This video of a racist Englishman harassing a Japanese woman on the London Tube was posted online a few days ago.
The Mirror reports that the man has since been arrested for “suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.”
I’d be curious if that’s even a crime here in the states. Disturbing the peace, maybe. And with a hate crime element thrown into it? Not sure – anybody else know if we have anything to get a guy like this on here in the states?
And one more thing. Supposedly all the man’s comments about his family fighting in the war aren’t true, at least that’s the scuttlebut. Not that it really matters. It’s been quite a while since WWII. Unless you’re 85 years old, it’s hard to imagine anyone sane taking WWII this personally in 2013. (Then again, we do have those people who can’t seem to get over the Civil War.)
I’ll give the other passenger credit for videotaping this and then getting it to the police. It’s nice to see someone getting involved and helping.