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White Woman Recorded Calling Black Women The N-Word At Restaurant: “I Would Say It Again”

A white woman in North Carolina is defending calling a black woman a “stupid n**ger,” after footage of the confrontation went viral. Nancy Goodman was recorded using the racial slur while confronting a group of black women at the Bonefish Grill Bar & Restaurant.

Chanda Stewart and Lakesha Shaw were dining with a friend when Goodman approached them. “[I'm] still trying to wrap my head around it all,” Stewart told North Carolina's WRAL. “It’s disheartening, it is. But this is the society that we’re living in right now.”

“I don’t care how you feel like we should have been acting, if I was standing on the table with three heads in a purple jumpsuit,” added Shaw. “Nothing justified you coming to my table and [calling] me a stupid n**ger.”

In the video, posted on Shaw’s Facebook Tuesday (July 23), Goodman is seen confronting Stewart and Shaw, and recording them on her cell phone while they record her. She goes on to state that she has “real good friends who are black” to which Stewart responds, “We never said anything about color.”

Goodman tells the women that they are being too loud.

“That's your opinion. Let me show you my money,” Shaw says to Goodman. “It’s just as green as yours.”

“Why are you so stupid n**ger?” Goodman replies before scurrying away.

When asked about the incident, Goodman refused to apologize. “I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it,” she told WRAL. “I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen.”

Goodman alleges that the women forced her to use the racial, but wishes that she would have let a waiter step in. “I have many black friends, and I have never encountered three people that ugly in a bar,” she said. “I wish those women well, and maybe there’s a lesson learned for them too, that you don’t disrespect an elderly person.”

Before the story went live on WRAL, Goodman took to Facebook to apologize to her family and friends and patrons in the bar. She referred to the women as “rude, loud obnoxious black women.”

“The women taped me and apparently shared the video all over social media,” Goodman wrote on her Facebook Wednesday (July 24). “I suffer from extreme anxiety which is not an excuse. I am ashamed of my actions.”

Shaw and Stewart told WRAL that they won’t be returning to the Bonefish Grill, and that management should have stepped in after Goodman used the racial slur. A rep for the company released a statement maintaining that they “do not tolerate hate speech or disrespect in our restaurants.” The company claims to be reviewing the incident “to see how we can do better at de-escalating something like this in the future.”

Watch Goodman's interview below.

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Daniel Pantaleo Has Been Fired From NYPD

Five years after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo placed Eric Garner in a banned chokehold, officials announced Monday afternoon (August 19) that he's been fired from the force.

"This is my decision and noting there was no pressure from City Hall. Mayor de Blasio," Police Commissioner James O'Neil said."

O'Neil continued: “If I had been in Officer Pantaleo’s situation I may have made similar mistakes. Being a police officer is one of the hardest jobs in the world.”

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner stood outside of Staten Island convenience store and reportedly sold loose cigarettes, also known as loosies, when he was surrounded by several officers. Pantaleo then placed Garner in a chokehold taking him to the ground as he yelled 11 times "I can't breathe."

The fatal encounter was recorded on cell phone footage by Ramsey Orta and shortly after went viral. Garner's final words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry heard all throughout the nation as many took to the streets to protest the ongoing tensions of police brutality between law enforcement and minority communities.

Pantaleo's termination comes after The New York Times reported NYPD administrative judge Rosemarie Maldonado said Orta's video and Garner's autopsy showed "overwhelming" proof Pantaleo used the banned chokehold.

The Times also reported that Pantaleo's use of the banned maneuver "fell so far short of objective reasonableness that this tribunal found it to be reckless — a gross deviation from the standard of conduct established for a New York City police officer."

Shortly after the press conference, news of Pantaleo's termination began to trend on Twitter. New York Attorney General Letitia James said this

For over 5 years, the Garner family & communities across the country have waited for justice in the death of Eric Garner.

With the termination of Officer Pantaleo, today some semblance of justice is finally being served.

— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) August 19, 2019

In memory of Eric Garner and the countless others who have unjustly lost their lives, we will continue to fight for reforms to fix our broken criminal justice system and ensure that all of our communities feel safe.

— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) August 19, 2019

 

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Woman Sets Man's House On Fire After Calling Her For Sex Then Falling Asleep

A New Jersey woman is being held without bond after police say she set a man's house on fire for falling asleep after the two planned a wee-morning hour sexual rendezvous.

According to The New York Daily News, Taija Russell, 29, received a text message from the unidentified man to come over and have sex. However, the gentlemen caller fell asleep prior to her arrival. Russell reportedly called him eight times and when he didn't respond she grew irate and texted: "I see you wanna die." As well as “You wasted my money to come out here.”

Russell then went to a nearby gas station in Woodbury, N.J., and purchased lighter fluid and a lighter and started a fire at the man's home with him inside.

The victim was able to escape wearing only his T-shirt that was reportedly covered in soot. He then ran to a nearby police station at about 4:30 AM to get help.

Law enforcement said the man's home and his furnishings were completely destroyed, however, firefighters were able to save his dog. Russell was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 13) on arson and attempted murder charges.

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Ohio Racist Arrested For Threatening Mass Shooting At Jewish Community Center

An Ohio man was arrested for making threats against a local Jewish community center.

According to reports, local law enforcement became aware of James Reardon Jr., on July 11 after he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting a semi-automatic rifle. Sirens and screams could be heard in the background and officials said the 20-year-old tagged the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown in the post.

New Middletown Police Chief Vince D’Egidio said the video prompted an urgent and swift investigation into Reardon.

"That kicked off an intense investigation, a very rapidly evolving investigation, because of the way the world is," he said.

Reardon has branded himself a white nationalist and anti-Semite. He also reportedly attended  2017's "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Over the weekend, the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force raided Reardon's home and located a cache of guns, ammunition and other weapons including a gas mask and bulletproof armor.

Eleven men and women were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue last October just an hour away from the community center in question. Increased security has been offered to the Jewish center prior to Reardon's arrest and will remain until further notice.

"This is a person that has declared himself as a white nationalist. With the hate crimes and everything else going on, we want to make sure we do our part to make sure this person was taken off the streets very quickly," D’Egidio said.

Reardon is being held n $250,000 bond. He's charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.

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