RantCrush Top 5: May 11, 2017
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
A Connecticut man was caught on video shouting racial slurs and a long anti-Muslim tirade at a family with young children on a beach in Texas. The 14 family members had gathered on the beach to have a family reunion, when the man, Alexander Downing, appeared and shouted, “You’re a f*cking Muslim, motherf*cker,” in front of the kids. He pointed out that he’s a Christian and that “sharia law would never stop him.” In the video, Downing seems pretty intoxicated, shoves his finger in family members’ faces, and grabs his crotch, telling them to “suck my d*ck.” “Donald Trump will stop you. Donald Trump will stop you! Donald Trump got you motherf*ckers. Watch… watch,” he said.
— ure_too_close (@ure_too_close) May 11, 2017
The family kept amazingly cool during the incident, and Downing was eventually arrested. But the family’s father, Ahmed, said that he was back in the hotel lobby the next day. “I want people to also know that the hotel did not do anything to protect us,” Ahmed said. However, he thanked a man who got in between the family and Downing on the beach and tried to stop him, as well as other beachgoers who showed their support.