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Offbeat Man who called police on black woman at pool no longer has job

22:35  06 july  2018
22:35  06 july  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

She hit a black teen and told him to leave the pool -- then she bit a cop, SC officials say

  She hit a black teen and told him to leave the pool -- then she bit a cop, SC officials say A South Carolina woman is charged with assaulting a teenager at a neighborhood pool, then assaulting deputies when they went to arrest her. Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, of Summerville allegedly told a 15-year-old and his friends "they did not belong and they had to leave" the Reminisce subdivision pool on Sunday, despite them being invited there by a friend, according to an incident report.

Police were called in North Carolina Wednesday after a white man confronted a black woman about using a neighborhood swimming pool , prompting allegations of racial profiling and a backlash on social media.

“Where does it say I have to show an ID to use my pool ? My own pool ?” she asks Bloom from behind her cell phone. And in April, Starbucks face widespread backlash after the manage of a Philadelphia cafe called police on two black men awaiting the arrival of a business colleague.

Adam Bloom talks to police at a pool in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Adam Bloom talks to police at a pool in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A white man who called North Carolina police on a black woman who was using a private community pool with her child — which she described as "racial profiling at its worst" — no longer has his job because of the "terrible incident," the company said Friday.

Global packaging firm Sonoco Products said in a statement that although the Fourth of July incident involving Adam Bloom occurred outside of work, the company does "not condone discrimination of any kind."

It was not immediately clear whether Sonoco fired Bloom or if he resigned. A LinkedIn page in which he listed his title as a value realization leader was later disabled.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A white man who challenged a black family's use of a private community's pool has not only resigned from a homeowner's association board -- he also lost his job .

Adam Bloom, a white man , has been accused of racial profiling after he asked a black woman for her identification at a community pool . “Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use my own pool ,” the woman told police in the video.

Bloom resigned Thursday as the "pool chair" and a board member from the homeowners association of his community in Winston-Salem. The association apologized in a statement and said that Bloom "escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community."

In a statement Friday, Bloom's attorney, John Vermitsky, said his client was only trying to enforce the rules of using the pool, which is only for the Glenridge neighborhood, and "feels terrible for the pain" he caused the woman, Jasmine Edwards.

Social media users shared the Facebook post in which Edwards said hers was a "classic case of racial profiling" — the latest in a string of police calls on black people who are doing ordinary, nonthreatening tasks that has gained attention.

Police say woman screamed racial slurs and smacked a black teen at a pool. She lost her job.

  Police say woman screamed racial slurs and smacked a black teen at a pool. She lost her job. When officers arrived to arrest Stephanie Sebby-Strempel on charges of assaulting a minor, they say she pushed one detective into a wall and bit another's arm.“Get out! Get out! Get out! Now!” she yelled before threatening to involve the authorities. “There’s three numbers I can call: 9-1-1.

A white man who asked to see the ID of a black woman who was using a neighborhood swimming pool has been fired, after the woman uploaded video of the encounter to Facebook, calling it “a classic case of racial profiling.”

An employee who called the police to the downtown Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested last week is no longer working there, Starbucks said on Monday, as the company’s chief executive apologized for the “reprehensible” episode.

Edwards said she lives in the Glenridge community where police were called. In one of the videos on her account, viewed more than 4 million times, she told Winston-Salem police that Bloom asked for her address and then for an ID.

Edwards told police that as a resident, she has a key card to enter the gated pool area, which she handed over to an officer to prove that it worked.

"Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use the pool?" she asked.

Bloom told police that some people "kind of make their way around sometimes ... but that's good enough for me today."

The man then walked away when Edwards asked him if he would like to apologize for calling the police. She could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson told NBC affiliate WXII that she doesn't want officers to "be used as pawns to further someone's dislike for anyone."

Vermitsky said the video doesn't capture the entire incident. Another board member first asked Edwards her address because she didn't recognize her. Edwards, however, gave an address on a street where homes weren't yet built, confusing the board member, Vermitsky said.

Woman calls the police on a black representative campaigning in Oregon

  Woman calls the police on a black representative campaigning in Oregon A black Oregon state representative says someone called the police on her while she was canvassing door-to-door in her district. Rep. Janelle Bynum represents District 51, which includes the area of Clackamas County, where she was campaigning. In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Democrat wrote that a woman notified police that Bynum was suspicious because she was "spending a lot of time typing on my cell phone after each house." Bynum is running for reelection in the fall, and said she takes notes when she's visiting her constituents to keep an account of what her community cares about.

The cop told the woman who reported Michael Hayes to the police , "If you try to do anything to stop him, I'm going to take you to jail.".

This time, the would-be white knight is a North Carolina man who has since been dubbed “ID Adam” for asking his Black neighbor using the community pool to verify her address. On July 4, Facebook user Jasmine Edwards uploaded a video of a police interaction involving herself

The member then asked Bloom to verify Edwards' address, and when she gave what appeared to be a different one, Bloom asked for her ID. (It was later determined that Edwards does reside at that address.)

The questioning eventually led Edwards to call what was happening racial profiling, and Bloom decided to dial police to allow a "neutral third party" to resolve the situation.

Vermitsky said Bloom is now getting death threats and had to leave his home with his wife and three children to a safe location. While Bloom's lawyer said that "racism ... is a pervasive problem in this country," his client was enforcing the rules "uniformly, without preference or prejudice."

Black teen speaks out after woman charged with attacking him at pool .
A South Carolina teen is speaking out after catching the incident on cellphone video"She called me the N-word and she called me a punk," Simmons told CBS News' Michelle Miller. He says he was invited to the pool by a friend when Sebby-Stremple approached him. He says she verbally and physically assaulted him and forced him to leave.

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