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Self-Professed Lawyer Shouts N-Word on New York Subway
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Summary: A drunk racist who said he graduated from NYU Law was thrown off the L train in New York on Saturday afternoon.

Drunk in the afternoon, a white man who claimed to be a lawyer was thrown off a subway train after harassing black passengers. In a video that has since gone viral, the unidentified man can be seen shouting the N-word over and over until someone finally douses him with soup.

  
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Saturday’s passengers on the “L” train in New York were shocked when a man holding a can of Lime-A-Rita sang a song before repeatedly saying the N-word. When passengers yelled for him to shut up, he said they were infringing on his First Amendment rights and that he knew this because he’s a lawyer.

“I talk s–t because I know I can,” the drunk said. “I’m a lawyer. I went to NYU Law.”

A group of black teenagers confronted the man at the First Avenue stop, and as they got off the train, he called them the N-word, which prompted one woman to spit on him. This caused the drunk to double-down, which led to passengers of all races confronting him and eventually pushing him off the train at the next stop. As he was removed, the woman who had spit on him also threw her soup at him, which drenched his arm.

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The video was shot by passenger Joshua Pyne who told The New York Post that the incident was no laughing matter.

“Everyone on the car felt pretty demoralized,” said Pyne.



During the video, the drunk blabbered on about being a “legal scholar,” and he complained when people touched his bag, which was lying on a chair nearby. Pine told Gothamist that the people of color on the train were clearly upset by the self-professed lawyer’s racial slurs.

“Understandably, this woman of color and a couple other folks as you can see in the video, call the guy out,” Pyne told Gothamist. “This guy starts caterwauling about his First Amendment rights and whatnot. The guy didn’t seem to be falling-down drunk, but was … clearly belligerent.”

The man was pushed off at the Bedford exit, and a passenger on the train told Gothamist that the situation happened really fast.

“After Bedford, the woman [who first called him out] kind of broke down. She and the larger gentlemen in black embraced and there was a good sense that social justice had been served,” a tipster told Gothamist. “We, the handful of folks that had witnessed the entire thing from the start, wished the guy well and hoped he’d have a better weekend, as the woman got off at Lorimer, and was gone before things settled. The whole thing happened really fast.”

A spokesperson for the NYPD told Gothamist that no arrests were made.

What do you think of the video? Let us know in the comments below.



 

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