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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.":

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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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White Man Pulls Gun on Black Teens in Miami on MLK Day

"I did pull out my gun, but I never pointed it at them," Mark Allen Bartlett said. Video footage shows otherwise.

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Mark Allen Bartlett of Hollywood Beach, Fla., pulled a gun on several Black teens, repeatedly calling them the n-word, as they were taking part in a "Bikes Up Guns Down" event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brickell.

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Jeffersontown police have released the names of both victims in Wednesday's shooting: Maurice E. Stallard, 69, and Vicki Lee Jones, 67 were identified by the coroner's office.

Stallard was the father of Louisville's Chief Racial Equity Officer, and Jones was a woman on her way from her home, just blocks away, to pick up some groceries.

Gregory Bush, the shooter in custody, has a criminal past, as well as one wrought with mental illness and racial hostility.

His ex-wife, who filed for protection against Bush, was reportedly called a "ni**er bit**" by him, according to court records.

Bush's social media pages say that he once was married to a Black woman, and had a Black son. He once posted: "All lives matter, not just Black lives."

In addition, posts were found criticizing Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players for kneeling protests, and the media for allegedly not covering a mass shooting committed by a Sudanese immigrant. Bush also shared a petition urging the governor to prevent confederate statues from being removed.

Bush has been charged with assault numerous times, and also with menacing a 15-year-old girl in a movie theater bathroom and said, he "thought we were family."

He posted about his diagnosis and how it had impacted his life as well saying, " [ I ] worked most of my life and battled mental illness throughout my life…I'm lucky I made it this far with all the trouble I've caused myself when I get off my medicine."

His wife wrote that in 2003 Bush had been diagnosed "paranoid and was put on medication," according to court records. "He stopped taking his medication."

Details about his history include court-ordered mental health treatment, being reported as a "suicide risk" by police, and being ordered to not own any weapons.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said of the shooting: "Our city and our future have no room for anyone who looks at their fellow human beings with hate or discrimination."

He also took the opportunity to call on state and federal officials to address the gun violence "epidemic" in this country and the need for improved mental health care.

"The hard fact is that most violent crimes are committed with guns, and guns fall under the jurisdiction of the state and federal governments," Fischer said.

"Every time someone takes a gun and creates a tragedy, what's the response?" asked Fischer. "From too many of our leaders, the ones who have the power to make our country safer, our city safer, our schools and churches and groceries safer, they act as if nothing can be done. That doesn't sound like the United States of America to me — the most powerful, most resourceful country in the world. Why do we pretend that we're helpless?"

Of the loss of his colleague's father: "This one is especially painful because, as has been reported, one of the victims was the father of a member of my team," Fischer said.

A Kroger employee has started a fundraiser to help both families. Jones' family started a GoFundMe page to help long-distance relatives travel to Louisville for her funeral. Her brother just died two weeks ago.

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Instead of hiring a diversity and inclusion specialist to address diversity issues, they chose to hire mental health professionals and white-led university consultants.

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After a report was released detailing racist incidents in the Haverford, Pa., school district and town, leadership in one of the most affluent regions in the country, with a predominantly white population, decided that diversity is not a priority.

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Netflix waited three months after two instances of the racial slur drop and an offended Black ERG before firing Communications Chief Jonathan Friedland.

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N-word, Swastikas and 'Wite Pride' Painted on BLM Activist's Truck

Racism rears its head in an integrated neighborhood. Where is it safe?

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Symbols of Black Lives Matter and the "Black Panther" movie on Hubert Roberts' truck made it a target for vandals on Juneteenth in Clio, Mich. The N-word was painted in white on one side, "Wite Pride" on the other side, swastikas spread around, tires slashed and red shoelaces hung from his mirrors, an old KKK tactic.

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A news anchor commenting on the Oscars uses a racial slur on-air—and then claims that she didn't even know it was a word.

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New poll finds a change in attitudes among teens about the use and perception of different slurs.

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