Racist Woman Who Threatened And Harassed Black Sisters On Camera Won't Face Jail

Racist Woman Who Threatened And Harassed Black Sisters On Camera Won't Face Jail

Susan Westwood has managed to avoid jail time despite video evidence of her threatening to get a gun on two innocent black women.

Hate has a curiously wide reach off late, and Susan Westwood had ridden the wave of viral infamy after her drunken racist rant against two black women surfaced online in a video back in October 2018. 

According to NewsOne, two females from the Black community were waiting for AAA assistance after their car had broken down in an apartment complex parking lot in North Carolina. Westwood, 52, had gone on a racist rant and threatened to pull out her gun for no reason. Now she's been sentenced to probation and has avoided jail. 



 

Westwood was facing the charges of simple assault and communicating threats. In the viral video, Westwood approaches the two females and begins questioning them - demanding to know why they are “congregating” in the parking lot. 

One of the women was a tenant at the apartment building, which Westwood apparently doubted that a Black person could afford. She brags about earning $125,000 a year, adding that she’s “white” and “hot.”



 

The Black women responded to Westwood’s abuse with dignity and decided to walk away. Even as they did so,  Westwood screams, “Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon, too? This is North Carolina by the way.”

The duo of black women calmly asked Westwood to leave them alone and called 911 to report the incident.



 

Westwood would go on to be fired from her job at the telephone and cable company Spectrum, who released a statement after they watched the video:

“The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior,” a statement from Spectrum said. 



 

Following the intense backlash from the video in October, during which she threatened to get a gun, local police in Charlotte issued a warrant for her arrest, but she could not be located until she turned up almost one month later. 



 

And, in a predictable turn of events, Westwood managed to avoid prison time for something that Black defendant are routinely incarcerated for. 



 

Westwood was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to the charges of misuse of the 911 system and two counts of simple assault. According to the Associated Press, a judge also ordered her to pay court costs and to continue to participate in “community support” meetings along with any recommended alcohol programs. Another light sentence for something that could have taken two black lives. 



 

And yet people still wonder why gun-involved violence and the readiness of white individuals to assert their racism have never ceased in the U.S.

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