Racism

Texas woman caught on video spewing racism and assaulting group of Indian women is arrested and charged

A woman from Plano, Texas, has been charged after she was caught on video racially abusing and assaulting a group of Indian-American women outside a restaurant Wednesday night, NBC 5 reports.

In the video, the woman can be seen making a number of racially charged statements, including telling the women to “Go back to India” and, “We don’t want you here.” In other moments on the video, the woman viciously attacks more than one of the group she was confronting in attempts to get them to stop recording her with their phones. She even threats to shoot them.

One of the women calls 911 during the confrontation and pleads with officers to get there quick. It’s not known what preceded the confrontation.

When officers arrived on the scene, they heard accounts from the women who were assaulted while their attacker was still at the scene. The woman, identified as  Esmeralda Upton, was arrested the following day and charged with  assault, bodily injury, and terroristic threat, both of which are misdemeanors. Her bond was set at $10,000.

According to WFAA, she is also being investigated for a hate crime.

“We are appalled and deeply saddened by the incident that happened outside of our restaurant last night,” read a statement provided by the restaurant where the incident took place, Sixty Vines, to NBC 5. “We will not tolerate discrimination or hate of any kind. We’ve attempted to reach out to the women who dined with us to offer support.”

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