A McCalla, Alabama, white woman, was charged on Thursday with a disorderly conduct misdemeanor in connection with making racist death threats against Black individuals in Tuscaloosa on social media.
Sydney According to a press release from the Tuscaloosa County Branch of the NAACP, 20-year-old Angela Holder allegedly posted a video saying she’ll “shoot an n—– in Walmart.” Holder was released on a $500 bond despite the recent domestic terrorism assault at Tops Markets in Buffalo, New York, which resulted in the deaths of 10 Black people.
In the disputed video, Holder was seen making the racist death threat while waving a gun.
As per Black enterprise, a nursing student at Shelton State Community College, Holder, was informed of the video as soon as the NAACP branch was made aware of it.
“Upon learning of the existence of the video, we immediately consulted with the school’s administrators,” read the statement. “We learned that law enforcement had been notified and that the College is cooperating with local officials and actively addressing the situation.”
The following day, a second white woman, according to WBRC, was charged in relation to the post. Additionally charged with disorderly conduct, Emily Elizabeth Cornett, 20, was sent to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $500 bond on Friday evening.
“We live in a country where in the past 30 days, we’ve had over 50 incidents of gun violence, of mass shootings,” said Lisa Young, president of Tuscaloosa County’s NAACP branch. “And people are walking around terrorized. They feel terrorized so, I actually considered it a domestic terrorist threat.”
In a statement, Shelton State Community College stated that it was helping the police with their investigation.
“The College is fully participating in law enforcement’s investigation and is dedicated to upholding its institutional values of integrity, accountability, respect, and responsiveness. Shelton State remains committed to maintaining a safe environment for all,” it read.