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Familiar questions about ‘bystander effect’ arise after man berates woman for Puerto Rico shirt

Familiar questions about ‘bystander effect’ arise after man berates woman for Puerto Rico shirt

A lot of questions arose after a June 14 video was posted on social media showing a Cook County Forest Preserve police officer failing to aid a woman being harassed by a white male for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt at Caldwell Woods on Chicago's Far Northwest Side

The man, later identified as Timothy Trybus, 62, demands to know why the woman is wearing the shirt and whether she is an American citizen — even though Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and its residents are U.S. citizens.

“You should not be wearing that in the United States of America,” Trybus tells her. The woman asks the officer to intervene, but the officer, seen in the background just yards away, appears...

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