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.
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??
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?
highly doubt she was never called it by any of her other black friends.
It’s a word. Get over it.
“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.
If he’s a Wilton Manors commissioner he must be a homosexual. I love to see victim groups beating each other up.....
I would apply that term to the current pResident, but it would be an insult to actual Black people.
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.
Ah, it's the old "I wasn't following him, it was my car's fault" excuse.
The law hasn’t been equally applied for decades.
“First amendment protected language”
Good luck with that.
Another Common Core success story!
Copy editors are all dead. No?