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Update: White Man Who Pulled Gun on Black Teens Could Face Hate Crime Charges

Mark Allen Barlett defends his use of the N-word: We use it because Black people use it.

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UPDATE 1/24: Girlfriend Who Called The Black Teens Thugs Was Fired From Her Job

Dana Scalione, who on MLK day, screamed at and shoved Black teens for protesting was fired from her real estate job in light of Monday's incident.

They posted it on it's Facebook page :

The company also posted that she had been working at the company for seven years. In the responses that followed people calling for her termination and anger toward the company, they posted that, "We have to start respecting and loving one another. We are all human beings no matter of color, religion and beliefs."

They did ask that people not submit threats as it, "makes all of us no better than the people that hate."

Many praised the company's actions, and when one hoped Scalione would not find other employment in the area, the company's response was: "Let's hope not.":

ORIGINAL STORY:

Mark Allen Bartlett has a lot of explanations for his actions toward Black teens on MLK Day, but the video shows everything from him threatening to run over one of the protesters with his SUV, to using racial slurs, to pointing a gun at the teenagers.

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