Woman attacks Asian-American service member in racist tirade: ‘Go back to f—ing China’
A viral video released this week caught a woman on camera launching a racist tirade against an Asian-American service member in a parking lot in California.
James Ahn said he was driving earlier this month when the woman pulled up next to him and pulled her eyes back in an offensive gesture.
“This is not your f—-king country,” she says in the video. “This is my country.”
Ahn is a Korean-American member of the Air Force Reserve, according to Huffington Post.
Ahn’s passenger recorded the incident and Ahn posted the video on Facebook earlier this week after the altercation.
“As I changed the lane, she kept driving towards my car gesturing to crush me and cutting in front of me to slam on the break,” Ahn wrote Monday. “I later realized that this was more like a hate crime than a road rage.”
The women yells at Ahn to “go back to f—king China, you ugly Chinese.”
He reported to incident to the Fremont, Calif., police, according to the New York Post.
Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques, however, said investigators determine that no crime was committed.
“What we have here is hate speech,” Bosques said. “And we met with her and she does not deny that she did any of this. But she claims he started it by saying to go back to her country.”
The female driver reportedly told police that Ahn had started the traffic dispute.
“All that we could establish is that this was derogatory remarks between two parties,” Bosques said. “There was no threat and there was no crime committed. We did document everything in a report and we classified it as a disturbance.”
The woman’s freedom of speech — although hateful — is protected by the First Amendment, police said.
p class=”p1″>“The other piece of this is that these two motorists were driving in traffic yelling at each other and the situation could’ve been worse for other drivers around them,” Bosques said.