Apparently, it’s no longer safe to wear an American flag shirt.
Paul Jal was arrested after beating a woman so viciously that she was no longer recognizable.
According to Police who arrived on the scene the victim’s eyes were completely swollen shut.
The motive behind the attack was that Jal disliked the victim’s American flag shirt.
“A woman in Minnesota says that she was assaulted because she wore an American flag shirt.” Paul Peter Jal, a Black male, committed a terrorist attack—so, why wasn’t he charged as such? Will the FBI include this in its hate statistics?https://t.co/EPoQqnTPYP
— Reaper#2 (@rlc_TMASllc) October 15, 2022
Southern Minnesota News had more on the story:
A warrant has been issued for a man accused of severely beating a woman for wearing an American flag shirt.
Paul Peter Jal, 23, was charged Tuesday in Blue Earth County Court with felony counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, 3rd-degree assault – substantial bodily harm, and threats of violence.
According to a criminal complaint:
Mankato police were called at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday to an open line 911 call with a screaming female, a male voice, and thumping sounds.
Police arrived to find a woman with a face so swollen that officers couldn’t see her eyes. The victim was also bleeding from the nose and her entire body was soaking wet. Police saw water, broken plastic, and several cracked cell phones on the floor.
The victim told officers Jal attacked her because he was upset she was wearing a shirt with the American flag on it. Jal allegedly choked the victim and punched her, then ripped a towel rack out of the wall and stabbed the victim with it. Police say the victim had a puncture wound.
A Mankato, Minn., man is facing several charges after he allegedly beat a woman so severely that police officers “couldn’t see her eyes.”
The suspect, 23-year-old Paul Peter Jal, was “upset” because the victim was “wearing an American flag shirt,” a criminal complaint says. pic.twitter.com/czDpsC4bdi
— #AtlStreetLife (@AtlStreetLife) October 15, 2022
The suspect, 23-year-old Paul Peter Jal, was “upset” because the victim was “wearing an American flag shirt,” a criminal complaint says.https://t.co/o1URtNl9mK
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) October 7, 2022
Fox News added these details:
A woman in Minnesota says that she was assaulted because she wore an American flag shirt.
On Oct. 2, officers from the Mankato Department of Public Safety were called to an apartment after receiving a 911 call involving a woman who was screaming.
According to a police report, when officers arrived at the apartment complex, they found that the woman was “soaking wet” and was “bleeding from the nose,” with a swollen face. Police officers also saw that broken plastic was on the kitchen floor in addition to “several cell phones that had cracks on the screen.”
The woman told police officers that Paul Peter Jal attacked her after he got “upset” that she was wearing an American flag shirt.
The woman told police that Jal “grabbed her neck and restricted her airway,” in addition to punching her.
The woman also said that, at one point, Jal attacked her with a towel rack that was ripped off the wall, threatening to kill her, officials said.
Police said when the woman called 911, Jal “took the phone and broke it.
A separate victim told police that he was sleeping when he woke up to the two arguing, and told officers that he heard Jal threaten to kill the woman.
It's about the choices we make. You can be "upset" over someone wearing a shirt you don't like, but you have no right to physically attack anyone for wearing it. 😡👇#Minnesota woman allegedly assaulted for wearing American flag shirt https://t.co/ql6ob3N9Ed #FoxNews
— Lisa Raymond (@LisaRaymondAZ) October 15, 2022