Via Atlanta Daily News– Donald Trump would probably be so proud.
A woman employed by the the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee who threw hot coffee on a Bay Area Muslim man who was praying is being charged with a hate crime, prosecutors stated.
Denise Slader, remarkably a program technician with the department’s Adult Parole Operations, was slapped with misdemeanor counts of battery and committing a hate crime for ridiculing and then assaulting the man. She due in court next month, according to the criminal complaint, Raw Story reports.
According to the complaint, at about 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Slader was filmed interrupting a prayer service at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley, officials said.
Rasheed Albeshari, 31, and his friends were playing volleyball and praying at the park, a Sunday ritual for the three friends.
Slader, without provocation, approached them and began ridiculing them and “talking trash.” That’s when Albeshari said he decided to take out his cellphone and record the encounter with Slader. He later posted the video on Facebook.
“The people you tortured are going to be in eternity and heaven. You are very deceived by Satan. Your mind has been taken over, brainwashed and you have nothing but hate.”
The video shows an East Bay Regional Park District ranger approaching Slader and telling her she was acting inappropriately. As Slader and Albeshari exchanged words over the cellphone camera, she reached over and struck him, district spokesman Carolyn Jones said.
After hitting him, Slader threw coffee on him, Jones said. Albeshari is listed as the victim in the complaint.
Strangely enough, Jones was not given a citation nor apprehened by a park official despite assaulting the Muslim man. However, a report was taken and sent to the Alameda County district attorney’s office, Jones said.
Jones told Raw Story:
“This kind of intolerance is totally unacceptable. It’s just appalling on 50 different levels.”