Pennsylvania police officer fired for ‘racist and derogatory’ email about Black people, journalists and politicians
Kevin Flowers and Madeleine O’Neill
A longtime Pennsylvania police officer was fired Thursday after sending a “racist and derogatory” email to the mayor and local news reporters.
Erie Mayor Joe Schember announced the firing of 62-year-old Sgt. Jeff Annunziata at a press conference, alongside Police Chief Dan Spizarny. In his email, Annunziata said Black people seeking social justice “cannot take care of their own or anyone else without playing the race card.” He also defended his profession and criticized journalists.
“Sgt. Jeff Annunziata sent an email to members of the media containing racist and derogatory statements,” Schember said. “I condemn these statements. I am appalled and disgusted by the racial insensitivity of this email.”
White Mich. Couple Arrested After Gun Pulled on Black Family
A white couple has been arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
2:06 PM PT — The Oakland County Sheriff tells TMZ … the couple who drew their guns were both taken into custody and charged with one count of felony assault.A heated racial exchange in a Detroit area parking lot — between a white woman and black mom and her daughter — led to the woman pulling a gun and pointing it right at the mother’s face.The argument allegedly started Wednesday evening because the white woman bumped into Takelia Hill‘s 15-year-old daughter, Makayla, as she was entering a Chipotle in Orion Township, MI.Makayla claims she moved out of the way, but tells The Detroit News … “She bumped me and I said, ‘Excuse you.’ And then she started cussing me out, and saying things like I was invading her personal space.”Takelia then got involved and that’s when the racial tension started rising. As the white woman and a male companion got into their SUV, Makayla and her mom accused them of being racist. The man got out of the car and asked, “Who the f**k do you think you guys are?”The white woman shouted, “White people aren’t racist, no one’s racist” — and then started to back out and leave … but Takelia was apparently behind the SUV or near it. She claims they were about to hit her, and it sounds like Takelia banged on their window — and that’s when the white woman got out with her pistol … and aimed it directly at Takelia’s face.The white woman screamed, “Don’t you f***ing jump behind my car. Get the f**k back! Back up! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!”Thankfully, the woman finally decided to put the gun down and get back in her SUV to leave … as cops were called. Takelia says the incident traumatized her and her 3 daughters … who were in their vehicle.We’ve reached out to police, who say they are still investigating the incident but a report has been taken.
Florida man arrested for DUI after crashing golf cart into bar
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