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Chicago-area cop who ignored woman’s pleas for protection from drunk racist resigns

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12.07.2018

A police officer seen on video ignoring a woman’s pleas for help as an angry white man harasses her for wearing a shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag has resigned from the small Chicago-area police department where he worked for the past decade.

Officer Patrick Connor was seen passively watching from a distance as an older white man repeatedly approached the woman, his speech slurring and his voice elevated as he excoriated her for wearing the flag of the predominantly Spanish-speaking United States protectorate.

“You’re not gonna change us, you know that?” the man shouts, after rounding a pair of picnic tables to get up in the woman’s face. “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America. Are you a citizen?”

The woman and her companions ask Connor for help more than half a dozen separate times during the confrontation. At one point the angry man walks away from her........

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