Many readers have sent me this story.
Following takeoff from Nashville Sunday afternoon, a United Airlines passenger warned a fellow flyer that, “I kill white people like you” when she was asked to turn off her cell phone, investigators allege.
Huh? WTF? She actually said that?
The disruption on Flight 4205, which was bound for Houston, resulted in the Embraer 135’s return to Nashville’s airport, where Lashonda Lee Williams was arrested for assault.
The 43-year-old Williams, seen at right, was asked by another female passenger to “turn off her cell phone due to the aircraft being in flight,” according to a court affidavit. In reply, Williams allegedly said, “I kill white people like you.”
And you thought the fat guy you sat next to was bad.
Investigators noted that Williams told the other passenger, K. Colleen Coult, 50, that she would follow her upon reaching Houston “and find out where she lived.” The comments “created fear in Coult for her safety,” the affidavit notes.
I guess it would.
A United flight attendant told cops that Williams’s statements “were causing anxiety and fear throughout the cabin.”
That too. Let’s do a little thought experiment. Let’s change races. Imagine if a white woman had said that she killed black women like her to a black woman. Send in the clowns! Jesse Hymietown Jackson and Al Tawana Brawley Crown Heights Riots Freddie’s Fashion Mart Arson Sharpton would be on the case demanding she be charged with a hate crime. Obungler would hold a press conference and give another speech on race. Eric My People Holder would have the Justice Department looking into this and the IRS would be auditing her. Instead this is a minor story that is already yesterday’s news. Just another day in Obungler’s presidency.