A white woman called police on a nine-year-old black boy for an alleged “sexual assault” — but onlookers said the child merely brushed up against her.
The video, posted Wednesday by Facebook user Jason “Stovetop” Littlejohn, begins with the woman standing and talking on the phone as the boy’s small sibling is heard crying for his mother, who was also present.
“The son grabbed my ass,” the white woman told the police operator. “And she decided to yell at me.”
“I just was sexually assaulted by a child,” she said moments later.
As onlookers made a commotion on the street, people began walking up to check out the scene. At one point, another white woman walked up and, in the direction of the woman on the phone, exclaimed “are you seriously calling the police?”
The man filming noted that the woman he nicknamed “Cornerstore Caroline” was calling the police because “a little kid brushed up against her and touched her on her butt.”
“Why don’t you upload that to Worldstar,” the woman said to the man filming, referencing the popular Worldstar Hip-Hop website where videos go viral.
In the video, the woman listed an address in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York — a largely African-American and Caribbean neighborhood in the process of gentrification. Flatbush is part of the district represented by a New York state senator who proposed a law that would make calling the police on innocent black people illegal.
At two points in the video, the woman who called the police on the child identifies herself as a “cop.”
GOP lawmakers openly revolting against Trump’s ‘indefensible’ decision to hold G7 at his golf resort
Already reeling from criticism from within his own party for withdrawing U.S. troops in Syria setting off the slaughter of Kurds by invaders from Turkey, Donald Trump is now being openly condemned by GOP lawmakers over his decision to hold next year's G7 conference at one of his golf resorts.
According to a report from the Washington Post, Republicans are openly complaining that the president's decision is putting them on the spot when asked to defend the president's blatant play to personally profit from the annual get-together.
Egypt unveils trove of well-preserved ancient coffins excavated in Luxor
Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
The antiquities ministry officially unveiled the discovery made at Asasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River, at a press conference against the backdrop of the Hatshepsut Temple.
"This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of archaeologists, conservationists and workers," head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa al-Waziri, told reporters.
The 30 ornately decorated coffins of men, women and children were found only a metre (three feet) underground, stacked in two rows. They are believed to belong to family members of high priests.
CNN contributor goes to bat for Hillary Clinton in battle with Tulsi Gabbard
On CNN Saturday, commentator and Spectrum News reporter Errol Louis suggested that former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had a point in her criticism of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
"Errol, this general narrative about Congresswoman Gabbard is not new, right?" asked anchor Victor Blackwell. "She hit back against her critics at the debate this week, those who said that she's used Russian talking points, criticized her for meeting with Assad a couple of years ago. The question I have is, why? Why would Secretary Clinton go as far as she did to suggest that the Russians are grooming her? That suggests some interactivity here."