Amal Abusumayah said she was shopping at a Tinley Park store when Valerie Kenney made a loud reference to the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, then later tugged her head scarf from behind at the checkout counter. (Tribune photo by David Pierini / November 14, 2009)
A suburban Chicago woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly yanking the head scarf of a Muslim woman in Tinley Park two days after the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.
Valerie Kenney, 54, a bank teller from Tinley Park, appeared at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Wednesday and was released on $5,000 bail. If convicted of the felony, Kenney faces up to 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. She is due back in court Dec. 3.
Judging from the "artful" photo of the "victim," it looks like she is planning a career as a Muslim Victims United spokeswoman.
The woman had no business yanking the scarf but this was no hate crime and certainly not a felony. The case has been overcharged and the prosecutor should be publicly scolded by the court.
This is the way we lose our freedom as a people.
Yet no one is charged with a hate crime in New York City when the Muzzies rail agianst America, and shout violant anti American slogans, and shove pedestrians around.?
Feels great , huh?
yes and the Navy seals are being charged for hitting a killer and a muslim terrorist.
Maybe bozo in the white house might have time to say drop the charges or is he too busy finding a church
this man has got to go and so does that freeloading family
Yanking a headscarf is a three-year felony? What would cleaning her clock cost?
I think that this example of “artwork” would look a lot better with an oozing red 9mm circle on the scarf...but then, art has always been highly subjective, right?