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Offbeat Woman fired from job after calling cops on black man for wearing socks in community pool

00:56  10 july  2018
00:56  10 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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A Tennessee woman has lost her job after calling the police on a black man who was wearing his socks in a community pool . What happened during the incident? According to USA Today, Erica Walker, a property manager at a Memphis, Tennessee

A woman has been fired from her job as a property manager, after footage emerged of her calling the police on a black man for wearing socks in a community swimming pool . Erica Walker phoned the cops after telling the man to take his socks off if he wanted to put his feet in the pool

a screen shot of a person© Provided by The Hill A white woman was let go from her job as a property manager on Thursday after she faced scrutiny for calling the police on a black man for wearing socks at a community pool in Memphis, Tenn., according to USA Today.

Riverset Apartments announced their decision to terminate Erica Walker after footage of the incident captured national attention.

Camry Porter, who shared a video of the incident on Facebook, told WMAC Action News 5 the incident was racially motivated, adding that they seemed to be the only black family at the pool.

"It was a very embarrassing and very hurtful and horrible incident," Porter told the local station. "She has a family I'm sure she has to provide for, so I'm not going to say, 'Yay. I'm glad she's gotten fired,' but I do believe she deserves some consequences after her actions."

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Woman fired after calling cops on black man at pool . Updated: 7:44 PM EDT July 8, 2018. A property manager was fired Thursday after she called the police on a black man for wearing socks in a Memphis community pool .

Woman fired after calling the police on a black man for wearing socks in community pool . Erica Walker of Memphis lost her job after a viral Facebook video showing her calling the police on a black family at a community pool .

Porter said she and her family were sitting at the pool when they noticed a woman "constantly watching us and whispering amongst her friends."

Porter then alleged that her boyfriend had his feet in the water when he was approached by the property manager who repeatedly told him to remove his socks, saying that "no socks, tshirts, hats, or things of that nature are allowed in the pool."

However, Porter said other residents at the pool were also violating the rule.

Porter said Walker then asked her and her family to leave the pool, but they refused and police were called to the scene minutes later.

The viral video is the latest in a series of widely publicized incidents captured on video.

Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this year while sitting in the cafe without ordering anything.

Another viral video from June showed a white woman, dubbed by social media users as "Permit Patty," calling 911 on a black girl selling bottled water in San Francisco.

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