Skip to comments.Woman Speaks After Commissioner Admits to Using N-Word
Posted on 06/07/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Commissioner Ted Galatis has apologized and admitted to using the N-word in a road rage incident.
A woman who says a Wilton Manors commissioner called her the N-Word in a road rage incident is speaking out. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson has the story.
A woman who says she, her sister and her 16-year-old son were called the N-word by a South Florida commissioner said she was in tears following the road rage incident.
"I never got called that word before," Layota Pinkney said.
The incident was sparked Sunday when a car began honking repeatedly at Wilton Manors Commissioner Ted Galatis in a Publix parking lot on Oakland Park Boulevard, according to a police report.
Massive Data Breach Affects Hundreds of Miami-Dade Employees The car followed him home, where the driver said Galatis began calling her and her passengers N______, the report states. The driver then called the police, saying she was upset about the slut and did not want him to get away with it.
Pinkney though said she wasn't following Galatis. She said the car she was driving almost hit Galatis's car when he slammed on his breaks, got out of the car and asked why she was following him.
"I thought he was a drunk man," Pinkney said. "He was looking drunk."
She said Galatis' wife came out of the house with a knife and yelled at her and her sister.
Galatis apologized and admitted to using the "N" word. He said in a statement provided to NBC6 by his wife Donna Galatis that he felt threatened by the driver and the people inside her car. He said he may have used the slur while protecting myself from the immediate threat.
Man Urinated on Lawn, Shot Offended Homeowner: Police I apologize for my use of the N word. It is something I never say, the statement reads. I offer no excuse, other than it was uttered when I was being threatened in front of my own home.
Donna Galatis, told NBC6 reporter Jamie Guirola that the other people launched verbal attacks of their own, telling her white B****, Ill slice you up. She declined to respond to additional questions.
Some of the commissioner's neighbors and constituents said they are offended.
"Unfortunately that just doesnt go," the neighbor said. "I mean, its unfortunate you cant say words like that and take them back. You know you got to pay the price. Donald Sterling just paid the price for what his situation was. "
Police said no charges have been fired because no crime was committed.
"What he said was wrong, there's no excuse for saying what he said, but he was feeling threatened on his property," said Sgt. Shawn Chadwick with the Wilton Manors Police Department.
The mayor said he has no comment on the situation.
What, not even by your friends?
Wilton Manors. You think he would know not to use slurs.
Wilton Manors is a strange place.
Basically the gay capital of South Florida. I’ve done a lot of work related stuff down there over the years, and it’s always been weird.
I think the reporter was drunk when they wrote this.
Not only that, blacks can call each other the n word with impunity. Since when is the law only applicable to a segment of the population. If the word is so damn bad, then no one should use it.
Used to be a nice place many years ago with a great little seafood place whose name excapes me at the moment.
To be fair, it’s usually the guys who are calling each other “n.....”.
I don’t know, but I’ve heard the ‘n’ word used a lot more the last, oh say, 5 or 6 years now.
Is it illegal to utter a word now?
Come to think of it. I’ve heard a lot more people using the term ‘commie-bastard’ lately, too.
And then, there’s been an outbreak of the utterance left-wing doosh.
This has all seemed to have happened in the last 5 -6 years.
I wonder what is going on.
Ah, more brilliant writing. My two personal favorites:
...saying she was upset about the slut....
...he slammed on his breaks....
I hear it every damned day...guess where I work...
Then, laely, I’ve been hearing ‘limp-wristed, mom-jeans, poofter’.
Never hear that before about 5 or 6 years ago.
LOL! Donald Sterling is cashing a $2 billion check.