Assaults made by presumed Trump supporters against Biden supporters have continued this week, and among the latest assaults was one by a woman who claimed that her husband was a cop.
A couple of teenagers, identified as 19-year-old Alexis Hadac and 19-year-old Haylee Sandoval, were babysitting in South Loop Park in Chicago.
Hadac and Sandoval were entertaining the children, including blowing bubbles and drawing pictures with wash-away chalk on the park’s sidewalk. They observed a woman and a young man, possibly her son, walk past them once and thought nothing more of it.
In the meantime, there was a “Black Lives Matter” sign positioned near them, so they wrote “Biden 2020” in chalk on the sidewalk next to the sign.
The woman and young man circled around again and observed the sign and sidewalk chalk.
The woman confronted the teen girls, stating:
“What is this bulls**t?”
At that time, Hadac began recording a video in case the situation got out of hand.
The teens argued with the woman for several minutes, arguing for free expression. The woman stated that her husband was a cop and would not receive the same respect if someone attempted to argue that “Blue Lives Matter.”
The teens continued to press for free expression, and the situation became heated. The woman walked over and hit Hadac, who was still recording the video, and then attempted to lead herself and the young man away from the scene.
Hadac followed the woman, stating that she already had their conversation and the woman’s face on camera, and that she would be reporting her to the authorities.
Visible on the video, the woman turned around, scowling, and struck out at Hadac. The camera then shook, catching quick flashes of scenery as Hadac struggled with the woman. There were sounds of fighting, cries, and yelling for help and for someone to call the police.
Sandoval could also be heard in the background, telling them to get off of her friend.
There was then a crashing sound and more pleading cries to call the police.
Hadac later reported that the woman had stopped hitting her, and the young man had pushed her to the ground and began kicking her.
“Once he threw me on the floor, he started stepping on me, kicking and punching me, [so] my friend jumped on this guy’s back. He started kicking and stepping on her and then he ran.”
Hadac came away from the altercation with a concussion, bruising and scrapes, and pain in her ribs, leg, back, and knee.
The two teens waited around for the police to show up, so they could file their report, largely because there were children involved.
But unfortunately, up to this point, the woman and young man have not been identified by the police, so they have not been arrested or charged with anything.
“I want them both to be arrested and I want her to realize she does not have the privilege she assumes she does. She is not better than anyone else and she is not above the law.”
“The way she became condescending so quickly just shows that she thought she was better than us because she feels safe that way. She feels like she is able to react the way she does to people without any repercussions.”
Hadac shared the video to Facebook but appears to have turned the commenting function off.
The news also spread across Twitter, however, and Twitter users had a lot to say about it.
My husband is a cop so I can do what I want?https://t.co/vkVZMKdpMY
— ❤️FL Suburban Woman💙 (@shaydean0724) November 12, 2020
Is that why nothing has happened to this woman? What's the righteous cop's name? We want to give them the PR they deserve. @CPDReform @Chicago_Police @chicagosmayor @BlockClubCHIhttps://t.co/S3cJPCKKZn
— PatriciaWickham (@MizWickham) November 13, 2020
— Indi-Genous (@MashpWamp) November 12, 2020
So is that where you learned this behavior? https://t.co/jbXmuIJEwf
— R Is For Riot (@RIsForRiot1) November 12, 2020
Oh Karen… seriously, it’s time to stop this behaviour. It’s much easier just to mind your own business.
‘My husband is a cop’: Woman attacks teens after they write ‘Biden 2020’ in chalk at Chicago park https://t.co/1fnKFnTYWj
— Notrods (@notrods) November 13, 2020
Why hasn't she been arrested? What is wrong with these ppl?
'My husband is a cop’: Woman attacks teens after they write ‘Biden 2020’ in chalk at Chicago park https://t.co/yvY3mEauzZ
— LastDays (@UltimoDias) November 13, 2020
It’s unclear what will come of this woman and young man, but it’s fair that Hadac and Spanoval are expecting some form of justice for what was done.
It’s clear a lot of people still need to learn that having different opinions doesn’t justify violence. Especially in the middle of a family-friendly park, with a couple of minors, who were watching small children.