The 70-something year old white Georgia woman who, along with her son, launched an attack Saturday that many describe as both racist and homophobic, has been charged. Video of the assault, showing her hitting one of the two Black women soldiers in a restaurant, went viral.
Judy Tucker has been charged with battery, The Associated Press reports. She had been taken into custody Saturday and released on $650 bond.
“A Bibb County Sheriff’s report says Judy James Tucker told deputies it all started because she’s white and it was a race issue,” the AP says.
The report says 34-year-old Stephanie Mitchell told deputies that Tucker’s adult son, Robbie, used obscene, sexist language as he told her and 27-year-old Treasure Sharpe to “learn how to park” on Saturday. Then, report says, the Tuckers followed the uniformed women inside, where Robbie Tucker called them “black lesbian b——.”
At one point, Sharpe says “I’m pregnant,” and Robbie Tucker says “Oh really, by her?”
Queerty notes that “Tucker is, er, was the proud owner of Judy Tucker’s Complete Art Restoration. Since the appalling video surfaced, however, she has shut down her website and evidently closed up shop.”
The restaurant has banned Tucker.
“The Cheddar’s restaurant chain sent NBC affiliate station 11alive the following statement: ‘We were appalled by the behavior of the individuals who confronted the two female service members. Such behavior flies in the face of our values and those individuals are no longer welcome in our restaurant,'” The Daily Dot reports.
And Tucker appears to have lost an occasional teaching job.
“Judy Tucker is not currently employed at Mercer University. She has occasionally taught an art class in the past, but will not be teaching at Mercer in the future,” the school told WUSA9.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."
Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography
According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.