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Woman Speaks After Commissioner Admits to Using N-Word
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Jun 6, 2014

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****, I’ll 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 doesn’t go," the neighbor said. "I mean, it’s unfortunate you can’t 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: racism

1 posted on 06/07/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Police said no charges have been fired because no crime was committed.

Good, criminalizing words is a disgusting overreach of government.
2 posted on 06/07/2014 4:16:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway
"I never got called that word before," Layota Pinkney said

What, not even by your friends?

3 posted on 06/07/2014 4:19:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wilton Manors. You think he would know not to use slurs.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 4:22:39 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 4:23:59 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: nickcarraway

I think the reporter was drunk when they wrote this.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway
The driver then called the police, saying she was upset about the slut and “did not want him to get away with it.”
7 posted on 06/07/2014 4:28:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 4:31:33 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: lastchance

“Wilton Manors”

Used to be a nice place many years ago with a great little seafood place whose name excapes me at the moment.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SgtBob

To be fair, it’s usually the guys who are calling each other “n.....”.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 4:35:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t know, but I’ve heard the ‘n’ word used a lot more the last, oh say, 5 or 6 years now.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 4:36:00 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway
the neighbor said. "I mean, it’s unfortunate you can’t say words like that and take them back. You know you got to pay the price...."

Is it illegal to utter a word now?

13 posted on 06/07/2014 4:36:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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"I never got called that word before," Layota Pinkney said.

It's odd Layota would say something like this. According to the media the United States never got out of the 1950's Selma, Alabama racial hatred phase. Maybe she meant the clansmen who burned her church down for the third time never got around to calling her that word before because they were too busy lynching other people.
14 posted on 06/07/2014 4:37:02 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: nickcarraway

Come to think of it. I’ve heard a lot more people using the term ‘commie-bastard’ lately, too.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 4:37:29 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway

Ah, more brilliant writing. My two personal favorites:

...saying she was upset about the slut....

...he slammed on his breaks....


17 posted on 06/07/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hear it every damned day...guess where I work...


18 posted on 06/07/2014 4:43:34 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

Then, laely, I’ve been hearing ‘limp-wristed, mom-jeans, poofter’.

Never hear that before about 5 or 6 years ago.

What’s happening?


19 posted on 06/07/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: nickcarraway
You know you got to pay the price. Donald Sterling just paid the price for what his situation was.

LOL! Donald Sterling is cashing a $2 billion check.

20 posted on 06/07/2014 4:44:20 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway

Is this commissioner an elected official, or public official of some kind?

If so, is he now going to be asked to resign?

Will protests go up to force him out of public life?

Will Sharpton and Jackson and others bring their mock outrage campaign to his town?

Will someone such as Spike Lee put his address on Twitter, so the world knows where he lives, so as to promote harrassment of him??


21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: nickcarraway

Whoever wrote and proofread this should be fired.

“Slammed on his breaks.” BREAKS? Among other things - slut for slur....where do they get the people that write this stuff anymore?


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway

highly doubt she was never called it by any of her other black friends.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 5:04:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a word. Get over it.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 5:30:28 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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“there’s no excuse for saying what he said,”

Yes there is! He was mad, lost his temper, and used bad language. (First amendment protected language).

It’s a WORD, nothing more. I can think of many, more vulgar words, he could have called her. When people get angry and scared bad language “happens”. Nobody is proud of it later, but it is no big deal and for now, doesn’t warrant an arrest.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 5:39:53 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: nickcarraway

If he’s a Wilton Manors commissioner he must be a homosexual. I love to see victim groups beating each other up.....


27 posted on 06/07/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
"I think the reporter was drunk when they wrote this.

THANK YOU!! Is there no such thing as proofreading anymore? Spell check is NOT your friend in every instance.
28 posted on 06/07/2014 5:50:49 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: BenLurkin

I would apply that term to the current pResident, but it would be an insult to actual Black people.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 6:03:42 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: cripplecreek

Actually though, I think telling the wife that they were going to “slice her up” was a crime. It’s just they didn’t decide to pursue it.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 6:20:42 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: nickcarraway
Pinkney though said she wasn't following Galatis. She said the car she was driving almost hit Galatis's car

Ah, it's the old "I wasn't following him, it was my car's fault" excuse.

31 posted on 06/07/2014 6:21:45 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kenny

The law hasn’t been equally applied for decades.


32 posted on 06/07/2014 6:22:00 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: faucetman

“First amendment protected language”

Good luck with that.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 6:22:56 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: leapfrog0202

Another Common Core success story!


34 posted on 06/07/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: nickcarraway
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.”

Copy editors are all dead. No?

35 posted on 06/07/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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