Dodgers Star Pitcher, Julio Urias, Spent The Night In Jail After Shoving A Woman To The Ground And People Are Disgusted
Julio Urías is out on bail after being arrested for alleged domestic violence. Fans are upset to learn that the young man was arrested. The incident was reported by a witness who claimed that Urías knocked a woman to the ground. Here is what we know so far about the arrest and accusations.
The 22-year-old was arrested at 9:30 p.m. after a witness called the police in fear for a woman’s safety at a shopping mall.
According to TMZ, the witness saw Urías in the parking lot of the Beverly Center arguing with a woman before he “shoved her to the ground.” TMZ reports that several witnesses were adamant that they saw Urías push the woman.
Security footage from the parking garage appears to back up eyewitness accounts.
That video footage has not been released yet. The evidence was enough to prompt the LAPD to arrest Urías and book him for misdemeanor domestic battery.
He spent last night in county jail before he posted his $20,000 bail.
Fans reacted to the news that Urías, who had overcome so many odds to make it to the Major Leagues, was charged for domestic violence. Many took to Twitter to let out their frustrations.
A survivor of domestic violence made a point that public displays of violence are often worse at home.
There have been no other reports of domestic violence charges against Urías. This survivor is speculating based on her own experience.
The victim told the police that the incident was not violent.
It’s common for victims of domestic violence to deny abuse or feel that they are responsible for the crimes of their abuser. Some fans are pointing out that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, as our judicial system and society dictate.
One fan thinks that the media is attacking Urías without cause.
“Have you seen the video fo Julio Urías committing “domestic violence”? I see that everyone is already crucifying him because of a story from one white source source,” @JorgeEduardooA tweeted. “It’s always Mexicans supporting Mexicans.”
While the video has not been released to the public, the LAPD officials seem to think that it’s enough to charge Urías. Fans want to see and decide for themselves.
The incident is sparking heated debates online.
This user made a joke that went mildly viral and folks are commenting on how inappropriate it is to make jokes about domestic violence under any circumstance.
People are calling for the same kind of energy against Urías as other sports figures accused of abuse in the past.
The Dodgers released the following statement in response:
“We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information. As a result, we have no comment at this time regarding the incident. However, every allegation of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly, and we will cooperate fully with the authorities and Major League Baseball to ensure that that happens in this case.”
Needless to say, fans are devastated for a number of reasons.
Urías played for the Mexican National Team since he was 10 years old and was scouted by the minor leagues when he was just 14 years old.
Some are angry that Urías may have just thrown his career away for something unforgiveable.
The MLB has a domestic violence policy that would require a suspension from the league for this kind of behavior. MLB suspended San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer after video footage was released of him pushing his wife to the ground.
Some are taking the opportunity to discuss the impact of America’s xenophobia on young boys.
While the President’s campaign message that Mexican immigrants are violent rapists doesn’t excuse that behavior (much like it doesn’t excuse the hate crimes associated with that message), Twitter wants to talk about how America has culturally produced this behavior.
No Mexican madre condones treating any woman like this.
Domestic violence is not new to Latino culture. It is embedded in our own culture, while simultaneously combatted by the Latina women in our lives.
This is a developing story. Check back with mitú for updates.
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