Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

‘Don’t record me you f*cking n*gger!’: Angry white woman caught on camera punching black actor

Police in Reno are investigating a white woman who was caught on camera punching a black actor in the head while calling him racial slurs.

Actor and singer Elijah Ahmad Lewis posted a video on his Facebook page Wednesday that showed him in a confrontation with a white woman on a sidewalk in Reno.

Lewis says that he was walking down the street to buy a sandwich, when he started hearing a woman behind him calling him names. Lewis claims that he initially decided to ignore the woman, who then got angry and pursued him.

She allegedly charged at him and hit him in the head, after which Lewis shoved her away and took out his camera to begin recording her. At this point, the woman tried to walk away and he began following her.

When she saw Lewis behind him, she started hurling racial epithets at him while once again punching him in the head.

“Don’t record me you f*cking n*gger!” she said after hitting him. After that, she walked away but kept calling him a “n*gger” as she left.

After news of the video began to spread, Reno mayor Hillary Schieve posted a message on Twitter announcing that the Reno Police Department were actively looking for the woman shown in the video. She also said that “hate will not be tolerated” in her city.

Original Article
Author: Brad Reed

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