Rodolfo Rodriguez, a 91-year-old legal permanent resident visiting his family in Los Angeles was savagely beaten by a woman with a brick and told “Go back to Mexico!”:
Los Angeles police were looking for multiple suspects in the attack, in which the man was allegedly beaten with a brick and told “go back to your country.” https://t.co/TryaC69MzP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 10, 2018
An eyewitness caught the beating on camera, which included a second attack by a group of men. From HuffPost:
Borjas, who caught the incident on camera and called 911, said she tried to intervene but the woman threatened to attack her too.
Rodriguez, who was born in Mexico and is a permanent resident of the United States, told reporters that the woman enlisted a group of men to join the attack. She allegedly told them Rodriguez was trying to snatch her daughter from her.
“But that’s not true,” Rodriguez told CNN in Spanish this week. “In the years I have been alive, I have never offended anyone.”
The men, whose relationship to the woman is unknown, kicked Rodriguez while he lay “crumpled on the ground and stomped on his head,” Borjas told the Post. The group fled before police arrived.
More from Borjas, via CNN:
“I heard her saying, go back to your country, go back to Mexico,” she told CNN by phone. “When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone, she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my car.”
Here’s the suspect:
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 7, 2018
Update. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department has made an arrest:
Suspect Laquisha Jones, female Black 30 years-old, and resident of Los Angeles, was booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.
— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) July 11, 2018
And the blue-check mob has somehow determined that President Trump is the cause of the attack.
Twitchy regular Cher:
91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico' – CNN,This Is The Face Of trump’s??.He’s Made it acceptable 2 beat innocent Latino Man With https://t.co/dlRICHX7BP it Safe 2 go walking in??If You’re Not White⁉️You Take Ur Life In Ur HANDS https://t.co/iSWfhLUno7
— Cher (@cher) July 10, 2018
Rep. Pramila Jayapal from Washington:
These are the real and tragic consequences of Trump’s vile and racist rhetoric: A 91-year old man beaten and bloodied with a brick. https://t.co/1oMMh9Vqlx
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) July 10, 2018
Actor Brad Garrett:
91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'https://t.co/Z0blvyw4XA And unfortunately, @realDonaldTrump our inept and ignorant @POTUS encourages such racist violence with his rhetoric and policies.
— Brad Garrett (@RealBradGarrett) July 10, 2018
Entertainment blogger Perez Hilton (actually, the attack occurred near Compton so this makes it Dem L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s America or Dem Gov. Jerry Brown’s America):
In Donald Trump’s America… https://t.co/mwv9TU57LP
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 10, 2018
And many, many more:
Fake @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has been urging his supporters to "rough -em up" in this way in all his rallies – "they" being non-whites, particularly those from Mexico or South America. THE @GOP SUPPORTS HIM. THIS IS THEIR AMERICA https://t.co/odvFEVRh2C
— Keith Devlin (@profkeithdevlin) July 10, 2018
I would like to hear the president denounce this and things like it. https://t.co/8gPJyaNsOO
— Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) July 11, 2018
Woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick while shouting: "Go back to your country."
– Anti-Hispanic and Anti-Latino hate crimes up 50% this year.
– Trump's words and policies dehumanize immigrants & fuel xenophobic violence.
– This is America.https://t.co/pOz6KKiw5R
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) July 10, 2018
Is this what MAGA means? https://t.co/jU5SIk2li8
— Nate McMurray for Congress (@Nate_McMurray) July 10, 2018
I am absolutely incensed and appalled by this woman, who beat a 91-year old Mexican man with bricks!
Outrageously horrible! I feel so sorry for this poor, old man.?
This is what happens when a President spews hate, endorses bigotry, & empowers bigots and white supremacists.? pic.twitter.com/bjnk28uQP3
— Francis Baraan IV (@MrFrankBaraan) July 10, 2018
The black woman is a white supremacist? This is all so confusing.