‘This is my America’: Doctor charged with hate crime in assault on Latino man
A Florida anesthesiologist known for her ardent support of former President Donald Trump has been charged with a hate crime against a Latino man who was assaulted outside a supermarket, according to news outlets citing police reports.
The incident took place on Jan. 20, the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated, in Hialeah, a working-class city in Miami-Dade County with a heavy Cuban-American population. The man was at a Publix supermarket when he asked a woman on line to maintain social distancing in Spanish, The Miami Herald reported, citing a police report.
When the woman, Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center, ignored him, the man asked again in English, the report said.
Wright followed the man to his car, and after he asked her to back up, she…