UPDATED: 9:50 a.m. EDT, Mar. 13 –
A complaint against the woman who yelled the N-Word slur in a theater in Sparta, New Jersey last month is expected to be signed, according to the Sparta Police Department.
The complaint would be for harassment, Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said to NewsOne.
“I’ve spoken to the woman who heard the slur,” Lemon said via email, “and she said she was going to sign a complaint which would be harassment.”
A complaint can be filed with the Division of Civil Rights of the State of New Jersey’s Office Of the Attorney General. After a complaint is filed, the DCR will investigate the complaint and the investor will make a recommendation if there is enough probable cause to conclude the allegations can be upheld. If there is cause, the DCR can try to seek a remedy between the involved parties or the case can proceed to the Office of Administrative Law.
The OAL hearing is conducted before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who renders a decision on if any laws have been violated and what remedies will be made. The DCR Director can choose to adopt the ALJ’s decision and findings before issuing a final order about a case.
AWhite woman who went to see Black Panther killed the vibe at a New Jersey theater on Sunday night. She yelled the N-word out loud and agitated several audience members. Yes, the audience was not having it.
The incident took place at the New Vision Sparta Theater in Sparta, New Jersey, which is a predominantly White township in Sussex County. It brought the screening to a stop, NJ.com reported.
Come on, folks paid good money to see this film celebrating Black magic! There is no place for hate!
It seems that that the unidentified woman was “extremely intoxicated” and was “not yelling at anyone in particular,” Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said Tuesday.
“She was making loud comments at the screen that upset other patrons,” Lamon said, including using the “n-word.”
A woman pointed out the intoxicated woman who yelled the horrible slur to police. Folks viewing the film were then kicked out and given vouchers to return at a later time to see the movie, Lamon said.
And as you may have guessed, the woman who went into hate mode at the cinematic celebration of Afrofuturism was told to exit stage left. She was banned from the theater.
“We gave them advice to send her a certified letter not to trespass and to give us a copy,” Lamon said about the woman.
We are happy to report that the negative incident has not stopped the Black Panther magic!
“Black Panther” broke box office records when it opened this weekend with approximately $235 million in ticket sales, The Associated Press reported. Folks will continue to celebrate the all-African-American cast and director Ryan Coogler for its unapologetically Black portrayal of superheroes and warriors. Congrats to Coogler and the cast!
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