Woman Hurls N-Word, Spits At Black Couple During Chicago's Margarita Festival

Ernest and Cassie Crim, a husband and wife team that are also high school teachers, were looking forward to Chicago’s Margarita Festival being held at the end of July for months.  Unfortunately, a day that was supposed to kickoff the big wind-down to their summer took a very ugly turn.

The black couple were next in line for a game of cornhole,


Exhibit A

After hurling a string of racial epithets at the couple, Ernest Crims pulled out his cell phone to being recording the confrontation and almost immediately had the phone slapped out of his hands by the woman, who would later be identified as Jessica Lynn Sanders.

Before the video ends, the woman spits at the Crims, managing to hit Mrs. Crim on the arm.  Festival security removed the woman from the event, and Chicago police confirmed that the Crims have filed a simple battery charge against her.

The video was uploaded to YouTube, showing the gross level of offense the Crims were subject to for simply being there 

Cassie Crims was understandably upset

“I was humiliated after that.  We had a lot to think about. We’re educators. We’re black. We had too much going for ourselves to stoop to that level.”

They believe that the recent racial tensions that have come to light nationwide were a contributing factor.  In Chicago alone, racial hate crimes have gone from 13% to 24%, almost doubling between 2010 and 2014.

Ernest Crim, who uploaded the video, had this to say

“I feel like the history and the climate of this country had already nurtured the [anti-black] mentality that she had.

In this day and age, I just wanted to get her on camera so I can expose how ignorant she is and was.”

 

(h/t mic)

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17 Absurd Headlines That Should Not Have Happened This Week

The truth isn’t always stranger than fiction, but in these cases, it totally is.

1. Police: Arkansan accused of recording woman in shower tells officers he intended to film himself urinating

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Oh well that’s an honest mistake.

2. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has started a rock band in Colorado prison

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I smell an Oscar-grabbing biopic in the making.

3. Pony breaks into pub, gets drunk, is coaxed out with crisps

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AKA my Tuesday night.

4. Pence: ‘Name Calling’ Has No Place in Politics

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Look. Who. You’re. Backing.

5. Welcome to Asia’s Latest Organic Retreat: North Korea

This picture taken on August 31, 2011 sh
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Apparently oppression is organic.

6. Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

No, this isn’t a Skyrim quest, just boring old science.

7. Saguenay man has barn walls stolen. Are design trends to blame?

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“Curse the molding! Curse it!”

8. Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest

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You don’t even wanna know what the other kid got for farting.

9. ‘Webcam hackers caught me wanking, demanded $ 10k ransom’

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That’s why you own that sh*t and look directly into your laptop’s camera whenever you do the deed.

10. Aggressive Beaver Scares Swimmers at B.C. Swimming Hole

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I’d be pissed if people were getting in the way of my constructing a dam, too.

11. Australia has moved 1.5 metres, so it’s updating its location for self-driving cars

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When’s the last time they updated their freaking maps?

12. FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

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All right, some people are just way too into Orange is the New Black.

13. Russian politician behind anti-gay law wants to decriminalise domestic violence

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He’s probably just upset because his wife keeps denying his advances to “just try something real quick” after he watches WWE.

14. Pupils given detention because their parents cannot afford school meals

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“Oh hey, you’re hungry? I hate hungry people!”

15. Sports Authority plans to pay top executives $ 2.85 million in bankruptcy bonuses

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Sh*t, I need to get on that CEO level and deliberately run a business into the ground.

16. Atheists urge Australians not to joke around by putting Jedi as their religion on the census

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Aren’t most atheists atheists because they think religion is a joke anyway?

17. CBC programming terrifies British badgers, study suggests

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Some would say that programmers were badgering the badgers.

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