It appears that hatred is on the rise since Donald Trump took office. Across the country, people have seen more hate speech, and the number of White Nationalist terrorist events has skyrocketed. Trump has managed to draw out the worst from his supporters with his tweets, his speech, and his policies. Hatred is also on the run in public.
This week Antonia Radler and her husband Larry attended a screen of Pet Semetary in Augusta, Georgia. He went to management to complain that a group of teen girls had entered the theater without paying. Management checked into the matter but did not ask anyone to leave.
After the movie was over, the couple turned to the girls and accused them of sneaking into the theater. Mrs. Radler, 63, told the girls:
‘We need to respect each other.’
However, a security camera captured the woman berating them as the incident escalated. After she confronted them, the girls asked her what she meant. The woman shushed them, and then she verbally attacked them:
‘You’re a bunch of monkeys. You’re going to end up on the streets doing drugs.’
Then, Larry Radler, 78, began hitting Sharell Yarbert’s 14-year-old daughter, just as the woman drove up to take the girls home. Yarbert’s daughter showed WF where he allegedly struck her on her face. By the next day, her face was swollen.
The husband claimed that the girls had attacked him:
‘One of the larger, older teenage girls ran and knocked my wife over. Ran over her, pushed her down. And I bent over to try to protect her and as I was doing that, protect her from being kicked and all that, as I got up one of them, either the same or another one knocked me down.’
WJBF asked him about his wife’s alleged use of racial stereotypes, he said he did not remember her using hate speech. However, he would not “get on her about it” if that was the case:
‘I’m just going to go along with that. It sounds like that could have infuriated them and made them more aggressive.’
The mother of one of the other 14-year-old girls Kamiskia Few told the station that the wife attacked her daughter so fiercely that she had to go to a medical center with a contusion to the eye. The medical report showed that her daughter had a visible bruise beneath her eye, which lasted for days.
One of the girls told the station:
‘I felt like they were being racist. I didn’t really care about that part because I know who I am.’
The WJBF’s report on the attack on teen girls includes footage from a witness to the incident. Check out the video below: