The white privilege doesn’t defend a girl who follows the black supply driver and screams racist slurs
Alameda District Attorney Nancy O'Malley told Fox-affiliated KTVU that Walrand was released from prison the day after she was arrested and that prosecutors have not yet brought charges against Walrand. O’Malley issued a statement promising to seek "impartial justice" after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder last month. "The Alameda District Attorney's Office will continue to seek fair, equitable and unbiased justice for all," she said. “We take part in the national dialogue to combat and end the systemic racism that exists in our country. We add our voices to condemn racism, inequality and bigotry in our criminal justice system. "
UPDATE: Parcel delivery driver Kendall McIntosh tells @AmberKTVU that he is grateful that a citizen recorded a video that, according to @berkeleypolice, shows Julie Walrand racist abuse after accusing him of driving too fast. She was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime and a battery. Pic.twitter.com/ZmFXLQB5a3
– Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) April 30, 2021
McIntosh told KTVU he was grateful that the neighbors recorded the interaction. "Without her it will be a battle where he said she said," he said.
"I was just trying to do my job and she wouldn't let me," the driver told KRON. He added that this is not the first time something like this has happened.
Christopher Welch, 29, was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after allegedly persecuting and threatening to harm two people who were walking in downtown Berkeley on April 8 for believing they were more Chinese Ancestry. "The man and his friend were allowed to go to a nearby store for security reasons and the suspect eventually left the area," police said in a press release. "From the suspect's description, officers were able to quickly identify the suspect – as they recently arrested him on Addison Street and Shattuck Avenue for throwing a glass bottle at a passing vehicle."
McIntosh said of his encounter that he never wanted the police involved. "I never wanted this to happen. I didn't want to get to that point, but there are too many incidents out here in America," he told KTVU. "There are stories like this where there is no video, no recording, and people get away with things like that. It's just not right."
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