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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:23 AM

2018 was the year of 'Living While Black': followups with the people who called the cops on blacks



https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2018-year-living-black-update-controversial-cases-130038174.html

2018 was the year of 'Living While Black': An update on the most controversial cases


Robert Ortiz: “At the end of the day, my actions were unjustifiable.”

Brooklyn resident Robert Ortiz, who called 911 on his Lyft driver for refusing to turn on the radio and using the N-word while he was at it, didn’t earn a catchy nickname on Twitter, but he did lose his job.

During the 16-minute video shot in October by driver Shawn Pepas Lettman, Ortiz and his two friends threatened to “make your night a living hell” and spat, “F*** Black Lives Matter” from the back seat of Lettman’s parked car. Ortiz claimed the driver was “racist against gay people” and “I know my legal rights as an American citizen that voted for Trump…” He also called Lyft and law enforcement.

In a statement sent to Yahoo Lifestyle, Lyft called Ortiz’s behavior “extremely concerning” and medical clinic CityMD said it had fired Ortiz. “This is to confirm that this individual was terminated and is no longer employed by or affiliated with CityMD in any capacity,” the company wrote on Facebook.

A few days later, Ortiz told Pix11, “At the end of the day, my actions were unjustifiable. There’s nothing that I can say but this: I was drinking — a lot of the stuff I said, I didn’t remember until the next day. That’s not how I was raised to treat people. I grew up in the projects. So I want to make sure people understand that I’m not racist.”



Gas Station Gail: “We express our regret for any actions on our part.”

In October, South Carolina activist Jonathan Thrower made a Facebook video of Murphy’s gas station manager Brenda Metz calling the police on him and a group of young people who had just come from peacefully protesting in North Charleston, S.C.

Thrower told Yahoo Lifestyle that while his group, which included children as young as 1, was inside the store buying water, Metz arrived outside, yelling, “Leave now! Leave now! I’m calling 911” and then called the police.

A 911 call published by Charleston City Paper revealed Metz saying, “I need a police officer now. I have, like, 30 people standing out here and they will not leave. … They’re standing there, they’re ‘Guns Down Chuck Town’ something,” she said about the group’s statement shirts. “I mean, it’s like a riot out here.”

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Metz hung up on Yahoo Lifestyle when called for comment in October.


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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 04:26 AM

1. That Uber driver was supercool

 

His look was like, 'OK, this shit again'

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Response to guruoo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 06:36 AM

2. He was impressive

I don't know how he kept a straight face. I know why--that guy in the back seat was doing everything he could to provoke a reaction, any reaction--and by not reacting Mr. Lettman won. There was absolutely no justification for anything Ortiz said or did.

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Response to guruoo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:46 PM

4. Gofundme raised him about 48K

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 07:32 AM

3. I was drunk.

Proof, not an excuse.

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