‘Cornerstore Caroline’ apologizes after calling police on black child


cornerstore caroline teresa klein
Facebook/Jason
Stovetop Littlejohn


  • A white woman apologized on Friday after a video went viral
    showing her calling 911 to wrongly report a sexual assault
    allegation against a young, black boy in Brooklyn.
  • The woman, 53-year-old Teresa Klein, had alleged on Wednesday
    that the boy groped her at a convenience store.
  • Klein was confronted with security-camera footage on Friday
    showing that the boy’s backpack had brushed against her.
  • The original video is the latest in a series of
    instances where white people have called police on black people
    for seemingly innocuous behavior, raising concerns of racial
    bias.

A white woman in Brooklyn who called 911 and falsely accused a
young black boy of sexual assault apologized on Friday after
being confronted with video footage showing that the boy appeared
not to touch her.

Teresa Klein, 53, sparked outrage across social media this week
after she was captured on video outside a convenience store
calling police and accusing a nine-year-old boy of groping her.

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Klein said over the
phone, as the boy could be heard crying. “The son grabbed my ass
and she decided to yell at me,” Klein said, referring to the
boy’s mother.

The video, recorded by 37-year-old
Jason Littlejohn, quickly went viral, racking up more than 6
million views as of Saturday evening.

Watch the video below:

Littlejohn labeled Klein “Cornerstore Caroline,” the latest
variation on a trend of nicknaming white woman who have gone
viral for calling 911 on black people. “Permit Patty” and “BBQ Becky” each received
online backlash after calling police to report a young black girl
selling water in San Francisco and a group of black people
barbecuing in Oakland, respectively.

On Friday, Littlejohn uploaded another video showing Klein back
at the convenience store and watching surveillance footage from
earlier that week. The footage appears to show the
boy’s bag brushing against Klein’s backside as he walked behind
her.

Klein conceded to reporters in the store that “the child
accidentally brushed against me,” and apologized.

“Young man, I don’t know your name, but I’m sorry,” Klein said,
looking into one of the cameras.

Watch the video below:

Though Klein told Fox5NY that she’s
not racist and phoned police because she believed the boy’s
mother was being aggressive, her 911 call was the latest in a
series of instances where white people have called police on
black people for seemingly innocuous behavior, raising concerns
of racial bias.

Two young black men in in April were forcibly removed from a
Philadelphia Starbucks
by police as they sat in the café
waiting for a business meeting. In May, a graduate student at
Yale University was questioned by
police
after a fellow student reported her for sleeping in
the common area of their dormitory. In June, one black firefighter in uniform was
reported
to police as he conducted a city-mandated inspection
on homes in an Oakland neighborhood.

The witnesses who saw Klein call 911 told media they felt
outraged that Klein had frightened and potentially traumatized an
innocent young boy.

“The little kid thought he was going to go to jail for something
he didn’t do,” Littlejohn told The New York
Times
. “I thought it was someone calling police for
unnecessary reasons, especially on a child.”

Source link

more recommended stories

  • I toured a $58.5M condo for sale in a Billionaires’ Row tower in NYC

    New York City is no stranger.

  • What science says parents should do to set their kids up for success

    When kids witness mild to moderate.

  • What is a late term abortion and why do women have them?

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shut.

  • Tesla cuts prices of Model S, Model X as stock slumps

    Faced with a slumping stock price.

  • Michael Cohen implicates Sekulow, Giuliani, Trump Jr. in House testimony

    Michael Cohen has long been considered.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright defends finale, Bran’s story line

    “Game of Thrones” star Isaac Hempstead.

  • Trump speaks out against parts of extreme anti-abortion laws

    President Donald Trump has distanced himself.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wonder Woman comic cover upsets DC Comics

    She’s a 29 year-old congresswoman who.

  • Google suspended some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s.

  • OnePlus 6T review: Why it’s better than expensive flagship phones

    The OnePlus 6T runs on the.

  • Tony Robbins recorded telling woman she was ‘lying’ about abuse

    According to an investigation from BuzzFeed.

  • Adidas is releasing another pair of ‘Game of Thrones’ sneakers

    Following up on their hit UltraBOOST.

  • How to make people like you immediately

    According to the “mere-exposure effect,” people.

  • Fifth grader who told classmates to stop doing the Nazi salute was pulled out of class

    An elementary school in Tennessee will.

  • Scientists develop light-activated bio-glue that could seal fatal wounds in seconds

    A new ‘biological glue’ developed by.

  • Joshua Jones speaks out after helping disarm STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter

    One of three students who helped.

  • Helicopter crashes into New York’s Hudson River

    A helicopter has crashed into the.

  • Apple’s Supreme Court loss could harm its App Store business

    Thanks to the Supreme Court, Apple.

  • How to allow pop-ups in Google Chrome from all sites or specific ones

    Pop-ups can be the scourge of.

  • Uber’s CEO sent an email to employees addressing its disastrous IPO, drawing on Amazon’s and Facebook’s rough starts (UBER)

    Getty/Spencer Platt Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

  • Watch Winnie the Pooh meet the royal family in a new video

    Disney is celebrating the birth of.

  • Times celebrities got accused of lip syncing

    One of the most legendary instances.

  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is part of a family of impressive techies

    Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, ride-sharing.

  • All the food Miss USA typically eats in a day

    On May 2, Cheslie Kryst was.

  • Where do billionaires live? Top 15 cities for billionaires worldwide

    Billionaires are increasingly becoming concentrated in.

  • House Democrats overplayed their hand to get the full Mueller report

    The war between the White House.

  • How to use Google Maps offline

    Where would we be without Google.

  • Anna Delvey: Fake heiress sentenced to prison for up to 12 years

    Socialite scammer Anna Delvey was sentenced.

  • Here’s everything the US military is sending to take on Iran

    The US military is sending a.

  • Advertising and Media Insider newsletter May 8

    The Amazon office in New York..

  • Trump’s tax info show his businesses lost so much money over a decade

    President Donald Trump’s tax information covering.

  • Bloody Israel-Gaza attacks signal a violent resurgence

    Deadly violence between Israel and Gaza.