Latest News USA Today: Racist White Man Glen Nicodemus Arraigned And Charged After Spraying Black Teen With Water Hose And Yelling, “I’m a Ku Klux Klan member”
Latest News USA: Racist White Man Spraying Black Teen With Water Hose And Yelling, “I’m a Ku Klux Klan member”
An East Rochester man identified as Glen Nicodemus, who sprayed a black teenager with water hose during a heated confrontation, was on Wednesday arraigned and charged with second-degree harassment, according to the police. It’s understood Nicodemus yelled, “I’m a Ku Klux Klan member” while hosing down the 14-year-old.
In the clip, attack happens outside of the man’s home.
“You shouldn’t be f*cking with the Klan,” the man can be heard yelling while walking towards his yard. He then grabs a hose as he hurls a racial slur at the boy.
“The video looks like something out of the 1960s,” the boy’s mother Christina Poles told the Daily News.
The teen’s mother contacted the police after the online video showed the man claiming to be part of the Ku Klux Klan, spray her son with a water hose.
According to Poles, “It was like a scene out of the 60s.” continuing, she told Rochester First, “You don’t see stuff like that in 2019.”
Poles’ son and the man are seen arguing in the front of the man’s home. As things escalate, the man warns the teen that he “shouldn’t be f—–g with the klan” before calling him the n-word.
“Tell your klan to pull up, n—a,” the teen shoots back. “It’s free smoke, n—-a.”
Moments later, the man grabs his hose and douses the teen as he leaves with his friends.
East Rochester Police confirmed to responding to two calls about the incident last week, according to Spectrum Local News. The confrontation reportedly started at a nearby park where Poles’ son and his friends claim the man was taking photos of them. The man, who also called police, said the youths had been unkind to his mother. The teens reportedly followed the man to his home, and that’s where the dispute took a turn.
“He was outside doing it again, flipping them off,” Poles said of the white man. “My son said something along the lines of ‘why do you keep flipping us off,’ said some other profanities I wish he hadn’t.”
“I, as an adult, wouldn’t have been able to handle an attack like that,” she added.
The family has already hired an attorney while the police continue their investigation.
“Luckily, the East Rochester Police Department has contacted Ms. Poles today asking her to bring her son in and to do a deposition so that appropriate charges may be filed stemming from this incident,” Poles’ lawyer, Rebecca Indralingam, told the outlet. “But it’s our hope that this incident and whatever charges are filed they will be prosecuted as a hate crime because it’s very clear that this incident was racially motivated.”
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