Law enforcement is looking into whether someone said something mean to somebody?Baldy wrote:Yet, another "hate-crime" hoax.
'Untrue': Man accused of telling black lawmaker to 'go back where you came from' speaks outDonks.A man accused of telling a black Georgia lawmaker to "go back" to where she came from in a Publix grocery store is speaking out with a different version of events.
In a Facebook Live video on Friday, state Rep. Erica Thomas recounted the alleged incident.
"This white man comes up to me and says, 'You lazy son of a bitch. ... You need to go back where you came from,'" she said. “I said, ‘Sir, you don't even know me. I'm not lazy. I'm nine months pregnant."
The man in question, Eric Sparkes, however, later told local outlet WSB-TV his side of the story following an explosive confrontation between him and Thomas. While he admitted that he did call her a "bitch," Sparkes denied telling her to "go back."
"That's all I said after that, and I walked out of Publix," he said, adding that he is of Cuban descent. "Her words stating on [Facebook] in her video, stating I told her she needs to go back where she came from are untrue."
He also accused Thomas of making up the story for "political purposes."
"Like I said earlier, I'm a Democrat," he said. "I will vote Democrat the rest of my life, OK? So to call me what she wants to believe for her political purposes that make it black, white, brown or whatever, that is so untrue."
‘I didn’t say to her something mean like go back to where you’re from. I just called her a “bitch”.
Democrat on Democrat crime....