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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:42 PM

YouTube Exec Apologizes for Calling the Cops on Black Man

“My father was murdered outside his home by a trespasser who he confronted alone.”

That’s part of the reason Christopher Cukor, a white YouTube executive, said he called the cops on Wesly Michel, a black software engineer waiting for his friend outside a San Francisco apartment building, on July 4. In a post published Tuesday night, Cukor explained that his actions — which went viral in a nearly 4-minute-long video filmed by Michel — stem from that trauma in his past.

“For my child’s safety, my safety and that of the building, I felt it was necessary to get help in this situation,” Cukor wrote. Cukor’s post also explains that he has also been the victim of numerous robberies in the building that he tried to keep Michel from entering. “This is not uncommon in San Francisco,” Cukor wrote.

The original video, which has more than 1.4 million views and 34,000 shares on Facebook, shows Cukor blocking Michel from entering the apartment building. Cukor insists that Michel call his friend to meet with him immediately. When Michel refuses, Cukor calls the cops — and refers to him as “African-American” — despite his son’s objections.

“I’m sorry my actions caused Welsy to feel unfairly targeted due to his race,” Cukor wrote.



https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/j5wzqp/youtube-exec-apologizes-for-calling-the-cops-on-black-man-my-father-was-murdered

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:52 PM

1. That look on his face belies his excuse. That is the look of smirking glee. nt

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:56 PM

2. "I'm sorry I did the wrong thing."

Yeah, I didn't hear him say that, either.

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:01 PM

3. when are some of these morons going to be hit with false police report charges ?

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