A woman in Texas has been charged with attempted capital murder and injury to a child after trying to drown a 3-year-old child at an apartment complex pool and making racial statements, according to police.

The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations identified the family as Muslim and Palestinian and called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the incident “as a hate crime and take all precautions to keep the Muslim family and the Muslim community safe,” the organization said in a news release Friday.

On May 19, Euless Police Department officers responded to a call at an apartment complex pool regarding a disturbance between two women. Witnesses told officers “a woman who was very intoxicated had tried to drown a child and argued with the child’s mother,” police said in a news release.

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    23 days ago

    Texas Rep. Salman Bhojani said he is “shocked and appalled by this alleged racist, Islamophobic occurrence that took place in my town,” according to the news release.

    Do… do you know what state you’re in?

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    The victim was a Palestinian American. They shouldn’t bury that in the article. Completely irresponsible.

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      Yep. Someone reading the headline might think she tried to drown a black or Hispanic child. That really misrepresents what happened.

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        The point is that a hate crime, by definition, harms a community of people. The fact that Arab Americans, and specifically Palestinian Americans are being targeted with violence is relevant here.

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          I think I know what you’re getting at. This lady has been radicalized against Palestinians specifically - likely because of the war coverage she’s getting on NewsMax and Fox recently. Blacks and Hispanics are also communities though. The timing is relevant, but hating a whole community of people because of the acts of a few is still what’s happening here.

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      I mean, it was. Covid was literally killing all the old people until our gerontocratic government stuffed them full of vaccines. Trump supporters were dying at 2 or 3 times the rate of the general population.

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    Fucking hell. What kind of evil piece of garbage pushes a child’s head underwater?

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      Even if you did it for literally a second, I would have been traumatized as a kid. I was nervous in water and hate having my head under it.

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    How long until Abbott pardons her and says she was acting in self defense and had a reasonable fear for her life?