(AP) – Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice King, says a meteorologist who allegedly used a racial slur during a news broadcast should not have been fired.
A man named Jeremy Kappell working for Rochester New York’s WHEC-TV was let go after he supposedly used the slur when talking about a park named after the late civil rights leader. Kappell apologized, and said he had just stumbled over his words.
Bernice King told TMZ that she thinks that when someone uses a racial slur only once, and not continuously, should be demoted and sent through training to ensure that they don’t just move to another TV station and use it again.
(Warsaw, NC) – An incident involving a white police officer who choked an African-American man outside a North Caroline Waffle House is under investigation. Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Wall allegedly got into an argument on Saturday with some of the staff at the Warsaw restaurant when police were called.
A cell phone video posted to Wall’s Facebook page shows an unidentified officer pushing him up against the outside of the building and putting his hands around his neck, then wrestling him to the ground and handcuffing him.
Wall’s been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice King, called for a boycott of all Waffle House locations on Twitter in response to the incident.