White Woman Calls Cops On Man Writing 'Black Lives Matter' On His Own Property
A white woman in San Francisco who called her neighbor's police for chalking Black Lives Matter on his own property apologized on Sunday.
"I didn't know then that my actions were racist and learned a painful lesson," Lisa Alexander said in a statement to ABC.
Alexander, CEO of the La Face skin care line, has reportedly been suffering professional consequences since the video she and her partner James Juanillo face in the posh Pacific Heights neighborhood has gone viral. Her partner was fired from his job at financial services firm Raymond James, the company said on Monday.
Juanillo, who identifies himself as Filipino, recorded the video of his neighbors confronting him when he stenciled Black Lives Matter onto his retaining wall. They later called the police, who recognized Juanillo and didn't get out of their patrol car, he said.
Birchbox announced that the connection to Alexander's brand had been cut, SFGate reported, and the La Face website appeared to be inaccessible as of Monday morning.
A white couple calls the police, a colored person, because they put a # BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. "Karen" lies and says that she knows that I don't live in my own house because she knows the person who lives here. #Black lives count
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In the video released on Thursday, Alexander Juanillo warned that he had stenciled illegally and said she knew the person who lived in the residence. Juanillo, who has actually lived in the house for years, welcomed her to call the police - and she did.
When Juanillo's video shows how the couple is walking, the camera cuts letters on his stencil and he says, "And that's why people, black life is important."
"I should have taken care of my own business," wrote Alexander, suggesting a coffee date with Juanillo so she could apologize personally.
Last month, a white woman named Amy Cooper caused a stir in New York when she called the police of a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. She replied that she would call the police to report that "an African American" is "threatening her life". Your financial service provider fired her.
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