer's behavior.
The man continues ranting, while the officer doesn't acknowledge Irizarry's plea.
'We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background. "This is not the America we all believe in".
Preckwinkle called the video "completely unacceptable" and said she was "troubled" by the officer's response to the "terrible" incident.
The officer in the video, whose name has not been released, has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.
The agency adds, "The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct".
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.77-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.65-to-1 ratio favored advancers. US -listed shares of Chinese companies Alibaba, JD.com and Baidu climbed after KeyBanc recommendations on the stocks.
Authorities have said the mission could take up to four days to complete and heavy rain is forecast in the coming days. So far it has been successful, as three boys have now emerged with the help of divers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who officiated their royal wedding on May 19, also presided over the christening . It comes "at the request of Her Majesty's Government", a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said.
Sterling received criticism prior to the World Cup when a British tabloid targeted him for having a gun tattooed on his leg . Beckham and Sir Geoff Hurst, though, defended Sterling's displays after the quarter-final win against Sweden.
But despite Zidane having been replaced by Julen Lopetegui, Hazard told beIN SPORTS his thinking had not really changed. Sarri has made it clear to the Chelsea leaders that he does not want either of the two to leave.
The series will begin filming in in Belfast, though it could incorporate other locations, as Thrones is now famous for doing. Of course, this is just the pilot; it may never be ordered to series or be entirely reworked after filming.
Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for writer/director Dan Fogelman's ( This Is Us ) drama-romance Life Itself . I'm waiting for the right moment, because ... when I ask you out, it's going to be the most important moment of my life.
Two divers accompanied each of the boys, all of whom have been learning to dive only since July 2, when searchers found them. For the last several days, crews have been trying to drain enough water out of the cave to make the rescue easier.
Arsenal sign Uruguay's Torreira for $48m
Arsenal are also close to completing another deal to land France Under-20 worldwide Matteo Guendouzi. Torreira claimed that he is looking forward to his new "adventure" in England.
Mixed World Cup emotions for French legend Henry
The game will feature plenty of talented attackers and has the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the competition. So all of the above applies for fans hoping to watch England and Croatia play for a spot in the World Cup 2018 finals .
More boys carried out in Thailand cave rescue
The rescued kids are now in the hospital, where they should receive the proper care before being released to their families. The mood was fairly relaxed among the soldiers, medics, engineers and volunteers in yellow shirts that milled around.
Coming through adversity has united England squad - Stones
The country has been one of the major influencers on the arts, boasting authors such as Albert Camus and Victor Hugo. They won the World Cup they last hosted in 1998, beating Brazil 3-0. "A bet's a bet", he tweeted as the goal went in.