Police are currently searching for the suspects involved in a racist attack on a 91-year-old man (he turns 92 in September).
According to the report, Rodolfo Rodriguez went for a stroll in his Los Angeles neighborhood on July 4th. A neighbor said Rodriguez tried to walk past a mother and her child and accidentally bumped into the kid. That neighbor, Misbel Borjas, said the woman responded by bashing a brick in his face and screaming, “Go back to your country!”
Rodriguez was born in Mexico and is a permanent resident of the United States.
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.
Video filmed by Borjas in the immediate aftermath of the alleged attack shows Rodriguez sitting on the ground, his face covered with blood. He suffered a broken jaw and cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face and torso, his family said.
“I can’t walk anymore,” Rodriguez told CNN, tears streaming down his badly bruised cheeks. “I’m in so much pain.”
You can watch the video here. I’m not posting it here, because it’s hard to watch.
That poor man. My heart breaks for him.
Police are searching for the woman and “possibly three to four men” involved in the attack. Here’s a picture of his alleged attacker.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 7, 2018
Wow. That makes things kinda awkward for Cher and her brigade of idiots.
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
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
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
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
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
So the black woman is a white supremacist now? Interesting.
“We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed,” Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy D’Angelo Robinson told KTLA-TV of the suspects.
“There was what appears to be a 4-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing,” Robinson added. “We can’t have these kinds of people like that out in the streets.”
Rodriguez’s family set up a Go Fund Me, and they’ve already raised $261,543.
I hope the police track down the scumbags who did this. This precious man deserves justice.
h/t Huffington Post