White woman comes to the defence of 2 Hispanic women as they were being verbally assaulted by racist white lady for speaking Spanish in store (video)

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A Caucasian woman refused to stand by and watch as another white woman who was intimidating two Hispanic women for speaking Spanish in a store. In a video which has gone viral online, an older white woman is seen being verbally abusive towards the Hispanic women in a Colorado grocery store. But a younger white lady stepped in and called her to order before police came in to arrest the racist woman. The footage, which has been viewed more than 500,000 times since it was posted on Facebook, shows Kamira Trent shouting down Linda Dwire in an aisle of a City Market grocery store in Rifle, Colorado, on Monday afternoon. "I'm calling the cops. You leave these women alone! Get out!," Trent tells Dwire in front of two women from Mexico, Fabiola Velasquez and Isabel Marin, who had been speaking Spanish to each other. In anger, Dwire replies: "You come from a generation that's destroying this country.""No, I do not. I have respect. You do not harass people," Trent counters."You will lose your country," Dwire says, pointing her finger at Trent. "You know what, you will lose this country." As Trent and Dwire walk away, a store employee apparently alerted to the situation is seen following the two women out."You do not harass Hispanic women!" Trent is overheard saying.  Trent eventually called police, and Dwire was arrested, taken to Garfield County Jail, and charged with two counts of bias-motivated harassment, according to an arrest affidavit. She was released on bond and is due back in court in November.According to Buzzfeed, the conflict began when Dwire overheard Velasquez and Marin speaking in Spanish to each other, and interrupted to ask if the women lived in the US and whether they liked it. The two replied that they did, and Dwire told them to learn English, escalating her volume as the confrontation went on.Velasquez, who has been in the US for eight years and was accompanied at the market by her two daughters and son, told BuzzFeed News that Dwire was aggressive and kept putting her hand in her face.Trent, who was also shopping in the aisle, said she overheard Dwire tell Velasquez and Marin, "You're in America. You're in my country. You can't speak Spanish here. You need to speak English if you're going to be in America."Trent said she initially tried to de-escalate the situation, stepping between Dwire and Velasquez and reminding Dwire it was a free country and that she couldn't tell the other women how to speak.Trent said to Buzzfeed NewsShe just got angrier and angrier. I was trying to get her away from the two women, but she wasn't going to leave them alone. What she said and the way she said it was wrong.Dwire responded by telling Trent it wasn't her business. After about 10 minutes, the conversation between Trent and Dwire had spiralled into a shouting match, and Trent called the police. Velasquez said she and her friend would likely not have called the police themselves.The arresting officer, Carlos Cornejo, wrote that when he arrived, he heard Dwire yelling "something to the effect of 'this is what is wrong with our country' and 'they should not be speaking Spanish here.'"Dwire told the officer she was exercising her right to freedom of speech and that she found it offensive the two women were speaking Spanish because they "didn't have the respect to speak English."In a call with BuzzFeed News, Dwire maintained that she is not racist and that she was not harassing the women."It has nothing to do with race. It’s a patriotic thing," Dwire said. "When people come to my country, they need to love it enough to speak English."Dwire said she's confronted people in public places about not speaking English before and believes US immigration laws should stipulate that immigrants learn English. She added that she has received threats since the incident and isn't sure if she'll be able to find an attorney to take up her case.Trent has been hailed a "shero" online for defending the women.  Watch the video below. The post White woman comes to the defence of 2 Hispanic women as they were being verbally assaulted by racist white lady for speaking Spanish in store (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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