Latina Karen In Torrance Goes On Foul-Mouthed Racist Tirade Against Two People In Two Days

Update: Police have located Lena Hernandez, the woman who was caught on camera jumping into racist tirades against Asian-Americans she encountered in public. People are upset with how the police have been handling the case.

Police have identified, found, and interviewed Lena Hernandez, the Latina Karen who went viral on social media.

Torrance Police Chief Eve Berg held a press conference to address the verbal assaults and updates with the case. One point of pushback was because the police, though they interviewed Hernandez, did not arrest her. There has also been no talk about charges being filed as of yet.

“The reason why we haven’t held a press conference or put out any information on this matter is because we didn’t want to compromise the integrity of this investigation,” she said last week. “We wanted to make sure we had positive identification from all the victims with this suspect.”

Original: A woman in Torrance has been identified after two videos of her verbally attacking Asian Americans went viral. The woman, identified as Lena Hernandez, is all over Twitter because of the videos.

The first video of Lena Hernandez verbally assaulting someone was this one.

According to a social media post, someone’s friend was exercising in a park in Torrance when Hernandez confronted her. The video shows Hernandez approaching the woman recording the video and yelling a series of expletive at her. At one point, Hernandez tells the woman to post the video on Facebook.

Hernandez also threatened physical harm to the woman by way of her family. Hernandez called the woman selfish and that her family would gladly attack her for how she reacted to her.

In the second video, Hernandez confronts a man in a parking lot and spews hateful language.

In the second video, Hernandez continued on saying that the people she was confronting should go back where they came from. This time, Hernandez goes further than saying to leave the country and tries to tell the man that people, in general, don’t want him there.

The video starts with Hernandez claiming that she is not racist but that the man should go home. The comment is a veiled attempt at saying “go back to your country” without using that specific phrase. Both people confronted by Hernandez kept their cool and simply stood their ground and documented the tirade.

People who live in Torrance have recognized the woman.

The videos have gained a lot of attention as they are happening at a time of heightened racial tensions in the U.S. People are demanding racial justice on all forms and people are taking notice of who is doing what. Private Facebook groups have popped up that are exposing people who make racist comments on social media and expose them.

The videos are reminding some people that we have to do better and educate our own community.

Racism is a serious issue in the Latino community. Many of us have explained it away as just how our parents or grandparents are. It is a reminder that we all have a lot of uncomfortable conversations to have with our family members.

READ: Arizona Karen’s Husband Blames Wife’s Mental Illness For Racist Tirade

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California Sets Vaccination Plan For Agricultural Workers During Next Phase

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California Sets Vaccination Plan For Agricultural Workers During Next Phase

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The world is racing to vaccinate everyone to put a stop to the relentless Covid-19 pandemic. In the U.S., states and counties are rolling out their own plans based on suggestions from health experts. California, home to the largest population of farmworkers, is making them a priority.

California has laid out their vaccination plan and farmworkers are being prioritized.

California is facing a relentless Covid-19 surge of infections, deaths, and hospitalizations. According to The New York Times, California has the second-highest level of infections per capita in the U.S. More than 30,000 people have died of Covid in California and the vaccination effort has been severely lagging.

California’s vaccination plan has been criticized for its very slow roll out.

According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 816,000 doses of the virus have been given to residents. There have been more than 2 million vaccine doses shipped to California. Currently, California, the most populated state in the country, is still in Phase 1A. Phase 1A is for healthcare workers and long-term care residents. The Vaccinate All 58 campaign claims that there are 3 million people in California in Phase 1A. Almost 40 million people live in California.

Activists have been calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to make sure that farmworkers are prioritized.

California is home to the largest concentration of farmworkers in the U.S. The Center for Farmworker Families claims that 500,000 to 800,000 farmworkers, or about 1/3 to 1/2 of the farmworker populations, live in California. Seventy-five percent of farmworkers in California are undocumented.

As the rest of the state was able to shelter in place, farmworkers did not stop working. They provided a necessary lifeline to the nation in keeping the food supply running. Farmworkers are more likely to contract Covid because of their living conditions. Studies show that the low wages that farmworkers are paid means that many live in crowded conditions.

READ: As The U.S. Rolls Out The COVID-19 Vaccine, What’s The Future Of Vaccine Access In Latin America?

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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