Jennifer Susan Wright Wiki
Jennifer Susan Wright Biography
Jennifer Susan Wright is the Florida doctor facing a hate crime charge after police said she physically attacked a Hispanic man who asked her to maintain social distancing at a grocery store. Police said Wright also called the man a racial slur and locked her car, the Miami Herald reported.
The confrontation occurred on January 20. But Wright, 58, was not arrested until Feb. 19, according to Miami-Dade County court records. She was released on bail and was due to return to court on March 22. The online record does not indicate whether Wright has hired an attorney who can speak on her behalf.
1. The Victim Asked Wright to Back up as They Stood in Line at a Grocery Store
The confrontation took place at a Publix in Hialeah, Florida, on January 20. The Miami Herald, citing police, reported that Wright and the victim were in line waiting to pay. The man felt that Wright was too close to him.
He asked Wright to back off to maintain social distancing guidelines. According to the Miami Herald, the man spoke to Wright first in Spanish and then in English. Wright initially ignored the man before “muttering bad words” after the second request.
Police said the man had no further involvement with Wright. He left the store with his supplies and walked over to his vehicle.
2. Wright struck the victim after following him to his car.
Wright followed the victim to his car. According to the police report cited by the Miami Herald, Wright moved closer to the man’s face, prompting him to ask him again for space.
Police said Wright used a racial slur and told the man: “We should have gotten rid of you when we could” and “This will not be Biden’s America, this is my America.” Wright reportedly added: “We should have burned it all.”
The Miami Herald reported that Wright then used his keys to scratch the victim’s car while he told the man that he “needed to go back to his country.” When the man pulled the phone from him to call the police, Wright hit him and the phone fell to the ground. Police said Wright kicked the victim when he reached out to grab his phone and tried to break the device. She left the scene before the police arrived.
3. Officials Added a Hate Crime Enhancement to the Battery Charge Against Wright
Wright was arrested on February 19. She posted bail the same day and was released, Miami-Dade County court records show. She faces the following charges:
Criminal mischief (misdemeanor)
Manipulation of a victim (felony)
Assault with prejudice (felony)
The assault charge against Wright was upgraded to a serious hate crime. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the “Florida Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines hate crime as a criminal act committed or attempted by any person or group of people against a person or the property of another person or group, which in some way constitutes an expression of hatred towards the victim because of their personal characteristics. ”Characteristics include race, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, s*xual orientation, mental or physical disability, advanced age, and homelessness.
4. Wright Is an Anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai in Miami Beach
Wright is a licensed anesthesiologist. According to his profile on the Florida Department of Health website, Wright has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Florida. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami in 2004.
He then completed his internship and residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His profile notes that Wright has “staff privileges” at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. The record does not specify how long he has been working at the hospital.
Wright’s Health Department profile does not include any disciplinary action on his record.
Heavy has contacted Mount Sinai’s marketing and communications department for comment. This post will be updated once we have news.
5. Wright Has Suggested on Facebook She Doesn’t Believe ‘Hate Speech’ Is a Real Thing
Wright has been a registered member of the Republican Party in Florida since December 30, 2000, according to voter registration information publicly available on the Florida Department of State website. Wright noted on his Facebook page that he lived in Hope Valley, Rhode Island, before moving to Florida.
Wright has posted his support for former President Trump on Facebook. In December, he uploaded a picture that read “The world knows Trump won #MAGA” as his cover photo.
According to the Miami Herald, Wright was known in her Miami Springs neighborhood as a “fervent” supporter of the 45th president. The newspaper reported that during Halloween, Wright had a Joe Biden mannequin on his card with a sign that read “Expose the Biden crime family.”
On February 9, Wright posted a meme that read, “It’s okay to be white.” On February 12, she uploaded a meme that read, “They don’t want you to have free speech. So they invented the term ‘hate speech’ to shut you up.”