A now-viral video featuring an altercation between a white woman and a black woman involving a gun in Detroit has captured the attention of the internet and a portion of the nation at large. The first of two videos released with no context. By that time, the conflict was in full swing and the pistol was out of the holster. An allegation of “racism” was thrown at the white woman because her gun was out and the black woman was not armed. The allegation was made, of course, before any facts of the case were known.
Let’s Start From The Top
Here’s the back story. A black woman and her two children went to a Chipotle restaurant near Detroit in a place called Orion Charter Township. An unnamed (and most likely, pregnant) white woman exited the restaurant at the same time. According to the 15-year-old daughter of the black woman, the white woman “bumped” her as she left.
The daughter’s cellphone camera started rolling as she and her mother confronted the white woman, demanding an apology for the alleged bump. The white woman tried to get a few words out but couldn’t, and generally held her head down. She did at least get to say “call the police” which did not happen until much later.
The demand for an apology became an argument and things got very heated. The black woman began to curse at the white woman and she returned the favor. A man, apparently the white woman’s husband, appears into frame. He curses at the black woman and she returns the favor to him. This goes on for a few seconds until the husband and wife duo get into their car and attempt to leave the restaurant parking lot.
Things Go From Bad To Worse
For some reason, the black woman winds up behind the white woman’s car. As the couple back up and out of the parking spot, the black woman hits the car and says “are you trying to f**** hit me?” At this point, more verbal sparring takes place. Within a matter of moments, the white woman materializes from the car, back out on to the asphalt of the parking lot. This time, she is not hanging her head down. She has her gun out and ready.
At this point is when the original video from the black woman’s perspective begins recording. The woman with the gun and her husband are repeatedly heard telling the black woman to back up. The other woman is not really listening and trying to record the altercation. One of the black woman’s daughters can be heard screaming at the mother to not move forward. The other daughter is heard sobbing.
Eventually, the couple leaves as they intended to from the very beginning. Then, and only then, is the black woman heard asking the daughter to call the police. Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the situation.
After the altercation was over, the local Sheriff announced felony assault charges against the husband and wife duo which could carry up to four years penitentiary time. It’s not quite clear why those charges were levied against them. Michigan law may not allow for the brandishing of a firearm in that particular circumstance. But it’s clear that case is one of not only self defense, but great personal restraint.
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