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Hate crime charges filed in flag shirt case

(NBC News) - The Chicago man seen in a viral video berating a woman for wearing a shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag has been charged with felony hate crimes.

 Cook County State's Attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said Friday Timothy Trybus, 62, is charged with two counts of felony hate crime.

 Video shot on June 24 shows Trybus repeatedly yelling at 24-year-old Mia Irizarry for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt, asking if she's a U.S. citizen and saying "you're not going to change us, you know that?" and "the world is not going to change the United States of America."

 Puerto Rico is, in fact, part of the United States and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.

 The video showed a responding police officer doing little to stop Trybus or remove him from the picnic shelter, reserved by Irizarry, where the confrontation occurred. That officer has since resigned.

 Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2Ng8eAX


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